Frankfort, KY--AP – A leader in the Kentucky House of Representatives says Kentucky would
make more money with casinos than with electronic slot machines at
race tracks. Speaker Pro Tem Larry Clark, who advocates more legalized
gambling in the state, says competition between casinos and race tracks
would be best for the state.

Bowling Green, KY – Administrators with the Social Security Administration are urging
American workers to plan ahead for retirement by diversifying
investments. Speaking at a day-long forum at Western Kentucky
University, Atlanta Deputy Regional Commissioner Ron Tysinger
pointed to the need to invest for retirement.

(Frankfort,KY---AP) – An internet worm has interrupted work in several motor
vehicle registration offices in Kentucky. Computers that handle auto registration data were impacted by the worm in at least six branch offices in Jefferson County.In Fayette County, the County Clerk reported that it was

Louisville, KY---AP – Kentucky's Electricity Regulators are concerned that
proposals to spend fifty billion dollars to upgrade the
nation's power grid could prove costly to Kentucky
consumers. Andrew Melnykovych of the Kentucky
Public Service Commission says the P-S-C is not
enthusiastic about the idea of higher rates to pay
for upgrades to the grid. He says the upgrades
probably would not have great benefit for the state
of Kentucky, because Commission studies show
the state has a sturdy electrical system.

(Somerset, Ky.-AP) – Judge Paul Braden has denied a motion to exclude the death penalty in the
case against 35 year old Jeff Morris. Defense Attorney Barbara Carnes had argued
that Morris should not face the death penalty, since the man who has
admitted to killing Pulaski County Sheriff Sam Catron has already received the
lesser penalty of life in prison.

Bowling Green, KY – Officials with the Intermodal Transportation Authority say a groundbreaking
ceremony will be held on Monday, August 25th for the Kentucky Transpark.
Warren County and Bowling Green officials are scheduled to attend the
ceremony, which will begin at 11 a.m. Central time, at the Transpark site in
northern Warren County.

Washington, D.C. – Columbia, Kentucky will receive nearly one million dollars in rural development funds from the USDA. The office of U.S. Senator Jim Bunning says the funds will be used to replace approximately four miles of waterlines and to install 45 new fire hydrants.

The funding includes a $495,000 Rural Development Grant and a $495,000 Rural Development Loan.

Bowling Green, Kentucky – Optometrist Tracie Eads-Mullins has been sentenced to ten years in prison for Medicaid fraud, tax evasion, and theft. The Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control division of the Kentucky Attorney General's Office conducted a lengthy investigation in the case.

Prosecutors say Dr. Eads-Mullins billed thousands of dollars for tests that were never performed. She was also accused of billing for color photographs of the eyes, even though she didn't have the equipment necessary for such photographs.

Bowling Green, Kentucky – University President Gary Ransdell says Western Kentucky University will move ahead with the eighteen recommendations presented this week by a Campus Safety Task Force. The recommendations include proposals to increase educational efforts regarding the dangers of alcohol consumption, proposals to upgrade emergency phone systems, and a requirement that incoming freshmen should live in single gender residence halls.

Louisville, Kentucky – The Kentucky State Police are confirming that the sixteen year old girl who was the subject of a statewide Amber Alert has been found in Louisville. The Alert was issued after the girl was abducted at gun point from a motel in Shelbyville, Kentucky.

Authorities say the girl was located, walking down the street near Churchill Downs. She was transported to Kosair Children's Hospital for observation. This was the first time the Amber Alert system had been activated for an abduction in Kentucky.

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