Frankfort, KY – State officials say 13 people died in crashes on Kentucky's roads over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The deaths were the result of ten separate wrecks, and only three of the thirteen people killed were wearing seat belts at the time of their accidents. State police say alcohol played a role in four of the accidents.
Bowling Green, KY – A Bowling Green woman wanted on check forgery charges for more than four years has been caught in North Carolina. Kentucky State Police say 43 year old Donna Howard was picked up in Greensboro, North Carolina yesterday.
She had been on Kentucky's most wanted list for fifteen counts of forgery in the second degree, since April of 2000. She was indicted in Barren County for allegedly forging checks on an elderly woman's account there.
Louisville, KY – Doctors have implanted an Abiocor artificial heart in a critically ill patient this week at Louisville's Jewish Hospital. The nine hour surgery was performed Monday by a medical team led by Doctors Rob Dowling and Laman Gray.
Hospital spokeswoman Linda McGinity Jackson says the male patient is in critical, but stable, condition. The device's maker, Abiomed Incorporated, says the procedure went "well and without complication."
Lexington.KY – A Federal Judge is giving State Medicaid officials and advocates for the disabled until the end of the week to resolve the remaining issues in a class action lawsuit. The suit relates to stricter Medicaid eligibility rules.