1:33 pm
Fri March 5, 2004

Lawmakers May Change KEES Scholarship Program

Frankfort, KY – About sixteen thousand Kentucky college students
could lose scholarship money next year, under a
bill lawmakers are considering in Frankfort. The
measure was approved by the Senate Education
Committee yesterday.

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2:57 pm
Thu March 4, 2004

Sergeant Akbar to Face Summer Trial

Fort Bragg, NC – The Sergeant charged in a grenade attack at a
U-S base in Kuwait faces the death penalty in a
summer trial. Two Army officers were killed in the
attack and 14 people were injured.

Sergeant Hasan Akbar is charged in connection
with the March 23rd, 2003 attack on 101st Airborne
Division soldiers at Camp Pennsylvania in Kuwait.

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3:31 pm
Wed March 3, 2004

Congressman's Brother Shot in Lexington

Lexington, KY – The brother of Kentucky's newest U-S Congressman
is recovering from a gunshot wound. 37 year old
Matthew Chandler was shot in the abdomen Tuesday
as he sat in his car near a Lexington apartment complex.
Chandler is the younger brother of Congressman
Ben Chandler of Kentucky's Sixth District.

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1:48 pm
Wed March 3, 2004

Kentucky Joins Research Project with NASA

Frankfort, KY – Governor Fletcher has signed an agreement between
the state and NASA that calls for Kentucky to have a
larger role in developing research that could help in
getting to Mars and the Moon. As part of the pact,
Kentucky will have an office at the National Aeronautics
and Space Adminstration's Ames Research Center in
California. The Kentucky Science and Technology
corporation will pay its own expenses and operate the

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1:32 pm
Tue March 2, 2004

WKU Going to Court over Big Red Dispute

Bowling Green, KY – The Media Empire owned by Italian Prime Minister
Silvio Berlusconi is being sued by Western Kentucky
University and the company that handles the licensing
rights for the mascot known as "Big Red." University
officials say the Italian firm copied Big Red in developing
an Italian media character named Gabbibo.

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12:26 pm
Mon March 1, 2004

Governor Fletcher's Communications Director Resigns

Frankfort, KY – Aides to Governor Fletcher say Communications
Director Wes Irvin has stepped down from his job.
Press Secretary Jason Keller says Wes Irvin
returned to his native state of Virginia to spend time
with his family.

Irvin had been singled out for criticism last week
by House Speaker Jody Richards and House Majority
Leader Rocky Adkins. The criticism was for Irvin's
statement that Representative Harry Moberly of
Richmond "should show up for work."

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2:51 pm
Fri February 27, 2004

The Joe B. and Denny Talk Show

Louisville, Kentucky – They insist they're friends and hold no grudges over past meetings on the basketball floor. That's good, because Joe B. Hall of UK fame and former Louisville Coach Denny Crum have teamed up to do a talk-radio, call-in show.

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2:30 pm
Fri February 27, 2004

Indiana Jail Inmates File Lawsuit

Jeffersonville, Indiana – Clark County, Indiana jail inmates who helped remodel a building at the former Indiana Army Ammunition Plant have filed a lawsuit. They claim they were exposed to asbestos and other hazardous materials. The 21 inmates who helped convert the building into a training center for the sheriff's department are seeking $100,000 for future medical care, plus punitive damages and attorneys' fees.

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1:04 pm
Wed February 25, 2004

Governor Fletcher Appoints New Highway Commissioner

Frankfort, KY – Governor Ernie Fletcher has picked Central
Kentucky engineer Marc Williams to serve as
the state's new Commissioner of Highways.
Williams is a Vice-President with Wilbur Smith
Associates, an engineering firm which provides
planning, design, and construction services for
a variety of infrastructure projects. The firm did
consulting work for the Kentucky TriModal
Transpark project in northern Warren County.

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10:48 am
Tue February 24, 2004

Governor Fletcher Fills Appointment to Lottery Board

Frankfort,KY – Governor Ernie Fletcher has named retired Judge
J.William Howerton of Paducah to serve on the
Kentucky Lottery Board. Howerton replaces
Tina Conner, who had previously resigned. Conner
became involved in several controversies after she
revealed that she was the former mistress of former
Governor Paul Patton.

Howerton was a Judge on the Kentucky Court of
Appeals from 1976 until 1996.Howerton says he
is honored to have been asked to serve on the

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