Afternoon Round-Up 2/8/12

Feb 8, 2012

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National Spotlight: Kentuckians & Environmental Action

Kentucky author, farmer and environmental activist Wendell Berry has been named the 41st Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

U.S. House Republicans are again attacking new environmental regulations that limit the amount of mercury and other pollution power plants can emit.


Kentucky Politics:

Kentucky Justice Secretary J. Michael Brown has named Diana McGuire as acting deputy commissioner for the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Kentucky's House Local Government Committee is set to consider legislation establishing a process for counties to voluntarily unify.

Efforts to redraw Kentucky's U.S. House districts are dead in the General Assembly.


Jackson Purchase Area:

Inspectors are preparing a report to evaluate the future of the Eggner's Ferry Bridge.

A McCracken County mother and daughter team encouraging students in the area to stand up to bullies is getting some mixed responses to the campaign.

Tennessee State University is coming to Murray having won their last five games and are looking to stop the Racer's streak.