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3:21 pm
Tue June 1, 2004

FEMA Officials Visit Storm-Damaged Areas

Frankfort,KY – Officials with the Federal Emergency Management
Agency are visiting Kentucky, examining weekend
storm damage. Lieutenant Governor Steve Pence
says state officials asked FEMA to check both
tornado and flood damage in the state.

Pence has toured several storm-damaged areas
of the Commonwealth and says homes were
damaged in several parts of the state by high winds
and flooding. State officials say the Sulfur community
in Henry County was especially hard hit by high
waters.

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Regional
9:29 am
Tue June 1, 2004

13 Fatalities on Kentucky Highways

Frankfort, KY – State officials say 13 people died in crashes on
Kentucky's roads over the Memorial Day holiday
weekend. The deaths were the result of ten
separate wrecks, and only three of the thirteen
people killed were wearing seat belts at the time
of their accidents. State police say alcohol played
a role in four of the accidents.

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Regional
2:40 pm
Thu May 27, 2004

Bowling Green Fugitive Caught in North Carolina

Bowling Green, KY – A Bowling Green woman wanted on check forgery
charges for more than four years has been caught
in North Carolina. Kentucky State Police say 43 year old
Donna Howard was picked up in Greensboro,
North Carolina yesterday.

She had been on Kentucky's most wanted list for
fifteen counts of forgery in the second degree, since
April of 2000. She was indicted in Barren County for
allegedly forging checks on an elderly woman's account
there.

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Regional
12:53 pm
Wed May 26, 2004

Doctors Implant Abiocor Artificial Heart in Louisville Patient

Louisville, KY – Doctors have implanted an Abiocor artificial heart in a
critically ill patient this week at Louisville's Jewish Hospital.
The nine hour surgery was performed Monday by a medical
team led by Doctors Rob Dowling and Laman Gray.

Hospital spokeswoman Linda McGinity Jackson says the
male patient is in critical, but stable, condition. The device's
maker, Abiomed Incorporated, says the procedure went
"well and without complication."

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Regional
11:30 am
Tue May 25, 2004

Judge Wants Medicaid Issue Resolved This Week

Lexington.KY – A Federal Judge is giving State Medicaid officials
and advocates for the disabled until the end of the
week to resolve the remaining issues in a class action
lawsuit. The suit relates to stricter Medicaid eligibility
rules.

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Regional
3:34 pm
Mon May 24, 2004

Conservation Efforts in Kentucky Receive Federal Grants

Washington, DC – 615 thousand dollars in grants will be used to support four
cooperative conservation efforts in Kentucky. Interior Secretary
Gail Norton says the projects which will benefit range from
protecting bat habitats in Mammoth Cave to restoring
endangered mussels in the Green River.

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Regional
2:39 pm
Mon May 24, 2004

Judge Rules the Government Can Seek Billions from Tobacco Companies

Washington, DC – A federal judge has ruled that the government can seek
billions of dollars in tobacco industry profits as part of a
civil racketeering suit against cigarette companies. The
tobacco industry had argued in a motion that the government
should not be allowed to seek 280 billion dollars that
Justice Department lawyers allege was earned through
fraud.

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Regional
1:54 pm
Fri May 21, 2004

State Parks Commissioner Issues "Professional Appearance Policy"

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Parks Commissioner George Ward has announced
a new "professional appearance" policy. He's informed park
managers at fifty state parks and historical sites that
employees must keep their hair clean and trim, which means
above the collar for men.

The employees will also be required to cover all tattoos with
long sleeves or bandages, if necessary. They will also be
required to remove visible body piercings. Women employees
will be allowed to wear ear rings in the lobes.

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Regional
10:29 am
Fri May 21, 2004

Third District Congressional Candidate Criticizes Northup Mailing

Louisville, KY – The Campaign of Democratic Candidate Tony Miller says
Republican incumbent Anne Northup is spending too much
and promoting herself about meetings on a new Medicare
benefit. In particular, the Miller camp points to a mailing to older
constituents about meetings on the benefit.

Miller says Northup charges taxpayers for what amounts to
a campaign mailer. He is also criticizing the use of glossy
photos in the mailer, including a picture of Northup.

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