Opponents of a mosque being built in Tennessee got the government decision that approved it overturned Friday, but they lost their bid to stop construction immediately. Rutherford County Chancellor Robert Corlew states in a written order released in the Nashville suburb of Murfreesboro that the approval is void because it was taken in violation of the Tennessee’s Open Meetings Act. He ruled earlier this week that the county didn’t give the public adequate notice of what has become a contentious issue.
Some county officials in Kentucky are criticizing Governor Steve Beshear's authorization of more than $4 million from coal tax revenue to provide college scholarships to students from nine eastern Kentucky counties over the next two years.
Construction is continuing on a new mosque outside of Murfreesboro as attorneys debate the import of a judge's ruling that voided approval of the site plan. Rutherford County Chancellor Robert Corlew issued that ruling on Tuesday, saying that there was insufficient public notice of the meeting where the site plan was approved.
Negotiations to keep the popular Indiana-Kentucky basketball series alive have stalled for the second time in a month and there seems to be little chance of reviving it. Indiana athletic director Fred Glass announced May 3 that the series, an annual tradition since 1969, would end because the two schools could not agree on whether to play the games at neutral sites or on the two campuses.
State tourism officials in Kentucky are urging people who are fascinated by the Hatfield-McCoy feud to come to the bluegrass state to visit the sites of the legendary conflict. Interest in the story has been sparked by a new History Channel mini-series.
A judge in Tennessee ruled Tuesday that the public wasn't properly notified about a meeting where local officials approved the plan for a proposed mosque, meaning construction of the disputed project will be stopped.
Officials in Tennessee say asking hard questions, reading all materials, and scrutinizing websites are important steps to be certain a health insurance offer is legitimate. The Department of Commerce and Insurance says unlicensed companies have been defrauding consumers by collecting premiums for bogus insurance policies, with no intention of paying claims.
A pre-civil war house in Barren County is being recommended for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. The 1855 property has been known as the Bybee House for its builder, Barren County native William Bybee. He was a farmer, livestock trader, and land speculator.