Lisa Autry (KPR) http://wkms.org en Corvette Museum Sinkhole to be Preserved for History http://wkms.org/post/corvette-museum-sinkhole-be-preserved-history <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green has decided to turn its unintended attraction into a permanent one.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">The board of directors met Wednesday and discussed repairs options for the Skydome, the site of a February 12 sinkhole that swallowed eight cars on display.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:58:00 +0000 Lisa Autry (KPR) 41599 at http://wkms.org Corvette Museum Sinkhole to be Preserved for History Kentucky Education Commissioner Weighs In on Next Generation Science Standards http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-education-commissioner-weighs-next-generation-science-standards <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky schools will begin using the new Next Generation Science Standards this fall.</span></p><p>While controversial, supporters say the changes are needed to keep pace with other states and prepare students for college and careers.&nbsp;Critics, however, worry that evolution will be taught as fact, but Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says it will be considered as theory, and he says man-made climate change will be treated the same.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:42:09 +0000 Lisa Autry (KPR) 41151 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Education Commissioner Weighs In on Next Generation Science Standards Kentucky's Hemp Saga Appears Headed for Court http://wkms.org/post/kentuckys-hemp-saga-appears-headed-court <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is preparing to go to court to get 250 pounds of hemp seeds released to the state.&nbsp; The seeds, imported from Italy, <a href="http://wkms.org/post/hemp-seeds-face-one-final-hurdle-making-kentucky-soil">are being held at a UPS warehouse in Louisville</a>.&nbsp; The Drug Enforcement Administration argues a special permit is needed from the federal agency, despite language in the Farm Bill.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 13 May 2014 20:15:34 +0000 Lisa Autry (KPR) 40529 at http://wkms.org Kentucky's Hemp Saga Appears Headed for Court WKU's Gatton Academy Looks for New Leader http://wkms.org/post/wkus-gatton-academy-looks-new-leader <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">The number one public high school in the U.S. will soon have a new leader.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 17:35:41 +0000 Lisa Autry (KPR) 40504 at http://wkms.org WKU's Gatton Academy Looks for New Leader Road Salt in Low Supply, High Demand in Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/road-salt-low-supply-high-demand-kentucky <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says salt supplies statewide are reaching critically low levels.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">A nationwide salt shortage and perpetual snowfall has diminished supply.</p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:13:01 +0000 Lisa Autry (KPR) 39066 at http://wkms.org Road Salt in Low Supply, High Demand in Kentucky White Nose Syndrome Shows Up In Mammoth Cave National Park http://wkms.org/post/white-nose-syndrome-shows-mammoth-cave-national-park <p></p><p>Staff at Mammoth Cave National Park in south central Kentucky say a fatal bat disease has now shown up in visitor passageways.&nbsp; The disease was found in&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">remote sections of the cave system last year.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:51:14 +0000 Lisa Autry (KPR) 38928 at http://wkms.org White Nose Syndrome Shows Up In Mammoth Cave National Park Kentucky Chief Justice: Court Worker Pay 'Woefully Inadequate' http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-chief-justice-court-worker-pay-woefully-inadequate <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">One-fourth of the judicial workforce in Kentucky falls under the federal poverty guidelines for a family of four.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton calls the broken salary structure the most pressing issue in the state’s judicial system.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 20:51:43 +0000 Lisa Autry (KPR) 38745 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Chief Justice: Court Worker Pay 'Woefully Inadequate' Cleanup Begins at Bowling Green Corvette Museum Sinkhole, Estimate Damages at $1M http://wkms.org/post/cleanup-begins-bowling-green-corvette-museum-sinkhole-estimate-damages-1m <p>UPDATED:&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A team of experts assembled Thrusday at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green.&nbsp; They’re developing a plan for stabilizing the Skydome where eight&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">cars fell into a sinkhole&nbsp;Wednesday.&nbsp; </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Museum Director Wendell Strode isn’t sure when the cars will be removed.</span></p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:32:48 +0000 Lisa Autry (KPR) 38648 at http://wkms.org Cleanup Begins at Bowling Green Corvette Museum Sinkhole, Estimate Damages at $1M Church Leader: Muhlenberg County House Fire Survivors Improving http://wkms.org/post/church-leader-muhlenberg-county-house-fire-survivors-improving <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">A tight-knit community in western Kentucky is preparing to say goodbye to a mother and eight of her children who perished last week in a house fire.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Thirty-six-year-old Chad Watson and his 11-year-old daughter Kylie were the only ones who made it out of the house alive, but they won't be at the funerals.&nbsp; They are still being treated for lung damage and severe burns. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 18:43:17 +0000 Lisa Autry (KPR) 38555 at http://wkms.org Church Leader: Muhlenberg County House Fire Survivors Improving Muhlenberg County Students Cope with Losing Classmates to Fire http://wkms.org/post/muhlenberg-county-students-cope-losing-classmates-fire <p>In western Kentucky, Friday was a solemn day in the Muhlenberg County School System.&nbsp; Classmates&nbsp; mourned the loss of eight children a day after they died in an early morning fire in the Depoy community.&nbsp;</p><p>Superintendent Randy McCarty spent much of the day at Longest Elementary School, where two of the Watson children attended.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 21:54:34 +0000 Lisa Autry (KPR) 38420 at http://wkms.org Muhlenberg County Students Cope with Losing Classmates to Fire