Frankfort, Ky – Supporters of an energy bill have cleared the full House in Frankfort. The measure provides tax breaks for Peabody Energy Company, which is looking to build at $3 billion coal gasification plant in the Commonwealth.
Bowling Green, Ky – It seems like the news is constantly filled with tragic stories, from the Minneapolis bridge collapse, to the trapped Utah miners, to deaths in Iraq. Talking to children about these kinds of stories can be a difficult thing for parents. Dan Modlin recently spoke to Dr. Linda Lindeke of the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. She talked about the best ways to communicate these types of events to young people.
Frankfort, Ky – A Houston, Texas company is already expressing interest in expanding in Kentucky, should lawmakers approve tax incentives designed to attract such operations. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.
Frankfort, Ky – For the second time this summer, the Kentucky General Assembly is in session to enact energy legislation. The first session in July failed when House Democrats walked out. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.
Madisonville, Ky – A police officer from Hopkins County got an up-close look at efforts to democratize Iraq. Madisonville Police Lt. Wade Williams is back from that country, after teaching courses on democracy. He spoke to Lisa Autry about his experiences in Iraq.
Frankfort, Ky – Late Thursday night, Kentucky House and Senate leaders reached a final agreement on an energy bill, and are now awaiting the Governor's call for a special session. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – The WKU football team is moving to the 1A level this year, and will be the last program allowed to make that move for the next four years. The NCAA has decided to enact a moratorium on 1AA teams making the switch. Dan Modlin has this feature on how the WKU transition to 1A is going so far, and how the school is handling the challenges involved.
Somerset, Ky – A clean-up effort is underway at a cave in Pulaski County dubbed "Mt. Trashmore" by the locals. Cavers and volunteers are removing trash from cave in Shopville, which is an important habitat for a rare species of bats. Dan Modlin recently spoke to David Foster, Executive Director of the American Cave Conservation Association.