From NPR: The popularity of The Hunger Games book and film series is leading to an uptick in the popularity of archery, especially among girls. USA Archery says membership is on the rise, and some sporting equipment outfitters have seen a big boost in bow and arrow sales in the years since the series began.
Kentucky: Grants totaling nearly $600,000 will go to help pay for recreational and tourism projects in 12 Kentucky counties. Vehicle exports from Kentucky were up 43% through the first nine months of the year, setting a state record.
Illinois: President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for 15 counties in Illinois after severe storms and tornadoes struck the state.
Tennessee: University of Tennessee-Martin officials plan to discipline the school's Alpha Tau Omega fraternity chapter after an investigation found violations of student conduct. Grants for protecting Civil War and Underground Railroad sites in Tennessee will be made available starting Sunday.