WKMS – With the appointment of Chicago's Rahm Emmanuel as President-Elect Obama's White House Chief of Staff, and the talk of three Chicagoans as possible appointees to take Obama's senate seat, where does this leave Southern Illinois? Jacque Day talks with two active Democrats from Illinois' expansive and diverse 19th Congressional District, to get their views on who how Southern Illinois shapes up in the political scheme of things.
Ft. Campbell, KY – Nearly 300 101st Airborne Division soldiers arrived home to Fort Campbell early yesterday morning, many either one or two months earlier than originally scheduled. The Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle reports after several time changes, the soldiers' flight touched down just after 5 a-m. Before reuniting with their families, soldiers were welcomed home by a speech from former 2nd Brigade Combat Team Commander Joseph Anderson. Many of the soldiers were returning from their second or third deployment overseas.
Paducah, KY – After a recanvass of votes Thursday, election officials say the results in the Paducah Mayoral race stand. The recanvass in the McCracken County Courthouse upheld the number of votes for City Commissioner Robert Coleman and incumbent Mayor Bill Paxton. Coleman had requested a recanvass after losing by a mere 48 votes to Paxton last Tuesday. It is not clear if Coleman still plans to request a recount, which is a more exhaustive process than a recanvass.