Metropolis, IL – The Metropolis, IL City Council voted last night to reject the only proposal submitted to purchase the former Laidlaw industrial site. Metropolis Mayor Billy McDaniel says an error in the public listing failed to include a detailed site description, which is legally required. The council opted to reject the Friends of Fort Massac's proposal to purchase the site for use as a tourism attraction so committee members could revise the resolution for proposals.
Frankfort, KY – In light of the state's budget crisis, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Lt. Governor Dan Mongiardo will take voluntary ten-percent pay cuts next year. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has more.
Louisville, KY – Kentucky school superintendents hope to weather tough economic times without laying off classified employees, or staff in non-teaching positions. Over 170 superintendents meet in Louisville this week for their annual conference. Association Director Wilson Sears says a proposed four percent cut in state funding would hit many school districts hard.
Frankfort, KY – Some Kentuckians who've spent decades in the Army National Guard are not considered veterans by the federal government because they've never been on active duty. That's according to the head of the Kentucky Department of Military Affairs. Adjutant General Edward Tonini wants the Kentucky legislature to urge the U-S Department of Veterans Affairs to change its definition of a veteran, so more Kentuckians are eligible for full veterans' benefits.