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Senate passes bill directing money to jail security

The Senate passed a measure Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 designed to enhance security at cash-strapped count jails.

Senate committee moves alcohol-licensing bill

A Senate committee passed a measure today to preserve the status quo in determining how many liquor licenses are issued in individual cities and counties.

Jailers testify regarding budget cuts

Kenton County Jailer Terry Carl and Christian County Jailer Brad Boyd testified today before the Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee regarding proposed budget cuts to county jails.

Teachers running for office rally at state Capitol

Forty current or retired educators are running to become state lawmakers this year as leaders of the legislature and Gov.

Bill relieves battered spouses of abuser’s legal fees

A bill clarifying that a victim of domestic violence is not required to pay divorce costs of a spouse locked up for crimes against the petitioner passed the Senate yesterday by a 37-0 vote.

Bicycle helmet requirement approved by House committee

Children under age 12 would be required to wear helmets while riding bicycles under a bill that has passed the House Transportation Committee.

Medical marijuana resolution clears House hurdle

The Kentucky House wants the federal government to accelerate research on the “safety and effectiveness” of medical marijuana.

Bill would restrict naming state buildings, roads after politicians

The time-honored tradition of naming state buildings and roads after living politicians in Kentucky would be curtailed under a bill approved by a state Senate committee today.

Senate panel moves bill to let some prisoners drive

Some prisoners in work programs or re-entry initiatives could soon be behind the wheel on Kentucky’s roadways if a bill a state Senate committee approved today becomes law.

Bill would allow counties more money from their investments

A bill that would give local governments more ways to increase revenue is on its way to the Senate after passing the House by 95-0 vote.