Murray, KY – A jury trial for a former Murray State University student teacher has been rescheduled. 24-year-old John "Drew" Millwood faces sexual abuse charges after allegedly having sex with an underage student at Calloway County High School. He was to appear in court tomorrow, but the trial has been postponed until October 20. A status hearing is October 8. Millwood also faces charges of tampering with physical evidence, cultivation of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Gilbertsville, KY – Governor Steve Beshear will give the keynote address at a luncheon today in western Kentucky. Beshear is the featured speaker at the Labor Management Luncheon held at the Kentucky Dam Village Convention Center. The Governor plans to encourage cooperation and collaboration between unions and management, and more attention to labor issues at the state level. Beshear is also speaking this morning in Madisonville at the Judge-Executive/Mayor Prayer Breakfast.
Madisonville, Ky. – On Friday the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce presented the 2009 Acorn Award to Madisonville Community College's Dr. Scott Vander Ploeg. At the award ceremony in Bowling Green, in front of some of Kentucky's highest officials, Dr. Vander Ploeg addressed an important topic to him. Jacque Day has more.
Clarksville, TN – U.S. Senator Bob Corker will discuss health care reform during a town hall meeting Friday. Corker speaks at the Montgomery County Civic Hall at 11:30. The event is open to the public.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Tennessee School District is offering alternative bus routes during bad weather. The Leaf Chronicle reports the school systems' "rain routes" are unique among the state's 95 counties. When it's raining or extremely cold, buses pick up and deliver students as close to their home as possible. Drivers must have ample turn-around space outside a residence to use the alternate plan.