Regional
4:27 pm
Fri July 11, 2003

Transportation Unit Returns From Iraq

Fort Campbell, Kentucky – More than 200 soldiers from the 594th Transportation Company are returning home from Iraq. The unit deployed in Mid-January and helped to provide support for more than 600 trucks and trailers used by combat units. The 594th Transportation Company is credited with driving some two million miles during their time in Iraq.

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Regional
3:16 pm
Fri July 11, 2003

Minton To Run For Court Of Appeals

Bowling Green, Kentucky – Warren Circuit Judge John Minton will run for the seat that will be vacated by retiring Court of Appeals Judge Joseph Huddleston. Minton, who is a Western Kentucky University graduate, has been a Circuit Judge in Bowling Green for more than ten years.

Judge Huddleston is expected to continue to hear cases as a Senior Judge. He has served on the Court of Appeals since 1991.

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Regional
3:45 pm
Wed July 9, 2003

Bond Re-Financing Saves State Dollars

Bowling Green, Kentucky – The Executive Committee of Western Kentucky University's governing board has approved a bond re-financing package that could eventually save the state as much as $500,000. The new bond issue will pay off bonds that were used to build the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center, the Cravens Graduate Center, and the Downing University Center on Western's campus.

University officials say the 2.57 percent interest rate in the re-financing package should save the state of Kentucky 69 to 74 thousand per year, over the life of the bonds.

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Regional
10:38 am
Wed July 9, 2003

Conner Indicted For Mail Fraud

Covington, Kentucky – The former mistress of Kentucky's Governor has been indicted in connection with her business dealings with the state. Tina Conner is charged with fraudulently applying for a government program for "disadvantaged business enterprises." Conner and her former husband formed the company in question, S-T Construction.

Kentucky Governor Paul Patton has admitted having an affair with Conner, but has maintained that he never did anything illegal for her.

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Regional
9:40 am
Wed July 9, 2003

Bond Re-Financing Saves State Dollars

Bowling Green, Kentucky – The Executive Committee of Western Kentucky University's governing board has approved a bond re-financing package that could eventually save the state as much as $500,000. The new bond issue will pay off bonds that were used to build the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center, the Cravens Graduate Center, and the Downing University Center on Western's campus.

University officials say the 2.57 percent interest rate in the re-financing package should save the state of Kentucky 69 to 74 thousand per year, over the life of the bonds.

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Regional
10:50 am
Mon July 7, 2003

Veterinarian To Help With Homeland Security

Frankfort, Kentucky – Veterinarian Robert Stout has been hired by the State Department of Agriculture to help distribute vital Homeland Security information to Kentucky farmers, consumers, and businesses. The practitioner from Versailles will be working to strengthen the security of Kentucky's food products and will help the state to prepare for an agricultural emergency.

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Regional
4:54 pm
Thu July 3, 2003

Chandler Speaks Out Against Corruption

Louisville, Kentucky – Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Ben Chandler says one of his top goals is to clean up state government. In particular, Chandler says the State Transportation Cabinet needs to be overhauled. Two construction companies have sued the Transportation Cabinet, alleging racketeering and civil rights violations in connection with the state's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program.

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Regional
12:55 pm
Thu July 3, 2003

Fletcher Calls For Changes in Tax System

Bowling Green, Kentucky – Republican Gubernatorial candidate Ernie Fletcher says Kentucky lawmakers should seriously consider tax reform. Speaking with Dan Modlin of Western's Public Radio, the Congressman from Lexington stressed that the tax system should be updated to help promote growth in the Commonwealth.

Fletcher also called for increased efficiency in state government and pointed to healthcare as one of the key issues facing Kentucky.

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Regional
12:39 pm
Mon June 30, 2003

Corvettes Get Birthday Cake

Bowling Green, Kentucky – A special birthday cake celebration was among the highlights of the 50th Anniversary Corvette Celebration in Bowling Green. Thousands of Corvettes from as far away as Fairbanks, Alaska came to South Central Kentucky and Nashville, Tennessee for the multi-day celebration.

Thousands of the people who attended the event participated in caravans of the sports cars. Event organizers say the caravans helped to organize the arrival of large groups coming from various regions of the country.

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Regional
12:01 pm
Mon June 30, 2003

Transportation Chief Calls For Seat Belt Laws

Bowling Green, Kentucky – The Secretary of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet wants lawmakers in the state to consider tougher seat belt laws. Secretary James Codell says the fatality toll on Kentucky's highways could be reduced through such legislation.

Codell says he recognizes that seat belts would not prevent all deaths on the state's roads, but he believes a primary seat belt law could save 75 to 100 lives per year in the Commonwealth. 917 people died on Kentucky's highways last year.

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