Regional News

Coal incentives

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky House has passed a bill that would make the hard-hit coal industry eligible for state economic incentives. House Majority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins said Friday the measure would "right a wrong" by letting coal… continue reading ›

Hattiesburg schools

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Classified employees in the financially troubled Hattiesburg Public School District will be subject to a 5 percent salary cut for the remainder of the 2015-16 school year. That's according to a letter sent Thursday by interim… continue reading ›

Lawyer disciplined

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Supreme Court says a lawyer who was embroiled in a sex-scandal with a drug-addicted client deserves more punishment than a board's recommended 30-day suspension of his law license. The state's highest court on Thursday… continue reading ›

19 confirmed cases of salmonella in Estill County

IRVINE, Ky. (AP) - Estill County Emergency Management says there are 19 confirmed salmonella cases and 41 people with gastrointestinal illnesses in the county. In a Facebook post, Estill County Emergency Management says the health department is investigating the salmonella… continue reading ›

Commercial air service to start again in Tupelo

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - The final pieces are coming together for commercial air service to start again in Tupelo, five months after the last carrier left. Corporate Flight Management, based in Smyrna, Tennessee, is set to begin its Tupelo-Nashville connection… continue reading ›

State moves inmates from regional jails

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Budget problems are forcing the Mississippi Department of Corrections to cut the state inmate population at county regional jails. The agency, in a news release, said it began Friday removing 602 inmates from 13 of the… continue reading ›

Girlfriend now sought in parolee's escape

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Corrections is now seeking the girlfriend of parolee Michael Lester Morgan as an accomplice in his escape this week. The department, in a news release Friday, said Kimberly M. Sellars is wanted… continue reading ›

Political leaders attend Powers' funeral

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Georgia Davis Powers' funeral turned into a celebration of a life that broke down barriers as a civil-rights icon and the first African-American woman elected to the Kentucky Senate. The Courier-Journal reports the celebration Friday in… continue reading ›

TBI Top 10 Wanted Man Captured

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An alleged sex offender on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top Ten Most Wanted List has been captured by police. Officials say John Lamb was arrested in Rutherford County Thursday afternoon, about an hour after he… continue reading ›


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