1:04 pm
Thu January 8, 2004

Governor Fletcher Endorses "Fetal Homicide" Bill

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher has endorsed
a "fetal homicide" bill that would declare that life
begins at conception. The legislation he is backing
would apply homicide statutes to a fetus, from the
time of conception.

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12:17 pm
Wed January 7, 2004

Education Committee Calls for Full KEES Funding

Frankfort, KY –
A bill directing lawmakers to fully fund Kentucky's state
sponsored merit-based scholarship program has been
approved by the House Education Committee. The bill
deals with the KEES scholarship program, which is
funded by proceeds from the Kentucky Lottery.

Funding for the program is expected to run three to
five million dollars short in fiscal year 2006. The bill
directs the General Assembly to make use of general
fund dollars to make up for shortfalls in the funding.

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3:22 pm
Tue January 6, 2004

Governor's Sister-in-Law Hired by State Agency

Frankfort, KY – Rachel Fletcher, the Sister-in-law of Kentucky
Governor Ernie Fletcher, has been hired by
the Kentucky Environmental and Public Protection
Cabinet. She will be working as an executive
secretary, starting Wednesday.

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11:25 am
Tue January 6, 2004

Ex-Labor Liason to Work for Attorney General

Frankfort, KY – Former Governor Patton's ex-labor liason is going
to work for new Kentucky Attorney General Greg
Stumbo. Danny Ross was unsuccessfully prosecuted by
previous Attorney General Ben Chandler, after he
and three other individuals were indicted. They were
accused of steering labor union funds to Patton's
1995 gubernatorial campaign, in violation of
fund-raising limits.

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1:02 pm
Mon January 5, 2004

Senator Bunning Heading to Iraq

Washington, D.C. – U-S Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY) will be visiting
Iraq this week to visit with members of the
101st Airborne Division and to get a first hand report
on progress in the rebuilding effort in that country.
The Senator from Northern Kentucky is leading a
congressional delegation that includes Senator
Zell Miller of Georgia.

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2:07 pm
Fri January 2, 2004

Kentucky's Tracking System for Cattle Praised

Lexington/Bowling Green – Agriculture experts in Kentucky say the state's system
for tracking cattle from farm to the grocery store could
serve as an example for some other parts of the
country. The Kentucky Beef Network has been
installing new computer systems and equipment
at livestock collection facilities and stockyards.
Jim Akers, a beef expert with the University of
Kentucky College of Agriculture says the system
has been a positive development.

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9:54 am
Tue December 30, 2003

Members of the 101st Airborne to Return Next Month

Fort Campbell – Planeloads of soldiers are expected to return
home to Fort Campbell in January. Officials
say "Screaming Eagles" from the 101st
Airborne Division have been fighting in Iraq
since they were deployed to Kuwait in February.

Troops from the 101st have been involved in
major combat operations, with about twenty
thousand members of the air assault division
fighting in Iraq. The troops settled in northern
Iraq and have been helping to rebuild the

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12:07 pm
Fri December 26, 2003

Livestock Spokesman Says Inspection System Working

Bowling Green, KY – The head of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture
says the fact that a case of mad cow disease was
detected in Washington State is a good indication that
the inspection system is working. Glenn Slack is the
Chief Executive Officer of the Bowling Green-based
group. He says the situation regarding the extent of
mad cow disease in Washington state should become
much clearer within a few days.

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10:50 am
Tue December 23, 2003

Homeland Security Chief Urges Vigilance in Kentucky

Louisville, KY – Kentucky's Homeland Security Director is calling
on residents of the state to be vigilant as the nation's
terror alert remains high. Director Ray Nelson of
Kentucky's Office for Security Coordination is urging
people to keep their eyes and ears open so they
can report anything unusual to law enforcement

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4:17 pm
Mon December 22, 2003

Economists Revise State Revenue Projections

Frankfort, KY – The economists who compile Kentucky's official
revenue projections have revised their forecast.
They say revenues for the rest of fiscal year 2004
will fall short of budget needs by 261 million dollars.

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