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1:25 pm
Fri September 5, 2003

Judge Orders Charges Dismissed in Bucky Brooks Case

Shepherdsville, KY – Bullitt County Circuit Judge Thomas Waller has ordered
charges against David "Bucky" Brooks dismissed in the
slaying of 17 year old Jessica Dishon. The Bullitt County
girl disappeared from her home in September of 1999.
Her body was found in a wooded area more than two
weeks later.

A second trial for Brooks had been scheduled for
November fifth. His first trial ended in a mistrial after
a Sheriff's Detective testifed that Brooks had failed
a lie-detector test.

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Regional
11:10 am
Fri September 5, 2003

Kentucky Lawmaker Chosen for Agricultural Post

Bowling Green, KY – The National Conference of State Legislatures has
selected Representative Roger Thomas to serve as
Chairman of its Agriculture and Rural Development
Committee. The Democrat from Smiths Grove says
he will work to assure that farming can "continue to
thrive."

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Regional
9:23 am
Thu September 4, 2003

Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital to Expand

Somerset, KY – A 55 million dollar expansion has been announced by
officials with the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
The 116 thousand square foot addition will connect
with the east side of the current hospital facility.

The expansion will feature a cardiovascular unit and
a critical care unit for neurosurgical patients. The
addition will also contain an intermediate care unit.

Officials with the Hospital say the groundbreaking
for the expansion is scheduled for October third.

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Regional
4:57 pm
Wed September 3, 2003

Western Kentucky University Receives Major Gift

Bowling Green, KY – A major gift to Western Kentucky University will be used to
establish a Visiting Professorship in business leadership
and ethics. The "Wendell Cherry Visiting Professorship"
will be created through a gift of 250 thousand dollars from
the Humana Foundation. The gift will be matched by
250 thousand dollars from the Commonwealth's Regional
University Excellence Trust Fund.

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Regional
11:31 am
Wed September 3, 2003

Three Police Officers Wounded in Lexington Stand-off

Lexington, KY – Lexington Police Chief Anthany Beatty says two of his officers
and a Fayette County Sheriff's Deputy suffered minor injuries
in a stand-off with Lexington resident Mark Lunsford.

The 36 year old Lunsford was taken into custody after
negotiating with officers. He was taken to the University
of Kentucky Medical Center where he was treated for a
drug overdose.

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Regional
1:23 pm
Fri August 29, 2003

Senator Karem Will Not Seek Re-election

Louisville, KY – State Senator David Karem, a Democrat from Louisville,
says he will not seek re-election when his term ends
next year. Speaking with reporters today, Karem said
he had hoped to leave the Senate "under his own
terms", and believes he will be able to accomplish that
goal.

Karem says his decision was not influenced by the
fact that Republicans now have control of the State
Senate. The Lawmaker from Louisville was first
elected to the State Senate in 1976.

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Regional
11:14 am
Thu August 28, 2003

CEO of Kentucky Virtual University to Step Down

Frankfort, KY – The top official at the Kentucky Virtual University will leave
his post on September 15th. Daniel Rabuzzi, who is a native
of New York, will go to New York city to become the head
of the Leader to Leader Institute.

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education President
Tom Layzell has appointed Norma Northern to serve as
interim CEO of the Virtual University. Northern is currently
the Chief Operating Officer.

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Regional
2:06 pm
Wed August 27, 2003

TVA Rates Going Up in October

Knoxville, TN – The three member board of the Tennessee Valley
Authority has approved a rate hike of more than
seven percent for residential and business customers.
The board also lowered rates two percent for about
1500 manufacturers.

T-V-A says the money is needed to pay for pollution
control equipment at its coal-fired power plants. A
residential customer who uses one thousand kilowatt
hours of power per month will seen an increase of
less than four dollars.

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Regional
2:11 pm
Mon August 25, 2003

Subjects of Amber Alert Found Unharmed

Louisville, KY – Two missing children have been found unharmed, and
their mother has surrendered to police. Authorities say
the children had been taken from their Grandmother's
house at knifepoint by their mother, after she lost
custody of the youngsters. The children were found
near a television station in Louisville.

Police say the woman's sister had been awarded
temporary custody of the children, who are ages
seven and six months.

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Regional
11:08 am
Fri August 22, 2003

Legislative Leader Calls for Gambling Competition

Frankfort, KY--AP – A leader in the Kentucky House of Representatives says Kentucky would
make more money with casinos than with electronic slot machines at
race tracks. Speaker Pro Tem Larry Clark, who advocates more legalized
gambling in the state, says competition between casinos and race tracks
would be best for the state.

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