heroin http://wkms.org en Tilley: “All Options” Considered for Heroin Bill’s Revival http://wkms.org/post/tilley-all-options-considered-heroin-bill-s-revival <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State lawmakers are reconsidering legislation that would combat Kentucky’s heroin problem.</span></p><p>Rep. John Tilley, a Democrat from Hopkinsville, chairs the powerful House Judiciary Committee.&nbsp;</p><p>He is working with his Senate committee counterpart, Republican Sen. Whitney Westerfield, and other lawmakers to revive the failed bill.</p><p>“"There’s a very concerned group of us who are meeting and discussing it often, and everything is still on the table,” said Tilley.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:25:25 +0000 Jonathan Meador 42060 at http://wkms.org Tilley: “All Options” Considered for Heroin Bill’s Revival Kentucky Lawmakers Won’t Return to Frankfort for Special Session http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-lawmakers-won-t-return-frankfort-special-session <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><span style="line-height: 200%;">It appears Kentucky lawmakers will not return to the state capital before January.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:200%"><o:p></o:p></p><p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:200%">State legislators barely made it home in April when there was talk of a possible special session on heroin-related legislation. The question of state funding for Rupp Arena was also mentioned as a special session topic. &nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 21:11:32 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 40740 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Lawmakers Won’t Return to Frankfort for Special Session Clock Runs Out on House to Pass Heroin Bill http://wkms.org/post/clock-runs-out-house-pass-heroin-bill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A high-profile measure that would enact tougher heroin laws in Kentucky failed to gain traction in the state House in the waning moments of this year's legislative session.</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:45:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39925 at http://wkms.org Clock Runs Out on House to Pass Heroin Bill Bill Aimed at Curbing Kentucky Heroin Epidemic Likely to Fail This Year http://wkms.org/post/bill-aimed-curbing-kentucky-heroin-epidemic-likely-fail-year <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 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 cracking down on Kentucky's growing heroin epidemic is facing an uncertain future in Frankfort, as lawmakers are concerned about the constitutionality of one of the bill’s key provisions.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:04:17 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39668 at http://wkms.org Bill Aimed at Curbing Kentucky Heroin Epidemic Likely to Fail This Year Heroin Bill Narrowly Passes Out of Committee http://wkms.org/post/heroin-bill-narrowly-passes-out-committee <p></p><p>A bill to raise penalties on heroin traffickers and provide new treatment options for opiate addicts has narrowly cleared a Kentucky House committee. &nbsp;</p><p>The House Judiciary Committee approved Senate Bill 5 with 12 yes votes, and 8 members abstaining due to concerns over the measure’s constitutionality regarding charging drug traffickers with homicides for overdose deaths and the bill’s emphasis on prosecution. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:07:39 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39509 at http://wkms.org Heroin Bill Narrowly Passes Out of Committee Northern Kentuckians Share Thoughts on Heroin Epidemic With U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell http://wkms.org/post/northern-kentuckians-share-thoughts-heroin-epidemic-us-sen-mitch-mcconnell <p></p><p>Republican U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell heard testimony on Friday from Northern Kentuckians on how to tackle Kentucky’s burgeoning heroin epidemic. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 02:45:56 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39151 at http://wkms.org Northern Kentuckians Share Thoughts on Heroin Epidemic With U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell Senate Heroin Bill Headed For the House http://wkms.org/post/senate-heroin-bill-headed-house <p>The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill that aims to fix the state’s heroin problem.</p><p>The Senate voted 36 to zero on to charge drug dealers with homicide if users die from an overdose, to provide immunity to “Good Samaritans” who seek medical attention for overdose victims, and to increase funding for treatment efforts.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 23:12:19 +0000 Jonathan Meador 38098 at http://wkms.org Senate Heroin Bill Headed For the House What to Expect from the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly http://wkms.org/post/what-expect-2014-kentucky-general-assembly <p>As temperatures in Kentucky slowly climb out of the polar abyss, so too will state lawmakers emerge from their districts and trek to Frankfort for the opening day of the 2014 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly.</p><p>The session starts Tuesday. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 16:00:10 +0000 Jonathan Meador 37858 at http://wkms.org What to Expect from the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly State Senator Clark Says Proposed Heroin Legislation is "A Bad Bill" http://wkms.org/post/state-senator-clark-says-proposed-heroin-legislation-bad-bill <p>A Kentucky lawmaker is taking issue with proposed legislation aimed at tackling the state’s growing heroin problem.&nbsp;</p><p>Legislation from Republican Senator Katie Stine would raise penalties for heroin traffickers and punish dealers by reclassifying overdose deaths as criminal homicide when there is sufficient evidence.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:44:58 +0000 Jonathan Meador 37089 at http://wkms.org State Senator Clark Says Proposed Heroin Legislation is "A Bad Bill" Louisville Man Arrested for Drug Trafficking in Ohio County http://wkms.org/post/louisville-man-arrested-drug-trafficking-ohio-county <p>Ohio County Sherriff&#39;s deputies have seized a half-million dollars worth of heroin and methamphetamine as part of an undercover operation.</p><p>Police arrested 23 year-old Leon Mays of Louisville&nbsp;Tuesday&nbsp;at a truck stop on the Western Kentucky Parkway.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:04:32 +0000 Austin Ramsey 35612 at http://wkms.org Louisville Man Arrested for Drug Trafficking in Ohio County