Regional
4:08 pm
Wed October 15, 2003

Former Kentucky Governor Ned Breathitt Dead

Lexington, KY – A University of Kentucky Hospital Spokesperson
says Breathitt died shortly before midnight, last
night. The former Kentucky governor had been in
a coma since Friday, when he collapsed during
a dinner speech at the University of Kentucky.

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Regional
4:07 pm
Wed October 15, 2003

Labor Secretary Campaigns for Gubernatorial Candidate

Bowling Green, KY – U-S Labor Secretary Elaine Chao is visiting Kentucky
this week, campaigning for Republican Gubernatorial
candidate, Ernie Fletcher. Chao is attending a series
of rallies along with the candidate's wife, Glenna Fletcher.

Speaking in Kentucky this morning, Chao said the state
lags behind too many other states in key areas. She is
calling for improvements in education, health care, and
business development. The Labor Secretary is the wife
of U-S Senator Mitch McConnell.

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Regional
11:16 am
Fri October 10, 2003

Western Files Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit

Bowling Green, KY – Western Kentucky University has filed a motion
to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the
aunt and mother of Katie Autry, who died after
being raped and burned in her dormitory room
in May. Two men, Lucas Goodrum and Stephen
Soules, are facing murder charges in connection
with Autry's death, but they are not named in the
lawsuit filed by Virginia White and Donnie Autry.

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Regional
11:50 am
Thu October 9, 2003

Chandler's Running Mate Donates to Campaign

Louisville, KY – The Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor in
Kentucky has announced that he will give one-half
million dollars to the campaign of his running mate,
Ben Chandler. Louisville businessman Charlie Owen
announced the five hundred thousand dollar donation
today in Louisville.

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Regional
10:36 am
Fri October 3, 2003

Dormitory Fire Murder Case Expected Next Summer

Bowling Green, KY – Judge Tom Lewis indicated today that the first of the
two men charged in the Katie Autry murder case will
go to trial next summer. Judge Lewis scheduled a
pre-trial hearing for February 18th.

Defense attorney Zack Kafoglis, who had represented
defendant Stephen Soules, officially withdrew from the
case. Kafoglis says that step was necessary for his
client to receive the help of the Public Advocacy Office.

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Regional
2:45 pm
Thu October 2, 2003

Conner Enters Guilty Plea to Mail Fraud Charge

Lexington, KY – The former mistress of Kentucky Governor Paul Patton
will be sentenced January eighth, after entering a
guilty plea to a federal mail fraud charge. In exchange
for the plea, federal prosecutors will recommend
probation instead of prison time.

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Regional
2:24 pm
Wed October 1, 2003

Former State Rep John Stanley Hoffman, Junior Dies

Henderson, KY – Former Kentucky Lawmaker John Stanley Hoffman,
Junior died today from a massive stroke. The 66
year old former judge collapsed while walking with
his wife in their Henderson neighborhood. He
was taken to Saint Mary's Medical Center in Evansville,
where he died early this morning.

Hoffman was elected to the State House of
Representatives in 1965, and was elected
Chairman of the Appropriations and Revenue
Committee three years later. He was elected
Henderson County judge in 1969.

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Regional
3:20 pm
Tue September 30, 2003

State Budget Shortfall Expected to Worsen

Bowling Green, KY – A representative of the Governor's Office for Policy
and Management says there is more "bad news"
about the state budget outlook. Bill Hintze told
the Joint Committee on State Government that
Kentucky's budget shortfall is expected to worsen
in 2005 and 2006.

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Regional
11:34 am
Tue September 30, 2003

AP Reports Conner to Change Her Innocent Plea

Louisville, KY – The ex-mistress of Kentucky Governor Paul Patton
is scheduled to go on trial next week on a federal
charge of mail fraud. However, the Associated
Press is reporting that she will change her
innocent plea at a hearing Thursday.

Tina Conner previously pleaded innocent to the
single count that alleged she falsified an
application for a company she owned. She
allegedly falsified the document to be certified
as a "disadvantaged" business.

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Regional
10:36 am
Tue September 30, 2003

AP Reports Conner to Change Her Innocent Plea

Louisville, KY – The ex-mistress of Kentucky Governor Paul Patton
is scheduled to go on trial next week on a federal
charge of mail fraud. However, the Associated
Press is reporting that she will change her
innocent plea at a hearing Thursday.

Tina Conner previously pleaded innocent to the
single count that alleged she falsified an
application for a company she owned. She
allegedly falsified the document to be certified
as a "disadvantaged" business.

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