Election 2008
3:04 am
Thu October 16, 2008

GOP believes Obama hurts Democrats in Ky

Bowling Green, Ky – The head of the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee believes this year's presidential election will help the GOP in Kentucky's 2nd District House race. Kevin Willis explains.

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Regional
3:01 am
Thu October 16, 2008

Elaine Chao of Kentucky "last woman standing" in White House

Bowling Green, Ky – You might call Labor Secretary Elaine Chao the "last woman standing" in the Bush Administration. Chao, the wife of Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell, is the only original cabinet member still left. She came to Bowling Green recently to speak to female voters. Our Lisa Autry interviewed Chao at a local event.

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Regional
8:45 am
Tue October 14, 2008

Ky prisoner early release can continue--for now

Frankfort, Ky – A Frankfort judge says an early release program for Kentucky prison inmates may continue, for now. But as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, the judge wants to know more about how the program's being applied.

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Regional
8:42 am
Tue October 14, 2008

Judge asked to look again at invalid Ky road plan

Frankfort, Ky – A Frankfort judge is being asked to reconsider his order invalidating the Commonwealth of Kentucky's six-year road plan. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has details.

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Regional
5:12 am
Tue October 14, 2008

WKU sees big jump in students studying abroad

Bowling Green, Ky – At WKU and many other US universities, renewed emphasis is being put on study abroad programs. WKU Study Abroad Director Reed Vesey spoke to us about the challenges in convincing students to study overseas, and the impact it has on those students and the Bowling Green campus when they return from their international adventures.

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Election 2008
4:15 am
Tue October 14, 2008

Kentucky to Get New Voting Machines

Louisville, KY – Voters in 34 Kentucky counties will cast ballots using a digital scanning device, according to the Kentucky Secretary of State's office.

Secretary of State Spokesperson Les Fugate says some counties asked for the new devices amid voter concerns about problems that occurred in Florida during the 2000 presidential election.

There have never been any major issues with the old machines in Kentucky.

Fugate says the new system is similar to what has been used in Jefferson County for the last 20 years.

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Regional
3:56 am
Tue October 14, 2008

Ky financial experts warn not to bail out of down market

Bowling Green, Ky – The recent upheaval in financial markets has prompted some investors to consider dramatic changes in their investment strategy. But Kelly May of the State Department of Financial Institutions says rash decisions can be costly in the long run. May also cautions investors to be wary of high pressure offers which must be acted upon quickly. Dan Modlin has this report on investment strategy in the face of a down market.

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Regional
3:51 am
Tue October 14, 2008

Ky religious groups call for dignified discussion of immigration

Frankfort, Ky – A diverse coalition of religious organizations in Kentucky is calling for a calm, dignified approach to the ongoing discussion of state and national immigration issues. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh covered the group's news conference at the State Capitol.

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Election 2008
2:46 am
Tue October 14, 2008

KY-6: Defense Attorney Challenging Incumbent

Lexington, KY – Jon Larson is a well-known Lexington defense attorney running as the Republican for the Kentucky 6th Congressional District seat. He describes himself as someone who represents the interests of poor people, the handicapped, immigrants, and prisoners.

Larson is challenging incumbent Democrat Ben Chandler.

Full story and audio at WEKU

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Regional
2:38 am
Mon October 13, 2008

Wife of lawmaker killed in accident to run for his seat

Bowling Green, Ky – The wife of state representative killed in a recent auto accident will try to win his seat in the Kentucky House. WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry reports.

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