1:54 pm
Fri May 21, 2004

State Parks Commissioner Issues "Professional Appearance Policy"

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Parks Commissioner George Ward has announced
a new "professional appearance" policy. He's informed park
managers at fifty state parks and historical sites that
employees must keep their hair clean and trim, which means
above the collar for men.

The employees will also be required to cover all tattoos with
long sleeves or bandages, if necessary. They will also be
required to remove visible body piercings. Women employees
will be allowed to wear ear rings in the lobes.

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10:29 am
Fri May 21, 2004

Third District Congressional Candidate Criticizes Northup Mailing

Louisville, KY – The Campaign of Democratic Candidate Tony Miller says
Republican incumbent Anne Northup is spending too much
and promoting herself about meetings on a new Medicare
benefit. In particular, the Miller camp points to a mailing to older
constituents about meetings on the benefit.

Miller says Northup charges taxpayers for what amounts to
a campaign mailer. He is also criticizing the use of glossy
photos in the mailer, including a picture of Northup.

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2:23 pm
Thu May 20, 2004

Another State Park Employee Calls for Probe

Frankfort, KY – A State employee questioned during an investigation that led to the
firing of a State Park Manager has asked for a probe of her own.
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park employee Augusta Graham
claims Commerce Cabinet attorneys misled her about whether she
needed a lawyer present.

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11:50 am
Thu May 20, 2004

Jobless Rate Declines in Kentucky

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky's seasonally-adjusted uemployment rate fell
from 5.5 percent in March to 5.3 percent in April. The Department
for Employment Services reports the decline from the previous
year's levels stands at one full percent.

The department's chief labor market analyst, Carlos Craycraft,
says the year to year decline is "a significant drop." He says
another positive sign is a fifteen percent decline in the number
of claims for first-time unemployment benefits.

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9:40 am
Thu May 20, 2004

Campbellsville Earns Economic Development Award

Campbellsville, KY – The official economic development agency for Campbellsville
and Taylor County has earned national recognition from the
Economic Development Administration. "Team Taylor County"
has earned a 2004 Excellence Award for Economic Adjustment.

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3:34 pm
Wed May 19, 2004

Marathon Ashland Petroleum Says Some Gas Contained Sulfur

Ashland, KY – A statement from Marathon Ashland Petroleum may have solved the
mystery of the fouled up fuel gauges in the Louisville area. The statement
indicates that some regular grade gasoline delivered to the company's
Kramer Lane distribution facility passed all industry standard tests, but
"contained trace amounts of elemental sulfur."

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12:07 pm
Wed May 19, 2004

Officials Blame Bad Gas for Fuel Gauge Problems

Louisville, KY – The mystery of the fouled up fuel gauges in Louisville may
have been solved. The State Attorney General's office reports
that its apparently bad gasoline that is causing fuel gauges in
vehicles to stop working properly.

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10:50 am
Wed May 19, 2004

Few Surprises in Statewide and Congressional Races

Louisville/Bowling Green, KY – U-S Senator Jim Bunning and Congressman Hal Rogers were
among those easily winning primary elections yesterday in Kentucky.
Bunning will face Democrat Daniel Mongiardo, after Mongiardo defeated
David L. Williams of Glasgow in his primary contest yesterday.

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4:06 pm
Tue May 18, 2004

Election Officials Predict Relatively Light Turnout in Primary

Louisville/ Bowling Green, KY – Kentucky voters are heading to the polls today to choose
nominees for offices ranging from the General Assembly
to the Presidency. However, the lack of a heated race in
the contests topping the ballot is expected to contribute to
a relatively light turnout.

Turnout in Bowling Green is described as "light" and those
voting this morning had little or no wait at the polls.

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9:26 am
Mon May 17, 2004

Military Police Units Could be Called to Active Duty

Frankfort, KY – A pair of military police units of the Kentucky National Guard
have been alerted for a possible call up to active duty. The alert
coincides with recent reports of abuse of Iraqi prisoners by
some members of the military police in Abu Ghraib prison
in Baghdad.

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