Lexington, KY – Kentucky universities are making energy efficiency a priority in their construction projects. Transylvania University officials say a residence hall at the Lexington school is the first in Kentucky to earn the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star rating. Physical plant director Darrell Banks says the extra cost of building the green' dorm can be recaptured in just a few years.
Springfield, IL – The Illinois attorney general's office will provide mortgage assistance and consumer information at this year's state fair. This announcement follows a report showing foreclosures spiked in July after a law that had stalled foreclosures expired. Illinois has the eighth highest foreclosure rate in the nation. Attorney General Lisa Madigan says more than 700,000 people attend the state fair each year, making it a good venue to reach people during these tough economic times.
Crayne, KY – Cali Cares is a program designed by a 10-year-old Crittenden county girl to give people hope during their times of great illness. Cali makes blankets for people suffering from cancer and other diseases to encourage them through their struggle. Caleb Campbell spoke with Cali about her passion and the reason she cares.
Paducah, KY – The 48 Hour Film Project is a national program many area filmmakers will be apart of. It takes place this weekend at Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah and is an opportunity for people with a passion for film to create and premiere their own work. Landee Bryant is the executive director of Maiden Alley and the events organizer. Caleb Campbell spoke with Bryant about the process and the experience.