Bowling Green, Kentucky – This year's tobacco crop in Kentucky and Tennessee is expected to be the smallest in more than 100 years. Growers blame pending lawsuits against cigarette makers, foreign competition and government controls. The head of Warren County's Farm Services Agency, Donald Dunn, says the reduced crop affects the state's overall economy from government to car dealers. He says his office has been advising growers to diversify their crops.
Bowling Green, Kentucky – An 82 year old Bowling Green woman, missing for nearly two days, has been found safely in Warren County.
Mattie Young, who has alzheimer's disease, was found early Thursday morning in the Richpond area of Warren County. She was described by rescue workers as being in "reasonably good health" and is in a local hospital for observation.
Crews had been using helicopters in their search for Young since she was reported missing Tuesday night.
Bowling Green, Kentucky – Two men have been indicted in connection with the Katie Autry murder. Stephen Soules and Lucas Goodrum face charges of murder, complicity to commit murder, rape, sodomy and arson.
The Warren County Grand Jury handed up the indictments late Wednesday, the final day of their session. Autry died after being assaulted and burned in her dorm room on Western Kentucky University's campus in May.
Fort Campbell, Kentucky – More than 200 soldiers from the 594th Transportation Company are returning home from Iraq. The unit deployed in Mid-January and helped to provide support for more than 600 trucks and trailers used by combat units. The 594th Transportation Company is credited with driving some two million miles during their time in Iraq.
Bowling Green, Kentucky – Warren Circuit Judge John Minton will run for the seat that will be vacated by retiring Court of Appeals Judge Joseph Huddleston. Minton, who is a Western Kentucky University graduate, has been a Circuit Judge in Bowling Green for more than ten years.
Judge Huddleston is expected to continue to hear cases as a Senior Judge. He has served on the Court of Appeals since 1991.