Frankfort, KY – The top ranking Democrat in the Kentucky General Assembly says Governor Fletcher should not abandon his pursuit of a new tax code. House Speaker Jody Richards says he and other Democrats in the House think change is needed.
Frankfort, KY – Leaders of the Democratic Majority in the Kentucky House of Representatives are calling on Governor Fletcher to present his tax modernization plan ---- in writing and to the public. In a letter written by legislative leaders, the House Democrats applaud the Governor's enthusiasm for tax reform.
Lexington, KY – University of Kentucky President Lee Todd has informed a group of lawmakers that students could see a 15 percent tuition increase next fall. Todd says efforts to deal with state budget cuts to higher education may force the tuition hike.
Students at the University of Kentucky had to pay 15 percent more to attend last fall. Even with the possible increase next fall, University officials say less than half of the 33 million dollars in operating revenue would be realized for next year.
Lexington, KY – Democrat Ben Chandler says it feels good to be on the winning side again. After losing last fall's gubernatorial race to Republican Ernie Fletcher, the former Attorney General has won the Congressional seat previously held by Fletcher.
Chandler handily defeated Alice Forgy Kerr and Libertarian candidate Mark Gailey. Kentucky's new Sixth District Congressman won 55 percent of the vote in the special election.
AP – Thousands of fighters from across the country are expected to attend the funeral of 40 year old Lexington firefighter Brenda Cowan. She was shot Friday while responding to a domestic violence call and became Lexington's first black female firefighter to die in the line of duty.