Owensboro – The Kentucky Long-Term Policy Research Center and the New Cities Foundation will meet in Owensboro, Kentucky this week to discuss issues surrounding homeland security in the U.S. Sylvia Lovely of the New Cities Foundation says the purpose of the meeting is to learn from other communities that have had to deal directly with security issues following the September 11th attacks. The Mayor of Washington, D.C. is among the scheduled speakers for Thursday's meeting in Owensboro.
Lexington – A rally is being planned to counter protests by an anti-gay preacher and followers outside six Lexington churches on November 24th.
Topeka, Kansas Pastor Fred Phelps will protest at Lexington's Cathedral of Christ the King because the Church's Reverend baptized quadruplets who are being raised by a gay couple. Phelps also plans protests at five other Lexington churches he says do not share his views on homosexuality.
Frankfort – The Speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives says it is unlikely the General Assembly would approve an expansion of gambling activity in the state. Speaker Jody Richards warns that residents of the Commonwealth should be wary of attempts to bring casinos or slot machines into Kentucky. The Bowling Green Democrat told Western's Public Radio that it is possible members of the General Assembly would approve a constitutional amendment measure, to allow "the people of Kentucky" to decide the question.