Brent Yonts

Government
12:32 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

New Ky. Law Allows Nurse Practitioners to Prescribe Independently

Thanks to legislation that passed during this year's Kentucky General Assembly, advanced practice registered nurses will be able to prescribe non-narcotic medications to patients without a collaborative prescribing agreement with a doctor.

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Energy
2:50 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Rep. Yonts Meets With TVA Officials, Will Continue Inquiry Into Board Transparency

Credit LRC Public Information

 A Kentucky state legislator says he’s continuing his inquiry into Tennessee Valley Authority board meeting procedures a month after requesting documents from the company.

State Representative Brent Yonts (D-Greenville) attended a TVA board meeting in November where members voted to shutter some generating units at the Paradise Steam Plant in Muhlenberg County.  

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Government
4:44 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Rep. Yonts Unhappy With TVA Board Meeting Transparency

State Representative Brent Yonts (D-Greenville) has sent a letter to the President of the Tennessee Valley Authority voicing his dissatisfaction with the transparency of the company’s decisions. 

Yonts attended a November meeting of TVA Board members to give testimony on the then-proposed closure of two units at the Paradise Steam plant in Muhlenberg County. 

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Government
4:08 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Yonts: Co-Sponsored Drone Legislation Provides Exemption for Businesses

Credit Amazon

A Kentucky state representative who has co-sponsored legislation that limits the use of surveillance drones says the bill provides an exemption for the use of drones by businesses, like the ones that Amazon plans to use for the delivery of products.

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Drone Surveillance
7:12 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Drone Bill Seeks to Ward off Future Unwarranted Surveillance

Credit NOAA

A bipartisan pair of Kentucky representatives has pre-filed a bill that would require warrants for any information gathered by drones.

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Government
4:46 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Legislative Committee Reviewing Ky. Wildlife Agency

A legislative committee has ordered a review of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, one of the latest signs of a heightened vigilance of the agency's operations by lawmakers.

Sen. Christian McDaniel, co-chairman of the Program Review and Investigations Committee, said lawmakers are expected to be briefed on the status of that review during a meeting Thursday.

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Coal
5:07 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Crowd Expected at Henderson UMWA Rally

The United Mine Workers of America will stage a protest in Henderson Tuesday over Patriot Coal’s move to end its contract and reduce wages and benefits for active union members.

The UMWA will bring more than 30 busloads of supporters from around the Midwest and Appalachia to the Henderson County Courthouse in western Kentucky. A ruling by a federal bankruptcy judge last week authorized Patriot to make a variety of financial moves during reorganization.

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2013 Kentucky General Assembly
3:39 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

House Committees Makes Major Changes to Pension Reform Bill

Credit Photo by Bud Craft, courtesy Ky Legislative Research Commission.

The state pension system would not transition to a hybrid 401K-style plan in an amended version of the pension reform bill.

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Government
5:37 pm
Sat February 9, 2013

KY Lawmakers Meet With Public to Discuss Pension Problems

Credit John Walker

Lawmakers and citizens met this weekend in Murray State’s Wrather Auditorium to discuss Kentucky’s ongoing pension crises. Cameron Smith of the Alabama Policy Institute gave a presentation explaining Kentucky’s current pension problems while lawmakers answered questions. Smith said it’s important for the state to keep its promises.

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Politics
12:04 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Local Legislators Come to MSU for Pension Forum

Local state legislators join a pension expert for a roundtable discussion at Murray State University this Saturday. Keynote speaker Cameron Smith is the policy director for the Alabama Policy Institutes and co-authored the Alabama study on pensions.

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