Regional Headlines
3:15 pm
Mon July 6, 2009

KY Congressmen Targeted in Anthrax Hoax

Hopkinsville, KY – U.S. Representative for Kentucky's first district Ed Whitfield is one of at least four congressmen in Kentucky that received a suspicious letter at his office. The offices of Representatives John Yarmuth, Geoff Davis and Brett Guthrie also received letters in the mail Monday morning that purported to contain anthrax. Guthrie spokesman Nate Hodson says a staffer in the Bowling Green office opened one of the letters and immediately called authorities. He says the first line of the letter said the envelope contained anthrax. Authorities believe the letter was sent by a prison inmate. Hodson says investigators determined that the anthrax threat was a hoax.