A group that has attacked the construction of a mosque in Murfreesboro is now taking aim at a recent hire by Governor Bill Haslam who is Muslim. The Tennessean reports the Center for Security Policy and the 8th District Tea Party Coalition are urging their members to put pressure on the state to dump Samar Ali, an attorney appointed last month as the new international director for the state's Economic and Community Development Office.
An Iraqi man facing terrorism charges in Kentucky will be moved from isolation at a jail until he faces trial in August. Mohanad Shareef Hammadi had been held separate from other inmates at the Grayson County Jail since his arrest in May 2011. During a hearing on Wednesday in federal court in Louisville, Defense Attorney James Earhart said he would not seek to have the 24-year-old Hammadi released pending trial as part of a deal with prosecutors.
Production at the Bowling Green General Motors plant will cease for all of July to allow for construction in preparation for the next-generation Corvette. The plant is making a $131 million investment to build the new C-7.
Rutherford County's planning commission has voted to appeal a ruling that voided their approval of a new mosque. The Daily News Journal reports the commission voted for the appeal 6-1 at its meeting Monday night.
Kentucky’s two largest cities are looking to help businesses expand their markets. Louisville and Lexington have formed a business partnership called the Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement, or BEAM. On Monday, BEAM officials announced plans for an export service for businesses in each city and along Interstate 64 between them.
Police in Bowling Green have charged a man with with murder in the stabbing death of a man whose body was found in the street of a residential neighborhood.
Police arrested 24 year old Stephan Thomas on Saturday after the stabbing near Veterans Memorial Boulevard. Witnesses reportedly led police to an apartment where Thomas was arrested. The body of 21 year old Tyrese Huffman was found by officers responding to a 911 call around 2:45 a.m. Bowling Green police sat Huffman was stabbed in the neck.
Contract crews with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be repairing the eastbound Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway ramp to Northbound Interstate 65 on Tuesday. The work will require closure of the ramp from 9am to 5pm.