Regional
9:16 am
Thu October 30, 2008

Ky Army National Guard again exceeds recruiting goal

Frankfort, Ky – For the fifth straight year, the Kentucky Army National Guard has exceeded its recruiting goal. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the numbers.

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Election 2008
3:19 am
Thu October 30, 2008

Obama Effigy Incident Prompts University of Kentucky Race Relations Forum

Lexington, KY – University of Kentucky officials said they were "outraged" about an effigy of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama that was found on campus on Wednesday. UK President Lee Todd sent a campus-wide email confirming the situation.

A second email pertaining to the effigy reached across the university from the provost Wednesday afternoon. Kumble R. Subbaswamy notified students, faculty and staff that a campus forum would be held to address the racial and cultural issues brought on by the incident.

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Election 2008
12:24 am
Thu October 30, 2008

Obama Effigy: Death Threat or Protest?

Richmond, KY – Leaders at the University of Kentucky, the city of Lexington and the state of Kentucky quickly condemned a hanging effigy of Barrack Obama as racist. But a quick look at online blogs show some people defending the effigy as legitimate political protest.

Full story and audio at WEKU news

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Election 2008
12:18 am
Thu October 30, 2008

KY-3: Rematch Promises to Be Another Tight Race

Louisville, KY – Two years ago, the race for Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District seat was a tight one, with Democrat John Yarmuth unseating Republican incumbent Anne Northup. As was the case in 2006, their rematch this year is dominated by local concerns about national policies. Kentucky Public Radio's Stephanie Sanders reports from partner-station WFPL in Louisville.

Full story and audio at WEKU news

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Regional
11:33 am
Wed October 29, 2008

Grant to help Ky lessen impact of school bus diesel fumes

Bowling Green, Ky – With environmental issues gaining more attention nationwide, the state of Kentucky has landed a federal grant designed to lessen the impact of school bus diesel fumes. New research shows the fumes disproportionately affect young children. Dan Modlin speaks with Elizabeth Robb Schmitz, an environmental education specialist with the Kentucky Division for Air Quality.

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Election 2008
11:25 am
Wed October 29, 2008

Should Kentucky allow early voting like other states?

Frankfort, Ky – With Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson predicting long lines for Tuesday's election, the spotlight in Frankfort is shining on legislation allowing early voting in future state elections. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.

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Regional
11:48 am
Tue October 28, 2008

Veterans get holistic health care approach at Ft. Knox program

Fort Knox, Ky – Revelations of poor health care for veterans at Walter Reed Army Hospital have led to 35 new Warrior Transition Units nationwide. Lisa Autry visited the WTU at Ft. Knox, and saw how the program's holistic approach tries to help soldiers mend physically, mentally, and emotionally.

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Regional
11:42 am
Tue October 28, 2008

In Barren County, worries about asbestos at old warehouse

Frankfort, Ky – Improper demolition of a tobacco warehouse in Horse Cave, Kentucky, has state environmental officials concerned about potential asbestos contamination. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.

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Election 2008
2:41 am
Tue October 28, 2008

KY Sec. Of State: "We're Ready For Election"

Frankfort, KY – There are 3,550 precincts in Kentucky, with 2,800 polling locations. On Election Day, almost 15,000 poll workers will staff them. Secretary of State Trey Grayson is expecting long lines.

"If you're in line at 6:00 p.m., you can vote no matter how long that takes. We have seen in the past couple of years, those lines have been an hour to an hour-and-a-half, to two hours long, with that many people standing in line at 6:00 p.m.," Grayson said.

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Election 2008
2:39 am
Tue October 28, 2008

Energy Another Hot Topic At Last McConnell-Lunsford Debate

Kentucky Dam Village, KY – In the days leading up to the election, the economy has been the dominant issue in the race between U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford. Another issue that is also drawing considerable conversation is energy. In fact, energy issues were discussed at some length during the candidates' final debate last week in western Kentucky.

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