Election 2008
12:47 am
Tue September 16, 2008

KY-5: Independent Challenges "Champion" of the Earmarks

Richmond, KY – Southeast Kentucky's 5th Congressional District was the focus last night when KET conducted its first candidate forum of the fall election season.

Incumbent Republican Hal Rogers refused to participate, but his opponent accepted the invitation. Independent candidate Jim Holbert was quizzed by KET Host Bill Goodman, WEKU's Charles Compton and Russ Cassady of the Appalachian News Express.

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Regional
5:04 am
Mon September 15, 2008

Lawmakers looking for ways to protect Ky's treasures

Frankfort, Ky – Growing threats to archaeological sites in Kentucky have state lawmakers scrambling to find ways to better protect the state's historic treasures. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.

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Regional
4:51 am
Mon September 15, 2008

WKU expert: N Korea spends on military, not food for people

Bowling Green, Ky – A number of questions are emerging about the future leadership of North Korea. That country is facing a number of economic problems that have caused widespread hunger. Dr. John Petersen of the WKU Department of Political Science says North Korean leadership has invested in military might, while claiming to be under threat by South Korea and the US.

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Regional
12:26 am
Fri September 12, 2008

At WKU, tech support a huge challenge

Bowling Green, Ky – Providing support for technological services can be a challenging task for many organizations. At WKU for example, the help desk operation provides support for faculty, staff, and the entire student body. Lori Douglas is the Assistant Director of Network and Computing Support. She spoke to our Dan Modlin.

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Regional
4:33 am
Thu September 11, 2008

Stumbo looking to unseat Richards as House Speaker

Frankfort, Ky – Ending months of speculation, Rep. Greg Stumbo of Prestonsburg is making it official. He's running for the top leadership position in the Kentucky House. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.

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Regional
4:31 am
Thu September 11, 2008

Daviess County school leader thinks CATS needs some changes

Bowling Green, Ky – The latest batch of CATS scores are out. The Commonwealth Accountability Testing System scores show how each public school in Kentucky is progressing towards the goal of reaching the proficiency level by 2014. Joe Corcoran spoke with Daviess County School Superintendent Tom Shelton about the test, and some changes that might need to be made.

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Regional
2:31 am
Wed September 10, 2008

Meade County project serves as template for superfund success

Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky officials are pointing to an environmental cleanup of a Meade County location as a good example of how the superfund program can work. Geologist Nathan Hancock of the Energy and Environmental Cabinet says many sites needing attention have been abandoned by companies that are no longer in business. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.

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Election 2008
11:44 am
Mon September 8, 2008

Special Interest Groups Involved in KY Politics

Louisville, KY – In the last three decades, special interest groups have become major players in political campaigns. Kentucky Public Radio's Gabe Bullard has more on how official and unofficial interests are getting involved in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race between Mitch McConnell and Bruce Lunsford.

Full story at WUKY

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Regional
4:41 am
Mon September 8, 2008

Somerset native formally sworn in as Ky Supreme Court justice

Frankfort, Ky – He's been on the job for a month, but the newest justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court has now been formally sworn-in. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has details.

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Regional
3:05 am
Thu September 4, 2008

Somerset CC cutting back on faculty due to funding cuts

Bowling Green, Ky – Recent higher education budget cuts are having an impact on Somerset Community College. When the school's fall semester got underway, there were fewer full-time instructors, and fewer class offerings.

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