Louisville, KY – The former nursing home owner and mistress of ex-governor Paul Patton is leaving her position on the Kentucky Lottery Board. Tina Conner did not give a reason for leaving the Board, but she is scheduled to appear in Federal Court Monday to be sentenced on a mail fraud charge.
Frankfort, KY – The budget given to Kentucky lawmakers by Governor Ernie Fletcher includes 46 million dollars to renovate the State Office Building. The upgrades would mean the 12 story structure would be empty for the next few years, as floors are revamped and filled with new furniture.
State officials want the building formerly used by the Transportation Cabinet to reflect the Cabinet's new 113 million dollar headquarters, which are located across the street in Frankfort.
Versailles, KY – Former Kentucky Governor Louie B. Nunn died last night at his Versailles residence. Woodford County Coroner Steve Ward says the 79 year old Nunn collapsed after suffering an apparent heart attack.
Bowling Green, KY – A Pike County coal company has been cited for alledgedly causing a black water spill that fouled more than eight miles of an eastern Kentucky creek. The Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet has issued a Notice of Non-compliance and an Imminent Danger Cessation Order to the Johns Creek Processing Company.
The company was cited for allowing black water to leave a permitted area and for failing to report the spill in a timely manner.
Frankfort,KY – The Kentucky House has approved legislation which would make it a felony to tip off a nursing home about a pending state inspection. Representative Kathy Stein of Lexington is the sponsor of the bill, which passed the House by a 94 to 0 margin.