Six things to know – 11/8/16

Here are six things to know for today.

It is election day in the U.S. Polls are open across the Local 6 area. In Kentucky polls close at 6:00 p.m. In Missouri, Tennessee, and Illinois, polls close at 7:00 p.m.

Tennessee manufacturers are in need of young employees as the industry rebounds and older manufacturing workers retire. The state Economic and Community Development Commissioner says of the 344,000 manufacturing workers in Tennessee, about 77,000 will retire in the next decade.

State and local fishing crews will start a new way to fight Asian carp today. It is part of a netting event they’re calling a carp blitz to help determine how many of the invasive fish are in Kentucky waterways. The Department of Fish and Wildlife will hold a public meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Grand Rivers Community Center.

Horse owners are being encouraged to vaccinate their horses to protect them from mosquito borne illnesses in Tennessee. State agriculture officials say horses in Dyer and Gibson counties recently have tested positive for West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis.

Parts of a main street have collapsed in the heart of a major city in southern Japan, creating a massive sinkhole and cutting off power, water and gas supplies to parts of the city. Authorities in Fukuoka say no injuries have been reported. The sinkhole is more than half the size of an Olympic pool.

The city of Orlando, Florida, has announced plans to purchase the Pulse nightclub and eventually convert the site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history into a memorial. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer says the site should probably remain as-is for the next 12 to 18 months, as it has become a gathering place for mourners. He says the city will reach out to the community for advice on how plans for the memorial should proceed.

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