12:13 pm
Fri October 31, 2003

Regents Approve Mid-Year Tuition Increase

Bowling Green, KY – The governing board of Western Kentucky
University has unanimously approved a mid-year
tuition increase of $200. The new tuition rates
will take effect for classes which start in January.

University President Gary Ransdell says the change
is necessary because state funding has failed to
keep pace with rapid enrollment growth. He
describes Western as the "fastest growing
public university in the state."

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11:09 am
Thu October 30, 2003

Agriculture Commissioner Calls for Ethanol Support

Bowling Green, KY – Kentucky Agriculture Commissoner Billy Ray Smith
says lawmakers in Washington should support
efforts to expand ethanol production. Speaking
with Western's Public Radio, Smith stressed that
ethanol fuels can help to provide a valuable market
for farmers and can reduce the country's reliance
on foreign oil.

House and Senate conferees have been trying to
resolve differences over the issue in the new
Energy Bill.

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3:07 pm
Tue October 28, 2003

WKU Regents to Vote on Tuition Increase

Bowling Green, KY – The governing Board of Western Kentucky
University will vote Friday on a proposal to
implement a mid-year tuition increase.
The proposal, which is called "Its Academics
Turn," would result in a 200 dollar per student
tuition hike.

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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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