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3:44 pm
Fri November 28, 2003

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit in Autry Case

Bowling Green, KY – Warren Circuit Court Judge Tom Lewis has
granted a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed
against Western Kentucky University and
five employees of the institution. The civil
suit had been filed by the estate of Melissa
Kaye Autry, who died after being burned and
assaulted in her residence hall room last May.

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12:01 pm
Wed November 26, 2003

Republicans in Sixth District Attend Forum

Nicholasville, KY – Four Republican legislators who want
Governor-Elect Ernie Fletcher's seat in
Congress made a joint debut at a public
forum. About 130 people attended the
forum, at which each of the hopefuls talked
about past legislative accomplishments and
conservative credentials. Those attending
were State Senators Alice Forgy Kerr and
Tom Buford, as well as State Representatives
Lonnie Napier and Stan Lee.

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11:53 am
Wed November 26, 2003

Democrats Pick New Leader in the House

Frankfort,KY – Democrats in the Kentucky House have elected
a new Majority Leader. He's Representative
Rocky Adkins of Sandy Hook, Kentucky.

Adkins won the leadership post over Representative
Harry Moberly of Richmond in balloting at the
Capitol. Adkins will replace Greg Stumbo, who
will become the state's next Attorney General.

Adkins has been a member of the House since
1987. He represents a district which is made up
of Elliot, Boyd, Lawrence, and Rowan counties.

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Regional
4:16 pm
Tue November 25, 2003

Governor-Elect Fletcher Names New Ag Executive

Lexington, KY –
Governor-Elect Ernie Fletcher has named his new
Executive Director of the Governor's Office of
Agricultural Policy. Keith Rogers, who is currently
the District Director for Second District Congressman
Ron Lewis, will move to that job on December ninth.

Rogers is a Hardin County farmer who also served
as Senior Legislative Assistant for Agriculture for
Congressman Lewis, before becoming District
Director.

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12:09 pm
Tue November 25, 2003

160 Sumitomo Workers Will Lose Jobs in Scottsville

Bowling Green, KY – Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems has announced that
it will discontinue cable reel manufacturing at its
Smith Grove Road location in Scottsville, Kentucky.
The change will result in the loss of about 160 jobs
between March and September of 2004.

Executive Vice President David Jean says Sumitomo's
parent companies have decided to get out of cable
reel production. He says a much larger customer base
is needed to fund the technology necessary to
remain competitive.

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4:25 pm
Thu November 20, 2003

Former KET Head to Lead State Department of Education

Lexington,KY – Former Kentucky Educational Television Executive
Director Virginia Fox will become Kentucky's
Secretary of Education. Governor-elect Ernie
Fletcher made the announcement this morning
at an elementary school in Lexington.

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9:36 am
Wed November 19, 2003

Bunning Says New Energy Bill is Good for Kentucky

Bowling Green/Washington D.C. – U-S Senator Jim Bunning says the new energy bill
will create jobs and help the environment in
Kentucky. The Republican from northern Kentucky
says he is especially pleased that provisions
relating to clean coal technology are in the final
package. Those provisions will provide tax incentives
for companies which adopt clean coal technology.

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10:42 am
Tue November 18, 2003

Transpark and WKU Bus Funding in Transportation Bill

Washington, DC/Bowling Green – U-S Senator Mitch McConnell says he has secured
over five million dollars in funding for the Kentucky
TriModal Transpark. The money is included in the
Senate Transportation Appropriations bill, and
will be used to build and improve internal roads
for the business park.

In addition, the legislation includes two and a half
million dollars to replace six buses and one ADA
bus that transport students at Western Kentucky
University.

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12:56 pm
Mon November 17, 2003

Patton Agrees to Two Ethics Charges

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Governor Paul Patton says he chose to
settle ethics charges he was facing---- not as an
admission of guilt---- but because of how he felt
the Executive Branch Ethics Commission intepreted
the law. Patton agreed to two of the four violations
the Commission leveled against him in March.

The Commission charged Kentucky's Governor with
four instances of allegedly using his power and
influence to benefit his former mistress, Tina Conner.

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9:05 am
Fri November 14, 2003

Tennessee Senators Call for Change on TVA Board

Knoxville, TN – U-S Senators Lamar Alexander and Bill Frist say
an Energy Bill compromise reached in Washington
contains a provision which will expand the TVA
board. The Tennessee lawmakers say the
board will change from three full-time members to
nine part-time members and a Chief Executive Officer.

The change outlined in the energy legislation would
mark a significant departure from past board
practices at TVA. The Knoxville-based agency was
founded in 1933.

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