Regional
9:53 am
Fri January 30, 2004

Former Governor Louie B. Nunn Dies

Versailles, KY – Former Kentucky Governor Louie B. Nunn died
last night at his Versailles residence. Woodford
County Coroner Steve Ward says the 79 year old
Nunn collapsed after suffering an apparent
heart attack.

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Regional
11:40 am
Thu January 29, 2004

Black Water Spill Investigations Underway

Bowling Green, KY – A Pike County coal company has been cited
for alledgedly causing a black water spill that
fouled more than eight miles of an eastern
Kentucky creek. The Environmental and Public
Protection Cabinet has issued a Notice of
Non-compliance and an Imminent Danger
Cessation Order to the Johns Creek Processing
Company.

The company was cited for allowing black water
to leave a permitted area and for failing to report
the spill in a timely manner.

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Regional
10:47 am
Wed January 28, 2004

House Passes Nursing Home Legislation

Frankfort,KY – The Kentucky House has approved legislation
which would make it a felony to tip off a nursing
home about a pending state inspection.
Representative Kathy Stein of Lexington is the
sponsor of the bill, which passed the House
by a 94 to 0 margin.

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Regional
4:56 pm
Tue January 27, 2004

Veteran's Lottery Game Stalled by House Committee

Frankfort, KY – A bill to create a lottery scratch-off game to
raise money for veterans' programs has
stalled in a House Committee. The proposal
was backed by General Les Beavers, the
Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of
Veteran's Affairs.

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Regional
2:47 pm
Fri January 23, 2004

Kentucky House Passes Bill on Elder Abuse

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky House has passed a bill to
spell out how crimes against the elderly and
other "vulnerable adults" are to be handled.

The bill outlines the steps to be taken from the
time a complaint is filed with the Cabinet for
Families and Children until it is resolved.
Proponents say that would impose accountability
on everyone involved in investigating cases
of elder abuse, neglect defrauding, and other
crimes.

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Regional
10:56 am
Thu January 22, 2004

Kentucky Senate Passes Fetal Homicide Bill

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky Senate has approved legislation
that would create a crime of "fetal homicide."
The bill would legally recognize the unborn from
the time of conception.

The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that a
fetus is not a person under current Kentucky law.
As a result, the high court said no one who causes the
death of a fetus can be charged with homicide.

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Regional
11:32 am
Wed January 21, 2004

Spokesman Wants Greater Awareness of Gambling Problems

Bowling Green, KY – The Executive Director of the Kentucky Council
on Problem Gambling says too many people
underestimate the cost of compulsive gambling.
Mike Stone cites a University of Illinois study
which estimates a cost of thirteen thousand
dollars per year, per compulsive gambler.

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Regional
12:15 pm
Tue January 20, 2004

Lieutenant Governor Wants to Change Drug Strategy

Frankfort, KY – Governor Fletcher's Administration wants better
drug treatment---- instead of prison sentences---
for offenders. Lieutenant Governor Steve Pence
says the state plans to cut the number of non-violent
offenders in prison, and could delay the opening of
a one thousand bed prison which is under
construction in Elliot County.

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Regional
3:10 pm
Mon January 19, 2004

Tennessee Lottery Could Cut Kentucky Lottery Proceeds

Williamsburg, KY –
Kentucky Lottery Officials are concerned about the
impact the new Tennessee Lottery will have on
ticket sales in the Commonwealth. Kentucky Lottery
President and Chief Executive Arch Gleason estimates
Kentucky will lose more than 48 million dollars in
sales in the 2004-2005 fiscal year. Gleason also
warns that the loss could reach more than 71 million
dollars in the following fiscal year.

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Regional
9:38 am
Fri January 16, 2004

Kentucky House Passes Credit Card Theft Bill

Frankfort, KY – A bill passed today by the Kentucky House would
create a felony offense for a form of credit-card
theft. The bill would punish people who "skim"
credit cards. The practice consists of installing
an electronic device between a credit card reader
and a telephone wall jack to obtain credit card
information.

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