Regional
3:07 pm
Tue August 17, 2004

Senator Bunning Requests More Protection

Paducah, KY – Kentucky U. S. Senator Jim Bunning will have extra security from the Paducah police department during a visit to that city Tuesday and Wednesday.
Bunning requested special protection during his visit to western Kentucky. A spokesman for the Senator said the senate sergeant-at-arms recommended that senators take extra precautions in light of recent threats by Al-Qaida.
Paducak police department spokeswoman Robin Newberry says its believed to be the first time such a request has been made by Bunning, Senator Mitch McConnel or
Representative Ed Whitfield
Bunning will visit Fulton as well as Paducah
Paducah will not be reimbursed for the cost of the Senator's security. Bunning aides say no specific threats have been made against the Senator.