3:30 pm
Mon October 27, 2003

Key Baath Party Official Killed

Mosul, Iraq – A 101st Airborne Second Brigade Spokesman
says a key Baath party figure has been killed in
a raid. The Baath leader is described as a key
figure plotting against coalition and Iraqi

Captain Brian Cope has identified the dead
man as Abu Fares. The man was killed yesterday
when he opened fire on U-S forces during a
raid. Eight other people were arrested in the
raid, which was conducted by members of the
101st Airborne, which is based at Fort Campbell.

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1:02 pm
Fri October 24, 2003

Agricultural Experts Expect Good Tobacco Crop

Paducah, KY – Despite heavy spring rain in Western Kentucky this
year, agriculture experts are predicting this season's
tobacco crop will be better than last year's. Spring
rains forced many farmers to plant their crops later
than usual, but excellent summertime growing
conditions offset losses expected from the delay.

General Manager Will Edd Clark of the Western
Dark-Fired Tobacco Growers Association says most
of the dark-fired tobacco is already in barns.

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11:14 am
Fri October 24, 2003

U-S Senate Approves Transportation Bill

Washington, D.C. – The U-S Senate has approved a transportation bill
that could result in more than 535 million dollars in
federal highway funds for Kentucky. The Fiscal
Year 2004 Transportation Spending Bill passed
by a vote of 91 to 3.

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11:55 am
Thu October 23, 2003

Kentucky Army National Guard Unit to Return Early

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky Army National Guard says the 223rd
Military Police Company will be home next month. The
unit had originally expected to return in February.

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10:10 am
Wed October 22, 2003

Funeral Service Scheduled at Fort Campbell

Fort Campbell, KY – Officials at Fort Campbell say a funderal service
will be held Friday, October 24th for Lieutenant
Colonel Kim Orlando. He and two other military
police officers were killed last week in Karbala, Iraq.

The service is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. at Memorial
Chapel at Fort Campbell. The funeral is open to the
public, but the internment service at Nashville
National Cemetary is open only to friends and

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3:43 pm
Tue October 21, 2003

One Westbound Lane Still Closed on Interstate 24

Kuttawa, KY – One westbound lane of Interstate 24 in Western Kentucky
remains closed as a precaution, after Sunday's chemical
fire in a truck. The fire occurred on Sunday afternoon
near Kuttawa.

A Kentucky State Trooper and four Kuttawa firefighters
were treated for exposure to the chemical dibutyl-amino-
ethanol, which is used in the manufacture of pesticides.
Two other people near the accident site were sent to
local hospitals for treatment.

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1:31 pm
Tue October 21, 2003

Hardin County Student Charged with Threatening

Radcliff, KY – A Middle school student in Hardin County has been
charged with terroristic threatening. Police say the
younster took a gun to school.

School officials say the boy is an eighth grade
student at Bluegrass Middle School. He faces
a hearing on Thursday and could be expelled.

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1:59 pm
Mon October 20, 2003

Interstate 24 Closed in Western Kentucky

Kuttawa, KY – The Kentucky State Police now say Interstate 24 near
Kuttawa, Kentucky will remain closed in both directions
for one to three days. A chemical used in the manufacture
of pesticides has been burning at the scene, the result of
a fire that broke out in the truck hauling the substance.

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9:39 am
Mon October 20, 2003

Lunsford Supports Republican in Gubernatorial Race

Frankfort, KY – Millionaire businessman and former political candidate
Bruce Lunsford announced today that he is supporting
Republican gubernatorial candidate Ernie Fletcher.
Lunsford ran unsuccessfully as a Democrat in the
May primary, before dropping out of the race.

Fletcher says he accepts Lunsford's support and he
maintains the support is an indication that his campaign
is able to build a consensus.

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2:27 pm
Fri October 17, 2003

Department of Defense Identifies Those Killed in Iraq

Karbala, Iraq – The Department of Defense says three 101st Airborne
Division soldiers were killed in a firefight in Karbala.
Forty three year old Lieutenant Colonel Kim Orlando
of Tennessee was Commander of Fort Campbell's
716th Military Police Battalion. Twenty eight year old
staff sergeant Joseph Bellavia of Wakefield, Massachusetts,
was a military police team leader. Officials say
twenty four year old Sean Gilley of San Bernadino,
California was a team leader with the same company.

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