Local/Regional News
11:23 am
Wed January 13, 2010

Amanda's Bill Passes House Moves To Senate

Frankfort, KY – Surrendering his gavel to speak from the House floor, Speaker Greg Stumbo says it took the tragedy of 9-1-1 to show us that the nation's defense systems can be breached. "It took the tragedies of this last 9-1-1 to show us that there is technology available and a system that we can get in place in Kentucky to provide that extra level of protection in these very, very, very severe and serious cases."

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Local/Regional News
7:38 am
Tue January 12, 2010

UK Gets Fed Dollars To Research Battery Tech.

Lexington, KY – It'll fund a 36 thousand square foot structure where scientists will also do biomass and biofuels research. The project at the Spindletop Research site includes a three million dollar state investment. Work at the Kentucky-Argonne National Battery Manufacturing Research and Development center focuses on plug in hybrid vehicles. The new lab should be on line by the fall of 2011.

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Local/Regional News
7:33 am
Tue January 12, 2010

Millions Of Fed Education Dollars On The Line

Frankfort, KY – The House voted 96-0 for legislation allowing Kentucky to compete for up to 245-million dollars in federal funds to help rescue persistently, low-achieving schools. But Republican Rep. Brad Montell fears Kentucky may be at a disadvantage, because the state's application doesn't include charter schools. "I would submit to you since we're one of the ten states that doesn't even allow charter schools in our state, then we are certainly at a competitive disadvantage."

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Local/Regional News
11:10 am
Fri January 8, 2010

Senate President Williams Says No Gambling Bill Will Pass This Session

Frankfort, KY – As yet, no expanded gambling bills have been filed, except for a constitutional amendment requiring a vote by the people. But that's not keeping the topic off the table. It dominated the first weekly news conference by Senate President David Williams and House Speaker Greg Stumbo. And Williams made this bold prediction. "There's not going to be a gambling bill passed this session of the General Assembly."

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Local/Regional News
11:09 am
Fri January 8, 2010

Anti-Stalking Legislation On Fast Track In Frankfort

Frankfort, KY – A bill allowing electronic monitoring of some domestic violence offenders has cleared its first hurdle in the Kentucky General Assembly. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has details.

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Local/Regional News
8:42 am
Thu January 7, 2010

Businesses Needed To Help with Entrepreneur Program

Lexington, KY – Bobby Clark, President of the Kentucky Student Ventures Corporation, says the Green Entrepreneurs Program is designed to teach green business principles to young people.

Clark stresses participating employers don't have to pay for the extra help.

Funding for the program comes from a grant from the Bluegrass Area Development District. Complete information on the Green Entrepreneurs program is available at the Kentucky Student Ventures Corporation's website.

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Local/Regional News
8:33 am
Thu January 7, 2010

Beshear Touts Accomplishments Warns Of Tough Decisions Ahead In Address

Frankfort, KY – In a 36-minute speech interrupted at least 29 times by applause, Gov. Beshear outlined a litany of accomplishments and charted a course for the future. He says the challenges will be difficult. "In two weeks, I will return to this chamber with a proposed two-year budget with stark numbers that leave little room for maneuvering. We're facing a huge deficit that will require us to make painful decisions about where we spend money. It will require sacrifice and restraint."

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Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine
10:23 am
Wed January 6, 2010

Blood Thinners

Lexington, KY – Dr. Greg Davis and his guest explain blood thinners.

Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine
10:22 am
Wed January 6, 2010

Saddle Up Safely

Lexington, KY – Dr. Greg Davis talks with his guest about the "Saddle Up Safely" program.

Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine
10:20 am
Wed January 6, 2010

Oral Health

Lexington, KY – Oral health is the topic of this week's installment of Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.

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