Bowling Green – New mortgage foreclosures shot to a record high at the end of last year as borrowers with poor credit had troubled keeping up with their monthly payments. The nationwide wave of foreclosures is blamed on risky subprime lending. Lisa Autry speaks with Jim Meyer of Meyer Mortgage Corporation in Bowling Green.
Jamestown – Members of the news media have seen firsthand the repair projects underway at Wolf Creek Dam. Lisa Autry provides a look at what the Corps of Engineers is doing to control seepage at the dam in Southeastern Kentucky.
Bowling Green – The early start of Daylight Saving Time this weekend is leading to concerns about the impact on computers. Dan Modlin speaks with Dave Beckley, the Director of Network and Commuting Supporting at W-K-U.
Bowling Green – Tourism leaders are aggressively promoting the Lake Cumberland region, hoping to offset negative perceptions ahead of the summer tourism season. The lake remains 43 feet below normal summer pool to allow for repair work to Wolf Creek Dam. Lisa Autry visited the region and has this report.
Bowling Green, Ky – The producers of a program airing on the Discovery Channel say they've found the burial tomb of the family of Jesus. But WKU Religion Professor Joe Trafton doubts the claims. He recently sat down with Dan Modlin to discuss the tomb, and his ongoing research into the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Bowling Green, Ky – Progressive Farmer magazine recently named Barren County the top rural area to live in the US. Joe Corcoran recently spoke with Barren County Judge-Executive Davie Greer and the editor of the publication about the honor.
Bowling Green, Ky – WKU is developing a doctoral program which could become the first Doctor in Education degree offered by a comprehensive university in Kentucky. Dan Modlin discussed the proposed program with Dr. Sam Evans, Dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at WKU.
Bowling Green, Ky – With ten candidates running for the Governor's office in Kentucky, fundraising will be tight around the state. WKU Political Science Professor Scott Lasley talked with Western's Public Radio about the fundraising and campaigning challenges facing the ten candidates.
Bowling Green, Ky – In part of our ongoing coverage of the 2007 election season, Western's Public Radio offers these candidate profiles of Steve Henry and Jody Richards. Both Democrats have officially declared they are running for the Governor's office.
Bowling Green – The U-S Army Corps of Engineers announced this week that Wolf Creek Dam in Russell County is at high risk of failure. The dam impounds Lake Cumberland, which is a multi-million dollar tourist destination. Lisa Autry has more on the potential fallout and what mitigation efforts are underway.