Stan Humphries http://wkms.org en Report: Minimum Wage Hike Would Be a Boon for Ky. Workers, Kids http://wkms.org/post/report-minimum-wage-hike-would-be-boon-ky-workers-kids <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After a call from President Barack Obama to “give America a raise” in </span><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2014/01/28/267901424/transcript-obamas-state-of-the-union-address-as-prepared-for-delivery" style="line-height: 1.5;">last night’s State of the Union address</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a new brief from a Kentucky economic think-tank says that a raise in the minimum wage would benefit about 1 in 4 workers and reduce child poverty.</span></p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:53:35 +0000 Jonathan Meador & John Null 38365 at http://wkms.org Report: Minimum Wage Hike Would Be a Boon for Ky. Workers, Kids Kentucky League of Cities 2014 Agenda Includes Local Sales Tax Proposal http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-league-cities-2014-agenda-includes-local-sales-tax-proposal <p>Kentucky lawmakers may consider an amendment to the Kentucky constitution to permit cities to seek a temporary local sales tax, during next year's legislative session.</p><p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 20:37:51 +0000 John Null 36014 at http://wkms.org Kentucky League of Cities 2014 Agenda Includes Local Sales Tax Proposal McConnell, Grimes Confirm Appearances at Fancy Farm http://wkms.org/post/mcconnell-grimes-confirm-appearances-fancy-farm <p>Sen. Mitch McConnell and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes have both confirmed they will speak at this year’s Fancy Farm Picnic in Graves County.</p><p>The event will mark the first face-to-face confrontation between the two since Grimes, a Democrat, declared her candidacy for McConnell's seat earlier this month.</p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 18:34:20 +0000 John Null 33122 at http://wkms.org McConnell, Grimes Confirm Appearances at Fancy Farm 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 Front Page Sunday 1/13 http://wkms.org/post/front-page-sunday-113 <p>Starting a new job is usually a pretty stressful proposition. Now imagine that starting that new job involves having to tackle some of the most contentious issues facing the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We’ll speak with someone who doesn’t have to imagine that: former Trigg County Judge-Executive Stan Humphries, who now represents Kentucky’s 1st State Senate District.&nbsp;Also, Kentucky Public Radio Capitol Bureau Chief Kenny Colston will rundown the top stories he covered last week in Frankfort. &nbsp;Plus, we’ll learn about some big changes happening at Murray’s City Police Department.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:09:33 +0000 Chad Lampe & Todd Hatton 26744 at http://wkms.org Front Page Sunday 1/13 Cadiz Names New Police Chief http://wkms.org/post/cadiz-names-new-police-chief <p></p><p>The Cadiz City Council appointed Sgt. Chad Grace as the city's police chief this week. City Clerk Lisa Rogers says Grace was sworn in Tuesday. Grace fills the open position left by new Trigg County Judge Executive Hollis Alexander. The Governor appointed Alexander to fill the open seat left by now 1st District State Sen. Stan Humphries. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:09:50 +0000 Whitney Jones 26623 at http://wkms.org Cadiz Names New Police Chief Humphries Plans to Submit Official Resignation Soon http://wkms.org/post/humphries-plans-submit-official-resignation-soon <p></p><p>First District State Senator-elect Stan Humphries plans to submit his letter of resignation as Trigg County Judge Executive in the coming days. Gov. Steve Beshear will have 30 days to select a replacement for the remaining two years of Humphries’ term. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 18:27:49 +0000 Angela Hatton 24965 at http://wkms.org Humphries Plans to Submit Official Resignation Soon Senate Candidates Hubbard and Humphries Debate on WKMS http://wkms.org/post/senate-candidates-hubbard-and-humphries-debate-wkms <p>1st District State Senate Candidates Carroll Hubbard (D) and Stan Humphries (R) debated live at 11:00 on WKMS Friday during <em>Sounds Good. </em></p><p>Humphries is currently serving his second term as Trigg County Judge Executive. This is Humphries first campaign for state office.</p><p>Hubbard is a lawyer and former 1st District U.S. Rep. who served Kentucky from 1975 to 1993. Hubbard also held the 1st district senate seat in the late 1960's.&nbsp; Hubbard has also sought the 2nd and the 1st state senate seats respectively in 2006 and 2008.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 19:03:54 +0000 Chad Lampe 22909 at http://wkms.org Senate Candidates Hubbard and Humphries Debate on WKMS Local Candidates Talk Jobs, Economy at Fancy Farm http://wkms.org/post/local-candidates-talk-jobs-economy-fancy-farm <p>First District State Senate candidates focused on jobs, in their stump speeches at this weekend&rsquo;s 2012 Fancy Farm Picnic. Democratic candidate Carroll Hubbard is making his second run at the position. Hubbard, a former U. S. congressman and Paducah lawyer, lost the race in 2008 to Ken Winters. Hubbard says voters should choose him because as a democrat he can work with democratic Gov. Steve Beshear. Mon, 06 Aug 2012 15:48:12 +0000 Angela Hatton 20293 at http://wkms.org Local Candidates Talk Jobs, Economy at Fancy Farm Trigg County Judge Executive On Revenue and Crime Stats Two Years After Going Wet http://wkms.org/post/trigg-county-judge-executive-revenue-and-crime-stats-two-years-after-going-wet <p>In Trigg County the&nbsp; debate over alcohol sales is nothing new. In 2009 residents there voted to allow alcohol sales both at restaurants and at package stores. Only 36 votes separated the pro-alcohol votes from opposition votes. Judge Executive Stan Humphries has watched Trigg County change from dry to wet. He says revenue for the county is up between $12,000 and $15,000 per month. He says money from licensing fees goes to law enforcement related purchases.</p> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 21:28:15 +0000 Chad Lampe 17360 at http://wkms.org Trigg County Judge Executive On Revenue and Crime Stats Two Years After Going Wet