Bowling Green, Kentucky – The Bowling Green City Commission has approved the second reading of an ordinance outlining the city's urban renewal plan. With the vote, the implementation of the historic Bowling Green Revitalization Project becomes effective immediately.
Under the plan, land will be acquired in part to establish Bowling Green Circus Square, a business and housing and park development; to expand existing medical facilities and the riverfront project; and provide for a housing complex for the elderly.
Bowling Green, Kentucky – The United States Senate has passed a resolution honoring the Western Kentucky University football team for winning the NCAA Division 1-AA Football Championship. The resolution was sponsored by Senator Jim Bunning, and was approved unanimously on January 9th. The US House had passed a similar resolution, sponsored by Congressman Ron Lewis, earlier this week.
Bowling Green, KY – The American Football Coaches Association announced Tuesday at the conclusion of its 2003 convention that Western Kentucky University head coach Jack Harbaugh was selected National I-AA Coach of the Year in a vote of his peers.
Harbaugh wins the award for the first time after leading the Hilltoppers to their first NCAA Division I-AA national championship with a 34-14 victory over top-seeded McNeese State Dec. 20 in Chattanooga.
Owensboro, Kentucky – Lindsey Wilson College has received a $400,000 grant from the James Graham Brown Foundation of Louisville. College President William Luckey Jr. says the Brown Foundation has been a major partner of Lindsey Wilson for more than twenty-five years. The latest grant will be used to assist in the school's science program.
Lexington, Ky – After spending 42-years in education and public broadcasting, the Executive Director and C.E.O of Kentucky Educational Television is stepping down. Virginia G. Fox plans to retire on December 31, 2002. Fox has been honored with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's Lifetime Achievement Award. Fox is only the third person to be recognized with the award by the C.P.B .
Columbia, Kentucky – The search for an Adair County teenager accused of murdering his parents is being extended to other states. Kentucky State Police believe 16-year-old Blake Walker is in Texas, but did not specify a location in the state.
The bodies of his parents, 55-year-old Barbara Peterson and 54-year-old Brian Walker were found by police Monday at the family's home in Knifley. Broadcast reports say investigators may be using credit card information to track Blake Walker.
Louisville, Kentucky – The chances of passing a tobacco buyout through Congress could be improving. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has committed to work on the legislation. That is according to U.S. Representative Ernie Fletcher, who made the statement yesterday during the Kentucky Farm Bureau's Annual Convention.
Louisville, Kentucky – The family of a man who was shot to death while handcuffed plans to take Louisville Police to Court. A wrongful death suit was filed yesterday in Jefferson Circuit Court on behalf of James Taylor's four children.
Frankfort, Kentucky – A Judge's decision means only parts of Tina Conner's lawsuit against Governor Paul Patton can proceed. Yesterday, a Franklin Circuit Judge dismissed most of a lawsuit that accused Patton of retaliating against Conner for ending their affair.
The Judge exempted State Government as a defendant in the suit and dismisssed allegations that Patton sexually harrassed Conner and wasted state resources. But, the Judge left intact Conner's claims that Patton caused her emotional distress and acted outrageously.