“Leeper Act,” lifts Kentucky’s 33-year-old moratorium on nuclear power plant construction

Commonwealth of KentuckyGovernor's OfficeMEDIA ADVISORYContact: Woody Maglinger502-564-2611Woody.Maglinger@ky.govGov. Bevin to Ceremonially Sign “Leeper Act”Wednesday in PaducahSB 11 lifts 33-year-old moratorium on nuclear power plant constructionFRANKFORT, Ky. (June 12, 2017) - Gov. Matt Bevin will join state and local officials in Paducah on Wednesday to ceremonially sign the recently enacted Senate Bill 11. The legislation, known as …

Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs Office of the Governor

Kentucky Commission on Military AffairsOffice of the GovernorMEDIA ADVISORYContact: Zach Morgan502-564-2611Zach.Morgan@ky.govMeeting NoticeKentucky Commission on Military Affairs - Executive CommitteeFRANKFORT, Ky. (June 9, 2017) - The Executive Committee of the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs will meet next week in Frankfort.Who:Kentucky Commission on Military AffairsWhat:Executive Committee MeetingWhen:Tuesday, June 1310:00 a.m. (EDT)Where:Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs1111 Louisville …

HB 410 was written to bring Kentucky into compliance with the federal REAL ID Act by Jan. 1, 2019…

News ReleaseJune 7, 2017New transportation laws being rolled outFRANKFORT – Coming to Kentucky roads this year: surplus military Humvees, three-wheeled vehicles dubbed autocycles and maybe even golf carts modified to deliver online purchases.Legislation addressing these three types of vehicles were among the transportation-related bills passed during this year’s regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly, …

Gov. Bevin Invites Kentuckians to Play a Part in ‘Reclaiming Our Communities’

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 2, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin yesterday met with more than 400 faith leaders and concerned citizens at Louisville’s Western Middle School to address the epidemic of violence that is gripping the heart of Kentucky’s largest city.He invited churches and other community groups to commit to “adopt” an inner-city neighborhood block to …

A look at Kentucky Cannabis Activists circa 2009

There are a lot of Cannabis Activists fighting the good fight here in the State of Kentucky.  They have been fighting for years - to no avail.  But we never give up!  We will keep fighting until we win! It started with Gatewood Galbraith, Craig Lee   and many more, some of whom are in …

Union calls for no-confidence vote on Louisville jail chief

(backdating the news…this is a month old – but important!)Phillip M. Bailey , @phillipmbailey Published 10:52 p.m. ET April 25, 2017 Mayor Greg Fischer and Metro Corrections Director Mark Bolton emphasized working with corrections staff to improve conditions at jail facilities on Wednesday afternoon, a day after rank-and-file officers moved to hold a no-confidence vote …

How Kentucky’s Members Of Congress Are Responding To The CBO’s Health Bill Score

Originally published on May 25, 2017 10:08 am The Republican legislation that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act – also known as Obamacare – would reduce the federal deficit by $119 billion. But that would come at the expense of 23 million people who would not be able to afford health insurance over …

Hope for Hemp: Cave City family sees future in new crop

Hannah McCarthyin Feature Long Reads Story and photos by Hannah McCarthy Just 2 miles outside of downtown Cave City, Kentucky, the landscape quickly turns from old brick and mortar to farmhouses and dirt roads. Down one such dirt road, a 45-acre plot of land rests nestled between patches of trees, large stretches of wildflowers and tall …

Kentucky Surging Forward Following Legislative Session

  Commonwealth of KentuckyGovernor's Office FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Woody Maglinger502-564-2611Woody.Maglinger@ky.gov Kentucky Surging Forward Following Legislative Session Op-Ed by Governor Matt Bevin FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 16, 2017) – On the first Saturday in May each year, the Kentucky Derby captures the attention and fascination of the world and creates special moments that will long be …

Lawmakers eye THC content of state’s industrial hemp

For Immediate Release May 3, 2017 Lawmakers eye THC content of state’s industrial hemp FRANKFORT—Industrial hemp legally grown in Kentucky is not considered marijuana. It has only a fraction of THC—or tetrahydrocannabinol, a psychoactive compound—found in marijuana. And state regulators aim to keep it that way. Around 100 pounds of industrial hemp grown under Kentucky’s …

Kentucky Reaches Settlement in Radioactive Waste Dumping

Kentucky officials have reached a $168,000 settlement with one of the companies accused of being involved in the dumping of radioactive waste in a landfill. | April 14, 2017, at 4:26 p.m. FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials said Friday they reached a $168,000 settlement with one of the companies accused of being involved in …

FRIENDS OF JOHNNIE BOONE

  Charlie Bickett 21 hrs · We have a challenge ; FRIENDS OF JOHNNIE BOONE , What--Johnnie Boone Benefit Where--Big Mamas,,Loretto Ky,,, When--April 23,,Sunday,,3-8,,come early Why--Our friend Johnnie,,has recently been captured,,He will soon [I hope] be transferred to Kentucky,to await trial.,,He will be needing money ,,for,,CANTEEN,,PHONECALLS and,,LEGAL DEFENSE At the benefit ,,we will be selling …

Free & Pardon JOHNNY BOONE!

Free & Pardon JOHNNY BOONE! #FREEJOHNNYBOONE   Anthony Hilbert Bloomfield, KY   Johnny Robert Boone a.k.a "The Godfather of Grass" was arrested just outside of Montreal Canada December 22, 2016 and is in the processes of being extradited back to the United States. Johnny is a man that found a way to support his community …

Kentucky is on the cusp of doing what was once unthinkable: opening the door to nuclear power.

