At least for now, the 965 acres along Interstate 65 in Simpson County that was up for auction Thursday will remain farmland. Four of the six parcels pieced together over the years by Bowling Green entrepreneur David Garvin were purchased by Kent and Brad Kelley. The remaining two parcels went to the Franklin-Simpson Industrial Authority.
The Franklin County Humane Society remains on lockdown after several more puppies were put down after testing positive for the canine parvovirus, bringing the total number of dogs euthanized to 11. The society has been under quarantine since Monday after the virus was first discovered last weekend. Since then, seven more puppies were brought in with symptoms and were euthanized after testing positive for the parvovirus. Humane Society Vice President Trudi Johnson said two of the sick puppies may have visited the East Frankfort Dog Park while contagious.
<p><strong>Here Bums The Bride: </strong>Lars von Trier's <em>Melancholia </em>centers on a newlywed (Kirsten Dunst) whose chronic depression leaves her singularly well-equipped to confront the end of the world. </p>
In the space of a few weeks, Hollywood will give us four serious dramas about mentally unstable characters. It's a minitrend at best, and most likely coincidental. But it got me thinking about how filmmakers use narrative form to shake up audiences and put them in the same frame of mind as the characters they're watching.
Unemployment rates across America didn't change much in September, says the Labor Department. But among the mostly small shifts that occurred, 25 states reported decreases in their unemployment rate. Of the remaining states, 14 saw a higher jobless rate, and 11 remained the same.
A group of Perryville residents have expressed desire to maintain the city’s current police staffing rather than switching from a full-time to part-time police chief. More than 30 residents attended the Perryville City Council’s open forum Thursday, and the majority spoke negatively about the possibility of reducing police coverage from about 60 total hours a week to about 40.
It's easy to wonder whether actual events in the lives of great composers are directly reflected in their music. Sometimes people even argue about it. But in the case of personal tragedies early in Giuseppe Verdi's life, the case seems like a slam dunk.
<p>Because of Alexander Hamilton's insistence that the United States pay off its debt, investors came to see the nation as a stable place to do business, biographer Ron Chernow says.</p>
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This weekend, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet in Brussels with other European Union leaders. Their goal: to settle on a plan to pay the debts of struggling member nations.
Their meeting might go better if Alexander Hamilton's ghost could get a seat at the table.
Hamilton, one of the United States' Founding Fathers, was the fiscal genius who insisted that paying off debts of this union's member states would lead to economic greatness.
A few minutes ago, President Obama announced that the war in Iraq was over.
"After nearly nine years, the long war in Iraq will come to an end by the end of this year," the president said. President Obama said he talked to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki earlier today and they were both in complete agreement about how to proceed. Obama said that "as promised" by the end of the year all troops will withdraw from the country.
He said that this means the relationship between Iraq and the United States will now be a normal one between two sovereign countries.
<p>In this handout image supplied by the European Space Agency (ESA), the Soyuz VS01 is prepared on the launch pad at the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.</p>
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A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from French Guiana this morning. It was the first time one of them has blasted off outside its old Soviet Union bases.
It also marked a more important first: The rocket was carrying the first piece of Europe's Galileo global positioning system, which aims to provide more accurate information than the United States' GPS system.