Quick peek at the pop culture news scene for right now . . .
Fox News: Kim Kardashian helps another inmate get out of prison after 23 years behind bars
DM: Kim Kardashian looks sultry in her own SKIMS bra and leggings as she presents the brand's new cotton collection: 'It's ultra soft'
Forbes: Why The Fashion Industry Needs To Turn On To Hemp
Closer to home, here are the somewhat nicer news links worth a peek . . .
Desperate Kansas City Seasonal Hiring Season Starts
LENEXA, Kan. - Across the Kansas City metro, UPS wants to add 1,100 people to its team. The open positions include 775 package handlers, 165 delivery and tractor-trailer drivers and 350 driver helpers. Some of those employees will work inside the Lenexa Customer Center, which is looking to hire 500 workers.
Sharing Boozy Promo Pix
Alex Lindsey plans to open West Bottoms Whiskey Co. at the end of this year with a unique business plan for the distilling industry in Kansas City. Lindsey plans to make handcrafted, small-batch whiskeys aged in 1-gallon barrels and release them quarterly, similar to the way craft breweries have seasonal releases.
Show-Me Another Slaughter
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Department of Conservation officials say the state's elk herd is on track to be large enough in 2020 for the first hunt in more than a century. The that department officials outlined how a hunt will work if the rules get final approval by the conservation commission.
Scribe Scares Up Readers
Kansas native Scott Thomas' writing style has been described as Midwestern Gothic. His new book " Violet" easily fits the definition of gothic horror, even if it doesn't match the genre's usual characteristics. European gothic tales involve castles, wherein lie the sins and dark secrets of the aristocracy - beheadings and betrayals.
Spectacular Kansas City Light Show Behind The Clouds
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Shooting stars and fireballs could create quite a show in the night sky this week courtesy of two meteor showers. The Draconid meteor shower will be active through October 10, although Tuesday night might afford the best view.
Cheap Doggie Style Debuts
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Multiple local animal shelters will join forces this weekend in an effort to find more than 500 pets forever homes. Kansas City Pet Project, Great Plains SPCA, Lawrence Humane Society and Midwest Animal Rescue will all offer $25 pet adoptions starting Friday, Oct.
Prep For Kansas City Drop
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Temperatures in Kansas City are expected to plummet by as much as 20 degrees in just a few hours late Thursday afternoon. A strong cold front will move into the metro between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, dropping temperatures from the low 70s to the 50s.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .