12:30 pm
Wed December 3, 2003

Pence to Serve as Secretary of Justice Cabinet

Frankfort, KY – Governor Elect Ernie Fletcher has named his running
mate in the recent gubernatorial election as the next
Justice Cabinet Secretary in Kentucky. Fletcher says
Steve Pence will serve a dual role as Lieutenant
Governor and Secretary of Justice.

Pence is a former federal prosecutor who plans to
focus on fighting Kentucky's drug problems. During
the gubernatorial campaign, Pence had promised to
be a working Lieutenant Governor who would take an
active role in the administration.

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4:10 pm
Tue December 2, 2003

Frito Lay Cutting Jobs in Louisville

Louisville, KY – Frito-Lay Incorporated will close its snack
manufacturing plant in Louisville next month,
putting 326 employees out of work. Employees
at the 41 year old facility were notified today and
received a paid day off.

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10:21 am
Mon December 1, 2003

Highway Death Rate Could Be Highest in Two Decades

Louisville, KY – The Kentucky State Police say the highway death
rate in the Commonwealth is on pace to become
the highest in nearly twenty years. Eight people
died on the state's highways during the four day
Thanksgiving holiday period, bringing the year-to-date
toll to 848.

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3:44 pm
Fri November 28, 2003

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit in Autry Case

Bowling Green, KY – Warren Circuit Court Judge Tom Lewis has
granted a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed
against Western Kentucky University and
five employees of the institution. The civil
suit had been filed by the estate of Melissa
Kaye Autry, who died after being burned and
assaulted in her residence hall room last May.

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12:01 pm
Wed November 26, 2003

Republicans in Sixth District Attend Forum

Nicholasville, KY – Four Republican legislators who want
Governor-Elect Ernie Fletcher's seat in
Congress made a joint debut at a public
forum. About 130 people attended the
forum, at which each of the hopefuls talked
about past legislative accomplishments and
conservative credentials. Those attending
were State Senators Alice Forgy Kerr and
Tom Buford, as well as State Representatives
Lonnie Napier and Stan Lee.

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11:53 am
Wed November 26, 2003

Democrats Pick New Leader in the House

Frankfort,KY – Democrats in the Kentucky House have elected
a new Majority Leader. He's Representative
Rocky Adkins of Sandy Hook, Kentucky.

Adkins won the leadership post over Representative
Harry Moberly of Richmond in balloting at the
Capitol. Adkins will replace Greg Stumbo, who
will become the state's next Attorney General.

Adkins has been a member of the House since
1987. He represents a district which is made up
of Elliot, Boyd, Lawrence, and Rowan counties.

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4:16 pm
Tue November 25, 2003

Governor-Elect Fletcher Names New Ag Executive

Lexington, KY –
Governor-Elect Ernie Fletcher has named his new
Executive Director of the Governor's Office of
Agricultural Policy. Keith Rogers, who is currently
the District Director for Second District Congressman
Ron Lewis, will move to that job on December ninth.

Rogers is a Hardin County farmer who also served
as Senior Legislative Assistant for Agriculture for
Congressman Lewis, before becoming District

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12:09 pm
Tue November 25, 2003

160 Sumitomo Workers Will Lose Jobs in Scottsville

Bowling Green, KY – Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems has announced that
it will discontinue cable reel manufacturing at its
Smith Grove Road location in Scottsville, Kentucky.
The change will result in the loss of about 160 jobs
between March and September of 2004.

Executive Vice President David Jean says Sumitomo's
parent companies have decided to get out of cable
reel production. He says a much larger customer base
is needed to fund the technology necessary to
remain competitive.

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4:25 pm
Thu November 20, 2003

Former KET Head to Lead State Department of Education

Lexington,KY – Former Kentucky Educational Television Executive
Director Virginia Fox will become Kentucky's
Secretary of Education. Governor-elect Ernie
Fletcher made the announcement this morning
at an elementary school in Lexington.

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9:36 am
Wed November 19, 2003

Bunning Says New Energy Bill is Good for Kentucky

Bowling Green/Washington D.C. – U-S Senator Jim Bunning says the new energy bill
will create jobs and help the environment in
Kentucky. The Republican from northern Kentucky
says he is especially pleased that provisions
relating to clean coal technology are in the final
package. Those provisions will provide tax incentives
for companies which adopt clean coal technology.

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