Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky Public Service Commission is evaluating utility companies' response to the January ice storm and is looking for public comment on the issue. The PSC has posted a survey on the commission's Web site, psc.ky.gov, and they want utility customers to speak out about their experiences. So far, about 800 people have taken the survey since it went online last month. The survey period ends July 31.
Benton, KY – A Benton, Kentucky widow has settled her federal wrongful-death lawsuit against an Illinois Veterans Affairs hospital she alleges was responsible for her husband's death. Darla Marshall had sought $10 million in the suit, filed in April of last year. 61-year-old James Marshall died of a blood infection six days after a lymph node biopsy at the Marion hospital, where major surgeries have been halted for nearly two years after a spike in patient deaths.
MURRAY, KY – I am absolutely outraged that WKMS is dropping classical music from its primary station. It's wrong and it's a betrayal of our mission as a public university to bring culture to the people of Western Kentucky. But no decision is final. We can fight this one and we must!
Nashville, TN – On just its first (second) day in effect, a new law that allows handguns in Tennessee bars and restaurants is being met with opposition from some establishments' owners. Many bar and restaurant owners are already taking steps to prohibit the weapons by using a provision of the law that allows them to post signs saying guns are not allowed. At least one county tried and failed to gain an injunction to block the law.