Murray, KY – On Sunday, July 26, Jim Rice and Rickey Henderson will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, thereby increasing the value of their autographs by no little and quite some. On the occasion of the annual induction, commentator Bill Littlefield offers some tips for ballplayers who aspire to reach baseball's Olympus.
Murray, KY – News of health reform seems unavoidable. But for western Kentuckians battling illness, working at local hospitals, or trying to sell insurance to floundering families, the issue has been inescapable for some time. As Carrie Pond reports, one solution that's not really being discussed by legislators has growing support among Kentuckians.
Murray, KY – Dickie Turner is the Assistant Director of Transportation at Murray State University. He and I are getting into a GEM eL low speed electric vehicle. It resembles a golf cart in some ways, in other ways a small pick up truck. There is a Murray State logo on both doors and a large bed with plenty of space for carry on. At first glance, these small vehicles may not seem powerful, but in fact, they can do many things a normal gas powered vehicle can do.
Frankfort, KY – When businesses hire an employee, they can use an online database to determine if the person is legally authorized to work in the US. The E-Verify database, run by the federal Department of Homeland Security, may play a major role in immigration law reform. Kentucky Public Radio's Julie Schindall reports on how E-Verify changes the way business gets done in Kentucky.
Frankfort, KY – Eleven years ago, Kentucky lawmakers repealed the state's mandatory motorcycle helmet law. Since then, the commonwealth has witnessed a dramatic rise in motorcycle deaths. Is there a link? Possibly. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has been studying the issue, and finds that the jury is still out.
Ron Marshall of Lexington loves to ride his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. And when he climbs on and fires it up, he wears his boots and leathers, but he doesn't wear a helmet.
Metropolis, IL – Two more people were arrested in Massac County, Illinois stemming from a Brookport area home theft last March. Sheriff's deputies arrested 30-year-old Shelley Collins and her husband, 33-year-old Kevin Roach for allegedly forging checks at local businesses. Police previously arrested 25-year-old Ryan Collins earlier this month on charges he stole several guns from the Brookport home. The checks were stolen from the same home.
Marshall County, KY – Marshall County is seeing a rash of burglaries and thefts recently. Sheriff Kevin Byars says the thieves seem to be targeting lawn care equipment. Over $50,000 worth of commercial-grade lawnmowers, weed eaters, blowers, and a truck with custom-built trailer were among items reported stolen from two area businesses. Byars says lawn care equipment can be resold quickly at high value and thinks this latest haul has probably gone out of the state.
Clarksville, TN – An unidentified body found in a Clarksville motel now has a name. Police say 21-year-old George Lebrent Miller is the man found dead of a fatal gunshot wound in a Madison Street motel room. The Clarksville Leaf Chronicle reports a neighbor heard shouting, arguments and furniture thrown the night before Miller's body was found.
Frankfort, KY – The epicenter of Kentucky politics each August, the annual Fancy Farm picnic, is now just one week away. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has been chatting with the master of ceremonies for this year's 129th picnic.