From NPR: Amazon has been quietly making inroads into a new approach to retail, partnering with manufacturers to ship products directly from the warehouse to consumers, essentially taking out the middle man. The online retailing giant's move comes as it and its competitors experiment with faster delivery.
Kentucky: Coal counties receive a portion of coal severance revenue but several county officials say they aren’t getting enough. The Kentucky Department of Education has completed an informal survey of middle and high school students that shows bullying remains a problem on campus and online. Kentucky and six other states will participate in a pilot program to train teachers. Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is closing nine wildlife refuges for the winter starting next month. The family of former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Wil Schroder says he has died.
Tennessee: The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is offering grants to assist with riparian tree planting projects.