constables http://wkms.org en Issue of Kentucky Constables Could be Left to Local Governments http://wkms.org/post/issue-kentucky-constables-could-be-left-local-governments <p></p><p>The office of constable, which is established by Kentucky’s state constitution, is again under scrutiny.&nbsp; Earlier attempts to eliminate the office have failed.&nbsp; However, critics this year are taking a different approach. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 22:45:00 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 28647 at http://wkms.org Issue of Kentucky Constables Could be Left to Local Governments The Morning Cram [east meets west edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-east-meets-west-edition <p></p><p><strong>From NPR:</strong> Jin Li is a professor at Brown University who compares the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/11/12/164793058/struggle-for-smarts-how-eastern-and-western-cultures-tackle-learning">learning beliefs of Asian and U.S. children</a>. She says that to understand why these two cultures view struggle so differently, it's good to step back and examine how they think about where academic excellence comes from. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 15:05:06 +0000 Shelly Baskin 24397 at http://wkms.org The Morning Cram [east meets west edition] Constables Report Encourages Lawmakers Seeking to Abolish Office http://wkms.org/post/constables-report-encourages-lawmakers-seeking-abolish-office <p></p><p><font size="2">Kentucky lawmakers who advocate abolishing the office of constable are emboldened by a new report from the state justice cabinet calling for just that.<font size="2"> </font>Constables have the same law enforcement powers as county sheriffs, but without the specific duties. Like sheriffs, the position is outlined in the constitution. For years, lawmakers have tried to pass a constitutional amendment to end the office. The report said constables have little law enforcement purpose in Kentucky, accounting for .20 of recorded law enforcement in the state.</font><br><br> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 14:18:35 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 24396 at http://wkms.org Constables Report Encourages Lawmakers Seeking to Abolish Office Justice Cabinet Says Kentucky Doesn't Need Constables http://wkms.org/post/justice-cabinet-says-kentucky-doesnt-need-constables <p></p><p>A new report by Kentucky's Justice Cabinet is advocating for the elimination of the office of constable.</p><p>The office is set in the Kentucky Constitution, but the report says the office no longer helps in law enforcement and is often a liability. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 18:39:51 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 24279 at http://wkms.org Justice Cabinet Says Kentucky Doesn't Need Constables Gambling Amendment Passes Senate Committee http://wkms.org/post/gambling-amendment-passes-senate-committee <p><font size="2">Governor Steve Beshear&#39;s constitutional amendment to legalize casinos in Kentucky has cleared its first legislative hurdle.<br /><br /> The bill passed the Senate&#39;s State and Local Government committee 7-4 today.<br /><br /> The measure would allow up to seven casinos in Kentucky. But the committee changed the bill, dropping language that requires five of the casinos to be at horse racing tracks. The measure still requires a 60-mile buffer zone between tracks and independent casinos.<br /> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 21:04:22 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17013 at http://wkms.org Gambling Amendment Passes Senate Committee Kentucky SB30 and the Future of County Constable http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-sb30-and-future-county-constable <p><span class="article-content"><span>Constables in Kentucky have been around for over 160 years. But however necessary the county-level job may have been in 1850, some lawmakers today believe it&#39;s no longer relevant. Others maintain constables free up law enforcement for more pressing work and provide an additional set of eyes and ears for police and sheriff&#39;s departments. Now, Senate Bill 30 is under consideration in Frankfort. The measure would allow counties more latitude to decide what constables do. Fri, 17 Feb 2012 22:39:44 +0000 Todd Hatton 16977 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 2/17/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-21712 <p>An inspection of the&nbsp;Eggner&rsquo;s Ferry Bridge piers has revealed <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/bridge-piers-not-damaged">no major damage</a> despite being hit by an 86 hundred ton cargo ship in January.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Kentucky Politics:</strong></p><p>A Senate bill that would give county governments more <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/change-constable-bill-could-free-its-path-passage">control over constables</a> could have enough support to become law.</p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 22:31:40 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 16976 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 2/17/12 Change in Constable Bill Could Free Up its Path to Passage http://wkms.org/post/change-constable-bill-could-free-its-path-passage <p>A Senate bill that would give county governments more control over constables could have enough support to become law.</p><p>Originally, both chambers pursued constitutional amendments to eliminate the office of constable altogether, spurred by several recent instances of constables abusing their power.</p><p>But an agreement not to crowd the fall ballot with constitutional amendments led to the Senate proposal.</p><p>House Speaker Pro Tempore Larry Clark says now that the bill&rsquo;s scope has changed, it has a good chance of making it through the House.</p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 19:19:27 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 16966 at http://wkms.org State Bill Seeks To End Constable Position http://wkms.org/post/state-bill-seeks-end-constable-position <p><font>Kentucky lawmakers are backing away from a measure that would eliminate the office of constable in every county.<br /><br /> Every county has an elected constable. But in the last year, many constables have been accused of being either unnecessary or corrupt.&nbsp; Originally, Senate Bill 30 was a constitutional amendment to eliminate constables. But the bill was unlikely to pass due to a gentlemen&rsquo;s agreement in the legislature that each chamber would only push one amendment each session.<br /> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 21:57:22 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 16939 at http://wkms.org