Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Senate has now joined the House in overriding Governor Phil Bredesen's veto of a bill to allow residents to carry handguns in bars and restaurants that serve alcohol. The Senate voted 21-9 against the veto today, a day after the House voted 69-27. Before the governor's veto, the measure was to take effect June 1, but will now be effective July 14. Currently, 37 states have similar legislation.
Western Kentucky – Eighty-two years ago this week, Boots Randolph, called by some the original Rock and Roll saxophonist, was born in Paducah, Kentucky. Through his six-decade career, artists from Elvis Presley to REO Speedwagon sought Boots out for his singing tenor sax sound. Jacque Day takes a look at his role in creating the "Nashville Sound" and his relationship with the King of Rock and Roll.
Clarkesville, TN – A former Austin Peay State University fitness instructor faces sexual assault charges. 38-year-old Rene Gonzalez is accused of using his position of authority to get a 17-year-old female to perform oral sex. Austin Peay says Gonzalez's work contract with the school expired May 8 and the alleged sexual encounter did not occur on campus. The alleged victim was not an APSU student and had no affiliation with the university. Gonzalez is being held on a $100,000 bond.