aerospace

Bruce Parsons, KVEC

The coal industry in Appalachia has suffered from disruptive competition such as hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. Now, some students in the economically struggling coalfields hope to take part in another disruptive industry: drone aircraft. As part of the series, Changing Course, Benny Becker explains how building and racing drones could help an aerospace industry take off.

Jenni Todd, WKMS

Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton was recently in Murray, visiting businesses including Iwis and Pella as well as touring the engineering programs at Murray State University. She also stopped by WKMS.

On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Hampton about healing in the Marshall County community after a school shooting there last month, the Bevin administration's response to gun violence, the pension overhaul, STEM education, business growth and infrastructure demands.

Murray State University

A former NASA educator and Murray State University alum says a tragic space shuttle disaster in the 1980s emboldened her to help a young generation develop a passion for science.

Becca Schimmel | Ohio Valley ReSource

Aircraft manufacturing has a long history in the Ohio Valley region stretching back to the Wright Brothers’ first shop. Today aerospace products are among the area’s top-dollar exports -- the second biggest export for Ohio, and number one for Kentucky. Becca Schimmel visited one aerospace facility in rural Kentucky to learn how the industry has developed, and where it might be heading. 

Report: Kentucky Has Room To Grow In STEM Jobs

Dec 15, 2016
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Technology and innovation are buzzy terms often associated with places like Silicon Valley, Austin and the East Coast. But a report from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation wants to break that perception.

Volha Kavalenkava, 123rf Stock Photo

Kentucky exported nearly $7 billion in goods and services during the first quarter of the year. That’s a 1.2 percent increase over the same time period last year.