Louisville, Ky – Louisville has been home to some 1,400 Hurricane Gustav evacuees from the Gulf Coast region. They've been sleeping on cots in the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, waiting for the first opportunity to return home. Lisa Autry went to Louisville and met some of the evacuees.
Bowling Green, Ky – A special committee is meeting in Frankfort to address the retention of court records in the Commonwealth. Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. has appointed the committee to look into the issue. Dan Modlin spoke with Chairman Thomas Wine, a Court of Appeals Judge.
Bowling Green, Ky – Drug addiction problems are increasing in Kentucky, but specialists in the field of addiction recovery say some relatively new medications are making it easier and more cost-effective to treat addiction. Dan Modlin spoke with Dr. Tom Ingram, with Stepworks Addiction Resources in Elizabethtown.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky ended last fiscal year with a small budget surplus, but only after state revenue estimates were revised downward. And as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, current revenue growth isn't showing much improvement.
Frankfort, Ky – Final cost projections for the Louisville Arena project have been presented to the Kentucky General Assembly's Appropriations and Revenue committee. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky lawmakers studying state pension systems want to know more about the kind of money the systems are losing to bad investments. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Lexington, KY – The Director of the University of Kentucky's Center For Rural Journalism and Community Issues says he's not all that surprised that Republican candidate McCain chose a woman to be his running mate.
Denver, CO – Among the Democrats headed home today is Kentuckian Diane Wood. Wood, who lives on the Kentucky border near Fort Campbell, went to Denver, hoping to vote for Hillary Clinton. But yesterday she told reporter Charles Lane she's very satisfied with presidential nominee Barack Obama.
Bowling Green, Ky – The WKU football team faces an extremely tough road schedule this year, which gets underway with a trip to Indiana University. WKU Head Coach Dave Elson says players on this year's team are anxious to meet the challenge, and earn respect from opponents. Dan Modlin has this preview of the upcoming season.
Bowling Green, Ky – The rubber stamp Russian parliament has voted to recognize the independence of two sections of the Georgian Republic, South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Russia and Georgia recently fought a brief war over South Ossetia, with the US warning Moscow not to try to break apart Georgia. David Keeling, head of the WKU Geography and Geology Department, recently returned from Russia and spoke to Dan Modlin about the disputed territories.