Regional
9:26 am
Tue February 3, 2004

Conner Resigns from Kentucky Lottery Board

Louisville, KY – The former nursing home owner and mistress of
ex-governor Paul Patton is leaving her position on
the Kentucky Lottery Board. Tina Conner did not give a
reason for leaving the Board, but she is
scheduled to appear in Federal Court Monday to
be sentenced on a mail fraud charge.

Conner was appointed to the Lottery Board by
former governor Patton. In her resignation letter,
she said that she had been appreciative of her
opportunity to serve on the Board. Lottery Spokesman
Chip Polston declined to comment on Conner's service,
for which she was paid five thousand dollars per year.

According to Lottery records, Conner had attended
only three of seven Lottery Board meetings last year.