Regional
3:19 pm
Thu April 22, 2004

Appeals Court Refuses to Strike Down Electioneering Ban

Louisville, KY – A Federal Appeals court has refused to reconsider its
decision to strike down Kentucky's 500 foot electioneering
ban. The result could be that voters will face uncontrolled
electioneering at the polls for the upcoming May primary.

Secretary of State Trey Grayson says he was disappointed
by the decision by the Sixth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals in
Cincinnati. Grayson warns that without extraordinary legal
action, there will be no limits on electioneering for the
May 18th primary.

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Regional
9:57 am
Thu April 22, 2004

Federal Judge Says Medicaid Services Should Be Restored

Lexington, KY – A Federal Judge says Medicaid services should be
reinstated to people whose nursing home or in-home
care was cut off in Kentucky. U-S District Judge Joseph Hood says
the people effected should be reinstated to Medicaid
within fifteen days.

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Regional
3:48 pm
Wed April 21, 2004

Former Democratic Candidate Dismissed at State Park

Gilbertsville, KY – Fletcher Administration officials are citing alleged misuse
of state property and state merit employees as the reasons
for firing Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park
Superintendent Brian Roy. Roy's attorney says his client
will fight the dismissal.

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Regional
12:13 pm
Wed April 21, 2004

Authorities Investigate Indiana Helicopter Crash

Evansville, IN – One man is dead and three people are injured in
a helicopter crash in Southern Indiana. Authorities
say the medical helicopter was flying a patient
from Saint Joseph Hospital in Huntingburg to
Deaconess Hospital in Evansville when it
crashed near Lynnville.

State Police Sergeant Todd Ringle says the patient
died. The patient has been identified as 63 year
old Jerry Leonard of Birdseye, Indiana.

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Regional
11:58 am
Mon April 19, 2004

Kentucky Army National Guardsman Killed in Iraq

Frankfort, KY – A Kentucky Army National Guardsman from Warren County
has been killed in Iraq. First Lieutenant Robert Henderson
the Second was killed Saturday near the Southern Iraqi
city of Diwaniyah.

The State Department of Military Affairs reports the 33 year
old Henderson was a Platoon Leader in the Owensboro-
based Detachment 1, 21-23rd Transportation Company.
The unit was deployed in January.

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Regional
11:05 am
Fri April 16, 2004

Key State Lawmaker Injured in Auto Crash

Richmond, KY – One person has been killed and a state legislator has
been injured in a highway crash in Richmond. Representative
Harry Moberly was treated for broken bones at Pattie A. Clay
hospital in Richmond.

The Madison County Coroner's office confirms that a
second person was pronounced dead at the scene of
the crash. Identity of the victim has been withheld, pending
notification of family members.

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Regional
10:45 am
Fri April 16, 2004

Cutbacks Announced in Governor's Scholars Program

Frankfort, KY – The number of students participating in the Governor's Scholars
Program will be reduced this year, to save 300 thousand dollars
in the state budget. The program recognizes outstanding high
school students in Kentucky and has served one thousand
students per year in the past.

However, the names of 150 students have been trimmed
from the program. The cuts come two days after Kentucky
lawmakers adjourned the 2004 General Assembly without
solving a budget stalemate.

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Regional
1:34 pm
Thu April 15, 2004

Louisville Makes List of "Most Livable" Cities

Louisville, KY – A non-profit organization in Washington, D.C. has
named Louisville one of eleven mid-sized cities
in the nation it calls "most livable." The Partners
for Livable Communities says Louisville embraces
a high-tech economy and has good housing,good
neighborhoods, and a growing downtown.

Louisville was the only Kentucky city to make the
list, which does not rank the cities from one to eleven.

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Regional
11:09 am
Thu April 15, 2004

State Trooper to Return to Duty After Shooting

Jenkins, KY – A Letcher County Grand Jury has declined to indict a
Kentucky State Trooper who shot and killed an unarmed
man during a January drug deal. The Grand Jury
expressed sympathy to the family of 62 year old
James Alexander of Roanoke, Virginia, but found
no criminal conduct in the January 14th incident.

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Regional
1:43 pm
Wed April 14, 2004

Governor May Run the State on His Own Spending Plan

Frankfort, KY – The General Assembly's failure to pass a budget raises the
specter, for the second time in three years, of a Kentucky governor
running the state on his own spending plan.
Political opponents indicate that they probably will take him to
court over the matter.

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