Daily brief (1/12): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be partly cloudy with bitterly cold temperatures topping out around 15. With northwest winds of 10-15 mph, the day’s lowest wind chill readings of around 15 below will register early in the day. Tonight will also be bitterly cold and partly cloudy with a low around 1.

Hazardous weather outlook

Wind chill advisory
Today’s picks:

  • News-Leader: Greene County commissioners keep county administrator position. After months of meetings, difficult discussions and a leadership change, the Greene County Commission made its last round of decisions Tuesday before the Jan. 30 deadline for the 2011 budget, and the county administrator position will not be cut.
  • KY3: Tobacco shop owner worries about the effect of possible workplace smoking ban in Springfield. Should people be able to light up in restaurants, bars or the workplace? That’s the question voters in Springfield will likely decide come April. While supporters say it’s to better our lives, some worry it could threaten their livelihood.
  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Parents to Springfield Schools: “Too cold for class.” When it’s this cold outside, school districts look at everything from road conditions to wind chills to determine whether to cancel school. (Also KSPR)
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