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2:24 pm
Wed October 1, 2003

Former State Rep John Stanley Hoffman, Junior Dies

Henderson, KY – Former Kentucky Lawmaker John Stanley Hoffman,
Junior died today from a massive stroke. The 66
year old former judge collapsed while walking with
his wife in their Henderson neighborhood. He
was taken to Saint Mary's Medical Center in Evansville,
where he died early this morning.

Hoffman was elected to the State House of
Representatives in 1965, and was elected
Chairman of the Appropriations and Revenue
Committee three years later. He was elected
Henderson County judge in 1969.

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Regional
3:20 pm
Tue September 30, 2003

State Budget Shortfall Expected to Worsen

Bowling Green, KY – A representative of the Governor's Office for Policy
and Management says there is more "bad news"
about the state budget outlook. Bill Hintze told
the Joint Committee on State Government that
Kentucky's budget shortfall is expected to worsen
in 2005 and 2006.

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11:34 am
Tue September 30, 2003

AP Reports Conner to Change Her Innocent Plea

Louisville, KY – The ex-mistress of Kentucky Governor Paul Patton
is scheduled to go on trial next week on a federal
charge of mail fraud. However, the Associated
Press is reporting that she will change her
innocent plea at a hearing Thursday.

Tina Conner previously pleaded innocent to the
single count that alleged she falsified an
application for a company she owned. She
allegedly falsified the document to be certified
as a "disadvantaged" business.

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10:36 am
Tue September 30, 2003

AP Reports Conner to Change Her Innocent Plea

Louisville, KY – The ex-mistress of Kentucky Governor Paul Patton
is scheduled to go on trial next week on a federal
charge of mail fraud. However, the Associated
Press is reporting that she will change her
innocent plea at a hearing Thursday.

Tina Conner previously pleaded innocent to the
single count that alleged she falsified an
application for a company she owned. She
allegedly falsified the document to be certified
as a "disadvantaged" business.

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Regional
9:53 am
Tue September 30, 2003

Judge Seals Witness List in Conner Case

Frankfort,KY – A judge has sealed a witness list in the mail-fraud
trial of Tina Conner. The former nursing home
operator is also the former mistress of Kentucky
Governor Paul Patton.

Conner was indicted in July on one count of mail
fraud, alleging she falsified an application for a
construction company she owned. Conner allegedly
falsified the document to be certified by the state as
a "disadvantaged" business.

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Regional
3:50 pm
Wed September 24, 2003

New Literacy Plan Unveiled in Louisville

Louisville, KY – District and business leaders in Louisville are
unveiling a sweeping new literacy plan today.
The plan is aimed at getting all of the district's
97 thousand public school students reading at
their appropriate grade levels in just four years.

The plan is backed by sixteen million dollars
in district and business commitments. District
leaders say the goal can be reached, and they
stress that the plan will have benefits which
will extend beyond a child's ability to read.

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4:02 pm
Tue September 23, 2003

Governor Appeals Decision to Deny Storm Assistance

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Governor Paul Patton has appealed the Federal
Government's decision earlier this month to deny Kentucky
federal assistance for August storms that killed two people.

The storm destroyed eighty residences and damaged
sixty others. Thirty nine year old Eugenia McClease and
her six year old son, Jeffrey, were killed when their house
washed into a tributary of the Kentucky River.

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3:20 pm
Mon September 22, 2003

Former Speaker of Kentucky House Found Dead

Danville, KY – A Police report indicates that Former Kentucky House
Speaker Joe Clarke took his own life. Clarke's body
was found in his Danville residence, and a handgun
was found near his body.

Boyle County Coroner James Ramey believes Clarke
died at about 7 PM Sunday evening. Clarke was
a Democrat who was elected Speaker after his
predecessor, Don Blandford, was convicted in a
bribery scandal. Joe Clarke was seventy years old.

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Regional
3:34 pm
Fri September 19, 2003

More Manufacturing Jobs Heading to Owensboro

Owensboro, KY – Officials with Toyotetsu Mid-America are planning
to add more than one hundred new jobs by next
spring. Company Spokesman Christopher Cooper
says the additional positions will be needed when
the company starts to manufacture parts for two
more vehicles.

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Regional
10:32 am
Fri September 19, 2003

Lawsuit Filed in Autry Murder Case

Bowling Green, KY – The mother and aunt of murder victim Katie Autry have
filed suit against Western Kentucky University, Pi Kappa
Alpha fraternity, the WKU Student Life Foundation, and
three resident assistants. The lawsuit claims the university
and other named defendants failed to enforce policies
or provide adequate security.

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