catholic en Christian Appalachian Project founder passes away <p>The Roman Catholic missionary who founded the Christian Appalachian Project passed away early this past Thursday.&nbsp; Since World War Two, Monsignor Ralph Beiting served the people of eastern Kentucky through a series of social service programs.&nbsp; Kentucky Public Radio&rsquo;s Charles Compton knew Monsignor Beiting, and brings us this appreciation.</p> Sun, 12 Aug 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Charles Compton (KPR) 20583 at Afternoon Round-Up 7/5/12 <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong> <a href="">Medical Marijuana Use Sprouting In Israel</a></p><p><strong>Substances [con&#39;t]:</strong></p><p>Kentucky&rsquo;s <a href="">bourbon production</a> has increased 115% over the past 13 years.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 20:36:29 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18827 at Afternoon Round-Up 7/5/12 New PAC Hopes to Give Catholics a Stronger Political Voice <p><font size="2">A new political action committee is hoping to strengthen the political power of Catholics in Kentucky.</font> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 16:05:52 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 18815 at New PAC Hopes to Give Catholics a Stronger Political Voice Catholic Coalition Opposes Gambling <p>Catholic bishops have issued a stern warning about the potential consequences if Kentucky lawmakers approve a proposal to legalize casinos. Catholic Conference of Kentucky executive director Patrick Delahanty distributed a letter to state senators today detailing the concerns of the state&#39;s four Bishops who represent some 400,000 parishioners in the state.</p><p>&ldquo;A lot of this opposition is for us is because this is not a reliable source of income, it&rsquo;s regressive in nature, and we need to find better ways to meet the needs of Kentuckians.&rdquo;</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 20:07:09 +0000 Shelly Baskin 17002 at