Health plan aids employers with early retiree health plans

Gov. Phil Bredesen may not like many provisions in federal health reform, but his administration hopes one part of the plan will cut health care costs for retired state employees by up to $43.5 million.

Some $5 billion in federal aid will be available over the next three years to pay most of the high-cost claims for people who retire before age 65 and are still covered by their former employer's health plans.

Swagger and substance: Miranda Lambert tour comes to North Little Rock

There has been no bigger break-out darling in the country music world over the past 10 years than Miranda Lambert, who brings her Certified Platinum Tour, in support of her latest studio album, Platinum, to North Little Rock's Verizon Arena on Friday.