Six things to know: Friday, February 21st


Web Editor - Amanda Roberts

 Here are the six things you need to know for your day in news today, Friday, February 21st:

  1. Leaders in Paducah and McCracken County will announce a joint task force today to address the future of the county's animal shelter. Volunteers say the three-year-old building houses too many animals, putting their health at risk. A new shelter would cost over one-million dollars.
  2. The President of Ukraine says they reached an agreement to end the violence overnight. Clashes between police and protesters in Kiev have killed dozens, injured hundreds.   
  3. The man who allegedly killed  10-year-old Hailey Owens will be in court today. Police arrested Craig Michael Wood hours after Tuesday's kidnapping.
  4. President Obama announced that Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will visit the White House, but that could hurt already tense relations with China who denounces him as a separatist.
  5. Tennessee senators passed legislation to allow the sale of wine in grocery stores. If signed by Governor Haslam, cities and towns must then vote to approve wine on their shelves.
    • What's different about this year's flu season? The vaccine worked better, but children and young adults, not the elderly were hit hardest because of swine flu.