Gilbertsville, KY – Fletcher Administration officials are citing alleged misuse of state property and state merit employees as the reasons for firing Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park Superintendent Brian Roy. Roy's attorney says his client will fight the dismissal.
Evansville, IN – One man is dead and three people are injured in a helicopter crash in Southern Indiana. Authorities say the medical helicopter was flying a patient from Saint Joseph Hospital in Huntingburg to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville when it crashed near Lynnville.
State Police Sergeant Todd Ringle says the patient died. The patient has been identified as 63 year old Jerry Leonard of Birdseye, Indiana.
Frankfort, KY – A Kentucky Army National Guardsman from Warren County has been killed in Iraq. First Lieutenant Robert Henderson the Second was killed Saturday near the Southern Iraqi city of Diwaniyah.
The State Department of Military Affairs reports the 33 year old Henderson was a Platoon Leader in the Owensboro- based Detachment 1, 21-23rd Transportation Company. The unit was deployed in January.
Richmond, KY – One person has been killed and a state legislator has been injured in a highway crash in Richmond. Representative Harry Moberly was treated for broken bones at Pattie A. Clay hospital in Richmond.
The Madison County Coroner's office confirms that a second person was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Identity of the victim has been withheld, pending notification of family members.
Frankfort, KY – The number of students participating in the Governor's Scholars Program will be reduced this year, to save 300 thousand dollars in the state budget. The program recognizes outstanding high school students in Kentucky and has served one thousand students per year in the past.
However, the names of 150 students have been trimmed from the program. The cuts come two days after Kentucky lawmakers adjourned the 2004 General Assembly without solving a budget stalemate.