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A bill intended to help in the prosecution of certain crimes against the very young, disabled, or elderly is on its way to the Kentucky House. 

The measure got unanimous backing in the Senate Thursday.

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Employment benefits both individual and business, allowing each to contribute adequately and uniquely to the community. Individuals with disabilities, however, often find navigating the workforce intimidating, difficult and sometimes impossible. Employment Connections Manager at Easter Seals of West Kentucky, Ashley Taylor, speaks with Tracy on Sounds Good about how she works with her team to positively match disabled individuals with local employers. 

Kentucky is among the worst states in the U.S. at providing vulnerable populations with accessibility to critical elements of the justice system, according to the Justice Index study released this month by the National Center for Access to Justice.

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Illinois legislation will raise fines for people that misuse disabled parking tags to $600 next year. The new law also imposes a $1,000 fine on any healthcare provider who knowingly falsifies the certification allowing someone to get a disability plate or parking decal. 

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Illinois legislation will raise fines for people that misuse disabled parking tags to $600 next year. The new law also imposes a $1,000 fine on any healthcare provider that knowingly falsifies the certification that allows someone to get a disability plate or parking decal. 

Hopkins County Firefighter Opt Out Exemption

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Elderly and Disabled Hopkins County residents can now opt out of firefighter dues permanently instead of notifying the county each year.  Officials say anyone who is 65 or older or who has a disability exemption may choose to opt out indefinitely. The ordinance allows anyone in the county to refuse to pay yearly dues to their volunteer firefighter departments. However, should a fire break out, the property or homeowner would be responsible for the entire cost of the firefighters response. Residents have until June 1st to opt out.