1:59 pm
Mon October 20, 2003

Interstate 24 Closed in Western Kentucky

Kuttawa, KY – The Kentucky State Police now say Interstate 24 near
Kuttawa, Kentucky will remain closed in both directions
for one to three days. A chemical used in the manufacture
of pesticides has been burning at the scene, the result of
a fire that broke out in the truck hauling the substance.

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9:39 am
Mon October 20, 2003

Lunsford Supports Republican in Gubernatorial Race

Frankfort, KY – Millionaire businessman and former political candidate
Bruce Lunsford announced today that he is supporting
Republican gubernatorial candidate Ernie Fletcher.
Lunsford ran unsuccessfully as a Democrat in the
May primary, before dropping out of the race.

Fletcher says he accepts Lunsford's support and he
maintains the support is an indication that his campaign
is able to build a consensus.

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2:27 pm
Fri October 17, 2003

Department of Defense Identifies Those Killed in Iraq

Karbala, Iraq – The Department of Defense says three 101st Airborne
Division soldiers were killed in a firefight in Karbala.
Forty three year old Lieutenant Colonel Kim Orlando
of Tennessee was Commander of Fort Campbell's
716th Military Police Battalion. Twenty eight year old
staff sergeant Joseph Bellavia of Wakefield, Massachusetts,
was a military police team leader. Officials say
twenty four year old Sean Gilley of San Bernadino,
California was a team leader with the same company.

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2:47 pm
Thu October 16, 2003

Executive Committee Approves Plan for Tuition Hike

Bowling Green, KY – The Executive Committee of Western Kentucky University's
Governing Board has approved a mid-year tuition increase.
The panel voted for the two hundred dollar per semester
increase after hearing a presentation from University
President Gary Ransdell.

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4:08 pm
Wed October 15, 2003

Former Kentucky Governor Ned Breathitt Dead

Lexington, KY – A University of Kentucky Hospital Spokesperson
says Breathitt died shortly before midnight, last
night. The former Kentucky governor had been in
a coma since Friday, when he collapsed during
a dinner speech at the University of Kentucky.

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4:07 pm
Wed October 15, 2003

Labor Secretary Campaigns for Gubernatorial Candidate

Bowling Green, KY – U-S Labor Secretary Elaine Chao is visiting Kentucky
this week, campaigning for Republican Gubernatorial
candidate, Ernie Fletcher. Chao is attending a series
of rallies along with the candidate's wife, Glenna Fletcher.

Speaking in Kentucky this morning, Chao said the state
lags behind too many other states in key areas. She is
calling for improvements in education, health care, and
business development. The Labor Secretary is the wife
of U-S Senator Mitch McConnell.

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11:16 am
Fri October 10, 2003

Western Files Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit

Bowling Green, KY – Western Kentucky University has filed a motion
to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the
aunt and mother of Katie Autry, who died after
being raped and burned in her dormitory room
in May. Two men, Lucas Goodrum and Stephen
Soules, are facing murder charges in connection
with Autry's death, but they are not named in the
lawsuit filed by Virginia White and Donnie Autry.

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11:50 am
Thu October 9, 2003

Chandler's Running Mate Donates to Campaign

Louisville, KY – The Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor in
Kentucky has announced that he will give one-half
million dollars to the campaign of his running mate,
Ben Chandler. Louisville businessman Charlie Owen
announced the five hundred thousand dollar donation
today in Louisville.

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10:36 am
Fri October 3, 2003

Dormitory Fire Murder Case Expected Next Summer

Bowling Green, KY – Judge Tom Lewis indicated today that the first of the
two men charged in the Katie Autry murder case will
go to trial next summer. Judge Lewis scheduled a
pre-trial hearing for February 18th.

Defense attorney Zack Kafoglis, who had represented
defendant Stephen Soules, officially withdrew from the
case. Kafoglis says that step was necessary for his
client to receive the help of the Public Advocacy Office.

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2:45 pm
Thu October 2, 2003

Conner Enters Guilty Plea to Mail Fraud Charge

Lexington, KY – The former mistress of Kentucky Governor Paul Patton
will be sentenced January eighth, after entering a
guilty plea to a federal mail fraud charge. In exchange
for the plea, federal prosecutors will recommend
probation instead of prison time.

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