Murray, KY – After a projected 456 million dollar state budget shortfall, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has asked all state agencies- including higher education institutions- to prepare for state appropriations cutbacks. That leaves Murray State University officials searching for ways to reduce spending by 4 percent. Carrie Pond has more.
Lexington, KY – Two Kentucky men who hung an effigy of President-elect Barack Obama on the University of Kentucky campus could have their case heard by a Fayette County grand jury. Defense attorney Fred Peters says 22-year-old Joe Fischer and 21-year-old Hunter Bush waived their right to preliminary hearing today. Peters says they opted instead to take their case directly to a grand jury in hopes that the charges will be dismissed. The two men were arrested after the effigy was found hanging from a tree over a walkway in late October.
Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says his administration will soon have a plan together to address a huge, projected state budget shortfall. But he warns, it won't be a cure-all.
It's a temporary solution for this fiscal year. All of the experts seem to indicate that this is not going to end June 30, this economic downturn. We are in this financial crisis for a while. We may well be looking at next year as a worse year than this year.