Bowling Green, Ky – WKU President Gary Ransdell has officially unveiled a campaign called the "New Century of Spirit." As part of the effort, WKU expects to take in $200 million in gifts and establish a $200 million endowment by the year 2012.
Frankfort, Ky – More Kentucky community and technical college students are transferring to four-year colleges and universities. In fact, as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, they set an all-time state record for transfers last academic year.
Bowling Green, Ky – The annual rivalry between the top high school basketball players from Kentucky and Indiana is moving to Louisville. Bowling Green had hosted the last three games. The news isn't all bad for Bowling Green: the city could be landing a new all-star football game.
Frankfort, Ky – Adult, juvenile and family Drug Courts appear to be having a positive effect on Kentuckians with substance abuse problems who participate in court-ordered treatment programs. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has this report.
Bowling Green, Ky – In honor of Suicide Prevention Month in Kentucky, specialists in the field want the public to understand that many suicides are preventable. Our interview guest is Jan Ulrich, with the State Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services.
Frankfort, Ky – The Democratic majority in the Kentucky House is being bolstered by the defection of a Republican represenative. And as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony Mcveigh reports, another GOP House member may also leave the party.
Frankfort, Ky – Governor Fletcher is being sued by the state Attorney General over some of Fletcher's appointments to public University boards. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports from the state capitol.
Bowling Green, Ky – Many Kentuckians enjoy going to their local farmers' markets this time of year. But the unusual April cold snap and the recent drought have combined to kill many of the crops that would be at the markets. Joe Corcoran spoke with several farmers and Janet Eaton, of the Kentucky Agriculture Department.
Bowling Green, Ky – On the day of September 11, 2001, NPR relied heavily on the reporting of member station WNYC in Manhattan. Reporters Andrea Bernstein and Beth Fertig covered the attacks on the World Trade Center live from the scene that day. They recently spoke to WKU Public Radio about how the attacks changed them as people and reporters, and how New York City has moved on in the six years following the collapse of the Twin Towers.