Regional
1:14 pm
Wed July 28, 2004

DEMOCRATS HOLD SEAT

Regional
11:24 am
Wed July 28, 2004

Murray State lawsuit settled

Murray, KY – The family of a student killed in a dormitory fire at Murray State six years ago has settled a lawsuit with the university for $200,000.
Michael Minger's mother had sought as much as $4,000,000 in the four year old suit.
The university has denied fault in Minger's death in September 1998. The Niceville, Florida sophomore music student died of smoke inhalation in the fire at Hester Hall. Police said the fire was intentionally set, but a jury deadlocked in the trial of the only person charged.

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Regional
9:59 am
Wed July 28, 2004

Murray State Lawsuit settled

Murray, KY – The family of a student killed in a dormitory fire at Murray State University six years ago has settled a lawsuit with the school for $200,000.
Michael Minger's mother had sought as much as $4,000,000 in the suit.
The University has denied fault in Minger's death in September of 1998. The Niceville, Florida sophomore music student died of smaoke inhalation in the fire at Hester Hall. Police said the fire was intentionally set, but a jurt deadlocked in the trial of the only person charged.

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Regional
12:53 pm
Mon July 26, 2004

Voters to Head to Polls for Special Election

Henderson, KY – Voters in six western Kentucky counties will elect
a State Senator on Tuesday. The outcome may hinge
on what voters think of the Republican candidate's
recent decision to switch parties.

Republican David Thomason is a previous member
of the Kentucky House, who used to be a Democrat.
He is running against Democrat Dorsey Ridley to
replace the late Senator Paul Herron of Henderson,
who died in June.

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Regional
4:59 pm
Fri July 23, 2004

Federal Judge Bars Kentucky from Preventing Jockeys from Wearing Ads

Louisville, KY – A Federal Judge has permanently barred the state from
preventing jockeys from wearing ads or union logos
during races. U-S District Judge John Heyburn the Second
issued the ruling, ending a dispute that started just days
before the 2004 Kentucky Derby.

Heyburn backed up his initial ruling that said the state's
regulations impinged on the jockey's first amendment
rights. Heyburn said the free-speech rights of jockeys
outweighed the state's concerns.

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Regional
2:48 pm
Fri July 23, 2004

Scorsone to Hold Public Forum on Human Rights Commission Issue

Lexington, KY – State Senator Ernesto Scorsone is planning to hold
a public forum Monday, to get public input on Governor
Fletcher's proposed changes to the Kentucky Commission
on Human Rights. The Democrat from Lexington says
concerns from the public should be heard, before
major changes are put into place.

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Regional
11:08 am
Thu July 22, 2004

Re-enlistmed Running High in Kentucky National Guard

Frankfort, KY – The possibility of wartime deployments for hundreds of
Kentucky National Guard soldiers and airmen is not
discouraging re-enlistments. Officials say about
93 percent of those eligible to leave the Guard in the
past eighteen months have instead opted to re-enlist.

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Regional
10:11 am
Thu July 22, 2004

Governor Wants to Reorganize Kentucky's Human Rights Commission

Frankfort, KY – Governor Fletcher's Chief of Staff says Kentucky's
Governor is planning to re-organize the state's
Human Rights Commission. Daniel Groves says
the final details of the Commission's future make-up
were not finished. However, he says the move would
reduce the number of Commissioners and would
make them full-time.

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Regional
4:03 pm
Wed July 21, 2004

Authorities Investigate Nashville Vehicle Explosion

Nashville, TN – Authorities say a sports utility vehicle exploded and
killed a man in a parking lot at Nashville's largest
hotel. A-T-F agents say the explosion in the
Range Rover happened just before midnight in a
lot about a half-mile from the main entrance to the
Opryland Hotel.

Agents say the cause of the blast has not been determined,
but investigators suspect it was a homemade bomb.
Investigators from the Federal Joint Terrorism Task Force
and the F-B-I are working on the case.

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Regional
9:07 am
Wed July 21, 2004

Danville Doctor Released from Captivity in Zimbabwe

Danville, KY. – A Danville, Kentucky doctor arrested this month in
Zimbabwe on charges of practicing without a
license has been released. Senator Mitch McConnell's
office confirms that Dr. Ed Montgomery and his
wife, Sara Jane, have both had their passports
returned. The two had been relieved of their
passports some two weeks ago, while they were
on a medical mission trip to the African country.

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