11:02 am
Wed July 14, 2004

Repair Crews Struggling to Restore Power

Louisville/Bowling Green – Linemen from Tennessee and Georgia are heading to
Louisville to help restore power after high winds downed
thirteen hundred lines. Officials estimate that more than
115 thousand people were left without power by the
high winds, which uprooted numerous trees across

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4:31 pm
Tue July 13, 2004

State Receives Grant for Election Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities

Frankfort, KY – The State of Kentucky has received a Federal Election
Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Grant. Secretary
of State Trey Grayson, who is the Chief Election Officer
of the Commonwealth, says the 169 thousand dollar
grant is coming from the Department of Health and
Human Services.

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3:58 pm
Tue July 13, 2004

Jury Rules in Favor of C-S-X Railroad

Louisville, KY – A jury in Louisville has ruled in favor of C-S-X
Railroad in a lawsuit brought by a former employee.
The man had claimed that he suffered brain disease
from exposure to toxic chemicals.

48 year old David Ray Burton alleged he developed
chronic toxic encephalopathy for exposure to harmful
solvents used in the railroad's Louisville yard. The
disease is characterized by short-term memory loss,
depression, anxiety and diminished mental function.

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11:34 am
Mon July 12, 2004

Governor Fletcher Wants to Recruit "Advanced Agriculture" Companies

Frankfort, KY – Governor Fletcher says he intends to recruit or help
launch companies that turn plants into products
such as pharmaceuticals. The Governor calls the
approach "advanced agriculture."

The Governor today appointed an advisory panel for
that purpose. The panel includes leaders from higher
education, government, and industry. Fletcher says
he believes Kentucky has a unique niche in advanced
agriculture, and he points to companies like Large
Scale Biology Incorporated in Owensboro.

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4:33 pm
Fri July 9, 2004

Congressional Candidate Calls for Repeal of Out-Sourcing Tax Breaks

Louisville, KY – Congressional Candidate Nick Clooney is calling
for the repeal of federal tax breaks for companies
that shift jobs overseas.Clooney is running against
Republican Geoff Davis in Kentucky's Fourth
Congressional District.

Clooney, who is a Democrat, says Congress should reward tax
incentives to companies that expand their work
forces in the United States. The Davis campaign says their
candidate supports a tax system that encourages
U-S productivity.

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1:48 pm
Fri July 9, 2004

Artificial Heart Patient Breathing on his Own

Louisville, KY – The maker of an artificial heart says a patient
who received the device in early May is breathing
on his own and is out of intensive care. Abiocor
says the patient, who has not been publicly
identified, is in stable condition.

The patient has lived more than sixty days at
Jewish Hospital with the totally implantable
pump. The patient is one of two people living
with the softball-sized pump, which is made
of titanium and plastic.

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4:02 pm
Thu July 8, 2004

Bush Administration Officials to Testify About Fletcher's Plane

Washington, D.C. – Officials from the Bush Administration are scheduled
to testify before Congress today, regarding problems
encountered when Governor Fletcher's plane caused
an evacuation of the U-S Capitol. The incident took place
the day the body of former President Reagan was placed
in the U-S Capitol for public processions.

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11:13 am
Thu July 8, 2004

State Tax Collectors Working Overtime

Frankfort, KY – State tax collectors in Kentucky are working overtime this
year. Officials say collection of delinquent taxes has increased
about thirty percent for the year, with about 15 million dollars
more collected than last year.

The acting Director of the Finance Cabinet says its the
best six months for tax collection ever in the state. Officals
say they have already taken in 68 million dollars in
delinquent taxes during the first six months of the year.

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4:47 pm
Wed July 7, 2004

Price of Corvette Sports Car to Change

Bowling Green, KY – The price of the 2005 Chevrolet Corvette sports
car is going down, but some features that were
standard in the past will now cost extra. The
price of the car, which is built in Bowling Green,
will start at 45 thousand dollars. That's a drop
of about 400 dollars from the 2004 model.

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3:55 pm
Wed July 7, 2004

Group Representing State Workers Joins Lawsuit

Frankfort, KY – A group representing state employees has asked to
join a lawsuit over the state budget. The group claims
state workers should get a five percent pay raise this

The Kentucky Association of State Employees filed
suit in Franklin Circuit Court. The group is contesting
Governor Fletcher's decision to give state government
employees a two percent pay raise this fiscal year,
rather than a state-mandated five percent increase.

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