Afternoon Round-Up 3/13/12

Mar 13, 2012

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is opposing budget cuts to a health care program for the blind.




Kentucky Politics:

The Kentucky House has passed a measure giving retired prosecutors special privileges to carry concealed weapons anywhere in the Commonwealth.

Kentucky borrowed nearly one billion dollars from the federal government to pay for unemployment insurance during the recession. A bill would help the state pay for the interest on that loan.

A bullying prevention bill would prohibit harassing behavior and communication based on a student’s race, ethnicity, religion, physical or mental disability, gender, and sexual orientation.

A bill that would allow slow-moving vehicles to use reflective tape instead of an orange triangle is moving through the House.


Police & Justice:

J. Patrick Kerr and Susan Wilson- who were accused of embezzling more than $230,000 from the Paducah Expo and Convention centers will change their pleas to guilty in a deal with federal prosecutors.

28 year old Tavon Burns of Evansville, Indiana was arrested last weekend in Hopkins County after allegedly stabbing three people.


The Kentucky Headhunters and Exile are among the new class of Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum inductees announced Tuesday.