consitution http://wkms.org en 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 Senate Bill Would Amend Constitutional Provisions on Redistricting http://wkms.org/post/senate-bill-would-amend-constitutional-provisions-redistricting <p><font size="2">A move to amend the provisions of Kentucky&#39;s constitution that deal with redistricting has been introduced in the state Senate.<br /><br /> State Senator Robert Stivers&#39;s bill would change the laws around redistricting, and give more direction for how medium-sized counties could be split.<br /><br /> Right now, the constitution says that any county that can be made one whole district cannot be split. But Stivers&#39;s language would allow some counties that can&#39;t be split under that rule to now be open to divisions.<br /> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 20:28:25 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17205 at http://wkms.org