Regional
10:27 am
Mon June 11, 2007

Report says Ky making progress following No Child Left Behind

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.

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Regional
2:31 am
Thu June 7, 2007

Senate President pushing idea of special session

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.

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Regional
2:27 am
Thu June 7, 2007

Ky one of the worst when it comes to colon cancer deaths

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.

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Regional
10:27 am
Wed June 6, 2007

Chances of special session dwindling as lawmakers balk

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.

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Regional
10:24 am
Wed June 6, 2007

On 63rd anniversary of D-Day, a WKU Historian reflects on assault

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.

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Regional
1:49 am
Tue June 5, 2007

"Creation" Museum in Ky stirring national controversy

Inside of Creation Museum lobby

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.

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Regional
12:08 am
Tue June 5, 2007

Special session in trouble? Some lawmakers opposing Gov's plans

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.

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Regional
12:18 am
Mon June 4, 2007

Destination Kentucky: Chamber leader says Ky can attract more tourists

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.

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Regional
9:16 am
Fri June 1, 2007

Western Ky to get new area code in '08

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.

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Regional
9:08 am
Fri June 1, 2007

WKU Iran expert: Factions in Tehran support talks with US

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.

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