A Tennessee House committee has voted to kill a guns measure that has pitched firearms advocates against business groups. The House Calendar Committee voted 15-8 Tuesday to send the bill to a study committee after the Legislature adjourns for the year. The measure backed by the National Rifle Association would allow anybody with a state-issued handgun carry permit to store loaded firearms in their vehicles parked on company lots - regardless of their employers' wishes. NRA lobbyist Darren LaSorte says he will push for calling the bill directly to the House floor.
Cadiz 's Transcraft is investing $3M to add 80 new jobs, build a new 12,000 sq ft painting facility and purchase new equipment. Governor Beshear stopped in Cadiz for the announcement yesterday. He says to encourage the investment, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority initially approved Transcraft Corp. for tax incentives up to $2 million dollars through the Kentucky Business Investment program.
The Paducah City Commission approved an ordinance last night requiring alcoholic beverage training for persons licensed for or employed in the sale of alcoholic beverages by the drink. The training is to include the identification of false documents, recognition of intoxication, and liability issues. It is also to explain how to handle different scenarios such as confronting a patron who needs to be cut off. Current employees must receive training within 90 days of the ordinance’s adoption and all employees hired afterwards have 60 days from their date of hire to complete the program. R
Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says if you can’t to get to the polls on Election Day you may be able to vote by absentee ballot. Soldiers overseas and students on out-of-state campuses are eligible. State law allows anyone who will be traveling and won’t be able to get to their local polls to cast absentee ballots ahead of the May 22nd primary. The elderly and disabled may also be able to do so. People in hospital and, in some instances, jail also can vote absentee. You should contact your local county clerk to request a mail-in absentee ballot.