(Frankfort,KY---AP) – An internet worm has interrupted work in several motor vehicle registration offices in Kentucky. Computers that handle auto registration data were impacted by the worm in at least six branch offices in Jefferson County.In Fayette County, the County Clerk reported that it was almost impossible to process registrations Monday. However, offices in Franklin County reported no major problems with computer performance. Some other state services also were affected. Gil Lawson of the
Louisville, KY---AP – Kentucky's Electricity Regulators are concerned that proposals to spend fifty billion dollars to upgrade the nation's power grid could prove costly to Kentucky consumers. Andrew Melnykovych of the Kentucky Public Service Commission says the P-S-C is not enthusiastic about the idea of higher rates to pay for upgrades to the grid. He says the upgrades probably would not have great benefit for the state of Kentucky, because Commission studies show the state has a sturdy electrical system.
(Somerset, Ky.-AP) – Judge Paul Braden has denied a motion to exclude the death penalty in the case against 35 year old Jeff Morris. Defense Attorney Barbara Carnes had argued that Morris should not face the death penalty, since the man who has admitted to killing Pulaski County Sheriff Sam Catron has already received the lesser penalty of life in prison.
Bowling Green, KY – Officials with the Intermodal Transportation Authority say a groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Monday, August 25th for the Kentucky Transpark. Warren County and Bowling Green officials are scheduled to attend the ceremony, which will begin at 11 a.m. Central time, at the Transpark site in northern Warren County.
Washington, D.C. – Columbia, Kentucky will receive nearly one million dollars in rural development funds from the USDA. The office of U.S. Senator Jim Bunning says the funds will be used to replace approximately four miles of waterlines and to install 45 new fire hydrants.
The funding includes a $495,000 Rural Development Grant and a $495,000 Rural Development Loan.