11:42 am
Wed June 30, 2004

State Auditor Undergoes Colon Surgery

Lexington, KY – Kentucky State Auditor Crit Luallen has successfully
undergone surgery this morning to remove a section
of her colon, which contained a tumor. According to
a news release from her office, a preliminary biopsy
indicates that the growth was benign.

Dr. John Stewart performed the surgery at St.Joseph's
Hospital in Lexington, and he anticipates a full recovery.
Ms. Luallen in expected to stay in the hospital the next
four to seven days.

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4:39 pm
Tue June 29, 2004

Fort Campbell Soldier Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Hopkinsville, KY – A Fort Campbell Soldier has died of injuries suffered in
a Christian County motorcycle crash. Coroner Dorris Lamb
says 23 year old William Richardson the second died
Sunday afternoon at the scene of the wreck. Lamb says
Richardson died the result of a head injury.

State Police say Richardson was northbound on
Bradshaw Road and was traveling at a high rate of
speed when he entered a curve and lost control of
the motorcycle.

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10:33 am
Mon June 28, 2004

Funeral Service Set for Kentucky Marine Killed in Iraq

Louisville, KY – A 24 year old Marine from Kentucky who was killed
by hostile fire in Iraq will be buried this weekend.
Funeral services for Lance Corporal Deshon Otey
of Radcliff are scheduled for eleven A-M, eastern
time, Saturday.

The Services will be held at First Baptist Church in
Elizabethtown. He is to be buried with full military
honors in Calvary Cemetary in Louisville. The
Rifleman was based at Camp Pendleton, California.

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9:44 am
Mon June 28, 2004

Governor Fletcher Issues Spending Plan

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher today issued a plan
to get state government through the next quarter. The
plan would fund the government in the absence of an
enacted budget. The plan calls for spending
more than nine billion dollars through September 30th.

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11:16 am
Fri June 25, 2004

Goodrum Trial Delayed Until 2005

Bowling Green, KY – The trial for a man accused of raping and killing a
Western Kentucky University student has been delayed
until spring of 2005. Lucas Goodrum had been scheduled
to face a jury starting July 30th. Special Judge
Thomas Castlen of Daviess County has granted a
prosecution request to delay the trial until March 8th.

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9:08 am
Thu June 24, 2004

BBB Warns of Consumer On-Line Scams

Louisville, KY – The Better Business Bureau of Louisville, Southern Indiana, and
Western Kentucky is urging consumers to beware of some new
on-line scams. Group spokesperson Sara Rolfingsmeier says
"phishing" is the term used to describe unscrupulous e-mail
practices which are designed to trick consumers into
revealing bank account numbers or credit card information.

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3:42 pm
Wed June 23, 2004

F-T-C Clears Way for Tobacco Company Merger

Winston-Salem, NC – The Federal Trade Commission is giving the green light to
a marriage of the nation's number two and number three
tobacco companies. A merger between R.J.Reynolds
and Louisville-based Brown and Williamson will create
a tobacco giant that will produce one third of the cigarettes
in the United States.

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11:18 am
Tue June 22, 2004

Auditor's Report Critical of Kentucky Racing Commission

Frankfort, KY – State Auditor Crit Luallen has released her findings and
recommendations regarding the Kentucky Racing Commission.
The report found no evidence of intent to defraud government,
but the Auditor's Office did find that the Commission suffered
from lax management and a disregard for standard business

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10:55 am
Mon June 21, 2004

Anhydrous Ammonia Leak Prompts Evacuation

Clay, KY – About three hundred people in Webster County had to be
evacuated from their homes today, after someone opened
an anhydrous ammonia tank. An official with Webster
County emergency management says the release
created a dangerous situation.

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9:30 am
Mon June 21, 2004

Kentucky Unemployment Rate Remains at Same Level

Frankfort, Ky. – Kentucky's unemployment rate remained at 5.4 percent
in the month of May, unchanged from April's figures.
The Department for Employment Services says the
rate is a significant decline from the previous year's
levels, however. In May of 2003, the seasonally adjusted
jobless rate in the Commonwealth was 6.2 percent.

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