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KPR Web Operations Tuesday, January 18th

Ford Mortor Company says it's investing $400 million dollars in its existing assembly plant in Kansas City. Ford's Vice President of Manufacturing, Jim Tetreault (TAY-troh), says the Claycomo (clay-KOE-moe) plant is being upgraded so it can produce a new vehicle. Tetreault (TAY-troh) wouldn't discuss details of the new vehicle coming to the Kansas City plant. Currently, the facility produces the F-series pick-up trucks and the Ford Escape, but production for the Escape is moving to a plant in Louisville, Kentucky.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, January 18th

Knology, Incorporated -- a Georgia-based cable TV company -- held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Lawrence today (TUE) to celebrate its entry into the local media marketplace. Knology acquired Lawrence-based Sunflower Broadband last October. Knology CEO Rodger Johnson says other than the name change, customers won't see many changes. Knology paid about $165 million to acquire Sunflower Broadband. The sale included Sunflower's cable and phone service as well as Channel Six News and Free State production facilities.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, January 18th

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KPR Web Operations Monday, January 17th

The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services has begun accepting applications for its Low Income Energy Assistance Program, or LIEAP (LEEP). The program helps low income people with their winter heating bills. It particularly targets persons with disabilities, the elderly and families with children. Michelle Ponce (PAWN-say) is a spokesperson for S-R-S. Anyone already receiving any kind of help from S-R-S should be receiving an application for the LIEAP (LEEP) program in the mail. Others who think they might qualify should contact an SRS office.

KPR Web Operations Monday, January 17th

The cold weather has many people and families in Kansas looking for help with their heating bills through a program called the Low Income Energy Assistance Program, or LIEAP (LEEP). Michelle Ponce (PAWN-say) is a spokesperson for the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. SRS began accepting applications for LIEAP last week. Anyone already receiving SRS benefits should automatically receive and application packet in the mail. Anyone else that might qualify for the program should contact the nearest SRS office. The program is geared toward helping persons with disabilities, the...

KPR Web Operations Friday, January 14th

Two environmental groups have asked the Kansas Court of Appeals to invalidate the air quality permit issued by the state for the expansion of a coal-fired power plant in southwest Kansas. As KPR's Bryan Thompson reports, the petition was filed today (Fri) by the Sierra Club and Earthjustice.

KPR Web Operations Thursday, January 13th

The former head of the KU ticket office became the third person to enter a guilty plea in the ticket scandal. And another guilty plea doesn't appear to be far behind. Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin has more.

KPR Web Operations Wednesday, January 12th

Miss KPR's live coverage of Governor Sam Brownback's 2011 State of the State speech? Hear it here now, by clicking on one of the buttons below.

KPR Web Operations Wednesday, January 12th

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KPR Web Operations Monday, January 10th

Additional snowfall -- and the blowing and drifting of snow -- can be expected across eastern Kansas into the night (MON). That's according to Matt Wolters (Walters), with the National Weather Service in Topeka. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for the entire state. And while no major highways are closed, most roads are at least partially snowpacked or covered with ice.

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