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.
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.