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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2:49 pm
Fri June 18, 2004

House Approves Tobacco Buy Out Plan

Washington, D.C. – The U-S House has voted to pay tobacco farmers for
giving up their government price supports. A plan that
was approved Monday night by the House Ways and
Means Committee was approved by the full House
Thursday afternoon.

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9:39 am
Fri June 18, 2004

State Supreme Court Rules Fetus is a Person---if its "Viable"

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that a fetus is a person
as long as it is "viable" or capable of surviving outside the womb.
The Court ruled that the wrongful killing of such a fetus can be
prosecuted as a homicide.

The Court discards its longheld rule that a fetus was not a person,
and its death was not a homicide, until a live birth occurred.

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9:02 am
Fri June 18, 2004

Authorities Warn Motorists About Rest Stop Dangers

Williamsburg, KY – Kentucky authorities are warning motorists to use caution around
interstate rest stops in the Commonwealth, after a rape at a
Kentucky Welcome Center. The assault reportedly
took place at the Welcome Center on Interstate 75, just north
of the Tennessee border.

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2:22 pm
Thu June 17, 2004

Murray State Regents Chair Claims Partisan Politics Kept Him from Nominating List

Murray, KY – Murray State University Board of Regents Chairman Sid Easley says
partisan politics kept him from being considered for an education
post. Easley says that is why he was left off a list of regents
candidates nominated by Governor Fletcher's Postsecondary
Education Nominating Committee.

Fletcher, who is a Republican, is expected to name replacements
soon for Easley and Wells Lovett of Owensboro, another veteran
member of the board. Lovett did not seek reappointment.

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