Regional
1:44 am
Mon December 3, 2007

Survivor of Paducah school shootings speaks on 10th anniversary

Missy, her husband Josh, and an ultrasound image of their child.

Paducah, Ky – It's been ten years since the Heath High School shootings in Paducah, Ky. Missy Jenkins-Smith was paralyzed by bullets shot from the gun of Michael Carneal. Jenkins-Smith spoke to WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry about her life since the shooting spree that left three classmates dead. The 25-year-old is now a wife, mother, and school safety advocate. This is the first of a two-part series of reports on the anniversary of the Heath shootings.

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Regional
11:03 am
Fri November 30, 2007

More students locally, nationally studying abroad

Bowling Green, Ky – A new report says the number of US students taking part in studying abroad programs is on the rise. Increasing the number of WKU students who take part in such programs is a goal of the school's administration. Lisa Autry recently spoke to Reed Vesey, Director of the Office of Internationalization at WKU.

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11:49 am
Wed November 28, 2007

BG mayor says foreclosures might cost US trillions

Bowling Green, Ky – Bowling Green Mayor Elaine Walker is just back from a meeting called by the US Conference of Mayors. The main topic of the summit was the potential financial impact of foreclosures throughout the country. Kevin Willis spoke to Mayor Walker, and has our report.

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9:35 am
Wed November 28, 2007

WKU program aims to get former students to finish degrees

Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky's colleges and universities are banding together in an effort to get former students to return to campus and finish their degrees. In this interview, we hear more about "Project Graduate" and "WKU Finish"--a similar program taking place at Western Kentucky University. Lisa Autry speaks with WKU VP of Enrollment Management Dean Kahler and Council on Postsecondary Education President Brad Cowgill.

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2:07 am
Tue November 27, 2007

Switch to digital TV just around the corner

Bowling Green, Ky – Those watching TV "off air" instead of through a cable or satellite system need to be aware of the upcoming move to digital television. In February of 2009, analog TV signals will cease to exist. WKU Director of Educational Telecommunications Jack Hanes talks to Dan Modlin about the impending move to digital.

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Regional
3:42 am
Mon November 26, 2007

Wind turbine company coming to southern Ky

Bowling Green, Ky – A new high-tech company is expected to bring nearly 300 jobs to Butler County by the end of next year. Wind Energy has made a $6 million investment in a facility in Morgantown, where it expects to build wind turbines. Joe Corcoran talked to CEO Jim Fugitte.

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Regional
3:42 am
Mon November 26, 2007

Wind turbine company coming to southern Ky

Bowling Green, Ky – A new high-tech company is expected to bring nearly 300 jobs to Butler County by the end of next year. Wind Energy has made a $6 million investment in a facility in Morgantown, where it expects to build wind turbines. Joe Corcoran talked to CEO Jim Fugitte.

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Regional
11:32 am
Wed November 21, 2007

WKU to use grant for math and science teacher training

Bowling Green, Ky – WKU officials say they plan to move quickly with a new initiative to help train math and science teachers. The University has received a $2.4 million grant from the National Math and Science Initiative. Dan Modlin speaks to WKU President Gary Ransdell, WKU College of Education and Behavioral Science Dean Sam Evans, and Blaine Ferrell, dean of the Ogden College of Science and Engineering at WKU.

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10:15 am
Wed November 21, 2007

Ky Senate leader wants new ways to pay for road projects

Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky's ability to fund its six-year highway project is in serious doubt. The federal Highway Trust Fund is about to go broke. Kentucky Senate President David Williams says the Commonwealth needs to pass a bill that would create state and local infrastructure authorities that could issue bonds to pay for things like highways and bridges. Williams spoke to WKU Public Radio over the phone from Frankfort.

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12:00 am
Tue November 20, 2007

Only living KY WWI vet speaks to WKU Public Radio

Kentucky's only living WWI veteran, Robley Rex

Bowling Green, Ky – There are only four living American World War I veterans. One of them is 106-year-old Robley Rex, who lives in Louisville. Lisa Autry met Mr. Rex at the nursing home he just recently checked into. In this interview, we get the rare chance to hear first-hand accounts of life during "The Great War."

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