Election 2008
12:20 am
Thu October 30, 2008

KY-3: Rematch Promises to Be Another Tight Race

Louisville, KY – Two years ago, the race for Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District seat was a tight one, with Democrat John Yarmuth unseating Republican incumbent Anne Northup. As was the case in 2006, their rematch this year is dominated by local concerns about national policies. Kentucky Public Radio's Stephanie Sanders reports from partner-station WFPL in Louisville.

Full story and audio at WEKU news

Read more
Local/Regional News
5:16 am
Wed October 29, 2008

KY National Guard Exceeds Recruiting Goal

Read more
Local/Regional News
2:46 am
Wed October 29, 2008

Natural Gas Prices Going Up This Winter

Louisville, KY – Most of the natural gas that will be used this winter was purchased and stored in the summer, during a price spike. That was caused by a rush on Wall Street to purchase commodities, which seemed safe in an uncertain market.

Kentucky Public Service Commission spokesperson Andrew Melnykovych says the same uncertain market may protect prices from another spike next year.

Read more
Local/Regional News
2:05 am
Wed October 29, 2008

Obama Effigy Found At UK

Read more
Election 2008
1:32 am
Wed October 29, 2008

Should Kentucky allow early voting like other states?

Frankfort, KY – With Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson predicting long lines for Tuesday's election, the spotlight in Frankfort is shining on legislation allowing early voting in future state elections. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.

Full story and audio at WKYU news

Read more
Local/Regional News
2:36 am
Tue October 28, 2008

Energy Another Hot Topic At Last McConnell-Lunsford Debate

Kentucky Dam Village, KY – In the days leading up to the election, the economy has been the dominant issue in the race between U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford. Another issue that is also drawing considerable conversation is energy. In fact, energy issues were discussed at some length during the candidates' final debate last week in western Kentucky.

Read more
Local/Regional News
2:30 am
Tue October 28, 2008

KY Sec. Of State: "We're Ready For Election"

Frankfort, KY – There are 3,550 precincts in Kentucky, with 2,800 polling locations. On Election Day, almost 15,000 poll workers will staff them. Secretary of State Trey Grayson is expecting long lines.

"If you're in line at 6:00 p.m., you can vote no matter how long that takes. We have seen in the past couple of years, those lines have been an hour to an hour-and-a-half, to two hours long, with that many people standing in line at 6:00 p.m.," Grayson said.

Read more
Local/Regional News
4:47 am
Mon October 27, 2008

Education Grants Announced

Lexington, KY – One, from the National Science Foundation, provides 12.5 million dollars to universities for research in biotechnology, nanotechnology and cyber-technology. The University of Kentucky will be one of the main beneficiaries along with the University of Louisville. Beshear calls the grants a welcome investment into Kentucky's future.

Read more
Local/Regional News
12:01 am
Mon October 27, 2008

CPE To Begin Interviewing For Post

Frankfort, KY – The searc committee looking for a new president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education is starting the interviewing process. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has an update.

Read more
Local/Regional News
11:31 am
Fri October 24, 2008

UK Secures 10.5 Million From NIH To Study Obesity's Link To Diabetes And Heart Disease

Lexington, KY – Dr. Lisa Cassis, of the Graduate Center for Nutritional Sciences is leading the research at UK. She says the grant is important to the state because Kentucky ranks in the top 10 in all three categories.

Cassis-SoManyP :27 out get these types of problems.

Read more

Pages