Frankfort, KY – State Auditor Crit Luallen has released her findings and recommendations regarding the Kentucky Racing Commission. The report found no evidence of intent to defraud government, but the Auditor's Office did find that the Commission suffered from lax management and a disregard for standard business practices.
Clay, KY – About three hundred people in Webster County had to be evacuated from their homes today, after someone opened an anhydrous ammonia tank. An official with Webster County emergency management says the release created a dangerous situation.
Frankfort, Ky. – Kentucky's unemployment rate remained at 5.4 percent in the month of May, unchanged from April's figures. The Department for Employment Services says the rate is a significant decline from the previous year's levels, however. In May of 2003, the seasonally adjusted jobless rate in the Commonwealth was 6.2 percent.
Washington, D.C. – The U-S House has voted to pay tobacco farmers for giving up their government price supports. A plan that was approved Monday night by the House Ways and Means Committee was approved by the full House Thursday afternoon.
Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that a fetus is a person as long as it is "viable" or capable of surviving outside the womb. The Court ruled that the wrongful killing of such a fetus can be prosecuted as a homicide.
The Court discards its longheld rule that a fetus was not a person, and its death was not a homicide, until a live birth occurred.