Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Airport is one step closer to building a new terminal and improving its runway after County Commissioners approved funding yesterday for matching grant money. Clarksville City Council members approved the city's half of the matching funds last week. The Clarksville Leaf Chronicle reports the next step now is to get approval for a $4 million U-S Commerce grant that will pay the bulk of the almost $5 million new terminal.
Murray, KY – A winter storm warning for snow remains in effect until noon today for portions of southern Illinois and western Kentucky. Snow accumulations will approach 3 or 4 inches in most areas, with isolated 5 to 6 inch amounts possible just north of the Tennessee border in western Kentucky, especially in east of the Lakes region.
Smithland, KY – The winter weather has postponed jury selection scheduled today for the trial of Kevin Dunlap. Trigg Circuit Judge C.A. Woodall plans to use today's session to hear last-minute motions and requests from Commonwealth Attorney G.L. Ovey and defense attorney James Gibson. Woodall says now it could be up to a week before a jury can be selected. The Paducah Sun reports Dunlap will also be present at the Livingston County Justice Center. He's accused of murdering three Trigg County children and stabbing their mother in 2008.
Cadiz, KY – A circuit judge has stayed an alcohol referendum in Trigg County. Officials had planned to announce a date for the vote, which could have sent the Montgomery precinct back to "dry" status. Trigg County residents voted narrowly to repeal prohibition last September. Judge C. A. Woodall had said the precinct could hold a referendum without waiting three years between votes. Pro-alcohol group Grow Trigg filed the appeal. Woodall issued a stay on the referendum today and ordered the case sent to the appeals court.
Frankfort, KY – More than $9 million dollars in federal stimulus funds will be used to create a new position at many Kentucky school districts: energy manager. A few already have energy managers, who analyze ways to help districts become more energy efficient. But Kentucky School Boards Association spokesman says the hope is that all 174 districts will soon have one.