Dan Conti (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

Dan Conti is a longtime broadcast journalist in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. A graduate of Miami University in Ohio, Conti was an instructor of broadcast journalism at his alma mater for 12 years. He also taught high school for two years, worked in public relations for the American Cancer Society and U.S. Employment and Training Agency and authored his first book in 2006. "POWs:Stories from America's Wars" is a collection of remembrances from veterans of World World II, Korea and Vietnam. Dan supervises the afternoon operations of the MSPR News Department.

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Government
9:05 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Coal Revenues Look Bleak

www.wikipedia.com

One of Governor Beshear’s top economic advisors said Kentucky’s coal industry should probably brace itself for a bad year. He said the outlook for this year leaves a lot to be desired.

"We sort of got used to an upward trend in the last decade, but the foreseeable future for coal and the next three quarters, I'm afraid are going to be decidingly negative," said Deputy Director Greg Harkenrider.

Environment
2:56 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

River water quality affected by drought

Ohio River
Flickr Commons

The severity of the drought in the Ohio River basin has officials with the US Army Corps of Engineers monitoring water sources in Kentucky and surrounding states. 

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Government
10:04 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Kentucky's Business Friendly Report

www.en.wikipedia.com

Kentucky is a business-friendly state when it comes to taxes. That’s according to a study authorized by the Legislative Research Commission and conducted by the Anderson Economic Group of Chicago. 

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Government
9:55 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Legislative Report Focuses on Rural Development

www.wikipedia.com

State Representative Mike Denham of Maysville would like to see some economic development incentive programs that benefit rural districts like his. 

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Government
9:41 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Kentucky Unemployment Compensation System 2011 Report

Kentucky businesses that allege the state’s unemployment compensation system is weighted against them may be surprised by the actual figures from 2011. 

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Government
12:16 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Former Gov. Carroll Says Doctors Need to Cut Prescriptions

Julian Carroll

A former Kentucky governor believes physicians have helped fuel the state’s problem with prescription drug abuse by over-prescribing medications. 

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Environment
8:17 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Snake Bites on the Rise

wikipedia.org

Kentucky wildlife officials say you’ll need to watch where you step when you head outside. Snake bites are on the rise in the Commonwealth.  

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Health and Welfare
8:03 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Physicians Comment to Prescription Drug Abuse Committee

wikipedia.org

The Kentucky state legislature’s interim joint committee on licensing and occupations discussed prescription drug abuse last week. 

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Environment
4:35 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Comer Addresses Disaster Declaration

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Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says the federal disaster declaration that has been issued for 26 counties in the Commonwealth will help farmers there recover from severe drought. 

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Business
11:00 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Bourbon Sales Up

kybourbon.com

Kentucky’s bourbon production has increased 115% over the past 13 years according to the Kentucky Distiller’s Association. 

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