Bowling Green, Ky – Most drivers in Kentucky are paying around $4 a gallon for gasoline in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has declared a state of emergency to prevent price gouging at the pumps. That action has restored some calm to the market, according to Roger Boyd of Kentucky AAA. He spoke to our Lisa Autry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.