Appropriations and Revenue Committee http://wkms.org en Kentucky Transportation Bill Amended in Senate http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-transportation-bill-amended-senate <p>The Kentucky Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee approved a $4.5 billion transportation budget but not before inserting language that would restore nearly $50 million for road construction projects previously vetoed by Governor Steve Beshear. The spending measure now advances to the Senate floor for a planned vote today. Appropriations and Revenue Committee Chairman Bob Leeper cited a &quot;fit of conscience&quot; for his push to put the $50 million in road projects back into the transportation budget. Fri, 20 Apr 2012 13:07:08 +0000 Drew Adams & The Associated Press 17704 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Transportation Bill Amended in Senate National Group Calls for Strict Punishment in Animal Abuse Case http://wkms.org/post/national-group-calls-strict-punishment-animal-abuse-case <p>A national animal rescue group wants strong punitive charges against a woman accused of animal abuse in Graves County. The Animal Rescue Corps&nbsp;sent a letter to Graves County Attorney, John Cunningham calling for heavy punishment of Shannon Lacewell. She&nbsp;stands accused of housing nearly 100 dogs&nbsp;in unsanitary conditions at her Wingo home. The ARC is requesting Lacewell be charged with a 2<sup>nd</sup> degree&nbsp; misdemeanor&nbsp; for each of the dogs found on the property in addition to a felony animal abuse charge. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 21:25:36 +0000 Drew Adams 17296 at http://wkms.org National Group Calls for Strict Punishment in Animal Abuse Case