Pseudoephedrine http://wkms.org en Anti-Smurfing Campaign Kicks Off in Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/anti-smurfing-campaign-kicks-kentucky <p></p><p>A campaign against the practice known as "smurfing" was launched Monday in Lexington. Smurfing is the practice of buying drugs over the counter and selling them to illegal drug makers for profit. In Kentucky, meth cooks are using smurfs to avoid the state's real-time, stop-sell system that prevents pseudoephedrine buyers from going over the legal limit. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:38:10 +0000 Josh James (KPR) 24743 at http://wkms.org Anti-Smurfing Campaign Kicks Off in Kentucky Afternoon Round-Up 7/6/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-7612 <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong> <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/07/05/156280450/kaboom-san-diegos-entire-fireworks-show-ignites-at-once">Here&#39;s what it looks like when about 18-minutes worth of professional fireworks all go up at once.</a></p><p><strong>Around the Commonwealth:</strong></p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 20:49:59 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18888 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 7/6/12 Pseudoephe​drine Limits Go Into Effect This Thursday http://wkms.org/post/pseudoephe-drine-limits-go-effect-thursday <p>On Thursday, dozens of laws passed in this year&#39;’s legislative session will become active.<br /> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 16:09:14 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 18863 at http://wkms.org Pseudoephe​drine Limits Go Into Effect This Thursday the morning cram [the man, the legend edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-man-legend-edition <p>&quot;When Earl played, he put fire in his right hand...it had the stank on it...it was the right thing.&quot; - Ricky Skaggs</p><p>NPR reports <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2012/03/29/149575679/bluegrass-legend-earl-scruggs-has-died">Earl Scruggs</a>, legendary banjo picker and giant of bluegrass music, has passed away at the age of 88.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 13:52:39 +0000 Gary Pitts 17443 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [the man, the legend edition] Drug Bills Near Passage http://wkms.org/post/drug-bills-near-passage <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: small; ">State lawmakers have approved two major pieces of legislation dealing with drug abuse in Kentucky.</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: small; " /><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: small; " /><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: small; ">House Bill 4 tightens regulations on prescription pills. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 11:53:31 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17438 at http://wkms.org Drug Bills Near Passage the morning cram [I gambled away more money than you'll ever understand edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-i-gambled-away-more-money-youll-ever-understand-edition <p>The odds are stacked against a casino owner who&#39;s betting on Newt Gingrich. Must be a big payout.</p><p>NPR reports one Vegas casino mogul has a personal stake in Gingrich&#39;s candidacy, and he&#39;s putting his money where his mouth is.</p><p>Kentucky ~ Prohm and Canaan will take another shot next year. Blow the whistle, get a check. We&#39;re cracking down on meth, but allergies are out of control. Pseudoephedrine&nbsp;isn&#39;t the only abused drug. It turns out illegal immigrants aren&#39;t supposed to get welfare. Refugees may get more protection soon.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 13:59:25 +0000 Gary Pitts 17304 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [I gambled away more money than you'll ever understand edition] Pseudoephedrine Bill Passes House Committee http://wkms.org/post/pseudoephedrine-bill-passes-house-committee <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: small; ">After a week of negotiations, the House Judiciary Committee has passed an amended version of a bill that would regulate pseudoephedrine.</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: small; " /><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: small; " /><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: small; ">The drug— often called PSE —is a key ingredient in allergy medicines, but it is also used to make methamphetam Tue, 20 Mar 2012 11:27:27 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17297 at http://wkms.org Pseudoephedrine Bill Passes House Committee Afternoon Round-Up 3/6/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-3612 <p>Two men are missing after a <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/two-missing-after-capsize">pontoon boat capsized</a> on the Tennessee River around 11 this morning.</p><p><strong>Kentucky Politics:</strong></p><p>A proposal that <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/pseudoephedrine-bill-could-make-it-out-house-intact">limits the amount of pseudoephedrine</a> consumers can buy in a month could make it out the state House of Representatives intact.</p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 22:34:43 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17181 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 3/6/12 Pseudoephedrine Bill Could Make it Out of House Intact http://wkms.org/post/pseudoephedrine-bill-could-make-it-out-house-intact <p>A proposal that limits the amount of pseudoephedrine consumers can buy in a month could make it out the state House of Representatives intact.<br /><br /> The Senate passed a bill last week that would limit consumers to seven point two grams of pseudoephedrine every month, or roughly two boxes of cold medicine.<br /> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 17:31:09 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17174 at http://wkms.org Pseudoephedrine Bill Could Make it Out of House Intact Frankfort Update http://wkms.org/post/frankfort-update <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;;">It&rsquo;s been another busy week in the Kentucky General Assembly. Lawmakers may have reached an agreement on regulating pseudoephedrine, Kentucky Amish might have a new option to a reflective triangle for their buggies and support is waning for University of Pikeville&rsquo;s bid to become a public university. Kentucky Public Radio Capitol Bureau Chief Kenny Colston speaks with Rick Howlett for some perspective on what&rsquo;s happening in Frankfort<span>.</span></span></p> Fri, 02 Mar 2012 23:09:26 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17133 at http://wkms.org Frankfort Update