Cadiz, Ky. – When leaders of an area church got hold of a petition supporting the legalization of alcohol sales, they started knocking on the doors of their members whose names appeared on the petition. Jacque Day has the story of a Cadiz man forced to choose between his church, and his vote.
The election to determine whether Trigg County will repeal prohibition takes place September 29. Special thanks to WKDZ for contributing audio to this report.
Frankfort, KY – The president of the Kentucky Senate says Governor Steve Beshear is "poisoning" the state's political environment by offering lawmakers jobs outside the General Assembly. Senate President David Williams says Beshear has targeted Senate Majority Floor Leader Dan Kelly for a possible judicial appointment in his district.
Springfield, IL – Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes formally announced his campaign for governor yesterday by saying he would try to raise state income taxes on the wealthy as a way to address the state's budget crisis. Hynes will probably face incumbent Governor Pat Quinn in next year's Democratic primary.
Fort Campbell, KY – A recent Army Times study on how soldiers spend their money, says wages made by personnel at Fort Campbell stretches further than at most other military installations. Fort Campbell has one of the lowest costs of living, about 21% below the national average. However, the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle reports it's not the lowest. At Fort Riley, Kansas, the cost of living is about 4% lower.
Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is attending a flu summit today. Beshear is scheduled to speak this afternoon during the summit at the Frankfort Convention Center. The summit is intended to help private and public stake-holders prepare in case the swine flu epidemic worsens.
Benton, KY – Graves Commonwealth Attorney David Hargrove has been appointed to oversee the criminal case against a former Marshall County school employee. The case alleges the employee, who was not a teacher, had an inappropriate relationship with a student. The employee has not been identified because no charges have been filed. The employee resigned in June after a Kentucky State Police investigation began looking into the matter. The Paducah Sun reports the case is scheduled to go before a grand jury in two weeks.