Afternoon Update
4:27 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 6/22/12

Today on NPR: Psychoacoustic engineers like Chris Kyriakakis work to perfect the way music sounds in imperfect environments as diverse as symphony halls, your living room and your ears.

Jackson Purchase:

Dr. Troy Nelson of Paducah pled not guilty yesterday to 11 drug trafficking charges.

The Operation Dry Water program is cracking down on boating under the influence.

The U. S. Department of Energy is looking for someone to take over operations at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

Around the Commonwealth:

An extra $77,000 is going to help Louisville-area veterans with housing needs.

Kentucky residents whose children's financial aid doesn't meet college expenses can apply for a state-based loan.

A southern Kentucky businessman has been awarded nearly $1 million after a jury found the city of Bowling Green and a city electrical inspector were negligent in handling a long-term power outage at the man's store.

Tennessee:

Fort Campbell soldier Joshua Huntley will spend 11 years in prison for trying to hire a hit man to kill his ex-girlfriend.

UT Martin students will pay 6% more for their tuition next year.

Illinois:

The Honeywell plant in Metropolis won't re-open on July 1st.

The Illinois Department of Revenue says many residents who filed their 2011 tax returns on paper way are still waiting for their refund checks.

The Old State Capitol in Frankfort will close next month for renovations.