Frankfort, KY – Governor Fletcher's Chief of Staff says Kentucky's Governor is planning to re-organize the state's Human Rights Commission. Daniel Groves says the final details of the Commission's future make-up were not finished. However, he says the move would reduce the number of Commissioners and would make them full-time.
Nashville, TN – Authorities say a sports utility vehicle exploded and killed a man in a parking lot at Nashville's largest hotel. A-T-F agents say the explosion in the Range Rover happened just before midnight in a lot about a half-mile from the main entrance to the Opryland Hotel.
Agents say the cause of the blast has not been determined, but investigators suspect it was a homemade bomb. Investigators from the Federal Joint Terrorism Task Force and the F-B-I are working on the case.
Danville, KY. – A Danville, Kentucky doctor arrested this month in Zimbabwe on charges of practicing without a license has been released. Senator Mitch McConnell's office confirms that Dr. Ed Montgomery and his wife, Sara Jane, have both had their passports returned. The two had been relieved of their passports some two weeks ago, while they were on a medical mission trip to the African country.
Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky Attorney General's Office has established a toll-free hotline to report cases of Medicaid abuse. Attorney General Greg Stumbo says the new hotline can be used to report billing abuse and cases of patient abuse or neglect.
Louisville, KY – A Republican Congresswoman from Louisville is criticizing a bumper sticker which associates John Kerry with Osama Bin Laden. The sticker appeared last week in the window of a G-O-P office in her district.
Representative Anne Northup, a long-time supporter of President Bush, says the bumper stickers that read, "Kerry is Bin Laden's Man, Bush in Mine," are inappropriate. She says the stickers should not be distributed by Republican campaigns.