Tennessee Democratic leaders say they plan to talk with Gov. Bill Haslam about expanding pre-kindergarten classes after the state's education commissioner said he doesn't plan to request funding for an expansion.
State Rep. Sara Beth Gregory will seek the Republican nomination to run for an open state Senate seat in southern Kentucky. Gregory said in a statement Wednesday that she wants to replace former state Sen. David Williams who resigned last week to accept an appointment as circuit judge.
The Associated Press is reporting that coal stocks are dropping sharply today, on the expectation of tougher going for coal companies in a second term for President Obama. The AP reports that a series of environmental regulations proposed by the Obama administration could reduce the nation's use of coal.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is meeting with state agencies to help prepare for possible budget cuts. After a series of meetings conducted on election day, Haslam will hear presentations today for transportation, children's services and other departments.
Kentucky voters have approved a measure that makes hunting and fishing a constitutional right in the state. With 25 percent of the vote counted Tuesday night, the constitutional amendment received approval from 307,765 voters, or 84.7 percent, and was rejected by 55,350, or 15.2 percent.
The United Methodist Publishing House has announced that it will move all retail sales to its online portal and call centers, with the intention of closing its Cokesbury bookstores. The Nashville-based publisher has supplied religious materials for decades. The firm distributes religious books, Bibles, and other Christian resources.
Gov. Steve Beshear has undergone minor outpatient surgery to repair a detached retina. Spokeswoman Kerri Richardson says the problem developed over the weekend and that Beshear woke and had trouble seeing out of one eye.
It's not just the choice of candidates that is contentious this presidential election in Tennessee. Voting itself, and who gets to do it, has become such a hot issue that federal election monitors are in Memphis and Nashville watching the polls.
Polling places have opened their doors in Kentucky. Polls are open in the state until 6 p.m. local time. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has predicted a record number of voters will cast their ballots.