Confederate Pension http://wkms.org en Colston on the Capitol http://wkms.org/post/colston-capitol-1 <p>You hear Kenny&rsquo;s reports daily on WKMS Newscasts. This week, Kentucky&rsquo;s Senate passed their budget proposals for state government, approved a measure supporting Paducah&rsquo;s Gaseous Diffusion Plant, and decisively put an end to pensions for Confederate veterans.&nbsp; Kentucky Public Radio Capitol Bureau Chief Kenny Colston speaks with Rick Howlett about what else happened this past week in Frankfort.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 20:38:05 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17355 at http://wkms.org Colston on the Capitol Proposal to Lower Eligibility Age For Local Offices Clears Senate Committee http://wkms.org/post/proposal-lower-eligibility-age-local-offices-clears-senate-committee <p>The minimum age to run for office in Kentucky could soon drop.</p><p>House Bill 112 is a on track to clear the General Assembly soon. It would allow 21-year-olds to run for mayor and 18-year-olds to run for councils in Kentucky cities and towns. Currently, council members must be 21 and mayors must be 25.</p><p>The bill has already cleared the House and it passed a Senate committee today.</p><p>&ldquo;If the electorate sees fit to elect someone who is 18 or 21 to various offices then God bless them and send them on their way,&rdquo; says Bill sponsor Adam Koenig.</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 19:19:33 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17325 at http://wkms.org Proposal to Lower Eligibility Age For Local Offices Clears Senate Committee Afternoon Round-Up 2/29/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-22912 <p><strong>Bad Weather</strong></p><p>Damage from early morning storms is<a href="http://news.wkms.org/post/harrisburg-tornado-ef-4-and-more-severe-weather-way"> widespread </a>from Ballard County, KY to Harrisburg Illinois, and another bout of bad weather is on the way</p><p>Historians and genealogists now have digitized Confederate Army Pension Applications to comb through to aid their research. The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives have them all <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/kentucky-confederate-records-are-digitized">available online</a>.</p> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 22:27:19 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17093 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 2/29/12 Kentucky Confederate Records are Digitized http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-confederate-records-are-digitized <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Historians and genealogists now have digitized Confederate Army Pension Applications to comb through to aid their research. The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives have them all available online. . State archivist Barbara Teague says the pension program was open to indigent veterans and their widows.</p><p>&ldquo;They had to prove that they had less than $300 income per year and own less than $2,500 worth of property. So you had to prove that you really didn&rsquo;t have any money and you needed this pension, which may have been $15 to $25 a month.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 21:47:21 +0000 Brenna Angel (KPR) 17092 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Confederate Records are Digitized