Americans have grown used to hearing about U-S jobs being shipped overseas. Now, one of the biggest names in global auto manufacturing is moving jobs from Japan to Indiana.
Toyota Motor Corporation is shifting producing of its Highlander sport-utility vehicle from Japan to its plant in Princeton, Indiana. Toyota plans to invest 400-million dollars to expand the Gibson County factory, and add 400 new jobs.
A Tompkinsville businessman is the newest member of the Kentucky General Assembly. Republican Bart Rowland won a special election Tuesday against Democrat Barry Dean Steele. The Monroe County native and insurance executive will represent the heavily Republican 53rd district which covers Monroe, Metcalfe, Cumberland, and Green counties.
Kentucky transportation crews will have traffic pushed down to one lane of traffic from 7:00 p.m. until 12:00 midnight (Central time) Wednesday February 8 for the northbound lanes of I-65 between the Cumberland Parkway and Park City. Also, the northbound exit ramp for Park City will be closed during this time as well. The southbound exit ramp will be open.
A Franklin Circuit Court judge has thrown out new legislative district maps, saying they violate the basic principles of the Kentucky Constitution.
Judge Phillip Shepherd's ruling is based on the so-called five percent rule. It says new districts must be within five percent of their ideal size. Shepherd added that the maps of both the House and Senate districts divided too many counties.
Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Janie Miller has resigned. Miller was appointed as head of the cabinet by Governor Steve Beshear during his first term. The agency is responsible for overseeing Medicaid and various social services.