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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.