Kennedy Center Head Advises Kentucky Arts Groups

The president of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts visited Louisville and Lexington today to talk to arts groups about surviving the recession. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. [LISTEN HERE to the public forum with Michael Kaiser in Louisville hosted by Marc Masterson, the artistic director of Actors Theatre of Louisville, or right click […]

Indiana Advocates: Cut to Arts Hurts Economy

As Indiana legislators prepare to convene tomorrow for a special session, arts advocates are criticizing the large cut Gov. Mitch Daniels has proposed for the state’s arts agency. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Gov. Daniels called the session to pass a budget after legislators failed to do so during Indiana’s recent General Assembly. The budget Daniels […]

Sowing Sparingly? or Generously?

2 Corinthians 9:6 “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” For churches that teach the words of Paul from the Bible’s Second Corinthians, there’s no time like a recession for spreading God’s love. Throughout the Bible there are references to caring for the needy, and […]

More about Newspapers

The recession is obvious at newspapers these days, with most reducing space for news coverage (in part because they are getting fewer ads) and sending reporters and other staff on furloughs. Local publishers have been making the case that they will survive the recession by tightening their belts and promoting their products. (WFPL aired a […]

Chamber of Commerce Survey Finds Hopeful Business Owners

A recent survey by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce finds companies are feeling hopeful about the future of the economy.   The electronic survey was sent to 1,600 businesses, and 250 completed the survey.  Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson says it included questions about how their business was faring in the economy, and about […]

Indiana Groups Create Community Emergency Fund

The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana is forming a partnership with other foundations to create the Community Emergency Fund – a pool of money that will give cash to local non-profits.   The fund so far has $400,000 from the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County and the Paul W Ogle Foundation. Community Foundation CEO Mike […]

Universities Offer In-State Tuition Across State Lines

Colleges and universities are struggling to attract students and keep costs manageable. While many, including most Kentucky institutions, have raised tuition rates, others are looking beyond state borders to lure students. Southern Illinois University in Carbondale recently announced it would extend in-state tuition rates to Kentucky residents.

Fund for the Arts Campaign Has $10 million Goal

Louisville’s Fund for the Arts kicked off its 2009 fundraising campaign today at the Brown Theatre. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The kickoff featured performances of arts groups including the Louisville Ballet and Stage One children’s theater — along with a piano performance by 15-year-old Nansong Huang, the musical prodigy from China who plays with […]