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4:03 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

WKU Public Radio Airing Preview of Centre College VP Debate

The Norton Center for the Arts at Centre College in Danville, KY.
Centre College

WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry recently traveled to Centre College in Danville to learn more about preperations for next month's Vice-Presidential debate. The only meeting between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan will take place October 11 at the small, liberal arts school in Boyle County.

Lisa spoke to debate organizers and Centre students about what it means to have the VP debate here in Kentucky. Our story will air Thursday morning on WKU Public Radio at 5:50 and 7:50am central time.

We'll also post an audio archive here at our website.

Politics
12:28 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Bluegrass Poll Shows High Marks for Beshear, Even from Republicans

A new poll shows nearly two-thirds of Kentuckians approve of Governor Steve Beshear’s job performance. Sixty-four percent of respondents say they either strongly approve or somewhat approve of the job Governor Beshear is doing, with 28% strongly or somewhat strongly disapproving.

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Politics
10:00 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

National Republican PAC Plans to Get Involved in Kentucky House Races

A Republican group tasked with winning state-level races across the U.S. has its sights set on Kentucky. The Republican State Leadership Committee is an independent Republican political action committee that has established itself as a major factor in state legislative races.

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Politics
1:24 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

PAC is Formed to Combat Influence of Teachers Unions on Kentucky School Board Races

A newly-formed political action committee is hoping to influence school board races across the commonwealth, embarking on territory usually dominated by teachers unions. For decades, education policy and school board races across the commonwealth have been aided solely by teachers unions giving campaign donations through political action committees.

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Politics
9:42 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Indiana Senator Lugar Shuts Door on Mourdock

Senator Richard Lugar says he will not campaign for the man who vanquished him in May's Republican primary.  Lugar told conservative Indiana blogger Abdul Hakim-Shabazz in an interview posted Monday that he would not actively support Republican Senate nominee Richard Mourdock on the campaign trail. 

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Politics
12:52 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Democratic Super PAC Plans to Influence Kentucky House Races

A Democratic super PAC that was active in last year’s governor’s race is taking part in legislative races this fall.  The Kentucky Family Values super PAC was started to help Governor Steve Beshear win re-election. The group has now re-formed under new leadership to influence state House races.

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Politics
8:37 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Poll: Slight Majorities of Kentuckians Approve of McConnell, Paul

A new Courier-Journal Bluegrass Poll shows just over half of Kentuckians approves of the job performance of both Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul. According to the poll, McConnell has a 51% approval rating. Paul does slightly better, with a 53% approval mark.

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Politics
6:15 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Stakes Get Higher in Indiana Senate Race

Senate Republicans are jumping into Indiana's Senate race with a new ad, outdoing a recent buy from national Democrats as the parties battle for control of the Senate.

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Politics
3:29 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Whistleblower Disputes Kentucky Retirement Officials on Placement Agent Claim

A whistleblower and former member of the Kentucky Retirement System’s board of trustees is disputing claims that the pension plan hasn’t used placement agents recently. Chris Tobe is an investment expert who served on the system’s board for four years. He’s also the main witness in a Securities and Exchange Commissions investigation into KRS and its previous uses of placement agents.

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Politics
1:01 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

U.S. House Passes "No More Solyndras" Bill

U.S. Capitol

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation today that would curtail a controversial Department of Energy loan program that provided funding for the bankrupt Solyndra solar panel company. That $535 million loan by the Obama Administration led to the legislation being called the “No More Solyndras Act.” The measure passed Friday by a 245 to 161 margin.

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