Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky's Director of Energy Policy says former governor Paul Patton's administration failed to launch a recruitment effort quickly enough in 2003 to land the one-billion dollar "Futuregen" plant. The report comes from the Henderson Gleaner newspaper.
Frankfort, Ky – Former appellate court Judge William McAnulty of Louisville has been sworn-in as the first African-American to serve on the Supreme Court of Kentucky. Here's an in-depth report from Tony McVeigh of Kentucky Public Radio.
Bowling Green, Ky – State Budget Director Brad Cowgill is praising the Kentucky economy. He credits renewed interest in coal and continuing education efforts for contributing to higher employment and economic activity in the Commonwealth. Mr. Cowgill sat down with Dan Modlin to talk about the overall state of Kentucky's economy.
Frankfort, Ky – A Frankfort judge is granting another 90-day extension to the grand jury investigating the hiring practices of Governor Fletcher's administration. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports from Frankfort.
Bowling Green, KY – As next year's gubernatorial campaign draws closer, the Kentucky Republican party is in a very difficult position. That's the opinion of Joe Gershtenson, director of the Center for Kentucky History and Politics at EKU. He recently spoke to Kevin Willis about the current political landscape in the Commonwealth.
Bowling Green, KY – The Khmer Rouge genocide led to the deaths of nearly 2 million Cambodians during the 1970s. Remarkably, not one single person has ever been brought to trial for the slaughter. But now, tribunals are being formed to prosecute some of the surviving Khmer Rouge leaders. We hear from Alex Hinton, an anthropology professor at Rutgers, and expert on the upcoming tribunals.
Bowling Green, KY – The Federal Reserve Board meets today (Tuesday) to consider whether or not to raise interest rates. WKU Economics Professor Dick Cantrell returns to our studio to offer his take on the health of the US economy.