Versailles – In an effort to prevent school violence, a Kentucky high school will become the test site for a new security program. The program intertwines technology, parent involvement and intervention programs. The program was developed by the National Crime Prevention Council and will be tested at Woodford County High School in Versailles.
Knoxville – President Bush will speak at a fund-raising luncheon in Knoxville to benefit Van Hilleary's bid for Governor of Tennessee. The Republicans expect about 750 people to attend the one-thousand-dollar-per-plate dinner at the Knoxville Convention Center. A public rally is being planned at Mcghee Tyson Airport before the Luncheon. Bush visited Nashville on September 17th to raise funds for U-S Senate Candidate Lamar Alexander.
Louisville – The Governor's Office of Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Services hosted the first of three training programs Tuesday. It was designed for law enforcement professionals, emergency services personnel and local broadcasters on a protocol developed by the administration for a Kentucky version of the Amber Alert System.
Frankfort, KY – Federal and State investigators are searching for answers in the scandal that's engulfed Kentucky Governor Patton. Federal Prosecutors, the FBI, and investigators from the Kentucky Attourney General's office met yesterday with Tina Conner, the woman who is suing the governor for sexual harrassment.
Oak Ridge, TN – The Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee is relying on failing production equipment.
That's the conclusion of a report from the Energy Department Inspector General's office. The plant manufactures depleted uranium bomb components used to refurbish the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile. The investigators found that the facility relies on production equipment that is often outdated and damaged beyond repair.
Fort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell troops and their families can look forward to a housing upgrade. Construction will begin in about a year to replace or renovate ninety-percent of the post's facilities. The project is expected to take ten years to complete.
The improvements are made possible by an army housing program which is providing almost 300 million dollars to the Fort Cambpell military base.
Bowling Green, KY – Huge hoards of WKU students rioted in front of the Downing University Center this morning to protest the new sidewalk replacement project taking place campus-wide. Susan Susan, a freshman from Glasgow, said "I came here to learn, not to mess up my shoes".
Campus authorities were not available for comment.
Somerset, KY – After decades of speculation and research, Lost River was accidentally discovered today in a hubcap warehouse in Somerset, Kentucky.
Area scientists are baffled by the find, and have refused to confirm that the watery mass is indeed the famous underground river that normally resides in Warren County, over 100 miles to the east of Somerset. "It's really weird" said one river expert, who refused to remove the paper bag that covered his head.