Several activities are coming to the KVOE listening area this weekend.
Monday is the deadline for those of you interested in participating in the Lyon County Crime Stoppers Badges Unite chili feed Feb. 1 at the Bowyer Community Building.
On the KVOE Morning Show on Friday, Lyon County deputy and event organizer Jacob Welsh said it's easy to participate.
Forty-five days per count may not sound like much, but it adds up when you have pleaded no contest to nearly 40 charges against you. That was the case for Emporian Thomas Hebb on Thursday.
USD 253 Emporia will undergo a legislative audit this spring, under a new state law passed last year.
Emporia schools will be subjected to the Legislative Post Audit, after the USD 437 Auburn-Washburn audit was postponed. USD 253 was instead chosen as the first district to be audited under the law.
A Lebo man has been sentenced to life in prison for child molestation.
Alvin Houston III, 43, has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 40 years.
In case you hadn't noticed, it's pretty dry in Kansas right now. Eastern Kansas is still considered "abnormally dry," but at least for the East-Central division, which includes Emporia, the drought deficit isn't very much.
Kansas Chief Justice Lawton Nuss is pressuring lawmakers to add money to the state court system.
In his State of the Judiciary on Wednesday, Nuss said the money appropriated for court operations in 2015 is over $8 million below the base budget request and almost $20 million below what the system needs to operate efficiently -- especially with 90 percent of the budget headed to personnel.
Later this session, lawmakers hope to restore some funds cut last year to Regents universities including Emporia State.
On KVOE's ESU Buzz with President Dr. Michael Shonrock on Thursday, Rep. Don Hill says Gov. Sam Brownback offered hope with his State of the State last week.