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12:05 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Metropolis Landlords Voice Complaints About Delinquent Bill Collection

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Metropolis, Illinois landlords showed up to last night’s city council meeting en masse to protest the city’s policy of holding them responsible for the delinquent utility bills of their renters.

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Government
10:28 am
Tue August 14, 2012

McCracken County Circuit Court Closure on Aug. 23

New Kentucky driver's license
transportation.ky.gov

Installation of software and cameras for Kentucky’s new driver’s license will require a one-day suspension of license-issuing activity in the McCracken County Circuit Court Clerk’s office Thursday, Aug. 23.

Other operations of the Circuit Clerk’s office are not affected, and the office will be open all day. Driver’s licensing operations will resume on Friday, Aug. 24, and the new license will be available to McCracken County residents.

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Government
9:20 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Tennessee National Guardsmen Return to Union City

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About 150  Guardsmen from Union City are among the more than 300 Tennessee Army National Guard members flying home this week after a year's deployment in the Middle East. Guard officials say they’re from the 913th Engineer Company. They’ll arrive Thursday after processing at Fort Bliss, Tex.

Government
9:12 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Kentucky Chief of Staff Memorial Planned

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A memorial service for Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s chief of staff Mike Haydon will be held tomorrow afternoon in the state Capitol Rotunda.  Haydon died Sunday at his Springfield home. The governor says it’s appropriate to hold the service in the rotunda. The governor calls the Capitol Haydon’s home away from home. Haydon’s funeral will be Friday morning at St. Dominic Church in Springfield.

Government
2:16 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Rocky Adkins Remembers Mike Haydon

Rocky Adkins
kentucky.com

Kentucky House Majority Leader Rocky Adkins says Mike Haydon was a wise and thoughtful man. Haydon was Governor Steve Beshear’s chief of staff. He died unexpectedly Sunday an apparent heart attack at his Springfield home. He was 62. Haydon was also chief of staff to Adkins before coming to work for Beshear’s office in 2007.

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Government
10:45 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Tennessee Dove Season Land Lease

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The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wants to lease fields for the upcoming mourning dove season. The standard leased field is one on which grain or millet has been harvested. TWRA pays $75 per acre, up to 40 acres, for a maximum of $3,000. Fields must be available for a minimum of three priority hunt dates in September. The fields will be leased by September 1.  Landowners interested in leasing fields for the hunts can find the regional numbers for TWRA at its website – tn.gov/twra. TWRA says about 40 thousand hunters bagged about 300-thousand mourning doves last year in Tennessee.

Government
10:00 am
Mon August 13, 2012

101st Airborne (Air Assault) Celebrates 70th Anniversary

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Thousands of active, veteran and retired soldiers and their families gather at Fort Campbell this week to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the 101st Airborne Division, even as some of its soldiers leave for Afghanistan.  The elite airborne-air assault division was created August 16, 1942 as the Army searched for a new type of division that could be quicker, more aggressive and able to parachute behind enemy lines.

Government
9:50 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Governor Pat Quinn Signs New Veteran-focused Laws

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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will be able to hire more veterans under new legislation signed into law.  Governor Pat Quinn signed four veterans-related bills yesterday in honor of the Illinois State Fair's Veterans Day.  One law allows the agency to hire more veterans as conservation police by waiving the four-year college requirement and goes into effect immediately.  Another bill doubles the number of days allotted for military service-related hospital visits for some state employees from two to four days annually.  The other laws deal with treatment records of veterans i

Government
9:44 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Kirksey Village Post Office Opens

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Kirksey residents have regained their own post office. This time the post office is at a popular gathering spot in the small farming community. The Kirksey Store is now a new Village Post Office, with the new mailboxes located in the back of the store. The U.S. Postal Service closed its old office in rural Calloway County last April.

Government
8:53 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Governor's Chief of Staff Dies

Kentucky.gov

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s chief of staff has died.  Spokeswoman Kerri Richardson says Mike Haydon passed away Sunday. The cause of death was uncertain.  Haydon became Beshear's chief of staff in 2010 after Adam Edelen resigned from the position. Before that, Haydon, who was also once the mayor of Springfield, served as Beshear's legislative director.  House Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover tells the Lexington Herald-Leader Haydon was a "very good friend" and says he will be missed.

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