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.
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.
Bowling Green, Ky – The most recent GDP figures show the US economy has grown at a faster pace than many had predicted. WKU Economics Professor Dick Cantrell says the figures certainly fall short of "robust growth", but also indicate the US economy is not in recession. In the longer term, Professor Cantrell warns against higher taxes and trade protectionism. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.
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.