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2:20 pm
Thu December 12, 2002

Family Going To Court Over Police Shooting

Louisville, Kentucky – The family of a man who was shot to death while handcuffed plans to take Louisville Police to Court. A wrongful death suit was filed yesterday in Jefferson Circuit Court on behalf of James Taylor's four children.

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1:56 pm
Thu December 12, 2002

Part of Patton Suit Dismissed

Frankfort, Kentucky – A Judge's decision means only parts of Tina Conner's lawsuit against Governor Paul Patton can proceed. Yesterday, a Franklin Circuit Judge dismissed most of a lawsuit that accused Patton of retaliating against Conner for ending their affair.

The Judge exempted State Government as a defendant in the suit and dismisssed allegations that Patton sexually harrassed Conner and wasted state resources. But, the Judge left intact Conner's claims that Patton caused her emotional distress and acted outrageously.

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11:54 am
Thu December 12, 2002

Early Release for State Inmates

Frankfort, Kentucky – As many as 500 state inmates being held in local jails will probably get an early release. Governor Paul Patton says the measure is necessary as the state tries to cope with its budget problems. The releases could come "pretty soon". Patton asked the Corrections Department to give him a list by Friday of inmates targeted for release.

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4:25 pm
Tue December 10, 2002

Police Shooting Sparks More Protests

Louisville, Kentucky – More protests are planned today and tomorrow over the fatal shooting of a handcuffed man by Louisville Police Detectives.

Protesters are calling for charges to be filed against the two detectives involved in the shooting of 50-year-old James Taylor. A protest is scheduled across from Police Headquarters at noon today.

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9:57 am
Tue December 10, 2002

Plans Unveiled for New E'Town Police Station

Elizabethtown, Kentucky – Architects have unveiled plans for a 9.4 million dollar Elizabethtown Police Department building. Councilman Ron Thomas says the figure startled him. The figure includes 5.1 million dollars in construction costs for a 6,600 square-foot building and 1.2 million for development costs including parking lots and landscaping. The firm making the estimate says some of the costs could be trimmed -- maybe 100,000 dollars from the renovation costs of the building's garage.

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9:41 am
Tue December 10, 2002

Adair County Couple Killed; Son is Suspect

Columbia, Kentucky – Police continue looking for a teenager accused of fatally shooting his parents in their rural Adair County home.

Sixteen-year-old Blake P. Walker is wanted on two counts of murder in the deaths of 55-year-old Barbara Peterson and 54-year-old Brian Walker.

Kentucky State Police say the couple was shot multiple times with a handgun Sunday in their home in the Knifley community, east of Columbia.

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9:22 am
Fri December 6, 2002

Kentucky Lawmaker Points to Budget Cuts

Richmond, VA – Kentucky State Representative Robert Damron says the answer to current budget problems lies in spending reductions, at least for now.

Damron is among lawmakers and policy leaders from every state meeting in Richmond, Virginia. They are there for the annual meeting of the Lexington-based Council of State Governments.

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9:20 am
Fri December 6, 2002

Campbellsville University To Get New Student Center

Campbellsville, Kentucky – A donation made by a Richmond, Virginia couple will help fund a new student center at Campbellsville University. The new facility will be named the E. Bruce Heilman Student Center Complex. Both Dr. Heilman and his wife, Betty, are alumni of the Baptist University.

Four years ago, a new president's home was dedicated and named after Betty Heilman. It is known as the Betty Dobbins Heilman House. A completion date and cost for the student center has not been announced.

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4:49 pm
Thu December 5, 2002

Richard Enters Gubernatorial Race

Bowling Green, Kentucky – Kentucky House Speaker Jody Richards has officially announced his candidacy for Governor. The Bowling Green Democrat says the people of Kentucky deserve a "world class" educational system and government leaders who will maintain integrity.

Richards has selected Jefferson Circuit Court Clerk Tony Miller as his running mate. Miller says his extensive experience in local and state government will be an asset to the ticket.

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1:39 pm
Thu December 5, 2002

State Auditor To Run For Attorney General

Frankfort, Kentucky – Kentucky Auditor Ed Hatchell says he will run for Attorney General in Kentucky next year. The Democrat from Glasgow, Kentucky is completing his second term as State Auditor.

Hatchett is expected to face Representative Greg Stumbo of Prestonsburg in a primary election next May. Stumbo has already announced his intention to run for Attorney General.

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