Regional
10:42 am
Tue November 18, 2003

Transpark and WKU Bus Funding in Transportation Bill

Washington, DC/Bowling Green – U-S Senator Mitch McConnell says he has secured
over five million dollars in funding for the Kentucky
TriModal Transpark. The money is included in the
Senate Transportation Appropriations bill, and
will be used to build and improve internal roads
for the business park.

In addition, the legislation includes two and a half
million dollars to replace six buses and one ADA
bus that transport students at Western Kentucky
University.

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Regional
12:56 pm
Mon November 17, 2003

Patton Agrees to Two Ethics Charges

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Governor Paul Patton says he chose to
settle ethics charges he was facing---- not as an
admission of guilt---- but because of how he felt
the Executive Branch Ethics Commission intepreted
the law. Patton agreed to two of the four violations
the Commission leveled against him in March.

The Commission charged Kentucky's Governor with
four instances of allegedly using his power and
influence to benefit his former mistress, Tina Conner.

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Regional
9:05 am
Fri November 14, 2003

Tennessee Senators Call for Change on TVA Board

Knoxville, TN – U-S Senators Lamar Alexander and Bill Frist say
an Energy Bill compromise reached in Washington
contains a provision which will expand the TVA
board. The Tennessee lawmakers say the
board will change from three full-time members to
nine part-time members and a Chief Executive Officer.

The change outlined in the energy legislation would
mark a significant departure from past board
practices at TVA. The Knoxville-based agency was
founded in 1933.

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Regional
11:52 am
Thu November 13, 2003

Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Capture Suspects

Baghdad, Iraq – The U-S Military says soldiers from the 101st Airborne
have captured twenty people suspected of attacks
against American forces in Northern Iraq. The arrests
came during raids which started Tuesday night.

Authorities say four suspects in the deaths of two
members of the 101st are among those captured.
A statement from the Division says Iraqi civilians helped
to provide information that led to the identification
and arrest of the suspects.

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Regional
1:50 pm
Wed November 12, 2003

Jury Returns Verdict in Catron Killing

Somerset, KY – A jury in Pulaski County has returned a guilty verdict
for the man accused of plotting the assassination of
former Pulaski County Sheriff Sam Catron. Jurors
deliberated for 45 minutes this afternoon before
finding 57 year old Kenneth White guilty of complicity
in the murder.

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Regional
4:37 pm
Tue November 11, 2003

Ethics Official Says Patton Probe Should Continue

Frankfort, KY – A lawyer for the Executive Branch Ethics
Commission says a hearing should continue to
look at Governor Patton's alleged dealings with
the nursing home business of a former mistress.
Attorney Boyce Crocker responded to Patton's
request to have the ethics charge against him
dropped.

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Regional
11:14 am
Tue November 11, 2003

Judge Rules That Tyson Shares Responsibility

Owensboro, KY – A Federal Judge has ruled that Tyson Foods Inc. shares
responsibility for air pollution from three farms it helps to
operate in western Kentucky. District Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Junior
says the company instructs the growers in facility design, specifications
for equipment, and the optimum conditions for chicken growth.

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Regional
12:08 pm
Mon November 10, 2003

Fletcher Recovering from Shoulder Surgery

Lexington, KY – Governor-Elect Ernie Fletcher is at home, recovering
from shoulder surgery. The 51 year old Fletcher
underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair the
rotator cuff in his right shoulder.

Kentucky's next governor injured his shoulder
a few weeks ago when he fell on an escalator
at the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International
Airport. Surgeons say the fall aggravated an old
tennis injury.

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Regional
11:12 am
Fri November 7, 2003

Soldiers Killed in Helicopter Crash Near Tikrit

Tikrit, Iraq – An Army helicopter crash near Saddam Hussein's
hometown has killed six soldiers from the 101st
Airborne. A spokesman for the 4th Infantry Division
says the six were on board the chopper when it
crashed into a riverbank near Tikrit.

Military officials are investigating to determine
whether the helicopter was brought down by
mechanical problems or hostile fire. The 101st
Airborne is based at Fort Campbell.

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Regional
2:58 pm
Thu November 6, 2003

House Speaker Says McConnell is Calling Democrats

Bowling Green, KY – The Speaker of the Kentucky House says Republican
U-S Senator Mitch McConnell has been calling
Kentucky Democrats in the House, asking them to switch parties.
Speaker Jody Richards, a Democrat from Bowling Green,
says some Democrats in the House have told him that
Senator McConnell has placed calls to them, urging
them to leave their political party. Richards says he
has talked with his fellow Democrats and doesn't
expect any to leave the party.

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