Knoxville, TN – U-S Senators Lamar Alexander and Bill Frist say an Energy Bill compromise reached in Washington contains a provision which will expand the TVA board. The Tennessee lawmakers say the board will change from three full-time members to nine part-time members and a Chief Executive Officer.
The change outlined in the energy legislation would mark a significant departure from past board practices at TVA. The Knoxville-based agency was founded in 1933.
Baghdad, Iraq – The U-S Military says soldiers from the 101st Airborne have captured twenty people suspected of attacks against American forces in Northern Iraq. The arrests came during raids which started Tuesday night.
Authorities say four suspects in the deaths of two members of the 101st are among those captured. A statement from the Division says Iraqi civilians helped to provide information that led to the identification and arrest of the suspects.
Somerset, KY – A jury in Pulaski County has returned a guilty verdict for the man accused of plotting the assassination of former Pulaski County Sheriff Sam Catron. Jurors deliberated for 45 minutes this afternoon before finding 57 year old Kenneth White guilty of complicity in the murder.
Frankfort, KY – A lawyer for the Executive Branch Ethics Commission says a hearing should continue to look at Governor Patton's alleged dealings with the nursing home business of a former mistress. Attorney Boyce Crocker responded to Patton's request to have the ethics charge against him dropped.
Owensboro, KY – A Federal Judge has ruled that Tyson Foods Inc. shares responsibility for air pollution from three farms it helps to operate in western Kentucky. District Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Junior says the company instructs the growers in facility design, specifications for equipment, and the optimum conditions for chicken growth.