A bill that would make pseudoephedrine available only by prescription in Kentucky has cleared its first legislative hurdle.
PSE is commonly found in cold medicines and is also used to make meth. The Senate Judiciary Committee heard another hour of testimony on the issue from law enforcement officers and former meth addicts today before passing the bill out of committee.
Before the vote, sponsor Robert Stivers promised to continue pushing the measure regardless of its eventual fate.
A Franklin Circuit Court judge has thrown out new legislative district maps, saying they violate the basic principles of the Kentucky Constitution.
Judge Phillip Shepherd’s ruling is based on the so-called “five percent rule.” It says new districts must be within five percent of their ideal size. Shepherd added that the maps of both the House and Senate districts divided too many counties.
The debate over charter schools is one Kentucky educators and legislators have heard and argued over for the last several years. But supporters of the education reform feel one party left out of those discussions is ready to be brought into the fold. A newly formed group called <a href="http://www.chartersinkentucky.com/">Kentuckians Advocating Reforms in Education</a> (KARE) is launching TV ad buys across the commonwealth today to educate the general public about charter schools.