Bowling Green, KY – Two WKU historians say the remarks Abraham Lincoln delivered in his first inaugural address "resonate" today. Friday March 4th marks the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln's first inaugural address, which dealt with the theme of "civility." Dr. Glen LaFantasie and Dr. Jack Thacker of the WKU History Department say many of the remarks Lincoln made in an attempt to hold the country together are especially interesting in the context of today's political dialogue. Dan Modlin has more on the story
Bowling Green, KY – Dr. James Bullard, the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis visited WKU this week, and commented on sluggishness in the labor markets, as well as the general outlook for the region served by the Bank. Dr. Bullard says recent recessions in the U-S have been marked by a labor market which doesn't respond as quickly to a strengthening economy. Dan Modlin has this report......
Bowling Green, Ky – A bill that would exempt certain Kentucky coal mines from the federal Clean Water Act has passed out of a committee, and is now being considered by the full House. The measure is sponsored by Webster County Democrat Jim Gooch, and it's sure to stir debate over the powers of state versus federal government. Kevin Willis spoke to University of Louisville law professor Russell Weaver about possible challenges to the bill if it were to become law.
Bowling Green, Ky – WKU has announced a new program designed to increase learning opportunities for engineering students. Through the support of Logan Aluminum, a new industrial partnership will offer co-ops and internships to students so they can get "real world" experience with area corporations. Dan Modlin reports.