9:40 am
Thu May 20, 2004

Campbellsville Earns Economic Development Award

Campbellsville, KY – The official economic development agency for Campbellsville
and Taylor County has earned national recognition from the
Economic Development Administration. "Team Taylor County"
has earned a 2004 Excellence Award for Economic Adjustment.

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3:34 pm
Wed May 19, 2004

Marathon Ashland Petroleum Says Some Gas Contained Sulfur

Ashland, KY – A statement from Marathon Ashland Petroleum may have solved the
mystery of the fouled up fuel gauges in the Louisville area. The statement
indicates that some regular grade gasoline delivered to the company's
Kramer Lane distribution facility passed all industry standard tests, but
"contained trace amounts of elemental sulfur."

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12:07 pm
Wed May 19, 2004

Officials Blame Bad Gas for Fuel Gauge Problems

Louisville, KY – The mystery of the fouled up fuel gauges in Louisville may
have been solved. The State Attorney General's office reports
that its apparently bad gasoline that is causing fuel gauges in
vehicles to stop working properly.

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10:50 am
Wed May 19, 2004

Few Surprises in Statewide and Congressional Races

Louisville/Bowling Green, KY – U-S Senator Jim Bunning and Congressman Hal Rogers were
among those easily winning primary elections yesterday in Kentucky.
Bunning will face Democrat Daniel Mongiardo, after Mongiardo defeated
David L. Williams of Glasgow in his primary contest yesterday.

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4:06 pm
Tue May 18, 2004

Election Officials Predict Relatively Light Turnout in Primary

Louisville/ Bowling Green, KY – Kentucky voters are heading to the polls today to choose
nominees for offices ranging from the General Assembly
to the Presidency. However, the lack of a heated race in
the contests topping the ballot is expected to contribute to
a relatively light turnout.

Turnout in Bowling Green is described as "light" and those
voting this morning had little or no wait at the polls.

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9:26 am
Mon May 17, 2004

Military Police Units Could be Called to Active Duty

Frankfort, KY – A pair of military police units of the Kentucky National Guard
have been alerted for a possible call up to active duty. The alert
coincides with recent reports of abuse of Iraqi prisoners by
some members of the military police in Abu Ghraib prison
in Baghdad.

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2:07 pm
Fri May 14, 2004

State Revenues Increase by about Seventy Million Dollars

Frankfort, KY – Revenue experts say tax revenues are up in Kentucky, and
the state could have at least seventy million dollars more
than expected this fiscal year. Some lawmakers say the
money could be saved for future budget problems or could
help the House and Senate overcome differences to pass
a budget.

Budget shortfalls have forced spending cuts in the past
three years. But strong retail sales have boosted sales tax
income above expectations.

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11:38 am
Fri May 14, 2004

Business will Challenge Lexington's Smoking Ban

Lexington, KY – A business cited for violating Lexington's smoking ban is challenging
the law in court. Rather than pay the one hundred dollar fine for
the health department's citation, Jackpot Bingo will fight the issue.

Attorney Jerry Wright entered a not guilty plea in Fayette District
Court on behalf of the bingo hall. The case could result in the
organization paying the fine plus court costs, but Wright predicts
the bingo hall will prevail. He says the bingo hall is a non-profit

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3:49 pm
Thu May 13, 2004

Court of Appeals Elects its First Female Chief Judge

Frankfort, KY – Sara Combs of Stanton has become the first female
Chief Judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals. She will
succeed Judge Tom Emberton who publicly announced
his retirement last week.

Combs is also the first person from eastern Kentucky
elected as a chief judge. She will serve a four-year term.
Combs was appointed to the Appeals Court by Governor
Brereton Jones, to fill a vacancy in 1994. She won an
election the following November and was re-elected
in 2000.

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4:35 pm
Wed May 12, 2004

State Park Superintendent Fired

Frankfort, KY – The former Superintendent of Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park
has been officially fired. Brian Roy, who once ran as a Democrat for
Congress, was suspended by the Fletcher Administration in February.
The Republican Administration charges that Roy misused state funds and

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