Brent Yonts http://wkms.org en New Ky. Law Allows Nurse Practitioners to Prescribe Independently http://wkms.org/post/new-ky-law-allows-nurse-practitioners-prescribe-independently <p>Thanks to legislation <a href="http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/14RS/SB7.htm">that passed during this year's Kentucky General Assembly</a>, advanced practice registered nurses will be able to prescribe non-narcotic medications to patients without a collaborative prescribing agreement with a doctor.</p><p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:32:11 +0000 John Null 40112 at http://wkms.org New Ky. Law Allows Nurse Practitioners to Prescribe Independently Rep. Yonts Meets With TVA Officials, Will Continue Inquiry Into Board Transparency http://wkms.org/post/rep-yonts-meets-tva-officials-will-continue-inquiry-board-transparency <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>A Kentucky state legislator says he’s continuing his inquiry into Tennessee Valley Authority board meeting procedures a month after requesting documents from the company.</p><p>State Representative Brent Yonts&nbsp;(D-Greenville) attended a TVA board&nbsp;meeting in November where&nbsp;members voted to shutter some generating units at the Paradise Steam Plant in Muhlenberg County. &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:50:01 +0000 Rob Canning 38796 at http://wkms.org Rep. Yonts Meets With TVA Officials, Will Continue Inquiry Into Board Transparency Rep. Yonts Unhappy With TVA Board Meeting Transparency http://wkms.org/post/rep-yonts-unhappy-tva-board-meeting-transparency <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Representative Brent </span>Yonts (D-Greenville)<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;has sent a letter to the President of the Tennessee Valley Authority voicing his dissatisfaction with the transparency of the company’s decisions.&nbsp; </span></p><p>Yonts<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> attended a November meeting of TVA Board members to give testimony on the then-proposed closure of two units at the Paradise Steam plant in Muhlenberg County.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 22:44:56 +0000 Rob Canning 37959 at http://wkms.org Rep. Yonts Unhappy With TVA Board Meeting Transparency Yonts: Co-Sponsored Drone Legislation Provides Exemption for Businesses http://wkms.org/post/yonts-co-sponsored-drone-legislation-provides-exemption-businesses <p>A Kentucky state representative who has co-sponsored legislation that limits the use of surveillance drones says the bill provides an exemption for the use of drones by businesses, like <a href="http://wkms.org/post/delivery-drone-amazon-says-new-era-looms">the ones that Amazon plans to use for the delivery of products. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 22:08:10 +0000 John Null 37019 at http://wkms.org Yonts: Co-Sponsored Drone Legislation Provides Exemption for Businesses Drone Bill Seeks to Ward off Future Unwarranted Surveillance http://wkms.org/post/drone-bill-seeks-ward-future-unwarranted-surveillance <p></p><p style="line-height:200%"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman'">A bipartisan pair of Kentucky representatives has pre-filed a bill that would require warrants for any information gathered by drones. </span> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:12:31 +0000 Austin Ramsey 35304 at http://wkms.org Drone Bill Seeks to Ward off Future Unwarranted Surveillance Legislative Committee Reviewing Ky. Wildlife Agency http://wkms.org/post/legislative-committee-reviewing-ky-wildlife-agency <p></p><p>A legislative committee has ordered a review of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, one of the latest signs of a heightened vigilance of the agency's operations by lawmakers.</p><p>Sen. Christian McDaniel, co-chairman of the Program Review and Investigations Committee, said lawmakers are expected to be briefed on the status of that review during a meeting Thursday.</p><p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 21:46:50 +0000 John Null & The Associated Press 31963 at http://wkms.org Legislative Committee Reviewing Ky. Wildlife Agency Crowd Expected at Henderson UMWA Rally http://wkms.org/post/crowd-expected-henderson-umwa-rally <p></p><p>The United Mine Workers of America will stage a protest in Henderson Tuesday over Patriot Coal’s move to end its contract and reduce wages and benefits for active union members.</p><p>The UMWA will bring more than 30 busloads of supporters from around the Midwest and Appalachia to the Henderson County Courthouse in western Kentucky. <a href="http://wkms.org/post/judge-sides-patriot-coal-miners-plan-protests">A ruling by a federal bankruptcy judge last week</a> authorized Patriot to make a variety of financial moves during reorganization.</p><p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 22:07:34 +0000 John Null & The Associated Press 31855 at http://wkms.org Crowd Expected at Henderson UMWA Rally House Committees Makes Major Changes to Pension Reform Bill http://wkms.org/post/house-committees-makes-major-changes-pension-reform-bill <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">The state pension system would not transition to a hybrid 401K-style&nbsp;plan in an amended version of the pension reform bill. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 21:39:37 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 28580 at http://wkms.org House Committees Makes Major Changes to Pension Reform Bill KY Lawmakers Meet With Public to Discuss Pension Problems http://wkms.org/post/ky-lawmakers-meet-public-discuss-pension-problems <p></p><p>Lawmakers and citizens met this weekend in Murray State’s Wrather Auditorium to discuss Kentucky’s ongoing pension crises. Cameron Smith of the Alabama Policy Institute gave a presentation explaining Kentucky’s current pension problems while lawmakers answered questions. Smith said it’s important for the state to keep its promises. Sat, 09 Feb 2013 23:37:43 +0000 John Walker 27867 at http://wkms.org KY Lawmakers Meet With Public to Discuss Pension Problems Local Legislators Come to MSU for Pension Forum http://wkms.org/post/local-legislators-come-msu-pension-forum <p></p><p>Local state legislators join a pension expert for a roundtable discussion at Murray State University this Saturday. Keynote speaker Cameron Smith is the policy director for the Alabama Policy Institutes and co-authored the Alabama study on pensions. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 18:04:09 +0000 Shelly Baskin 27772 at http://wkms.org Local Legislators Come to MSU for Pension Forum