Illinois school administrators, teachers and law enforcement will meet today to discuss how to make Illinois schools safer.

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In the wake of last week's shooting death of 26 people at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is joining a chorus of public officials who say a national debate on gun control and mental health is needed.

Beshear Asks Kentuckians to Join Moment of Silence

Dec 19, 2012
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Governor Steve Beshear has asked Kentuckians to join a moment of silence for the Sandy Hook school shooting victims of Newtown, Connecticut. The moment is Friday, Dec. 21, at 9:30 a.m. local time. Houses of worship and other buildings with bells may sound out 26 times, one ring for each victim killed at the school. The moment of silence was first declared by Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy.

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Chain is suspending sales of modern rifles nationwide because of the school shooting in Connecticut. The company also says it's removing all guns from display at its store closest to Newtown, where the massacre took place. A statement posted on Dick's corporate website expresses sympathy for the Sandy Hook Elementary victims' families.

Guitarist CJ Cain on Rocking, Picking, and Grooving

Jun 8, 2012

CJ Cain picked up the guitar at age 14 to learn to play rock. At 16, he went to a bluegrass festival and has been picking ever since. Today he plays for the Lexington bluegrass band NewTown- which will be playing at ROMP in Owensboro this month.