Regional
3:57 am
Wed August 6, 2008

Another term for E-town's Brothers as state school board chairman

Frankfort, Ky – The Kentucky School Board has unanimously approved a second term for chairman Joe Brothers of Elizabethtown. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
3:55 am
Wed August 6, 2008

Beshear to fill slot on state high court

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear will soon fill a vacancy on the seven-member Kentucky Supreme Court. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Election 2008
3:22 am
Wed August 6, 2008

Kentucky Challenger Lunsford Faces a Tough Fight Against Sen. McConnell

Lexington, KY – Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford must excite grassroots Democrats in Kentucky to beat incumbent U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, according to Al Cross, director of the University of Kentucky Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues.

"If [Lunsford] can energize grassroots Democrats to be for him, then he does have a chance to beat Mitch McConnell, because we've got a very bad national mood, and a bad imcumbent mood," Cross said.

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Regional
2:34 am
Tue August 5, 2008

Area health districts plan events for National Preparedness Month

Bowling Green, Ky – September will be national preparedness month across the nation, and some regional health districts are planning special activities to inform the public about preparedness issues. Dan Modlin spoke to Janarae Conway, the disaster preparedness coordinator for the Barren River District Health Department. She says a summit will be held September 13th.

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Regional
2:30 am
Tue August 5, 2008

Electric cars will soon be allowed on some Ky roadways

Frankfort, Ky – Low-powered, electric vehicles could soon become a more common sight on urban streets in Kentucky. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh explains.

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Regional
2:29 am
Tue August 5, 2008

Ky road projects to be downscaled due to tough economy

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says the state will downscale road projects to save money, but not at the expense of safety. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
3:06 am
Mon August 4, 2008

Fancy Farm 2008 features McConnell, Lunsford, Bunning

Bowling Green, Ky – The annual Fancy Farm gathering in western Kentucky featured the usual assortment of political speeches, heckling, and food. This year, the event featured two very distinct styles of campaigning by Senator Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger, Bruce Lunsford. WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry attended this year's Fancy Farm, and has this expanded look at the event.

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Regional
10:34 am
Thu July 31, 2008

WKU program to help soldiers with head injuries

Bowling Green, Ky – A new program is being introduced at WKU that will help soldiers who have sustained head injuries in Iraq or Afghanistan. Brain injuries are among the most common types of injuries suffered in those wars. Dan Modlin spoke with Dr. Richard Dressler, Director of the Acquired Brain Injury Resource Program at WKU.

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Regional
10:30 am
Thu July 31, 2008

Trial set to begin in deadly Lexington Comair crash

Bowling Green, Ky – Two years after a deadly plane crash in Lexington, a civil trial is expected to begin soon stemming from dozens of lawsuits. Regional airline Comair was carrying 50 people from Lexington's airport when it crashed immediately after takeoff. Only the co-pilot survived. Lisa Autry spoke with aviation attorney Steve Hixson of Bowling Green about the trial.

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Regional
11:51 am
Wed July 30, 2008

Weak dollar means strong spending from foreign tourists

Nashville, TN – While many Americans are cutting back on their travel plans, foreign tourists are coming to the US with plenty of cash to spend. The Euro and British pound have recently traded at record highs against the dollar. WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry recently traveled to Tennessee to meet some of those foreign tourists, and find out how they're spending their money here in the US.

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