Nashville,TN – About eleven hundred members of the Tennessee National Guard and Air National Guard will stay in the Persian Gulf for a full year. They are part of a group of about twenty thousand reservists who will be in the Gulf for 12 months.
Washington, D.C. – Both United States Senators from Kentucky say Congress will approve additional funding for the military and re-building efforts in Iraq. Speaking on National Public Radio, Senator Mitch Mc Connell of Louisville predicted Sunday's request by President Bush will be approved by a large, bi-partisan majority.
Frankfort, KY – The Executive Director of Kentucky's Affordable, Pre-Paid Tuition Program says the program should have sufficient funds to operate until at least 2026. In testimony before the Interim Joint Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education, Jo Carole Ellis said a recent actuarial analysis indicates the fund should see a surplus for the next 23 years.
Shepherdsville, KY – Bullitt County Circuit Judge Thomas Waller has ordered charges against David "Bucky" Brooks dismissed in the slaying of 17 year old Jessica Dishon. The Bullitt County girl disappeared from her home in September of 1999. Her body was found in a wooded area more than two weeks later.
A second trial for Brooks had been scheduled for November fifth. His first trial ended in a mistrial after a Sheriff's Detective testifed that Brooks had failed a lie-detector test.
Bowling Green, KY – The National Conference of State Legislatures has selected Representative Roger Thomas to serve as Chairman of its Agriculture and Rural Development Committee. The Democrat from Smiths Grove says he will work to assure that farming can "continue to thrive."