Owensboro, Ky – Daviess County Judge-Executive Reid Haire is planning the creation of a full WKU campus in Owensboro. He says it should be built near the Owensboro Community and Technical College. He spoke with our Dan Modlin.
Frankfort, Ky – A state senator from eastern Kentucky who may soon be part of a Democratic gubernatorial ticket is being investigated for a possible breach of the state's legislative ethics code. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has this in-depth look at the probe.
Bowling Green, Ky – Democrat Harold Ford Jr. appears to have indicated he wants to take a second run at the US Senate. Ford recently lost a close race to replace the outgoing Bill Frist. Lisa Autry has more.
Frankfort, Ky – Efforts are underway in the Kentucky General Assembly to eliminate at least one element of Governor Fletcher's tax modernization plan, which was approved in 2005 and revised this past June. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – In part two of our special series on proposals to raise the minimum wage, we explore the political angles involved. Our guests include Kentucky House Speaker Jody Richards and WKU Economics Department Chairman Bill Davis.
Bowling Green, Ky – Congressional lawmakers and Kentucky legislators say they will take steps to raise the minimum wage. It's a politically popular move, but many economists warn of unintended negative consequences. In the first of a two-part series, Dan Modlin takes a look at what impact such a wage hike would have on Kentucky and the nation.
Bowling Green, Ky – WKU is undergoing a major effort to increase Study Abroad and other international programs for students and faculty. Dan Modlin recently sat down with the interim head of the WKU Internationalization Office, John Peterson.
Bowling Green, Ky – The Kentucky General Assembly and US Congress are taking up the issue of a minimum wage increase next year. WKU Economics Professor Bill Davis stopped by the studio's of Western's Public Radio to discuss how such a move would impact the working poor, and the overall US economy.
Bowling Green, KY – Kentucky Budget Director Brad Cowgill tells Western's Public Radio the state could be looking at a big budget surplus at the end of the fiscal year. He spoke in our studio with Dan Modlin.