A southern Tennessee county is poised to gain up to 800 new jobs when a subsidiary of Fiat expands its auto supply plant. The nearly $54 million expansion of the Magneti Marelli plant in Giles County will provide a major boost to manufacturing jobs throughout the region.
Somerset had been described as the largest city in Kentucky without alcohol sales. However, unofficial vote totals from the city indicate that situation has changed. The Associated Press reports that 2,167 people voted in favor of alcohol sales and 1,464 voted against in yesterday's voting.
One hundred and fifty years ago this month, Union forces hoped to capture the Confederate capitol of Richmond. In fighting that became known as the "Peninsula Campaign," Robert E. Lee kept his promise that the city would be defended.
For Claire Donahue it was the culmination of a life-long dream. The 23-year-old Tennessee native and WKU graduate finished second in the 100 meter butterfly finals in Omaha last night, good enough to qualify for the U.S. team headed to London next month.
Legislative leaders are going to take another crack at approving payments to lawyers who fought to defend last year’s redistricting maps. The Legislative Research Commission hired the attorneys earlier this year to fend off challenges to new district maps.