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9:05 am
Wed January 8, 2003

Lindsey Wilson Receives Grant

Owensboro, Kentucky – Lindsey Wilson College has received a $400,000 grant from the James Graham Brown Foundation of Louisville. College President William Luckey Jr. says the Brown Foundation has been a major partner of Lindsey Wilson for more than twenty-five years. The latest grant will be used to assist in the school's science program.

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3:29 pm
Tue December 31, 2002

Head of Kentucky Educational Television Resigns

Lexington, Ky – After spending 42-years in education and public broadcasting, the Executive
Director and C.E.O of Kentucky Educational Television is stepping down.
Virginia G. Fox plans to retire on December 31, 2002.
Fox has been honored with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's
Lifetime Achievement Award. Fox is only the third person to be recognized
with the award by the C.P.B .

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3:12 pm
Fri December 20, 2002

Proposed Owensboro Casino Wins Approval

Owensboro, KY – Owensboro officials say a proposed $200 million downtown casino and entertainment complex would be another shot in the arm for the city's economy.

Yesterday, the idea was unanimously passed by the Downtown Owensboro Incoporated board of directors. Board Chairman Pat Strehl says he was suprised there was no opposition to the proposal.

The Board is calling on the Kentucky General Assembly to take appropriate legislative action to allow the citizens of Owensboro and Daviess County to chose whether or not to legalize casino gambling.

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10:42 am
Fri December 13, 2002

Search For Adair County Boy Stretches To Texas

Columbia, Kentucky – The search for an Adair County teenager accused of murdering his parents is being extended to other states. Kentucky State Police believe 16-year-old Blake Walker is in Texas, but did not specify a location in the state.

The bodies of his parents, 55-year-old Barbara Peterson and 54-year-old Brian Walker were found by police Monday at the family's home in Knifley. Broadcast reports say investigators may be using credit card information to track Blake Walker.

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10:19 am
Fri December 13, 2002

Congressional Tobacco Buyout Possible

Louisville, Kentucky – The chances of passing a tobacco buyout through Congress could be improving. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has committed to work on the legislation. That is according to U.S. Representative Ernie Fletcher, who made the statement yesterday during the Kentucky Farm Bureau's Annual Convention.

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2:20 pm
Thu December 12, 2002

Family Going To Court Over Police Shooting

Louisville, Kentucky – The family of a man who was shot to death while handcuffed plans to take Louisville Police to Court. A wrongful death suit was filed yesterday in Jefferson Circuit Court on behalf of James Taylor's four children.

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1:56 pm
Thu December 12, 2002

Part of Patton Suit Dismissed

Frankfort, Kentucky – A Judge's decision means only parts of Tina Conner's lawsuit against Governor Paul Patton can proceed. Yesterday, a Franklin Circuit Judge dismissed most of a lawsuit that accused Patton of retaliating against Conner for ending their affair.

The Judge exempted State Government as a defendant in the suit and dismisssed allegations that Patton sexually harrassed Conner and wasted state resources. But, the Judge left intact Conner's claims that Patton caused her emotional distress and acted outrageously.

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11:54 am
Thu December 12, 2002

Early Release for State Inmates

Frankfort, Kentucky – As many as 500 state inmates being held in local jails will probably get an early release. Governor Paul Patton says the measure is necessary as the state tries to cope with its budget problems. The releases could come "pretty soon". Patton asked the Corrections Department to give him a list by Friday of inmates targeted for release.

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4:25 pm
Tue December 10, 2002

Police Shooting Sparks More Protests

Louisville, Kentucky – More protests are planned today and tomorrow over the fatal shooting of a handcuffed man by Louisville Police Detectives.

Protesters are calling for charges to be filed against the two detectives involved in the shooting of 50-year-old James Taylor. A protest is scheduled across from Police Headquarters at noon today.

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9:57 am
Tue December 10, 2002

Plans Unveiled for New E'Town Police Station

Elizabethtown, Kentucky – Architects have unveiled plans for a 9.4 million dollar Elizabethtown Police Department building. Councilman Ron Thomas says the figure startled him. The figure includes 5.1 million dollars in construction costs for a 6,600 square-foot building and 1.2 million for development costs including parking lots and landscaping. The firm making the estimate says some of the costs could be trimmed -- maybe 100,000 dollars from the renovation costs of the building's garage.

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