Regional
9:05 am
Fri July 6, 2007

Ky House adjourns; special session to continue

Frankfort, Ky – The Kentucky House has adjourned and gone home, but the special legislative session called by Governor Fletcher continues. House Speaker Jody Richards appears to be taking a tough stand against the Governor. Kentucky Public Radio reports from Frankfort.

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Brescia University
11:59 am
Thu July 5, 2007

New Leader at Brescia Pushing Idea of "Education for Education's Sake"

Father Larry Hostetter, President of Brescia University in Owensboro

Owensboro, Ky – Father Larry Hostetter has been on the job as President of Brescia University for just a few weeks, but he's keenly aware of several challenges facing the Owensboro school. Father Hostetter wants to increase the enrollment and regional visibility of Brescia. As Kevin Willis reports, part of the plan is to sell prospective students on the concept of a liberal arts education.

Regional
1:06 am
Thu July 5, 2007

House Democrats still unsure about taking part in session

Frankfort, Ky – All eyes are on the Kentucky House, where Democrats say they're still unsure about going along with the idea of a special legislative session called by Governor Fletcher. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports from Frankfort.

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Regional
10:14 am
Tue July 3, 2007

Ky House, Senate leaders divided on need for special session

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky House and Senate leaders remain divided on the need for a special legislative session that will begin Thursday. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has this story from Frankfort.

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Regional
1:02 am
Tue July 3, 2007

New book explores the hits of the singing "Hilltoppers"

Bowling Green, Ky – Those in and around Bowling Green associate the term "Hilltopper" with the WKU athletics program. But back in the 1950, a singing group known as the "Hilltoppers" made it big in the world of music. Dan Modlin talks with Carlton Jackson, retired WKU History Professor, and author of a new book on the group.

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Regional
9:46 am
Mon July 2, 2007

What cost does problem gambling have on Kentucky?

Bowling Green, Ky – The expansion of casino gambling is expected to be a big issue in the upcoming general election for Kentucky Governor. Supporters say such an expansion would create much-needed revenue for the Commonwealth, while opponents say it will create more problem gamblers. Dan Modlin talked with Mike Stone, executive director of the Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling.

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Regional
11:26 am
Tue June 26, 2007

Host of new state laws now on the books in Ky

Bowling Green, Ky – Several new state laws are now in effect in Kentucky--but the new 70-mile-per-hour speed limit isn't one of them. In this report, Lisa Autry talks with State Senators Brett Guthrie and Roy Jones, Rep. JR Gray, Kentucky State Police officer Phil Crumpton, and WKU Economics Professor Bill Davis on the impact of the new laws on the books.

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Regional
2:24 am
Fri June 22, 2007

To deflect corruption charges, state opens bids for highway contracts

Frankfort, Ky – Sealed bids on hundreds of millions of dollars in state highway contracts were publicly opened at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The move comes as the Fletcher administration is trying to deflect corruption charges related to the bidding process. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has our story.

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Regional
2:23 am
Fri June 22, 2007

Ky has long way to go to meet goal of increased bachelor's degrees

Bowling Green, Ky – Ten years ago, Kentucky signed into law higher education reforms. One of the main goals was to increase the number of Kentuckians with bachelor's degrees by 2020 in order to meet the national average. To find out what progress the state has made towards that goal and others, Lisa Autry spoke with the outgoing head of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, Tom Layzell.

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Regional
9:05 am
Thu June 21, 2007

City budgets in Ky feeling the strain of funding retirement system

Bowling Green, Ky – City and county budgets in Kentucky are being strained by the mandatory funding of the County Employee Retirement System. Bowling Green Mayor Elaine Walker tells Western's Public Radio she and other city and county leaders in the state are pushing for ways to relieve the burden on local budgets. But any fix will have to pass the General Assembly, a move that may prove politically unpopular.

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