6 Things to Know: November 14
1. Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway wants the Tennessee Valley Authority to be open about the Shawnee Fossil Plant’s future. TVA must decide whether to close two units at the plant, or spend millions to bring them up to EPA standards.
2. A short hearing today will address safety concerns about a home at the center of the Keith Griffith murder case. The judge has ordered a fence to be built around the home.
3. Open enrollment for both state and federal health care exchanges starts tomorrow. The White House has promised a more user-friendly Healthcare.gov website.
4. Tennessee’s Department of Agriculture plans to hear your thoughts on permitting and regulating industrial hemp. The department scheduled a public hearing in Nashville for Tuesday.
5. It’s official: The Republican party elected Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell as the Senate majority leader. He’ll start his new role when the new Congress convenes in January.
6. Watch out for salt trucks. Road crews in both Illinois and Kentucky say they will pre-treat roads in preparation for winter weather expected Sunday into Monday.