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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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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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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4:02 pm
Thu September 18, 2003

WKU Announces Fund Raising Totals

Bowling Green,KY – Officials at Western Kentucky University say
a two million dollar commitment to endowed
professorships in science has pushed the
"Investing in the Spirit" campaign over the
one hundred million dollar mark. University
President Gary Ransdell says the latest
gift, from Dr. William McCormack, will be
used for new professorships in physics and
biotechnology programs.

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3:42 pm
Thu September 18, 2003

Council for Better Education Sues General Assembly

2:41 pm
Tue September 16, 2003

Kentucky's Unemployment Rate Rises in July

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky Department for Employment Services
says the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment
rate rose to 6.1 percent in July. The latest figures
are up from the 5.9 percent recorded in June.

Compared to year-earlier statistics, the seasonally
adjusted jobless rate in the Commonwealth was
up six tenths of one percent. Kentucky is one of
26 states reporting higher unemployment rates
in July of this year than in July of 2002.

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4:33 pm
Mon September 15, 2003

Attorney General Files Suit Against Drug Companies

Frankfort – Kentucky Attorney General Ben Chandler has filed
suit against five pharmaceutical companies. The
Attorney General's office in Frankfort says the firms
allegedly inflated average wholesale prices and
bilked Medicaid and Medicare.

Attorney General Ben Chandler, who is currently
running for Governor against Congressman
Ernie Fletcher, says the alleged overcharges have
cost taxpayers over one hundred million dollars.

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9:45 am
Wed September 10, 2003

Pentagon Extends Persian Gulf Tours

Nashville,TN – About eleven hundred members of the Tennessee National Guard
and Air National Guard will stay in the Persian Gulf for a full year.
They are part of a group of about twenty thousand reservists who
will be in the Gulf for 12 months.

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1:22 pm
Tue September 9, 2003

Kentucky Senators Predict Passage of Iraq Funding

Washington, D.C. – Both United States Senators from Kentucky say Congress
will approve additional funding for the military and re-building
efforts in Iraq. Speaking on National Public Radio, Senator
Mitch Mc Connell of Louisville predicted Sunday's request
by President Bush will be approved by a large, bi-partisan

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9:09 am
Tue September 9, 2003

Funding Should be Adequate for Pre-Paid Tuition Program

Frankfort, KY – The Executive Director of Kentucky's Affordable, Pre-Paid
Tuition Program says the program should have sufficient
funds to operate until at least 2026. In testimony before the
Interim Joint Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education,
Jo Carole Ellis said a recent actuarial analysis indicates
the fund should see a surplus for the next 23 years.

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