Bowling Green, Ky – The Academy of Math and Science at WKU has a new name after a major gift by a Muhlenberg County native. Bill Gatton didn't attend WKU, but greatly believes in the idea of funding higher education in the region. Kevin Willis reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – The Federal Reserve took steps recently in an effort to lower interest rats and to boost confidence in credit markets. WKU Economics Chairman Bill Davies says Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has a unique background that equips him to handle credit problems. Dan Modlin spoke to Dr. Davies during a Midday Edition interview segment.
Frankfort, Ky – Supporters of an energy bill have cleared the full House in Frankfort. The measure provides tax breaks for Peabody Energy Company, which is looking to build at $3 billion coal gasification plant in the Commonwealth.
Bowling Green, Ky – It seems like the news is constantly filled with tragic stories, from the Minneapolis bridge collapse, to the trapped Utah miners, to deaths in Iraq. Talking to children about these kinds of stories can be a difficult thing for parents. Dan Modlin recently spoke to Dr. Linda Lindeke of the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. She talked about the best ways to communicate these types of events to young people.
Frankfort, Ky – A Houston, Texas company is already expressing interest in expanding in Kentucky, should lawmakers approve tax incentives designed to attract such operations. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.
Frankfort, Ky – For the second time this summer, the Kentucky General Assembly is in session to enact energy legislation. The first session in July failed when House Democrats walked out. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.
Madisonville, Ky – A police officer from Hopkins County got an up-close look at efforts to democratize Iraq. Madisonville Police Lt. Wade Williams is back from that country, after teaching courses on democracy. He spoke to Lisa Autry about his experiences in Iraq.