Regional
9:03 am
Thu July 6, 2006

New court filing in case against Gov. Fletcher

Frankfort, KY – A new court filing has been made in the criminal case against Governor Ernie Fletcher. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.

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Regional
3:00 am
Thu July 6, 2006

Court throws out $145 billion decision against tobacco companies

Bowling Green, KY – In a major victory for the nation's largest tobacco companies, the Florida Supreme Court Thursday upheld a decision tossing out a $145 billion award against the industry. Kevin Willis has this story.

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Regional
1:43 am
Thu July 6, 2006

WKU expert: Mexicans must be able to believe election results

Bowling Green, KY – With a vote recount showing the conservative candidate narrowly finishing first in Mexico's Presidential election, observers say the nation could be in for some contentious times. WKU Political Science Professor John Peterson speaks with Dan Modlin about the campaign, and how its results could impact US-Mexico relations.

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Regional
10:51 am
Wed July 5, 2006

Kentucky has highest percentage of overweight kids

Bowling Green – Research by the University of Kentucky shows Kentucky has the highest number of obese children while public schools offer the least amount of physical education. The findings are in a report that examines the health behaviors of Kentucky students in grades 6-12 between 1997 and 2003. Lisa Autry talks will Professor Jeff Jones in the U-K College of Public Health.

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Regional
3:36 am
Wed July 5, 2006

Owensboro preparing for Dick Cheney visit

Owensboro, KY – Vice President Cheney is scheduled to appear in Owensboro Monday, July 10, at a fundraising event for Rep. Ron Lewis. Not many details have been released about the VP's visit. Kevin Willis has this story.

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Regional
3:26 am
Wed July 5, 2006

UK study shows KY children using less drugs, but having more sex

Bowling Green, KY – Kentucky students in middle and high school are smoking less and doing fewer drugs, yet most admit to having sex before graduating from high school. The numbers come from a University of Kentucky study that examined students from 1997 to 2003. Lisa Autry speaks with one of the study's authors, Dr. Jeff Jones of the UK College of Public Health.

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Regional
3:01 am
Mon July 3, 2006

Contract extended for company that runs Somerset mental health facility

Somerset, KY – State officials have extended a contract with the Pennsylvania company that manages the Communities at Oakwood facility in Somerset. Kevin Willis has this story.

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Regional
1:18 am
Mon July 3, 2006

Snake expert offers advice on avoiding bites this summer

Bowling Green, KY – With summer in full swing, many people in the listening area will be hiking, camping, and having fun outdoors. But Doctor Mark Ryan of Louisiana State University says you should be aware of dangerous snakes while outside. Dr. Ryan says there are instances of people releasing their exotic pet snakes into the wild. Dan Modlin has this interview.

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Regional
12:38 am
Mon July 3, 2006

KY General confident in sending Guard soldiers to border

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky's Adjutant General is confident sending troops to help secure the US border with Mexico will have no adverse effects on the safety of the Commonwealth. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports from Frankfort.

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Regional
11:55 am
Fri June 30, 2006

TN's Frist moving ahead with stem cell bill

Bowling Green, KY – Tennessee Senator Bill Frist is pushing a bill that would expand funding for embryonic stem cell research. The legislation is controversial, especially with conservative religious groups. Kevin Willis has this story.

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