Washington, DC – Kentucky U.S. Senator Jim Bunning will join a delegation of 14 Senators on a trip to Vatican City this week for the funeral mass of Pope John Paul II. The group is being led by Senator Bill Frist of Tennessee. They'll leave for Italy Wednesday night and return late Friday evening. The funeral for the Pontiff, who died Saturday, is scheduled for Friday. Bunning, a Catholic from northern Kentucky, met the Pope five years ago and attended a mass in his private chapel.
Columbia, KY – State police say a fatal shooting in an Adair County residence will be turned over to a grand jury for further investigation, but an indictment appears unlikely. The residence of Ozie and Evelyn Toole was broken into about 14 miles west of Columbia at 3:00 am Sunday. State police say Ozie Toole confronted the intruder and shot him. The Adair County coroner says 21 year old Stephen Penn of Columbia died at the scene. A police report says entry was gained through a broken window.