From NPR: The usually well-behaved ribbon of high winds that runs eastward across North America has wandered all over the place recently and even split in two. That's caused a whole host of extreme weather in the Northern Hemisphere, including the recent rains in Colorado, bitter cold in Florida and a heat wave in Alaska.
Kentucky: The conservative Madison Project is running a radio ad this week criticizing Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. State Representative Dwight Butler has announced he won't seek re-election next year. The Paducah City Commission agreed to help save the integrity of one downtown structure Tuesday as part of the Emergency Roof Stabilization Assistance Program at City Hall.
Tennessee: Average premiums for Tennesseans seeking coverage under new health insurance markets launching next week rank near the lowest. Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris has been elected chairman of the national Council of State Governments based in Lexington, Kentucky. The Tennessee State Library is adding more than 1 million newspaper pages to its free online collection.