10:50 am
Tue December 23, 2003

Homeland Security Chief Urges Vigilance in Kentucky

Louisville, KY – Kentucky's Homeland Security Director is calling
on residents of the state to be vigilant as the nation's
terror alert remains high. Director Ray Nelson of
Kentucky's Office for Security Coordination is urging
people to keep their eyes and ears open so they
can report anything unusual to law enforcement

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4:17 pm
Mon December 22, 2003

Economists Revise State Revenue Projections

Frankfort, KY – The economists who compile Kentucky's official
revenue projections have revised their forecast.
They say revenues for the rest of fiscal year 2004
will fall short of budget needs by 261 million dollars.

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9:48 am
Fri December 19, 2003

Jury Awards 350 Thousand Dollars in Tobacco Case

New York, NY – A Brooklyn jury has awarded 350 thousand dollars to
the wife of a man who died of lung cancer. Gladys Frankson
blamed a tobacco company for her husband's death.

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4:13 pm
Thu December 18, 2003

High Court Says "No Pass, No Drive" Unconstitutional

Frankfort,KY – The Kentucky Supreme Court says a law designed to
use driving privileges to spur teens to stay in school
and make passing grades---- is unconstitutional.
In a four to three ruling the high court noted the law
applied only to 16 and 17 year olds in school districts
with alternative education programs for students
unable to succeed in a regular classroom.
In other districts, students who dropped out or were
academically deficient did not lose their licenses.

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3:01 pm
Wed December 17, 2003

Alice Forgy Kerr Hoping for White House Help in Race

Frankfort, KY – Republican candidate Alice Forgy Kerr has received
a call from President Bush, congratulating her on
being chosen to run in the Sixth District Congressional
race. A White House spokesman says Bush also
told Kerr he looks forward to supporting her in the
special election to fill the Sixth District seat.

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2:03 pm
Wed December 17, 2003

Fletcher Calls for Tax Modernization

Frankfort, KY – Governor Fletcher says timing will be the key
to plans to modernizing the tax system. Speaking
to a group representing small businesses, Fletcher
said he wants to see changes to make the state
more "business friendly."

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2:36 pm
Mon December 15, 2003

Fletcher Picks Former Opponent for Cabinet Post

Frankfort, KY – Governor Ernie Fletcher says one of his former opponents
in the gubernatorial primary will join his team in Frankfort.
The Kentucky Governor says Robbie Rudolph of Murray will
head the Finance and Administration Cabinet.

Rudolph is a western Kentucky tire dealer who ran as
Rebecca Jackson's running mate in the May Republican
primary. Fletcher says he and Rudolph developed a
positive relationship during the campaign.

Rudolph is 48 years old. He is the owner of
Rudolph tires.

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1:25 pm
Fri December 12, 2003

Fletcher Outlines Portions of Re-organization Plan

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher has unveiled a
first phase of a new plan to re-organize state
government. The plan was compiled by a
Blue Ribbon Commission on Governmental
Organization and Efficiency, which had been
charged with the responsibility of devising a
new plan by Fletcher.

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12:12 pm
Thu December 11, 2003

Chandler to Enter Congressional Race

Versailles, KY – Democrat Ben Chandler has confirmed that he is
a candidate for the Sixth District Congressional
seat vacated by Governor Ernie Fletcher. Chandler
lost to Fletcher in the November 4th gubernatorial
election, but says his name recognition will never
be higher than at the present time.

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9:01 am
Wed December 10, 2003

State Supreme Court Blocks Smoking Ban

Lexington, KY – The Kentucky Supreme Court has stepped in to
stop enforcement of a smoking ban in Lexington.
Otherwise, a new smoking ban ordinance would
have taken effect at midnight.

Without comment, the Justices ordered a halt to
enforcement while an opposition group appeals
a trial judge's ruling that the ordinance is

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