Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Patton: No plans to resign



By Joe Biesk
The Associated Press

FRANKFORT - Gov. Paul Patton said Monday he was "a little bit surprised" by a newspaper editorial over the weekend that called for his resignation.

Patton spoke to reporters after an afternoon awards ceremony. "I do not plan to resign," he said.

The Courier-Journal of Louisville called for Patton's resignation in an editorial published Sunday. It was the second formal call for Patton's resignation within a week. Last Thursday, WDRB-TV in Louisville also said Patton should resign.

Patton has admitted having an extramarital affair with western Kentucky businesswoman Tina Conner. Conner has alleged in a lawsuit that he helped and harmed her business as a result of their affair.




TOP LOCAL STORIES
Chief supports officer in shooting
'Survivor' hopefuls go to extremes
Employers boost call-up benefits for reservists
Callups thin police, fire departments
Educators, parents protest school funding cuts
Walking man's goal: Great Wall

ENQUIRER COLUMNS
RADEL: Mistakes weren't repeated after fatal shooting
PULFER: Climbing on scales at airport

PHOTOS OF THE DAY
Dog rescued from icy pond
Jogging in the snow
Soldier of snow

CINCINNATI-HAMILTON COUNTY
Library circulation falls
Audits would precede levies
Recreation chief chided over lobbying
Children respond to terrier

AROUND THE TRISTATE
Tristate A.M. Report
Access social services: Call 211
Regulators give green light to doctor-pay comparisons
Good News: Bluegrass, gospel come to East End
Obituary: William Love led church in hymns

BUTLER COUNTY
Fairfield city manager gets 13.6% raise
More testing expected for lead
Teen's dilemma: Take new car or $20K?
Labor activists target Miami
Fairfield 2-mill school levy on May 6 ballot
HUD to monitor Butler Co. housing agency

CLERMONT COUNTY
Clermont bus notices called false

OHIO
Ohio Moments: Edison's bright ideas hatched at home

KENTUCKY
Ludlow halts classes to plea for school funding
Uzbekistan aliens held in N.Ky.
Justin appeal nears 1 year
Florence police focus on growth of Hispanics
Patton: No plans to resign