Afternoon Update
4:28 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 4/18/12

Today on NPR:  How That Tupac Hologram At Coachella Worked

Tennessee:

Governor Bill Haslam is expressing reservations about a bill seeking to cap the number of foreigners working at Tennessee charter schools.

Project executives with the Cates Landing port on the Mississippi River in northwest Tennessee are optimistic that spring flooding will not affect construction.

Fort Campbell officials say a soldier involved in a chase by Georgia State Police after his wife was found dead has also died of a gunshot wound.

The "Don't Say Gay" bill passed the House Education Committee Tuesday by one vote.

Kentucky:

The state Office of Unemployment and Training reported Wednesday that the jobless rate for the state fell to 8.6 percent in March, from 8.7 percent in February.

House lawmakers approved both the road plan funding bill and a measure to crack down on prescription pill abuse today by wide margins.

Governor Steve Beshear signed the six-year road plan on Wednesday, but line-item vetoed projects in a two-year plan only in Senate President David Williams' district.

Five history-making UK basketball players will go their separate ways in the NBA.

Jackson Purchase:

Hearings continue today in the US Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board investigation into the late January collision of the cargo ship Delta Mariner into the Eggners Ferry Bridge.

As the end of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant’s TVA utility contract nears, the plant’s operators are still searching for ways to keep the plant open for the foreseeable future.