Murray, KY – In their final home game of the season, the Murray State Racer Football team beat Austin Peay Saturday 27-17. It was Seniors Day, but also the collegiate debut of 19-year old freshman quarterback Casey Brockman, who went 18 of 33 for 216 yards. Brockman was a star quarterback for Calloway County High School last year.
Washington D.C. – All but one member of Kentucky's congressional delegation voted against the health care reform bill narrowly approved in the house Saturday. Democrat Joyn Yarmuth stood alone in backing the measure. His Democratic colleague, Ben Chandler, joined the Commonwealth's four Republican members of Congress in opposing the measure. One of those GOP lawmakers was Ed Whitfield, who says there are actually many provisions of the bill Republicans can support.
Washington, D. C. – Tennessee's 8th District U-S Congressman has yet to endorse a health care bill. Democrat John Tanner says the bill currently before the House would not control long-term health care costs. Tanner supports controlling health care cost increases and ensuring no one is denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions. Tanner is co-founder of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Democrats.
Mayfield, KY – The Kentucky State Police has cited the Amish operator of a horse-drawn buggy after a collision with a motor vehicle on a highway in Graves County. The KSP says buggy operator Ananias Byler was cited for failing to display a slow-moving vehicle emblem. Police say 73-year-old Billy Britt struck the rear of the buggy, then crossed the road and struck a sign and a utility pole. Britt was injured and taken to Jackson Purchase Medical Center. Byler and his passenger were not injured. The accident remains under investigation.
Metropolis – Oscar Micheaux is largely regarded as the first African-American filmmaker to produce and distribute feature films. He began his career in 1919 in the infancy of the American movie industry at a time when theaters across the nation were still segregated. He challenged Hollywood's stereotypical depictions of black characters. Many of his films vanished into obscurity, only recently uncovered. Jacque Day looks into the life and legacy of this trailblazer born in Metropolis, Illinois.