Bowling Green, KY – Members of a newly-appointed task force at Western Kentucky University are reviewing all aspects of campus safety. University President Gary Ransdell convened the Parents Advisory Council as a result of the murder of WKU freshman Katie Autry.
Authorities say Autry died on May 7th, three days after she was discovered in her dorm room with third and fourth degree burns.
Two suspects in the case, Stephen Soules and Lucas Goodrum of Scottsville, Kentucky are being held without bond in the Warren County Jail.
Frankfort, KY – The Democratic and Republican nominees (listed below) will hit the campaign trail soon before they square off this fall for the General Election on November 4th.
Democratic Primary winners: Ben Chandler, Governor Charlie Owen, Lieutenant Governor Russ Maple, Secretary of State Crit Luallen, Auditor of Public Accounts Johnathan Miller, State Treasurer Alice Woods Baesler, Commissioner of Agriculture
Bowling Green, KY – Officials in South Central Kentucky are celebrating the newly-built interstate interchange at I-65 and Cemetary Road in Bowling Green. The project was completed in December, but local officials decided to wait until the landscaping was complete to hold the ribbon cuttin ceremony. The project is valued at 12.5 million dollars.
Bowling Green, Kentucky – Western Kentucky University officials say Pellville, Kentucky freshman "Katie" Autry has died as the result of injuries she suffered in a May 4 residence hall fire. Autry had been treated at Vanderbilt University Hospital after being critically burned in the Sunday morning incident.
Officials at Western say that the investigation into the suspicious fire is continuing. WKU Police Chief Bob Deane says investigators have concluded that the fire, which was extinguished by residence hall sprinklers, was set intentionally.
Frankfort, Kentucky – The Kentucky Supreme Court has cleared the way for Congressman Ernie Fletcher to stay on the ballot for the May 20th gubernatorial primary. Fletcher's original running mate, Hunter Bates, had been declared ineligible by a lower court, because he failed to meet residency requirements to run for Lieutenant Governor. However, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that the ineligibility of his running mate did not make Fletcher's candidacy ineligible. Fletcher is involved in a four way race in the Republican gubernatorial primary.