Kentucky is reporting a decline in general government revenue in April after several months of growth. State Budget Director Mary Lassiter says the nearly 1 percent drop in revenue isn't a sign that the economy has taken a step backward.
The Illinois Senate has rejected a proposal to limit the governor's power to close prisons and other state facilities. The bill would have required legislative approval before a governor could shut down facilities.
Murray State University will award degrees to 1,363 graduates this Saturday at its May 2012 commencement ceremony. MSU President Dr. Randy Dunn will preside over the ceremonies scheduled for 10 a.m. in the CFSB Center.
Fort Campbell will hold an emergency management and anti-terrorism exercise today. Officials say the annual event will test the base's first responders, security personnel, and support agreements with outside response organizations.
Far more Kentuckians have registered to vote as Republicans than Democrats over the past six months, continuing a longstanding trend. Democrats still outnumber Republicans in the state 1.6 million to 1.1 million. But Republicans added nearly 22,000 voters since last year's November general election.
In early April, the Sons of Confederate Veterans announced plans for a park to be built on private land just off of Exit 16 on I-24 in McCracken County. It's intended as a memorial to the area's Confederate soldiers. And at the center of the park, and an emerging controversy, is a flagpole, upon which will fly the red field, blue cross, and thirteen white stars of the Confederate battle flag. The flag has been a lightning rod for controversy for years; the SCV insists it’s a symbol of heritage while opponents see it as an emblem of racism symbol. For some perspective, Todd Hatton speaks
Murray State’s public radio service 91.3 WKMS expands the diverse array of American music on its program schedule by adding American Routes beginning Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m. Host Nick Spitzer, a veteran radio personality, folklorist and professor of anthropology and American studies at Tulane University, brings American Routes to nearly one million listeners on public radio station nationwide each week.