Afternoon Update
4:25 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 4/19/12

Today on NPR: What is up with all the red pants lately?

 

State Legislation:

Kentucky Senate President David Williams says Governor Steve Beshear’s latest action on the state road plan will not lead to an extended special session.

A bill aimed at cracking down on prescription pill abuse could be stalled once again in the Kentucky Senate.

A proposal to make lowering the Tennessee state sales tax on groceries is contingent on whether there's a surplus in revenue has failed.

Illinois:

The Illinois unemployment rate fell below 9 percent in March.

Construction on the Olmsted Lock and Dam Project in Southern Illinois has been ongoing for 20 years, 13 years over schedule. Now a completion date is set for 2026.

Jackson Purchase:

Bridge Collapse Hearings: Day Four

Graves County School’s summer feeding program is adding another location this year.

FLW's Scott Ellison says high winds put a crimp in everybody's fishing but conditions are improving.

Front Page Sneak Peek: WKMS’ Drew Adams spoke to Jeff Galloway about the art of running, his teaching methods, and an injury which has slowed the marathoner’s pace, if only for a time.