AP – Separate Federal Death Penalty trials will be held for two Kentucky jail escapees charged with the kidnapping and murder of a woman from Galvants Ferry, South Carolina. U-S District Judge Joe Anderson says he would like to try Branden Basham and Chadrick Fulks at the same time before different juries. However, Judge Anderson says he doesn't have enough room in his courtroom.
Frankfort, KY – House Speaker Pro Tem Larry Clark says he doesn't think his legislation to expand gambling in Kentucky will pass. Clark met with members of the horse racing industry at his office, but he says they were unable to agree on final details on a plan for expanded gambling.
Clark has proposed legislation that would ask voters whether they want a constitutional amendment to allow for casino gambling. Clark's plan calls for nine casinos across the state.
Fort Knox, KY – The American soldier accused of carrying out a grenade attack against other Americans in Kuwait last March will be arraigned tomorrow. Sergeant Hasan Akbar is facing two counts of premeditated murder and three counts of attempted murder in the March 23rd attack at Camp Pennsylvania in Kuwait.
Frankfort, KY – About sixteen thousand Kentucky college students could lose scholarship money next year, under a bill lawmakers are considering in Frankfort. The measure was approved by the Senate Education Committee yesterday.