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.
Louisville – Mitch McConnell says he is headed for a leadership position in the new Senate majority. The Louisville Republican said he thinks he has lined up more than enough commitments from GOP colleagues to be selected as the party's whip. That would make him the second-ranking member of the Senate's new Republican majority.
McConnell says Larry Craig of Idaho is the only other Senator to have expressed an interest in the job. McConnell beat Democrat Lois Combs Weinberg by 322 thousand votes in Tuesday's election.
Louisville – A US Attorney has announced plans to file a lawsuit accusing Lieutenant Governor Steve Henry of defrauding the Federal Medicare and Medicaid Programs. Henry has told a Louisville TV station that he plans to fight the suit and will have more to say about it later today. The Federal lawsuit is to be based on the "False Claims Act" and will cite several dozen instances in which Henry billed government health programs for surgeries that he allegedly did not supervise.
Owensboro – A Daviess County Sheriff's deputy has been indicted on sex charges in connection with two teenage girls at Apollo High School where he worked for three years as an on-site officer. A Daviess County Grand Jury has charged 53 year old Mike Chilton with two counts each if first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse. The girls have told the Jury the acts were against their will, and took place at Chilton's home.