Regional
11:58 am
Fri August 24, 2007

Teen prescription drug abuse on the rise: WKU counselor

Bowling Green, Ky – Most stories on teen drug abuse deal with marijuana, cocaine, and meth. But a WKU expert says prescription drug abuse is skyrocketing amongst teens in the state and nation. Our interview guest is Dr. Karl Laves, Assistant Director of the Counseling and Testing Services Center at WKU.

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Regional
3:37 am
Fri August 24, 2007

It's over: Special session on energy wraps up in Frankfort

Frankfort, Ky – The General Assembly's special session related to incentives for energy companies is now over. Tony McVeigh has this wrap-up from Frankfort.

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Regional
12:18 am
Fri August 24, 2007

Ky lawmakers honor fallen Supreme Court Justice

Frankfort, Ky – The Kentucky House and Senate have unanimously approved a resolution honoring Kentucky Supreme Court Justice William McAnulty of Louisville, who died Thursday night at the age of 59. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has more.

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Regional
12:00 am
Fri August 24, 2007

Special session likely to end today

Frankfort, Ky – It looks like this week's special session on energy incentives, called by Governor Fletcher, will end today as planned. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.

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Regional
3:39 am
Thu August 23, 2007

WKU announces $4 million gift for new Academy

Bowling Green, Ky – The Academy of Math and Science at WKU has a new name after a major gift by a Muhlenberg County native. Bill Gatton didn't attend WKU, but greatly believes in the idea of funding higher education in the region. Kevin Willis reports.

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Regional
10:42 am
Wed August 22, 2007

WKU Prof: Bernanke right man to handle credit crisis

Bowling Green, Ky – The Federal Reserve took steps recently in an effort to lower interest rats and to boost confidence in credit markets. WKU Economics Chairman Bill Davies says Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has a unique background that equips him to handle credit problems. Dan Modlin spoke to Dr. Davies during a Midday Edition interview segment.

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Regional
10:15 am
Wed August 22, 2007

Energy bill clears first hurdle in General Assembly

Frankfort, Ky – An energy bill under consideration by the Kentucky General Assembly has cleared its first legislative hurdle. Tony McVeigh has this report from Frankfort.

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Regional
3:30 am
Wed August 22, 2007

Second hurdle jumped: Energy bill now moving to Senate

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.

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Regional
3:22 am
Wed August 22, 2007

Expert offers advice on talking to kids about tragedies

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.

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Regional
2:52 am
Tue August 21, 2007

Texas company shows interest in expanding Ky operation

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.

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