Bowling Green, Ky – A recent study ranked Kentucky first in the nation in deaths related to the use of ATVs. In rural parts of the Commonwealth, the vehicles are a popular way to navigate rocky terrain. In this special report, Lisa Autry speaks with an ATV dealer from Barren County, a Louisville nurse who has treated ATV-related injuries, and a Bowling Green mother whose son was hurt while riding an ATV.
Frankfort, Ky – In February 1812, a seven-point-nine magnitude earthquake caused the Mississippi River along Kentucky's western border to reverse course. Scientists believe we could be overdue for another one. If it occurs, the state plans to be ready. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – The world has watched Hamas rout their rival Fatah in the Gaza Strip. The Hamas victory has serious implications for the Palestinians, Israel, US, and Arab countries. Dr. Soleiman Kiasatpour is the Middle East expert with the WKU Political Science Department. He spoke to us about the fallout from the events in Gaza.
Bowling Green, Ky – With all of Kentucky--and many neighboring states--mired in drought conditions, farmers have been worried about the future of their crop yields. Yet several tell Western's Public Radio it's not too late for this year's crops if rain comes. Dan Modlin has our story.
Frankfort, Ky – Governor Fletcher is back in Kentucky after a nine-day economic development trip to Asia. Two hours after his return last night, the Governor spoke exclusively to Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Lexington, Ky – In three years, Kentucky will be the center of the equine universe, when the state hosts the 2010 World Equestrian Games. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has an update on preperations for the gamaes.
Bowling Green, Ky – A unique conference is being held in Bowling Green, where Kentucky prosecutors and law enforcement agents are coordinating efforts to better prosecute DUI cases. Both groups admit they sometimes fail to work together properly to ensure that drunk drivers are found guilty of their crimes. Dan Modlin spoke to attendees about the issues involved.
Frankfort, Ky – In Frankfort, a state commission is moving ahead with efforts to eliminate a 12-billion dollar deficit in state employee retirement plans. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has an update.
Bardstown, Ky – When news of a potentially life-threatening illness hits someone, important decisions have to be made. Now, a group called the "Patient Advocate Foundation" is helping to provide financial advice and information to those in need. Luke Barlowe of Bardstown joins us to talk about how the group helps the sick keep their insurance and jobs.