Above: FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014 file photo, fog hovers over a mountaintop as a cutout depicting a coal miner stands at a memorial to local miners killed on the job in Cumberland, Ky. The Republican-controlled Kentucky state legislature is on the cusp of lifting its decades-long moratorium on nuclear energy, a move …

Senate President Pro Tempore David Givens Week in Review

Senate President Pro Tempore David GivensWeek in Review Members of the Senate took action on one of the issues of greatest interest to Kentuckians when we passed a major education bill this week that would begin aligning university funding with the state’s top postsecondary education goals. Senate Bill 153, that I sponsored, changes Kentucky’s historical …

Louisville drug task force halted amid scandal

USA Today Network Beth Warren, The (Louisville) Courier-Journal Published 7:54 p.m. ET Feb. 28, 2017 | An elite Louisville task force that intercepted shipments of heroin and other illegal drugs at UPS' worldwide hub — considered a "primary" drug pipeline for the region — has been disbanded following a police scandal. Louisville Metro Police had …

It was the world’s largest company coal town. As it turns 100, it fights to stay alive.

http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article134813224.html#emlnl=Morning_Newsletter   Lynch resident Mike O'Bradovich talks about the 100th birthday of the historic Harlan County coal town. Bill Estep bestep@herald-leader.com By Bill Estep bestep@herald-leader.com LYNCH The valley along Looney Creek in Harlan County was a wooded wilderness in 1917 when U.S. Steel, hungry for coal to make steel during World War I, bought 19,000 …

Kentucky house passes bill to create Bible literacy courses in schools

FRANKFORT, KY (AP) - The Kentucky House has passed legislation aimed at creating elective Bible literacy courses in public schools. The bill would require the state Board of Education to establish policies for local school boards that choose to offer elective social studies courses on the Hebrew texts and New Testament. The measure passed the …

“Our lives matter just as much as anybody’s. …

Chief removes Punisher emblem, ‘Blue Lives Matter’ from police cars after public reacts By Fernando Alfonso III falfonso@herald-leader.com Catlettsburg An Eastern Kentucky police chief has removed large decals with the Punisher skull and “Blue Lives Matter” from eight police cars after a backlash following the publication of a Herald-Leader story. The Catlettsburg Police department, which …

AppHarvest’s 2 million square-foot greenhouse will rank among the world’s largest,

02-23-2017 AppHarvest to locate high-tech greenhouse in Pikeville, creating 140 jobs on reclaimed mine site Kentucky Press News ServiceFRANKFORT - Agricultural startup AppHarvest plans to build a $50 million high-tech greenhouse, creating 140 full-time jobs in Pikeville at a former surface coal mine repurposed for new industry, Gov. Matt Bevin announced Thursday.“AppHarvest’s project will bring …

Kentucky Senate approves repeal of Common Core standards in schools

By Valarie Honeycutt Spears and Jack Brammer vhoneycutt@herald-leader.com The Kentucky Senate on Friday unanimously approved a wide-ranging public education bill that would establish a new process for intervening in low-performing schools and establish a new process for reviewing classroom academic standards. Under Senate Bill 1, revisions would be made to the Kentucky academic standards in …

Lawmaker says top issue for constituents is marijuana; oncologist advocates for safe access

02/12/2017 12:39 PM by Nick Storm • @NStorm_politics Far and away the largest number of phone calls from constituents of Rep. Jason Nemes, R-Louisville, are in support of marijuana legalization, and he says he’s heard plenty of other lawmakers also getting the calls. Nemes recently published online what voters are calling him about, and in …

Kentucky: House Introduces Constitutional/Permit less Carry Legislation

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 The Kentucky House of Representatives introduced their own constitutional/permit less carry bill. House Bill 316, sponsored by Representative C. Wesley Morgan (R-81), recognizes Kentuckians’ freedom to legally carry a concealed firearm without the burdensome requirement of acquiring a Kentucky concealed deadly weapons license. It is of the utmost importance that this …

(KY) HB 147 College immunization bill clears House committee

For Immediate Release February 9, 2017 College immunization bill clears House committee FRANKFORT—Whooping cough. Measles. Meningitis. Just hearing these words can strike fear in most any parent or school teacher. But it’s not just young school children who are at risk. College and university students can also get communicable diseases says Dr. Patty Swiney, a …

KDA proposes legislation to help feed the hungry

  Proposals would double tax credit for donated food, strengthen liability protections For Immediate Release Monday, January 30, 2017For more information contact: Angela Blank(502) 573-0450 FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has come forward with legislation to help businesses and .individuals who wish to donate food to organizations that serve hungry Kentuckians. …

Kentucky Cops Confiscate $600k In Marijuana & Brag About It

  Published on Aug 9, 2016 Deputies in Grayson County, Kentucky found more than $600,000 worth of marijuana hidden in a corn field, confiscated it and then left a note stuck in the corn leaves letting the growers know about it. Deputies then started the hashtag #WeGotYoWeed in a Facebook post to taunt the growers... …

Ignorance abounds in Kentucky concerning cannabis law

    The following story was printed on Kentucky.com and my response is included. By Thomas Vance The world is watching Colorado and is finding out that everything we have been told by our government about marijuana has not been factual, to put it nicely. Colorado legalized medical marijuana in 2012 and recreational in 2014. …

Seminars to provide information on Kentucky’s hemp industry

  Below and attached you will find details for a series of hemp seminars to be held across the state.  The seminars are a collaborative effort of the UK Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky Hemp Research Foundation, Kentucky Hemp Industries Association and Kentucky Department of Agriculture.  I highly recommend that participants in our Industrial Hemp Research …