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9:54 am
Tue December 30, 2003

Members of the 101st Airborne to Return Next Month

Fort Campbell – Planeloads of soldiers are expected to return
home to Fort Campbell in January. Officials
say "Screaming Eagles" from the 101st
Airborne Division have been fighting in Iraq
since they were deployed to Kuwait in February.

Troops from the 101st have been involved in
major combat operations, with about twenty
thousand members of the air assault division
fighting in Iraq. The troops settled in northern
Iraq and have been helping to rebuild the
country.

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12:07 pm
Fri December 26, 2003

Livestock Spokesman Says Inspection System Working

Bowling Green, KY – The head of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture
says the fact that a case of mad cow disease was
detected in Washington State is a good indication that
the inspection system is working. Glenn Slack is the
Chief Executive Officer of the Bowling Green-based
group. He says the situation regarding the extent of
mad cow disease in Washington state should become
much clearer within a few days.

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10:50 am
Tue December 23, 2003

Homeland Security Chief Urges Vigilance in Kentucky

Louisville, KY – Kentucky's Homeland Security Director is calling
on residents of the state to be vigilant as the nation's
terror alert remains high. Director Ray Nelson of
Kentucky's Office for Security Coordination is urging
people to keep their eyes and ears open so they
can report anything unusual to law enforcement
officials.

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4:17 pm
Mon December 22, 2003

Economists Revise State Revenue Projections

Frankfort, KY – The economists who compile Kentucky's official
revenue projections have revised their forecast.
They say revenues for the rest of fiscal year 2004
will fall short of budget needs by 261 million dollars.

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9:48 am
Fri December 19, 2003

Jury Awards 350 Thousand Dollars in Tobacco Case

New York, NY – A Brooklyn jury has awarded 350 thousand dollars to
the wife of a man who died of lung cancer. Gladys Frankson
blamed a tobacco company for her husband's death.

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4:13 pm
Thu December 18, 2003

High Court Says "No Pass, No Drive" Unconstitutional

Frankfort,KY – The Kentucky Supreme Court says a law designed to
use driving privileges to spur teens to stay in school
and make passing grades---- is unconstitutional.
In a four to three ruling the high court noted the law
applied only to 16 and 17 year olds in school districts
with alternative education programs for students
unable to succeed in a regular classroom.
In other districts, students who dropped out or were
academically deficient did not lose their licenses.

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3:01 pm
Wed December 17, 2003

Alice Forgy Kerr Hoping for White House Help in Race

Frankfort, KY – Republican candidate Alice Forgy Kerr has received
a call from President Bush, congratulating her on
being chosen to run in the Sixth District Congressional
race. A White House spokesman says Bush also
told Kerr he looks forward to supporting her in the
special election to fill the Sixth District seat.

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2:03 pm
Wed December 17, 2003

Fletcher Calls for Tax Modernization

Frankfort, KY – Governor Fletcher says timing will be the key
to plans to modernizing the tax system. Speaking
to a group representing small businesses, Fletcher
said he wants to see changes to make the state
more "business friendly."

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2:36 pm
Mon December 15, 2003

Fletcher Picks Former Opponent for Cabinet Post

Frankfort, KY – Governor Ernie Fletcher says one of his former opponents
in the gubernatorial primary will join his team in Frankfort.
The Kentucky Governor says Robbie Rudolph of Murray will
head the Finance and Administration Cabinet.

Rudolph is a western Kentucky tire dealer who ran as
Rebecca Jackson's running mate in the May Republican
primary. Fletcher says he and Rudolph developed a
positive relationship during the campaign.

Rudolph is 48 years old. He is the owner of
Rudolph tires.

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1:25 pm
Fri December 12, 2003

Fletcher Outlines Portions of Re-organization Plan

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher has unveiled a
first phase of a new plan to re-organize state
government. The plan was compiled by a
Blue Ribbon Commission on Governmental
Organization and Efficiency, which had been
charged with the responsibility of devising a
new plan by Fletcher.

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