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  • Time capsule opened on Eastern Kentucky University president February 13, 2016
    RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) – Eastern Kentucky University officials have opened a more than half-century-old time capsule whose discovery on campus came as a surprise. The Richmond Register reports that the copper box was buried in 1961 in the cornerstone of a campus building. A crowd of EKU students, staff and faculty attended the box’s opening […]
  • Chickasaw County governments now eligible for tornado aid February 13, 2016
    PEARL, Miss. (AP) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has declared another Mississippi county eligible for aid to governments after Dec. 23 tornadoes killed 11 people in the state. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency on Friday said governments and certain nonprofit groups including electrical cooperatives in Chickasaw County are now eligible for assistance. That public […]
  • Chief: Mardi Gras shooting arrests ‘groundwork’ for inquiry February 13, 2016
    PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) – Police are still looking for people involved in a shooting after a Mississippi Mardi Gras parade, although an investigation has produced seven arrests on other charges. Pass Christian (kris-TYANH) Police Chief Tim Hendricks tells WLOX-TV that the arrests on charges concerning guns, illegal drugs and probation violations are “groundwork” helping […]
  • Louisville police say woman shot by toddler February 13, 2016
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Louisville authorities say a mother is expected to recover after being shot by her 2-year-old child. The woman was taken to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment following the shooting Friday evening, according to media reports. Louisville Metro Police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley says the woman was alert and talking, and that […]
  • Jennifer Lawrence donating $2 million to hometown hospital February 13, 2016
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Actress Jennifer Lawrence is donating $2 million to a Kentucky hospital where she visited sick youngsters during a recent holiday trip home. The Oscar winner, a Louisville native, announced by video Friday that she’s giving the money to establish the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital […]
  • Plaintiffs in UT rape lawsuit ask court to prevent hearing February 13, 2016
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The women who filed a federal lawsuit against the University of Tennessee are asking the court to prevent an upcoming university hearing in one of the sexual assault cases listed in the lawsuit. Media outlets report that in a motion filed Friday, the six women asked that UT not be allowed […]
  • Middle Tennessee State University sets fundraising record February 13, 2016
    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) – Middle Tennessee State University officials say the school surpassed $100 million during a recent fundraising effort. The Tennessean reports that the more than $105 million raised during the six-year Centennial Campaign was a record-setting total for the school. The amount eclipsed MTSU’s previous fundraising record by more than $70 million. School […]
  • Proposed Hamilton Co. shooting range met with controversy February 13, 2016
    GRAYSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Plans to build a shooting range in west Hamilton County are being met with opposition. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that Justin Whaley and his company, Dead Zero Shooting, are proposing a shooting range complex on 184 acres along Retro Hughes Road. Whaley plans to buy the land, pending approval […]

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