11:58 am
Mon April 19, 2004

Kentucky Army National Guardsman Killed in Iraq

Frankfort, KY – A Kentucky Army National Guardsman from Warren County
has been killed in Iraq. First Lieutenant Robert Henderson
the Second was killed Saturday near the Southern Iraqi
city of Diwaniyah.

The State Department of Military Affairs reports the 33 year
old Henderson was a Platoon Leader in the Owensboro-
based Detachment 1, 21-23rd Transportation Company.
The unit was deployed in January.

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11:05 am
Fri April 16, 2004

Key State Lawmaker Injured in Auto Crash

Richmond, KY – One person has been killed and a state legislator has
been injured in a highway crash in Richmond. Representative
Harry Moberly was treated for broken bones at Pattie A. Clay
hospital in Richmond.

The Madison County Coroner's office confirms that a
second person was pronounced dead at the scene of
the crash. Identity of the victim has been withheld, pending
notification of family members.

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10:45 am
Fri April 16, 2004

Cutbacks Announced in Governor's Scholars Program

Frankfort, KY – The number of students participating in the Governor's Scholars
Program will be reduced this year, to save 300 thousand dollars
in the state budget. The program recognizes outstanding high
school students in Kentucky and has served one thousand
students per year in the past.

However, the names of 150 students have been trimmed
from the program. The cuts come two days after Kentucky
lawmakers adjourned the 2004 General Assembly without
solving a budget stalemate.

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1:34 pm
Thu April 15, 2004

Louisville Makes List of "Most Livable" Cities

Louisville, KY – A non-profit organization in Washington, D.C. has
named Louisville one of eleven mid-sized cities
in the nation it calls "most livable." The Partners
for Livable Communities says Louisville embraces
a high-tech economy and has good housing,good
neighborhoods, and a growing downtown.

Louisville was the only Kentucky city to make the
list, which does not rank the cities from one to eleven.

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11:09 am
Thu April 15, 2004

State Trooper to Return to Duty After Shooting

Jenkins, KY – A Letcher County Grand Jury has declined to indict a
Kentucky State Trooper who shot and killed an unarmed
man during a January drug deal. The Grand Jury
expressed sympathy to the family of 62 year old
James Alexander of Roanoke, Virginia, but found
no criminal conduct in the January 14th incident.

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1:43 pm
Wed April 14, 2004

Governor May Run the State on His Own Spending Plan

Frankfort, KY – The General Assembly's failure to pass a budget raises the
specter, for the second time in three years, of a Kentucky governor
running the state on his own spending plan.
Political opponents indicate that they probably will take him to
court over the matter.

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1:59 pm
Mon April 12, 2004

Commanding General of 101st will Deploy to Iraq

Fort Campbell, KY – Major General David Petraeus will deploy to Iraq later
this week for several weeks of temporary duty. Along
with twelve members of the Division, Petraeus will
work to help develop the Iraqi Security Force architecture
and the Office of Security Cooperation. That's the
Coalition Military Organization charged with assisting
with the training and equipping of Iraq's Army, Border
Police, Police, and Civil Defense Corps.

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1:27 pm
Mon April 12, 2004

Three Dead in Mobile Home Fire

Bowling Green, KY – A husband and wife are among three people who died
in an early morning fire inside a mobile home today.
Firefighters were called to the remote scene in Warren
County shortly after seven am, and they worked about
45 minutes to extinguish the blaze.

Kentucky State Police identified the victims as 57 year old
Robert Miller, 55 year old Judy Miller, and
53 year old Billia Faye Coulter. The Millers were
married and Coulter was Judy Miller's sister.

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3:10 pm
Fri April 9, 2004

National Guard Unit Delayed in Departure from Iraq

Nashville, TN – The Army has delayed the departure of a Tennessee
National Guard unit from Iraq. The 1175th Transportation
Company had been scheduled to arrive at Fort Knox,
Kentucky on Monday.

The heavy equipment company is based in Tullahoma,
Tennessee, with a detachment in Brownsville, Tennessee.
The 1175th has been in Kuwait and Iraq for more than a

No new date has been announced for the unit's return to
the United States.

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11:35 am
Thu April 8, 2004

Budget Negotiations At a Standstill

Frankfort, KY – State Budget Negotiators remain at a standstill
today after lawmakers resumed talks aimed at
crafting a spending plan for the state. Neither side
seemed willing to budge from their respective positions
on how to deal with Governor Fletcher's "Tax Modernization"

Democrats in the House want to deal with the spending bill
and the proposed tax code separately. However, Senate
Republicans want any budget talks to include discussion
of the Governor's proposed tax plan.

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