From NPR: Compromise is suddenly the watchword in Washington, as negotiations over taxes, spending and entitlements begin in advance of another self-imposed deadline, popularly known as the "fiscal cliff." Automatic tax increases and deep spending cuts are slated for the first of the year, unless the president and Congress take action. Leaders on both sides say they are willing to meet in the middle, but that makes their constituents worry about what any compromise will cost them.
Kentucky: Kentucky State Police are again hoping to fill up their cruisers with food for needy families. A change in state statutes means permitted handgun owners can carry their weapons on city and county property. Murray State Faculty Regent Dr. Jack Rose will chair the new Provost Search Committee which will meet for the first time this month. An Owensboro woman is being charged with more than 1,000 counts of possessing child pornography.