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9:39 am
Fri June 18, 2004

State Supreme Court Rules Fetus is a Person---if its "Viable"

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that a fetus is a person
as long as it is "viable" or capable of surviving outside the womb.
The Court ruled that the wrongful killing of such a fetus can be
prosecuted as a homicide.

The Court discards its longheld rule that a fetus was not a person,
and its death was not a homicide, until a live birth occurred.

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Regional
9:02 am
Fri June 18, 2004

Authorities Warn Motorists About Rest Stop Dangers

Williamsburg, KY – Kentucky authorities are warning motorists to use caution around
interstate rest stops in the Commonwealth, after a rape at a
Kentucky Welcome Center. The assault reportedly
took place at the Welcome Center on Interstate 75, just north
of the Tennessee border.

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Regional
2:22 pm
Thu June 17, 2004

Murray State Regents Chair Claims Partisan Politics Kept Him from Nominating List

Murray, KY – Murray State University Board of Regents Chairman Sid Easley says
partisan politics kept him from being considered for an education
post. Easley says that is why he was left off a list of regents
candidates nominated by Governor Fletcher's Postsecondary
Education Nominating Committee.

Fletcher, who is a Republican, is expected to name replacements
soon for Easley and Wells Lovett of Owensboro, another veteran
member of the board. Lovett did not seek reappointment.

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Regional
1:12 pm
Thu June 17, 2004

Prosecutors Say Carneal Lacks Valid Grounds for New Trial

Paducah, KY – Prosecutors have filed a motion, saying school shooter
Michael Carneal doesn't have valid grounds to extend
the deadline to ask for a new trial. McCracken County
Commonwealth's Attorney Tim Kaltenbach says Carneal
waited too long to argue that defense experts have changed
their minds about his mental state.

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Regional
2:52 pm
Wed June 16, 2004

Tobacco Buy-out Vote Expected by Week's End

Washington, D.C./Bowling Green,KY – A ten billion dollar tobacco buyout plan is expected to
go before the full U-S House of Representatives before
Friday's adjournment. The provision was approved
Monday night by the powerful House Ways and Means
Committee.

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