Sannie Overly http://wkms.org en Jack Conway Raises $750,000 Towards Kentucky Governor's Race http://wkms.org/post/jack-conway-raises-750000-towards-kentucky-governors-race <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Jack Conway" data-attribution="Credit Kentucky Attorney General&#039;s Office" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201403/conway.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Attorney General Jack Conway has raised more than $750,000 since announcing his campaign for the Democratic nomination for Kentucky governor less than two months ago.</span><p>Conway has about $705,000 in cash on hand<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, according to the campaign's first report to th Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:16:46 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 41910 at http://wkms.org Jack Conway Raises $750,000 Towards Kentucky Governor's Race Jack Conway's Bid for Kentucky Governor Imminent http://wkms.org/post/jack-conways-bid-kentucky-governor-imminent <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway" data-attribution="Credit Kentucky Attorney General&#039;s Office" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201403/conway.jpg" alt="" /><p>Days after the Kentucky Derby another horse race is on the mind of Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway, according to multiple sources.<p>Conway is <a href="http://fatlip.leoweekly.com/2014/05/05/the-buzz-jack-conway-announcing-kentucky-gubernatorial-bid-tomorrow-with-sannie-overly/">expected to annou Tue, 06 May 2014 13:48:05 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 40363 at http://wkms.org Jack Conway's Bid for Kentucky Governor Imminent Human Trafficking Bill Passes Senate Committee, Poised to Become Kentucky Law http://wkms.org/post/human-trafficking-bill-passes-senate-committee-poised-become-kentucky-law <p></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">A bill that would strengthen Kentucky's human trafficking laws has passed a Senate committee and appears ready to finally become law.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">House Bill 3 is sponsored by state Rep.&nbsp;Sannie Overly, a Paris Democrat and the House majority caucus chair. It's considered so-called "safe harbor legislation," which would require treatment for victims of human trafficking instead of legal ramifications, such as prostitution or immigration charges.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">After a few small changes in the Senate Judiciary Committee, the bill passed easily Thursday and heads to the Senate floor. The legislation has already passed the House.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">Overly said years of work on the bill—plus changes to this year's bill to recruit past opponents—gives House Bill 3 a good chance to become law. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 17:19:29 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 29016 at http://wkms.org Human Trafficking Bill Passes Senate Committee, Poised to Become Kentucky Law Bill Would Allow Public-Private Partnerships For Big Construction Projects http://wkms.org/post/bill-would-allow-public-private-partnerships-big-construction-projects <p></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">State Rep.&nbsp;Sannie Overly has filed a bill that will allow the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to explore public-private partnerships to help construction projects with big price tags. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:50:45 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 28441 at http://wkms.org Bill Would Allow Public-Private Partnerships For Big Construction Projects KY Lawmakers Seek Stronger Human Trafficking Laws http://wkms.org/post/ky-lawmakers-seek-stronger-human-trafficking-laws <p></p><p>Some Kentucky lawmakers say they’ll push to strengthen the Commonwealth's human trafficking law during the upcoming legislative session.&nbsp; Democratic State Rep. Sannie Overly tells the Lexington Herald-Leader she plans to sponsor a bill similar to one she introduced last year to increase training for law enforcement.&nbsp; The measure would also use money from those convicted of such crimes to pay for victim services.&nbsp; Mon, 07 Jan 2013 15:13:13 +0000 John Walker & The Associated Press 26469 at http://wkms.org KY Lawmakers Seek Stronger Human Trafficking Laws Kentucky Senate to Consider Human Trafficking Bill http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-senate-consider-human-trafficking-bill <p>The Senate is expected Friday to consider a measure to attempt to fight human trafficking in the state.&nbsp; The bill sponsored by Democratic Representative Sannie Overly of Paris passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday evening with changes recommended by public defenders.&nbsp; It would make it a crime to patronize a minor victim of human trafficking, strengthen current laws to help prosecutors get convictions in human trafficking cases, create a special state police unit on human trafficking by training existing officers and establish a victims&#39; trust fund.&nbsp; Penalties Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:24:22 +0000 Todd Hatton 17461 at http://wkms.org Kentucky House Passes Roads Bill http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-house-passes-roads-bill <p>The state House of Representatives has passed two-year and four-year financial plans for building Kentucky roads and bridges. The House passed three infrastructure bills this morning, 88-4. The bills are full of projects from sidewalks to building interstate bridges across the Ohio River and widening other highways across the commonwealth.</p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 19:14:51 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17276 at http://wkms.org Kentucky House Passes Roads Bill House Budget Committee Passes Road Plan http://wkms.org/post/house-budget-committee-passes-road-plan <p>The Kentucky House budget committee has approved the next two-year road plan for the commonwealth.<br /><br />The committee easily passed the plan and the Transportation Cabinet&#39;s operating budget today.<br /><br />The road plan funds many of Governor Steve Beshear&#39;s big initiatives, such as widening both Interstate 65 around Bowling Green and the Mountain Parkway.<br /><br />Bill sponsor Sannie Overly didn&#39;t offer specific details about the committee&#39;s changes to the measures, but says there are some.<br /> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 19:11:37 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17267 at http://wkms.org