Nashville, TN – A proposal to outlaw texting while driving is advancing in the Tennessee House after a subcommittee agreed to a cost-saving change. The measure sponsored by Republican Representative Jon Lundberg would impose a $50 fine for reading or writing text messages while driving.
Murray, KY – First District Representative Ed Whitfield visited Murray Wednesday. He says stronger evaluation of the Obama administration's energy policy is necessary to combat the region's high unemployment rate. Carrie Pond has more.
Murray, KY – Crews are working on Kentucky roads this week throughout the Purchase region. A new traffic signal at the intersection of US 641 and North 4th Street outside Murray will be operational soon. The signal, which officials expect will manage increased traffic flow at the intersection, goes into operation April 20. Continuing construction of a four lane highway in Land Between the Lakes has temporarily closed down fishing and camping at Devil's Elbow recreation area. For more closure information, visit LBL.org.
Frankfort, KY – Kentucky is losing its interim state Education Commissioner. Elaine Farris has accepted a job as superintendent of Clark County Public Schools. She begins her new duties July 1st. That's one month before the Kentucky Board of Education hopes to hire a permanent commissioner. Lisa Gross of the education department says the search is still in the early stages.