Bob Damron

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has vetoed the controversial ‘religious freedom’ bill.


The legislation would allow residents to ignore any laws or regulations that violate tenets of their faith. But opponents argued it could threaten civil rights protections for racial minorities, women and LGBT residents.

One Central Kentucky lawmaker is spearheading an effort to create a middle school athletic association in Kentucky.

State representative Bob Damron is the sponsor of House Concurrent Resolution 155, which holds the force of law if passed.

The resolution would require the Legislative Research Commission to start a task force on middle school athletics. Damron says a new athletic association is needed so as to not add pressure to already-established entities, like the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.