Middlesboro, KY – Governor Fletcher's plan to provide broadband internet access to every Kentuckian will get its start in Bell and Harlan Counties. The Governor announced his " prescription of innovation " in October. It was a pledge to use state, federal and private investment to provide high-speed internet service to every home in the state by November, 2007. In addition, the plan will encourage citizen use of computers and provide every community with an online presence for improving services and promoting economic development.
Frankfort, Ky – A judge in Franklin County says he does have the power to decide whether Republican Dana Seum Stephenson should be in the state senate. Franklin County Circuit judge William Graham says he expects to make the decision late Friday. Stephenson received more votes than Democrat Virginia Woodward in the 37th district in Jefferson County. But Woodward successfully argued that Stephenson did not meet the six year residency requirement. Last week the senate voted to ignore that judicial ruling and seat Stephenson
Louisville, KY – It took the Louisville Metro Council eight hours and 100 ballots, but early Tuesday morning democrat Barbara Shanklin was elected president. The vote was 14 - 12 after democrat George Melton switched his support to Shanklin after favoring republican Kelly Downard for a second term earlier. It was 1:55 a.m. when the council elected its first African-American and first female president.