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3:39 pm
Mon June 15, 2009

HIV Research in Owensboro Utilizes Tobacco Plants

Owensboro, Ky – Groundbreaking HIV research ongoing in Owensboro could one day impact the lives of people in the developing world. Dr. Kenneth Palmer is leading a study that has successfully grown an HIV-blocking protein in the Kentucky tobacco plant. Kevin Willis visited Dr. Palmer's offices in Owensboro to learn about the research and how it could one day save lives by preventing the spread of the virus that causes AIDS.

Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland
7:42 am
Mon March 23, 2009

Elizabethtown Program Provides Needy Children with Weekend Food

Elizabethtown, Ky – More than 3,000 children in a 21 county region in Kentucky are now receiving backpacks full of food on the weekend. Through a program of the Elizabethtown-based group known as Second Harvest, school children are given food items to make sure they have something to eat when they aren't at school. Dan Modlin recently spoke with Tami Delaney about the program, and has this report.

Health
10:48 am
Thu March 20, 2008

In Owensboro, a Residential Detox Center and Homeless Shelter Sets to Expand

Owensboro, Ky – The Boulware Mission in Owensboro may very well be one of the best kept secrets in Kentucky. The homeless shelter/substance abuse treatment center has gained a reputation for graduating clients--many of whom return to help at the mission. Boulware is in the process of renovating an abandoned nun convent where the mission will be able to house triple the number of clients it currently serves. Kevin Willis visited Boulware and has this report.

Fighting Meth in Kentucky
11:27 am
Tue March 11, 2008

Warren County Drug Task Forces Worry Over Funding Cuts

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.

Health
3:09 am
Wed April 18, 2007

In Daviess County Jail, a Free HIV Program Helps Inmates

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.

Health
8:13 am
Fri September 22, 2006

Innovative Program Gives At-Risk Kids in Kentucky the Skills to Succeed

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.

Autism in Kentucky
10:22 am
Wed July 19, 2006

Autism Project at WKU Gives Teens Hope for Future

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.

Health
10:01 am
Fri May 19, 2006

In Owensboro, An Honest First-Person Account of Meth Addiction

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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