Courthouse doors are locked in Kentucky for a mandatory furlough day, the first time in decades the court system has shut down to balance its budget. All court services, from trials to driver’s licensing are suspended statewide.
The format for the vice presidential debate to be held in October at Centre College in Danville has been announced. The non-profit Commission on Presidential Debates says the Oct. 11 debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics over 90 minutes.
A northeastern Kentucky sheriff says out-of-state callers are trying to get personal information and money by telling people they failed to appear in court for jury duty. Lewis County Sheriff Johnnie Bivens says multiple residents have complained about receiving phone calls from someone claiming they had been previously called for jury duty but failed to appear. Bivens says the caller then claims an arrest warrant has been issued.
Students in a northern Tennessee county are in limbo as the local school board continues to debate a budget impasse. The Tennessean reports the school board voted 10-1 last week to delay the beginning of school in order to deal with a nearly $8 million budget hole.
WKU Historians Dr. Jack Thacker and Dr. Glenn LaFantasie say many universities and colleges have cut back on course offerings that cover Civil War history. They say its part of a trend that's disappointing to many people who have a strong interest in the field, especially as the nation marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.