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.
Bowling Green, KY – Falling in line with national results, election night proved to be a good one for Kentucky's House Republicans.
Congresswoman Anne Northup won a hotly-contested race in the Third District against Democrat challenger Jack Conway. Many national analysts had their eyes on the Louisville area to see if the Democrats could unseat the incumbant Northup. Although her three percent margin of victory was the smallest of her four elections, it was good enough to win two more years in the U.S. House.
Kentucky – County Clerks in several parts of Kentucky are reporting steady voting activity. Despite rainy conditions, voters waited in line to cast their ballots. Election officials in Hardin County say voting was heavy enough in the first few hours to top the total in May's Primary. Lighter turnout is reported in Pulaski County. Several precincts have described voter turn out in Warren County as steady or above average.