Lexington, KY – Governor-Elect Ernie Fletcher has named his new Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy. Keith Rogers, who is currently the District Director for Second District Congressman Ron Lewis, will move to that job on December ninth.
Rogers is a Hardin County farmer who also served as Senior Legislative Assistant for Agriculture for Congressman Lewis, before becoming District Director.
Bowling Green, KY – Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems has announced that it will discontinue cable reel manufacturing at its Smith Grove Road location in Scottsville, Kentucky. The change will result in the loss of about 160 jobs between March and September of 2004.
Executive Vice President David Jean says Sumitomo's parent companies have decided to get out of cable reel production. He says a much larger customer base is needed to fund the technology necessary to remain competitive.
Lexington,KY – Former Kentucky Educational Television Executive Director Virginia Fox will become Kentucky's Secretary of Education. Governor-elect Ernie Fletcher made the announcement this morning at an elementary school in Lexington.
Bowling Green/Washington D.C. – U-S Senator Jim Bunning says the new energy bill will create jobs and help the environment in Kentucky. The Republican from northern Kentucky says he is especially pleased that provisions relating to clean coal technology are in the final package. Those provisions will provide tax incentives for companies which adopt clean coal technology.