Franklin, Ky – California-based Zero Air Pollution, or ZAP, broke ground last month on a 1-million square-foot facility in Simpson County, Kentucky. ZAP has promised thousands of new jobs and the production of gas-free electric cars. Automotive analyst Aaron Bragman of Detroit says ZAP has a poor reputation in the auto industry. For example, he says the company has failed to deliver some vehicle models. The ZAP CEO says such glitches will be alleviated once the company moves production from overseas.
Bowling Green, Ky – Governor Steve Beshear says he will stay far removed from the leadership contest in the Kentucky House. State Rep. Greg Stumbo recently announced he would challenge House Speaker Jody Richards of Bowling Green. Richards has held the title of House Speaker longer than any other Kentuckian in history. Beshear spoke to our Lisa Autry.
Frankfort, Ky – The national mortgage crisis is driving foreclosure rates skyward in some states, but so far, that has not been the case in Kentucky. And as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, proactive steps taken by state leaders may be part of the reason why.
Bowling Green, KY – A Louisville TV station has pulled an ad by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee attacking the business that employs Republican candidate Brett Guthrie. A lawyer representing the company has threatened to sue over the ad, saying it's "demonstrably false." Kevin Willis reports.