A superseding indictment has been filed against an Iraqi man facing trial on terrorism charges, alleging he lied to gain refugee status and enter the U.S. Documents were filed Wednesday in federal court in Bowling Green against 24-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, who faces a July trial.
The two perjury charges were added to ten previous charges in which prosecutors allege Hammadi tried to funnel weapons and cash to Al-Qaida operatives in Iraq.
A deaf University of Kentucky football season ticket holder and the university have settled a lawsuit over closed-captioning at Wildcat home games. Charles Mitchell of Lancaster filed suit in May, seeking to force the University to put captions for all game announcements on the scoreboard of the stadium, under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Kentucky Senate President David Williams has several criticisms for Governor Steve Beshear's recently-appointed tax commission.
Williams proposed creating such a commission during his bid for governor last year. But says Beshear’s commission lacks the guidance and experience to change Kentucky’s tax code. The Senate President says the majority of the commission is made up of Beshear’s friends and political allies.
A twenty thousand dollar gift from AT&T will help to launch a speakers program at the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at WKU. Gatton Director Tim Gott says the program will benefit students and members of the general public, because the speeches will be held in locations that will allow members of the public and campus community to attend.