Bowling Green, Ky – It's become a familiar story: the Kentucky Governor is warning of painful budget cuts in the face of declining revenue intakes. Steve Beshear is calling on lawmakers to find ways to make cuts that don't impact essential services. Lisa Autry has this report on what the budget outlook will be in 2009.
Bowling Green – Western Kentucky University is experimenting with ways to cut energy costs. The school is planning a one-week shutdown in December and again in July. Lisa Autry speaks with W-K-U Provost Dr. Barbara Burch.
Bowling Green – Some key decisions on the future of the U.S. auto industry may come soon from Congress. At stake are several thousand jobs in Kentucky, home to a General Motors plant and two Ford plants. Dan Modlin has this report.
Lexington, KY – Hall of Fame Journalist Ken Kurtz says advocates of campaign finance reform need look no further to the Mitch McConnell, Bruce Lunsford race for evidence that the system needs changing...right now.
Bowling Green – Bowling Green is home to a new residential center for the terminally ill to live out their final days surrounded by a team of professionals including nurses, social workers, and clergy. Patients and their family members enjoy an atmosphere much like home. The non-profit Hospice is now seeking community support for its residential center, only the third in Kentucky. Lisa Autry reports.
Bowling Green – The author of the book "The Girls Who Went Away" recently visited WKU to discuss adoption issues. Ann Fessler is an adoptee who has conducted research on women who gave their children up for adoption 50 to 60 years ago. Dan Modlin brings us this interview.
Bowling Green – Officials at WKU say a two million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Education will help to improve science education. The funding will go toward a partnership between the Center for Gifted Studies and Warren County Schools. Dan Modlin reports.
Lexington, KY – A week ago today, Americans went to the polls and selected their congressional leaders. In what can only be described as a good year to be a Democrat, that trend did not translate in the two biggest races in the state of Kentucky. We discuss the Mitch McConnell - Bruce Lunsford race today with Al Cross, the Director of UK's Center For Rural Journalism and Community Issues.
Lexington, KY – In the first of a three part series, Al Cross, the Director of UK's Center For Rural Journalism and Community Issues discusses the road ahead for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.