Allen County http://wkyufm.org en Government Shutdown Threatens Opening of Exhibit Featuring Work by Allen County Basket Maker http://wkyufm.org/post/government-shutdown-threatens-opening-exhibit-featuring-work-allen-county-basket-maker <p></p><p>Two Allen County basket makers are in Washington D.C. to see their work featured in a new exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution.</p><p>But their plans could be ruined because of the government shutdown.</p><p>Scott Gilbert and Beth Hester are a husband-and-wife basket making team from Scottsville. One of Gilbert&rsquo;s baskets is part of a Smithsonian exhibit scheduled to open to the public this Friday. That opening is in jeopardy unless Congress passes a measure funding the government.</p><p>Gilbert told WKU Public Radio he and his wife walked to the exhibit gallery Tuesday morning, only to find all the doors locked.</p><p>&ldquo;Well, for a little while I was really mad about it. But when you&rsquo;re standing here&mdash;we&rsquo;re at the corner of I and 17<sup>th</sup> Avenues&mdash;and everything is hustle and bustle, and life goes on and the city goes on. I really don&rsquo;t think they care much about the government here in Washington,&quot; Gilbert said with a laugh. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 17:08:53 +0000 Kevin Willis 37855 at http://wkyufm.org Government Shutdown Threatens Opening of Exhibit Featuring Work by Allen County Basket Maker New System for Allen County Driver's Licenses http://wkyufm.org/post/new-system-allen-county-drivers-licenses <p>Installation of software and cameras for Kentucky's new driver's license will require a one day suspension of licenses being issued at the Allen County Circuit Court Clerk's office on Monday, October 22nd. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 15:46:38 +0000 Joe Corcoran 20769 at http://wkyufm.org