Government http://wkms.org en Statewide Road Plan Approved http://wkms.org/post/statewide-road-plan-approved <p><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">Lawmakers waited until the last few hours of the 2014 General Assembly session before they approved a statewide road plan.&nbsp; House and Senate members agreed to spend more than $3 billion over the next two years for repair and replacement of the state's roads and bridges.&nbsp; The Senate voted 37- 1 for the measure.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:49:07 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 39926 at http://wkms.org Statewide Road Plan Approved 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 McConnell: Hemp Seeds May Come from Ukraine as Planting Deadline Looms http://wkms.org/post/mcconnell-hemp-seeds-may-come-ukraine-planting-deadline-looms <p>Kentucky universities with permission to grow industrial hemp are hitting roadblocks to obtain seeds, as planting season nears an end.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:50:13 +0000 John Null 39915 at http://wkms.org McConnell: Hemp Seeds May Come from Ukraine as Planting Deadline Looms Former Bookkeeper Charged in TBI Non-Profit Theft Case http://wkms.org/post/former-bookkeeper-charged-tbi-non-profit-theft-case <div dir="ltr"><p>The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested a Woodlawn woman following a lengthy theft investigation.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:49:50 +0000 Rob Canning 39903 at http://wkms.org Former Bookkeeper Charged in TBI Non-Profit Theft Case Beshear Vetoes KCTCS Funding Restrictions http://wkms.org/post/beshear-vetoes-kctcs-funding-restrictions <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Steve </span>Beshear<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has used a line-item veto on the state’s budget bill in order to secure funding for capital projects at 16 campuses in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.</span></p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:17:00 +0000 John Null 39883 at http://wkms.org Beshear Vetoes KCTCS Funding Restrictions Kentucky Senate President Evaluates 2014 Legislative Session http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-senate-president-evaluates-2014-legislative-session <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; line-height: 200%; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">The president of the Kentucky Senate is giving good marks overall for the 2014 general assembly session.&nbsp; Robert Stivers offered the assessment Monday during a caucus meeting of senate republicans.<span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:27:08 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 39880 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Senate President Evaluates 2014 Legislative Session Arnold Accusers Plan to Appeal Kentucky Ethics Panel's Decision http://wkms.org/post/arnold-accusers-plan-appeal-kentucky-ethics-panels-decision <p>Two women who made formal sexual harassment complaints against former Kentucky State Representative John Arnold have filed a motion with the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission asking it to reconsider its ruling that cleared Arnold of ethics charges.</p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:37:31 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39869 at http://wkms.org Arnold Accusers Plan to Appeal Kentucky Ethics Panel's Decision TN Police Officer: Open Carry Gun Bill Hurts All of Us http://wkms.org/post/tn-police-officer-open-carry-gun-bill-hurts-all-us <p>A Union City police officer says an open carry gun bill in Tennessee could potentially detriment public safety.</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:27:09 +0000 Parker Franklin 39844 at http://wkms.org TN Police Officer: Open Carry Gun Bill Hurts All of Us Kentucky Treasurer Passes Goal of Returning $100M, Plans to Travel State in New Initiative http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-treasurer-passes-goal-returning-100m-plans-travel-state-new-initiative <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Treasurer Todd </span>Hollenbach<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has passed his goal of returning $100 million of unclaimed property, but he’s extending that goal in a new initiative.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:03:48 +0000 Whitney Jones 39843 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Treasurer Passes Goal of Returning $100M, Plans to Travel State in New Initiative Staffers: Lack of African-American Women 'Decision-Makers' in Kentucky Behind Arnold Ethics Verdict http://wkms.org/post/staffers-lack-african-american-women-decision-makers-kentucky-behind-arnold-ethics-verdict The absence of African-American women in Kentucky's halls of power is why former state Rep. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:17:35 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 39832 at http://wkms.org Staffers: Lack of African-American Women 'Decision-Makers' in Kentucky Behind Arnold Ethics Verdict