11:31 am
Wed September 3, 2003

Three Police Officers Wounded in Lexington Stand-off

Lexington, KY – Lexington Police Chief Anthany Beatty says two of his officers
and a Fayette County Sheriff's Deputy suffered minor injuries
in a stand-off with Lexington resident Mark Lunsford.

The 36 year old Lunsford was taken into custody after
negotiating with officers. He was taken to the University
of Kentucky Medical Center where he was treated for a
drug overdose.

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1:23 pm
Fri August 29, 2003

Senator Karem Will Not Seek Re-election

Louisville, KY – State Senator David Karem, a Democrat from Louisville,
says he will not seek re-election when his term ends
next year. Speaking with reporters today, Karem said
he had hoped to leave the Senate "under his own
terms", and believes he will be able to accomplish that

Karem says his decision was not influenced by the
fact that Republicans now have control of the State
Senate. The Lawmaker from Louisville was first
elected to the State Senate in 1976.

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11:14 am
Thu August 28, 2003

CEO of Kentucky Virtual University to Step Down

Frankfort, KY – The top official at the Kentucky Virtual University will leave
his post on September 15th. Daniel Rabuzzi, who is a native
of New York, will go to New York city to become the head
of the Leader to Leader Institute.

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education President
Tom Layzell has appointed Norma Northern to serve as
interim CEO of the Virtual University. Northern is currently
the Chief Operating Officer.

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2:06 pm
Wed August 27, 2003

TVA Rates Going Up in October

Knoxville, TN – The three member board of the Tennessee Valley
Authority has approved a rate hike of more than
seven percent for residential and business customers.
The board also lowered rates two percent for about
1500 manufacturers.

T-V-A says the money is needed to pay for pollution
control equipment at its coal-fired power plants. A
residential customer who uses one thousand kilowatt
hours of power per month will seen an increase of
less than four dollars.

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2:11 pm
Mon August 25, 2003

Subjects of Amber Alert Found Unharmed

Louisville, KY – Two missing children have been found unharmed, and
their mother has surrendered to police. Authorities say
the children had been taken from their Grandmother's
house at knifepoint by their mother, after she lost
custody of the youngsters. The children were found
near a television station in Louisville.

Police say the woman's sister had been awarded
temporary custody of the children, who are ages
seven and six months.

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11:08 am
Fri August 22, 2003

Legislative Leader Calls for Gambling Competition

Frankfort, KY--AP – A leader in the Kentucky House of Representatives says Kentucky would
make more money with casinos than with electronic slot machines at
race tracks. Speaker Pro Tem Larry Clark, who advocates more legalized
gambling in the state, says competition between casinos and race tracks
would be best for the state.

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3:24 pm
Thu August 21, 2003

Social Security Officials Encourage Retirement Planning

Bowling Green, KY – Administrators with the Social Security Administration are urging
American workers to plan ahead for retirement by diversifying
investments. Speaking at a day-long forum at Western Kentucky
University, Atlanta Deputy Regional Commissioner Ron Tysinger
pointed to the need to invest for retirement.

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1:55 pm
Tue August 19, 2003

Internet Worm Hits State Computers

(Frankfort,KY---AP) – An internet worm has interrupted work in several motor
vehicle registration offices
in Kentucky. Computers that handle auto registration data were impacted by the worm in
at least six branch offices in Jefferson County.In Fayette County, the County Clerk
reported that it was
almost impossible to process registrations Monday. However,
offices in Franklin County reported no major problems with computer performance.
Some other state services also were affected. Gil Lawson of the

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10:30 am
Tue August 19, 2003

Upgrading Power Grid Could Prompt Higher Electric Bills

Louisville, KY---AP – Kentucky's Electricity Regulators are concerned that
proposals to spend fifty billion dollars to upgrade the
nation's power grid could prove costly to Kentucky
consumers. Andrew Melnykovych of the Kentucky
Public Service Commission says the P-S-C is not
enthusiastic about the idea of higher rates to pay
for upgrades to the grid. He says the upgrades
probably would not have great benefit for the state
of Kentucky, because Commission studies show
the state has a sturdy electrical system.

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11:52 am
Mon August 18, 2003

Somerset Man to Face Death Penalty

(Somerset, Ky.-AP) – Judge Paul Braden has denied a motion to exclude the death penalty in the
case against 35 year old Jeff Morris. Defense Attorney Barbara Carnes had argued
that Morris should not face the death penalty, since the man who has
admitted to killing Pulaski County Sheriff Sam Catron has already received the
lesser penalty of life in prison.

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