Regional
10:27 am
Wed June 6, 2007

Chances of special session dwindling as lawmakers balk

Frankfort, Ky – Unless Governor Fletcher forces the issue, it now appears unlikely that there will be a special session of the Kentucky General Assembly this month. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the latest.

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Regional
10:24 am
Wed June 6, 2007

On 63rd anniversary of D-Day, a WKU Historian reflects on assault

Bowling Green, Ky – June 6th is the 63rd anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Thousands of Allies stormed the beaches in Normandy, France in the greatest invasion of modern warfare. WKU Military Historian Jack Thacker sat down with our Dan Modlin to discuss the strategy behind the D-Day assault.

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Regional
1:49 am
Tue June 5, 2007

"Creation" Museum in Ky stirring national controversy

Inside of Creation Museum lobby

Petersburg, Ky – In northern Kentucky, a museum dedicated to the Biblical belief of Creationism has opened to a great deal of controversy. The museum's backers say they have the right to publicize their religious beliefs, while critics say the effort promotes bad science. Joe Corcoran has our report.

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Regional
12:08 am
Tue June 5, 2007

Special session in trouble? Some lawmakers opposing Gov's plans

Frankfort, Ky – A special legislative session on energy incentives and other topics that Governor Fletcher wants to call later this months may be in trouble. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh says opposition to the idea is mounting.

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Regional
12:18 am
Mon June 4, 2007

Destination Kentucky: Chamber leader says Ky can attract more tourists

Bowling Green, Ky – The head of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce says the Commonwealth could attract more tourists by investing in a destination resort. Also, Dave Adkisson spoke to Western's Public Radio about the "New Agenda Kentucky program", where citizens can submit ideas on ways to improve the state's business, commerce, tourism, and government.

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Regional
9:16 am
Fri June 1, 2007

Western Ky to get new area code in '08

Bowling Green, Ky – Some residents in Western Kentucky communities will be using a new area code starting in April. Henderson, Madisonville, Hopkinsville, Murray, and Paducah are some of the towns affected by the change. To see a map of the counties that will be under the new area code, go to the website of the Public Service Commission: www.psc.ky.gov. Kevin Willis has this report.

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Regional
9:08 am
Fri June 1, 2007

WKU Iran expert: Factions in Tehran support talks with US

Bowling Green, Ky – When the US ambassador to Iraq this week met a high-level Iranian envoy, it was a groundbreaking moment. The meeting was the first of its kind since the Iranian takeover of the US embassy in Tehran over 20 years ago. WKU Political Science Professor and Iran expert Sol Kiasatpour says some factions in Tehran actually support increased talks with the US.

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Regional
9:03 am
Fri June 1, 2007

Hodgenville area preparing for Lincoln's Bicentennial celebration

Hodgenville, Ky – In Larue County, preperations are already underway for a two year Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial celebration starting next year. Lisa Autry recenty spoke to state Senator Dan Kelly of Springfield, who is a member of the Bicentennial board.

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Regional
3:15 am
Fri June 1, 2007

Ky AG: Domestic partner benefits unconstitutional

Attorney General Greg Stumbo

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky's Attorney General says domestic partner benefits at the state's two largest public universities are in conflict with a recent amendment to the state constitution. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports from Frankfort.

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Regional
3:03 am
Wed May 30, 2007

KY Rep says "amnesty" bill will become law

Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky 2nd District Rep. Ron Lewis says while he opposes the Senate immigration plan, it will likely become law. As Kevin Willis reports, the Hardin County Republican spoke Wednesday in Bowling Green.

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