Frankfort – For the first time, more than 67 thousand students have enrolled for part-time or full-time programs. For the Fall semester, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System is reporting an increase of more than seven percent over last year's levels. The total enrollment includes increases in each of the 16 districts of KCTCS across the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Owensboro – A statewide coalition of health organizations is encouraing women of child-bearing age to take vitamins containing folic acid. Jaime Rafferty of the Owensboro-based Green River District Health Department says too many women in Kentucky do not realize that folic acid should be taken before and after becoming pregnant. Health experts say adequate levels of folic acid can help to reduce birth defects.
Wartburg – There are now 16 people known dead in weekend storms that ripped Tennessee in two waves. Cumberland County authorities confirmed four deaths shortly before dawn -- two in Lake Tansi and two others about two miles away.
Seven of the weekend deaths came in Mossy Grove, which is about forty miles west of Knoxville. There are at least 55 people unaccounted for.
Horse Cave – Kentucky State Police are investigating a weekend murder in Hart County. The body of 57 year old James Perkins of Horse Cave was discovered Saturday by family members and neighbors. Autopsy results are pending. No arrests have been made.
Lexington – Allegations made by the woman suing Governor Paul Patton suggest some government staffers remained helpful at the same time that she says Patton was retaliating against her. Tina Conner says she believes the Governor's staff provided her with small favors after the affair ended to keep her quiet.