Kenny Imes http://wkms.org en As General Assembly Winds Down, Imes Looks to 2015 for Stalled Legislation http://wkms.org/post/general-assembly-winds-down-imes-looks-2015-stalled-legislation <p>As the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly draws to a close, some western Kentucky lawmakers will have to think about which pieces of stalled legislation they will bring to Frankfort again next year.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:03:07 +0000 John Null 39681 at http://wkms.org As General Assembly Winds Down, Imes Looks to 2015 for Stalled Legislation Harrington Drops Out of 5th District Race, Imes To Run Unopposed http://wkms.org/post/harrington-drops-out-5th-district-race-imes-run-unopposed <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Calloway County Attorney David Harrington is dropping out of the state house race for the </span>5<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> district. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Democrats say that despite information he was given prior to filing, he found that he would have to retire as county attorney before September </span>30<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in order to run, something he does not want to do.</span></p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:44:51 +0000 Rob Canning 39300 at http://wkms.org Harrington Drops Out of 5th District Race, Imes To Run Unopposed Two State Representatives Receive Challengers Before Filing Deadline http://wkms.org/post/two-state-representatives-receive-challengers-filing-deadline <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two Western Kentucky State House candidates have emerged just as the January </span>28th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> deadline approaches for candidates to file to run for political office.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Republican Randy Bridges of Paducah has filed to run against&nbsp;Democrat Gerald Watkins for the 3rd&nbsp;district state&nbsp;house&nbsp;seat. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">And Democrat David Harrington of Murray is running against Kenny </span>Imes<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in&nbsp;the&nbsp;</span>5th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;district.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:51:19 +0000 Rob Canning 38314 at http://wkms.org Two State Representatives Receive Challengers Before Filing Deadline Parks Privatization Bill Filed In KY House http://wkms.org/post/parks-privatization-bill-filed-ky-house <p></p><p>Two West Kentucky lawmakers are supporting a bill that would let the state lease public land for private development.</p><p>Under legislation from Republican Representatives Richard Heath and Ken Imes, hotels and other private developments could be built in public parks, with the state's permission.</p><p>But Imes says the bill isn’t about privatization. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 13:27:42 +0000 Jonathan Meador 38157 at http://wkms.org Parks Privatization Bill Filed In KY House Rep. Imes Files Bill Requiring State Policy-Makers to Visit Both Ends of Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/rep-imes-files-bill-requiring-state-policy-makers-visit-both-ends-kentucky <p>5<sup>th</sup> District Representative Kenny Imes (R-Murray) has pe-filed a bill to require certain state employees, including the governor, to visit the state’s most eastern and western counties before taking office. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 21:24:12 +0000 Jonathan Meador 37449 at http://wkms.org Rep. Imes Files Bill Requiring State Policy-Makers to Visit Both Ends of Kentucky State Rep. Imes Pre-files Legislation To Franchise State Park Property http://wkms.org/post/state-rep-imes-pre-files-legislation-franchise-state-park-property <p>A pre-filed bill sponsored by State Representative Kenny Imes&nbsp;(R-Murray)<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;seeks to give a financial boost to Kentucky State Parks by allowing private companies like restaurants and hotels to lease and develop state property. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 5th&nbsp;district</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;republican wants to take existing law relating to private development of Kentucky State Fair Board property and expands it to land owned by the Kentucky Department of Parks. &nbsp;</span>Imes<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said he hopes the proposal will help </span>Kentuckians<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> see the big picture of the economic prospects that are going underutilized.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 22:21:11 +0000 Rob Canning 37385 at http://wkms.org State Rep. Imes Pre-files Legislation To Franchise State Park Property KY 5th District State House Member Kenny Imes Discusses the 2013 Session http://wkms.org/post/ky-5th-district-state-house-member-kenny-imes-discusses-2013-session <p></p><p>Kentucky’s 5<sup>th</sup> District State Representative Kenny Imes spent four terms as representative in the 70’s. Now Imes has returned to Frankfort again in 2013 to represent the residents of Calloway and Trigg counties. Imes recently spoke with Shelly Baskin about his plan to ensure state’s rights are respected by the federal government, as well as his thoughts on the most important parts of this session’s legislative agenda. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 19:48:50 +0000 Shelly Baskin 27924 at http://wkms.org KY 5th District State House Member Kenny Imes Discusses the 2013 Session 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 Imes Wins Fifth District Ky. House Seat http://wkms.org/post/imes-wins-fifth-district-ky-house-seat <p></p><p>Republican Kenny Imes beat out Democrat Hal Kemp for Kentucky’s fifth district state House of Representatives seat. Unofficial results showed Imes with 55.9 percent of the vote, and Kemp with 45.1. The Murray Republican won Calloway County by about nine percent. He gained a near 30 point victory in Trigg County. Imes says though the job is a part-time commitment, he plans to put full-time effort into it. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 05:18:42 +0000 Angela Hatton 24186 at http://wkms.org Imes Wins Fifth District Ky. House Seat