Proponents of nuclear power are hoping the seventh time is a charm at Kentucky's capitol. The state Senate Wednesday voted to lift a moratorium preventing the storage of nuclear waste in the Commonwealth.
Sen. Julian Carroll has filed a bill that would pay for state employee raises by doubling fines for traffic and misdemeanor offenses. The Madisonville Messenger reports that if Senate Bill 171 passes it would raise enough money to pay for a four percent salary increase for state employees by 2015. Carroll says the cost would be about $20 million.