Bowling Green, Ky – The No Child Left Behind Act has been controversial since it was adopted by Congress in 2002. Now the Washington-based Center on Education Policy has released a study showing the progress made by students in reading and math. Kevin Willis spoke with the group's president about Kentucky's advances in those subject areas.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Senate President David Williams of Burkesville is trying to revive interest in holding a special session of the General Assembly this summer. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports from Frankfort.
Louisville, Ky – A University of Louisville researcher is speaking out about the need for greater awareness of colon cancer prevention in Kentucky. Dr. Whitney Jones says the Bluegrass State ranks near the top when it comes to colon cancer deaths. He spoke to Dan Modlin about ways to prevent the disease.
Frankfort, Ky – Unless Governor Fletcher forces the issue, it now appears unlikely that there will be a special session of the Kentucky General Assembly this month. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the latest.
Bowling Green, Ky – June 6th is the 63rd anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Thousands of Allies stormed the beaches in Normandy, France in the greatest invasion of modern warfare. WKU Military Historian Jack Thacker sat down with our Dan Modlin to discuss the strategy behind the D-Day assault.
Petersburg, Ky – In northern Kentucky, a museum dedicated to the Biblical belief of Creationism has opened to a great deal of controversy. The museum's backers say they have the right to publicize their religious beliefs, while critics say the effort promotes bad science. Joe Corcoran has our report.
Frankfort, Ky – A special legislative session on energy incentives and other topics that Governor Fletcher wants to call later this months may be in trouble. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh says opposition to the idea is mounting.
Bowling Green, Ky – The head of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce says the Commonwealth could attract more tourists by investing in a destination resort. Also, Dave Adkisson spoke to Western's Public Radio about the "New Agenda Kentucky program", where citizens can submit ideas on ways to improve the state's business, commerce, tourism, and government.
Bowling Green, Ky – Some residents in Western Kentucky communities will be using a new area code starting in April. Henderson, Madisonville, Hopkinsville, Murray, and Paducah are some of the towns affected by the change. To see a map of the counties that will be under the new area code, go to the website of the Public Service Commission: www.psc.ky.gov. Kevin Willis has this report.
Bowling Green, Ky – When the US ambassador to Iraq this week met a high-level Iranian envoy, it was a groundbreaking moment. The meeting was the first of its kind since the Iranian takeover of the US embassy in Tehran over 20 years ago. WKU Political Science Professor and Iran expert Sol Kiasatpour says some factions in Tehran actually support increased talks with the US.