10:02 am
Wed November 5, 2003

Fletcher Victorious in Race for Governor

Bowling Green, KY – Republican Congressman Ernie Fletcher defeated
Democratic Attorney General Ben Chandler to become
the first Republican governor in Kentucky since
the early 1970s. Fletcher will leave his sixth district
seat in the U-S House of Representatives to
become governor.

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11:59 am
Tue November 4, 2003

Secretary of State Revises Prediction on Voter Turnout

Bowling Green, KY – Kentucky Secretary of State John Y. Brown now
says today's turnout in the gubernatorial election
could be larger than his earlier prediction of
forty percent. Some areas in the state are
reporting a number of calls from voters wanting
to know where they should go to vote.

Voter turnout in Warren County is described
as "steady."

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11:22 am
Mon November 3, 2003

Judge Hears Arguments in Motion to Dismiss Autry Suit

Bowling Green, KY – Warren Circuit Judge Tom Lewis heard arguments
today on a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by
the mother and aunt of Katie Autry. She's the
student who died last May after being assaulted
and burned in her residence hall room.

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12:13 pm
Fri October 31, 2003

Regents Approve Mid-Year Tuition Increase

Bowling Green, KY – The governing board of Western Kentucky
University has unanimously approved a mid-year
tuition increase of $200. The new tuition rates
will take effect for classes which start in January.

University President Gary Ransdell says the change
is necessary because state funding has failed to
keep pace with rapid enrollment growth. He
describes Western as the "fastest growing
public university in the state."

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11:09 am
Thu October 30, 2003

Agriculture Commissioner Calls for Ethanol Support

Bowling Green, KY – Kentucky Agriculture Commissoner Billy Ray Smith
says lawmakers in Washington should support
efforts to expand ethanol production. Speaking
with Western's Public Radio, Smith stressed that
ethanol fuels can help to provide a valuable market
for farmers and can reduce the country's reliance
on foreign oil.

House and Senate conferees have been trying to
resolve differences over the issue in the new
Energy Bill.

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3:07 pm
Tue October 28, 2003

WKU Regents to Vote on Tuition Increase

Bowling Green, KY – The governing Board of Western Kentucky
University will vote Friday on a proposal to
implement a mid-year tuition increase.
The proposal, which is called "Its Academics
Turn," would result in a 200 dollar per student
tuition hike.

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3:30 pm
Mon October 27, 2003

Key Baath Party Official Killed

Mosul, Iraq – A 101st Airborne Second Brigade Spokesman
says a key Baath party figure has been killed in
a raid. The Baath leader is described as a key
figure plotting against coalition and Iraqi

Captain Brian Cope has identified the dead
man as Abu Fares. The man was killed yesterday
when he opened fire on U-S forces during a
raid. Eight other people were arrested in the
raid, which was conducted by members of the
101st Airborne, which is based at Fort Campbell.

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1:02 pm
Fri October 24, 2003

Agricultural Experts Expect Good Tobacco Crop

Paducah, KY – Despite heavy spring rain in Western Kentucky this
year, agriculture experts are predicting this season's
tobacco crop will be better than last year's. Spring
rains forced many farmers to plant their crops later
than usual, but excellent summertime growing
conditions offset losses expected from the delay.

General Manager Will Edd Clark of the Western
Dark-Fired Tobacco Growers Association says most
of the dark-fired tobacco is already in barns.

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11:14 am
Fri October 24, 2003

U-S Senate Approves Transportation Bill

Washington, D.C. – The U-S Senate has approved a transportation bill
that could result in more than 535 million dollars in
federal highway funds for Kentucky. The Fiscal
Year 2004 Transportation Spending Bill passed
by a vote of 91 to 3.

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11:55 am
Thu October 23, 2003

Kentucky Army National Guard Unit to Return Early

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky Army National Guard says the 223rd
Military Police Company will be home next month. The
unit had originally expected to return in February.

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