Mosul, Iraq – A 101st Airborne Second Brigade Spokesman says a key Baath party figure has been killed in a raid. The Baath leader is described as a key figure plotting against coalition and Iraqi authorities.
Captain Brian Cope has identified the dead man as Abu Fares. The man was killed yesterday when he opened fire on U-S forces during a raid. Eight other people were arrested in the raid, which was conducted by members of the 101st Airborne, which is based at Fort Campbell.
Paducah, KY – Despite heavy spring rain in Western Kentucky this year, agriculture experts are predicting this season's tobacco crop will be better than last year's. Spring rains forced many farmers to plant their crops later than usual, but excellent summertime growing conditions offset losses expected from the delay.
General Manager Will Edd Clark of the Western Dark-Fired Tobacco Growers Association says most of the dark-fired tobacco is already in barns.
Washington, D.C. – The U-S Senate has approved a transportation bill that could result in more than 535 million dollars in federal highway funds for Kentucky. The Fiscal Year 2004 Transportation Spending Bill passed by a vote of 91 to 3.
Fort Campbell, KY – Officials at Fort Campbell say a funderal service will be held Friday, October 24th for Lieutenant Colonel Kim Orlando. He and two other military police officers were killed last week in Karbala, Iraq.
The service is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. at Memorial Chapel at Fort Campbell. The funeral is open to the public, but the internment service at Nashville National Cemetary is open only to friends and family.