Health

Bowling Green, Ky – Drug task forces across the US are predicting devastating consequences about an impending 67% reduction in federal funding. Tommy Loving of the Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force says he fears a rise in the number of meth dealers if the group's budget is cut. Lisa Autry has our report.

Owensboro, Ky – Inmates at the Daviess County Detention Center are being offered free HIV testing. The program is a new effort to identify the virus and educate those who are infected. Research shows that those who know they are HIV positive are much more likely to curtail or stop their risky behaviors. Kevin Willis recently traveled to Owensboro to learn more about the program.

Fort Mitchell, Ky – A unique public-private partnership in Kentucky and Ohio is being credited with changing the lives of at-risk mothers. The "Every Child Succeeds" program provides intensive home visits for moms who are pregnant with--or who have just had--their first child. Kevin Willis of Western's Public Radio visited one Kentucky town where the program works.

Bowling Green, KY – This is the second of a special two-part series of reports on autism. In this story, Kevin Willis explains how a one-of-a-kind program at WKU known as the Kelly Autism Project is providing teens with autism the skills they need to get jobs and college admission.

Dan Modlin spoke to an Owensboro resident who described the life style of a meth addict. She includes first-person accounts of the danger and impact associated with the drug.

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