Local/Regional News
5:38 am
Wed November 19, 2008

KY Supreme Court Rejects Chapman Appeal

Frankfort, KY – Last year, the Kentucky Supreme Court found Marco Allen Chapman competent to enter a plea and permitted Chapman to discharge his attorneys. Public defenders representing Chapman sought a rehearing, which was denied on October 23rd. But prior to that, the attorneys filed two motions seeking a stay of execution.

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Local/Regional News
1:12 am
Wed November 19, 2008

Toyota Plant Announces Layoffs

Georgetown, KY – The plant makes the Camry, Avalon and Solara, as well as the new Venza crossover and employs about seven-thousand permanent workers. The production lines for the Camry and Avalon will be pared back starting in mid-December. Plant spokesperson Rick Hesterberg says they've been given no indication of when production might pick back up.

"We're hopeful that sometime in the next year, that we'll see something positive come of it, but really it's anybody's guess right now."

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Local/Regional News
12:39 am
Wed November 19, 2008

Helping Those Who Help Couples And Families Cope With Financial Stress

Lexington, KY – The Bluegrass Healthy Marriage Initiative, a federally funded marriage and family program at the University of Kentucky, is holding a special in-service day for counselors.

The program is tomorrow from 11:15 to 1 at the Fayette County Extension Office on Red Mile Road. It's free and even includes lunch. Additional information is available at ca.uky.edu/healthymarriage.

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Local/Regional News
12:36 am
Wed November 19, 2008

Bunning Against Bailing Out Auto Industry, Too

Bowling Green, KY – Kentucky U-S Senator Jim Bunning opposed the 700 billion dollar bailout of the financial markets, and he's against giving 25 billion to the American auto industry. Dan Modlin has more on that story.

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Election 2008
10:52 am
Tue November 18, 2008

Kurtz: Campaign Finance Reform Can't Wait

Lexington, KY – Hall of Fame Journalist Ken Kurtz says advocates of campaign finance reform need look no further to the Mitch McConnell, Bruce Lunsford race for evidence that the system needs changing...right now.

Local/Regional News
9:41 am
Tue November 18, 2008

College Presidents Fear More Bad Economic News

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Local/Regional News
4:54 am
Tue November 18, 2008

Beshear Stresses K-Chip Enrollments

Frankfort, KY – K-CHIP provides health insurance to children whose family income is below 200-percent of the federal poverty level. That's just over 42-thousand dollars a year for a family of four.

Governor Beshear says 67-thousand Kentucky children are eligible for the program and they need to be identified and enrolled. "To boost the number of kids enrolled in K-CHIP, we removed the face-to-face interview, to remove that barrier to applying."

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Tonic
4:12 pm
Mon November 17, 2008

An Evolutionary Evangelist

Can science and religion get along? Author and traveling speaker Michael Dowd thinks so. In this interview with tonic's Josh James, Dowd lays out a vision for a evolutionary gospel.

Tonic 2008

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Local/Regional News
5:01 am
Mon November 17, 2008

House Lawmaker Target Of Ethics Investigation

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Local/Regional News
4:56 am
Mon November 17, 2008

Beshear Says He Won't Stop Execution

Louisville, KY – Beshear told reporters in Louisville today (Monday) that he's given the matter "a lot

of prayerful thought" and carefully reviewed the facts of the case and decided there's

no reason to intervene.

(I still can find no extenuating circumstances that would cause me to not go ahead

and have the state carry out the verdict of the court, and the judgement of the court

and the sentence of the court, and so the state is going to do that).

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