Around the South for May 30: TN, OK & KY

Tennessee: Corker commends Trump trip. US Sen. Bob Corker (R), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued a statement praising President Trump’s first official trip abroad. “The trip was executed to near perfection and it appears the president has made great progress on the broad range of objectives his team articulated to me when I met with senior White House and State Department officials during their preparations, President Trump should be commended on the success of this trip.” …….Oklahoma: Schools strapped for resources. In the wake of a series of budget and tax cuts over the past few years, many Sooner State school districts are cutting back on educational programs, reports a front page feature in the Washington Post. “Class sizes have ballooned, art and foreign foreign-language programs have shrunk or disappeared, and with no money for new textbooks, children go without,” reports the Post …….Kentucky: Bunning, athlete and politician, dies at 85. Jim Bunning, who first gained fame as a Hall of Fame pitcher for the Detroit Tigers and the Philadelphia Phillies and later became a Republican congressman and a two-term US Senator from Kentucky, died on May 26 from a stroke, reports the Washington Post in a six-column obituary …….