Pseudoephedrine

Politics
2:38 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Anti-Smurfing Campaign Kicks Off in Kentucky

A campaign against the practice known as "smurfing" was launched Monday in Lexington. Smurfing is the practice of buying drugs over the counter and selling them to illegal drug makers for profit. In Kentucky, meth cooks are using smurfs to avoid the state's real-time, stop-sell system that prevents pseudoephedrine buyers from going over the legal limit.

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Afternoon Update
3:49 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 7/6/12

Apparently, the fireworks on at least three of four barges in the city's bay went off all at once.
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Government
11:09 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Pseudoephe​drine Limits Go Into Effect This Thursday

On Thursday, dozens of laws passed in this year'’s legislative session will become active.

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Morning Cram
8:52 am
Thu March 29, 2012

the morning cram [the man, the legend edition]

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"When Earl played, he put fire in his right hand...it had the stank on it...it was the right thing." - Ricky Skaggs

NPR reports Earl Scruggs, legendary banjo picker and giant of bluegrass music, has passed away at the age of 88. 

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2012 General Assembly
6:53 am
Thu March 29, 2012

Drug Bills Near Passage

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State lawmakers have approved two major pieces of legislation dealing with drug abuse in Kentucky.

House Bill 4 tightens regulations on prescription pills. It passed the full Senate Wednesday afternoon. Around the same time, the House passed Senate Bill 3, which caps the amount of pseudoephedrine Kentuckians can buy every month without a prescription. Since both bills were amended, they will now return to their original chambers, where lawmakers must decide whether to agree with the changes or send them to conference committees for compromises.

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Morning Cram
8:59 am
Tue March 20, 2012

the morning cram [I gambled away more money than you'll ever understand edition]

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The odds are stacked against a casino owner who's betting on Newt Gingrich. Must be a big payout.

NPR reports one Vegas casino mogul has a personal stake in Gingrich's candidacy, and he's putting his money where his mouth is.

Kentucky ~ Prohm and Canaan will take another shot next year. Blow the whistle, get a check. We're cracking down on meth, but allergies are out of control. Pseudoephedrine isn't the only abused drug. It turns out illegal immigrants aren't supposed to get welfare. Refugees may get more protection soon. 

2012 General Assembly
6:27 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Pseudoephedrine Bill Passes House Committee

After a week of negotiations, the House Judiciary Committee has passed an amended version of a bill that would regulate pseudoephedrine.

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Afternoon Update
4:34 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 3/6/12

Crews search for boaters after capsize near Kentucky Dam.
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Two men are missing after a pontoon boat capsized on the Tennessee River around 11 this morning.

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A proposal that limits the amount of pseudoephedrine consumers can buy in a month could make it out the state House of Representatives intact.

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2012 General Assembly
11:31 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Pseudoephedrine Bill Could Make it Out of House Intact

A proposal that limits the amount of pseudoephedrine consumers can buy in a month could make it out the state House of Representatives intact.

The Senate passed a bill last week that would limit consumers to seven point two grams of pseudoephedrine every month, or roughly two boxes of cold medicine.

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Government
5:09 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Frankfort Update

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It’s been another busy week in the Kentucky General Assembly. Lawmakers may have reached an agreement on regulating pseudoephedrine, Kentucky Amish might have a new option to a reflective triangle for their buggies and support is waning for University of Pikeville’s bid to become a public university. Kentucky Public Radio Capitol Bureau Chief Kenny Colston speaks with Rick Howlett for some perspective on what’s happening in Frankfort.

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