Afternoon Update 5-8

May 8, 2012

From NPR: World oil prices have been falling recently — and that's good news for oil consumers such as the U.S., Europe and China, and a potential challenge for the big exporters like Saudi Arabia and Russia.

From the Four Rivers Region:

The Tennessee Valley Authority has opened a new recreation area with a fishing pier on the west bank of the Tennessee River below Kentucky Dam.

Hall Contracting of Kentucky reports the initial phase of steel assembly as part of efforts to place a new span on the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge at Aurora is nearing completion.

Murray City Council members could approve the next city budget as early as their next meeting on Thursday.

In the Commonwealth:

Kentucky officials are once again planning to crack down on voter fraud in the May 22 primary.