Eddyville, KY – Trends are just that Trends. What worked years ago might not get the message across now. That's what one regional police officer found out when showing a film to students to warn them of the dangers of drunk driving.
"It's my fault, Mom. I mean, there's no way you could have known anything. I wouldn't tell you anything. Mrs. Wilson, you know, you and Eric are certainly on the right track and I think we can stop individual therapy for a while."
Cadiz, KY – Trigg County residents have started a group that favors the legalization of alcohol sales. The coalition, called Grow Trigg, says allowing alcohol sales will bring much-needed tourism and tax dollars to their struggling economy. And though group members have a fair share of supporters, they've met stringent opposition from those who say the possible benefits wouldn't outweigh the detriment both fiscally and socially that alcohol sales could bring. Carrie Pond has more.
Murray, KY – Hyperbole is not unheard of in sports writing. At this critical time during various crucial seasons, that's something about which commentator Bill Littlefield from National Public Radio's Only a Game has been thinking.
Frankfort, KY – Climate change won't simply affect arctic ice shelves and polar bears; it'll reach into our very own backyards. As Kentucky Public Radio's Kristin Espeland reports, some of the people most familiar with those backyards are planning ahead for a warming world.
Pleasant Hill, KY – If you're going to be out and about around Kentucky this weekend, you may find one of the Commonwealth's most rustic settings is playing host to the Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass. The two-day event is being held at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, just south of Lexington. In a conversation with Kentucky Public Radio's Julie Schindall, organizer George Foreman said it's the perfect mating of music with venue.
Kentucky – The rough economic outlook across the country and in many states has forced the cost of higher education, well, higher. And now, even the price of college textbooks has increased, and that has some southern states concerned. A report says leaders in 16 states, including West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee are working to hold down their cost. Kentucky Public Radio's Charles Compton has more.
Murray, KY – The Murray Convention and Visitors Bureau board has approved a $25,000 feasibility and hospitality study for a new convention center. The Murray Ledger and Times reports the board will also hire a company to study the profitability of building a center. Parbell, LLC., owns a lot in Murray and has expressed interest in building a hotel. CVB Executive Director Lindsay Geib hopes to persuade a marketing firm to give a presentation about the feasibility of building the convention center next to the hotel.