Bowling Green, KY – Several parts of Kentucky are recovering from a string of strong thunderstorms that raced across the Commonwealth yesterday. The storms brought heavy rain and high winds that toppled trees and knocked out power.
Daviess County 9-1-1 Director Paul Nave says dozens of downed trees blocked roads across Davies County yesterday. A significant portion of the county lost power as a result of the falling trees.
Bowling Green, KY – The special judge presiding over the dormitory fire murder case in Bowling Green is giving attorneys nine more days to submit case law, regarding the question of whether he is bound by previous rulings against providing bond in the case. The previous bond rulings came from Judge Joseph Huddleston, before special judge Tom Castlen was assigned to the case.
Lexington, KY – Kentucky State Auditor Crit Luallen has successfully undergone surgery this morning to remove a section of her colon, which contained a tumor. According to a news release from her office, a preliminary biopsy indicates that the growth was benign.
Dr. John Stewart performed the surgery at St.Joseph's Hospital in Lexington, and he anticipates a full recovery. Ms. Luallen in expected to stay in the hospital the next four to seven days.
Hopkinsville, KY – A Fort Campbell Soldier has died of injuries suffered in a Christian County motorcycle crash. Coroner Dorris Lamb says 23 year old William Richardson the second died Sunday afternoon at the scene of the wreck. Lamb says Richardson died the result of a head injury.
State Police say Richardson was northbound on Bradshaw Road and was traveling at a high rate of speed when he entered a curve and lost control of the motorcycle.
Louisville, KY – A 24 year old Marine from Kentucky who was killed by hostile fire in Iraq will be buried this weekend. Funeral services for Lance Corporal Deshon Otey of Radcliff are scheduled for eleven A-M, eastern time, Saturday.
The Services will be held at First Baptist Church in Elizabethtown. He is to be buried with full military honors in Calvary Cemetary in Louisville. The Rifleman was based at Camp Pendleton, California.
Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher today issued a plan to get state government through the next quarter. The plan would fund the government in the absence of an enacted budget. The plan calls for spending more than nine billion dollars through September 30th.
Bowling Green, KY – The trial for a man accused of raping and killing a Western Kentucky University student has been delayed until spring of 2005. Lucas Goodrum had been scheduled to face a jury starting July 30th. Special Judge Thomas Castlen of Daviess County has granted a prosecution request to delay the trial until March 8th.
Louisville, KY – The Better Business Bureau of Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky is urging consumers to beware of some new on-line scams. Group spokesperson Sara Rolfingsmeier says "phishing" is the term used to describe unscrupulous e-mail practices which are designed to trick consumers into revealing bank account numbers or credit card information.
Winston-Salem, NC – The Federal Trade Commission is giving the green light to a marriage of the nation's number two and number three tobacco companies. A merger between R.J.Reynolds and Louisville-based Brown and Williamson will create a tobacco giant that will produce one third of the cigarettes in the United States.
Frankfort, KY – State Auditor Crit Luallen has released her findings and recommendations regarding the Kentucky Racing Commission. The report found no evidence of intent to defraud government, but the Auditor's Office did find that the Commission suffered from lax management and a disregard for standard business practices.