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.
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.
Bowling Green, Ky – The sliding economy has many tourism executives in Kentucky worried about the coming months. In this report, Dan Modlin takes a look at what those in the tourism business are doing to survive and thrive during this challenging environment. We hear from tourism officials from Owensboro, Somerset, Ohio County, Henderson County, Elizabethtown, and Diamond Caverns.
Gilbertsville, Ky – In this special report, Lisa Autry examines what Kentucky's US Senate candidates have to say about the most important energy issues impacting our region and nation. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford recently met in Gilbertsville for their final debate before the November election.
Bowling Green, Ky – WKU Public Radio listeners are likely accustomed to hearing Garrison Keillor read poetry during our weekday feature "The Writer's Almanac." Keillor recently read a poem written by WKU English Professor Tom Hunley. In this special feature, Dan Modlin spoke with Tom about the honor, and about the art of writing poetry.
Gilbertsville, KY – Kentucky's U.S. Senate race has garnered national attention as polls show the race tightening to almost dead even. Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford met at Kentucky Dam Village on Thursday for a final battle of wits before the November 4th election.
Gilbertsville, Ky – Republican Mitch McConnell finds himself in a suddenly tight re-election battle against Democrat Bruce Lunsford. Thursday morning in western Kentucky, the two squared off at their final face-to-face meeting before the November 4th election. The candidates clashed on almost every issue brought up. Lisa Autry was there, and has this report.
Bowling Green, Ky – The WKU campus was a tense place Wednesday as several incidents led to rumors of gunfire and hostages. When the smoke cleared, all that was left was a series of physical altercations. WKU President Gary Ransdell addressed the situation at a news conference Thursday. Kevin Willis has more.
Frankfort, Ky – A 25-member panel appointed by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear will look for ways to make college in the commonwealth more affordable and accessible. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has more.