Thursday, May 29, 2003

Kentucky News Briefs

County school district violated sunshine law

FRANKFORT - The Barren County school district violated the Open Records Act by withholding a list of county students on an enrollment waiting list, the Attorney General's Office has concluded.

The Glasgow Daily Times asked for the list to learn whether students from the county were improperly denied enrollment in a county school, Red Cross Elementary, while students from outside the district were admitted.

Superintendent Jerry Ralston said the newspaper asked for more than mere "directory information," and he denied the request, invoking two privacy laws - the state and federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Acts.

The newspaper appealed to the attorney general.

2 out of 3 Knox Co. escapees recaptured

BARBOURVILLE - Two of three prisoners who wiggled their way to freedom through a vent in the Knox County Jail have been captured. The other remained at large Wednesday.

Deputy Sheriff Carl Bolton said the inmates escaped about 3 a.m. on Tuesday. Bolton said the sheriff's department, acting on a tip, found Rex Vaughn, 33, of Corbin, and Billy Hooker, 38, of Barbourville, at a home in nearby Apple Grove.

Authorities still are searching for Jackie Boles, 26, of Barbourville, who was in jail on charges of burglary and receiving stolen property.

Vaughn is being held on a charge of attempted murder and Hooker on a charge of cultivating marijuana.

Fort Knox reservists on way back from Iraq

LOUISVILLE - About 100 Fort Knox-based Marine reservists who saw heavy fighting in Iraq are on their way home.

Ships carrying Company A, 8th Tank Battalion, set sail on their monthlong voyage to the United States about May 20.

The unit is made up mostly of students and workers from Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.

The reservists saw plenty of action.

None of the unit's members was injured.

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Skaters roll out with less in wallets
Rescuers collect rare crayfish to save them
Budget plan outspends Taft

City native still dreams of reaching the summit
A fancy dude in fancy duds
Mayor resigns county position
Mom's grief includes driver in son's death
Airport will have new trial to establish value of runway land
Obituary: Robert Dean, 65, FBI agent
Tristate A.M. Report

PULFER: Lead hazard
HOWARD: Some Good News

Mason in talks to get charges dropped
Inmate's guards may cost $300K
Voters to decide justice center issue
Mason invests in tracking students
Commissioners at odds over zoning changes
Township looks at zoning rules

Former President Bush promotes son's economic plan
OSU to get $11M for tech center
Ft. Stewart remembers comrade
Inmate gets 10 years in plot to kill sister-in-law
Cafeteria will be scanning fingers
Man admits one slaying, not two
Ohio Moments

Slaying not random act, mayor says
Inmate freed by DNA accused of shoplifting
Skate shop hopes to cater to cool crowd
Kids with wheels test-driving park
Water, sewer districts form security pact
Ky. computer programmer claims $9.6 lottery jackpot
Gay dads hope 2nd pregnancy calmer
Kentucky News Briefs