Frankfort, Kentucky – Officials with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture say containers of the soft drink, Ski, will be shipped to Cuba later this month. The soft drink is expected to be the first of many agriculture products to be shipped to Cuba from Kentucky. The shipment is part of a seven million dollar agreement signed last September by Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Billy Ray Smith and Pedro Alvarez, the head of Cuba's food import agency.
Frankfort, Kentucky – The Kentucky House of Representatives have voted down a bill that would have outlawed smoking in college dorms. House Bill 88 was narrowly defeated by a 49 to 45 vote. Some lawmakers who opposed the measure said they preferred to let universities set their own policies on smoking. The bill was sponsored by Representative Jim Wayne of Louisville.
Fort Campbell, Kentucky – Officials at Fort Campbell say the 101st Airborne Division is deploying for an unspecified mission in the global war on terrorism. An undisclosed number of Black Hawk, Apache, and Chinook helicopters have been sent to a naval sea port as part of the deployment. Troopers in the 101st Airborne Division were among the first to face action in Afghanistan.
Bowling Green, Kentucky – Greenwood High School student Matt Knight is one of seven Boy Scouts meeting with President Bush this week. Knight is credited with rescuing a girl from a drainage pipe full of water last year. He and other Scouts will present the "Report to the Nation" to President Bush. That report has been presented by the Scouts to every President since William Howard Taft.
Washington, DC – The office of US Senator Mitch McConnell says the Louisville Republican has been released from the National Naval Medical Center and is resting at his Washington, D.C. home. Kentucky's Senior Senator underwent triple by-pass surgery at the Bethesda, Maryland based Medical Center on February third.