synthetic drugs http://wkms.org en Kentucky Gov. Beshear Adds More Synthetic Drugs to Schedule 1 List http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-gov-beshear-adds-more-synthetic-drugs-schedule-1-list <p></p><p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has signed an emergency regulation adding six newly identified synthetic cannabinoids to the state’s controlled substance list. The regulation goes into effect immediately. This is the first time the governor has exercised the right to ban drugs by administrative regulation. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 17:58:21 +0000 Angela Hatton 25834 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Gov. Beshear Adds More Synthetic Drugs to Schedule 1 List Afternoon Round-Up 5/31/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-53112 <p><strong>Today on NPR: </strong>While &quot;<a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/05/30/154004728/banned-in-idaho-five-wives-vodka-says-it-meant-no-offense">Five Wives Vodka</a>&quot; is made and sold in Utah, officials in Idaho have decided its name and label might offend both Mormons and women.</p><p><strong>Four Rivers Region:</strong></p><p>Construction begins next summer on a <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/paducah-marina-project-moves-forward">massive marina and riverfront project</a> in downtown Paducah.</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 21:05:42 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18193 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 5/31/12 Beshear Signs Synthetic Drugs Bill in Hopkinsville http://wkms.org/post/beshear-signs-synthetic-drugs-bill-hopkinsville <p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is in Hopkinsville today to sign into law legislation aimed at curbing the use of synthetic drugs.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 31 May 2012 16:50:06 +0000 Lisa Autry (KPR) 18185 at http://wkms.org Beshear Signs Synthetic Drugs Bill in Hopkinsville House Judiciary Passes Two Bills to Overhaul Drug Enforcement http://wkms.org/post/house-judiciary-passes-two-bills-overhaul-drug-enforcement <p><font size="2">The Kentucky House Judiciary Committee has overwhelmingly passed two bills to overhaul the state&#39;s fight against drugs.<br /><br /> One bill deals with synthetic drugs. It would ban the manufacture of any drug that simulates an illegal substance or that contains certain chemical compounds.<br /><br /> The second bill is an overhaul of the KASPER system, which monitors prescription drugs. The bill puts KASPER under the Attorney General&#39;s office and requires the board of medical licensure to crack down on reports that prescriptions are being over prescribed.<br /> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 20:37:40 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17090 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Lawmakers Renew Efforts Against Synthetic Drugs http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-lawmakers-renew-efforts-against-synthetic-drugs <p>Kentucky lawmakers are doubling down on efforts to fight synthetic drugs.<br /><br /> Synthetic drugs are chemically-altered substances meant to simulate other drugs. House Bill 481 would drastically increase penalties for crimes related to synthetic drugs. The measure is the General Assembly&rsquo;s latest attempt to catch up with increasingly-popular methods of getting high.<br /> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:13:16 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17080 at http://wkms.org