Senator Danny Carroll

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The Kentucky Senate has approved a joint resolution, in hopes peer mentoring for students with special needs can expand across the Commonwealth.

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

It took ten years for the Kentucky legislature to pass Senate Bill 11, known as the “Leeper Act,” lifting a moratorium on the nuclear industry. But state leaders say it could take another decade before there is nuclear energy development in the commonwealth. Governor Matt Bevin and area lawmakers gathered in Paducah on Wednesday after for a ceremonial signing of the bill.  

lrc.state.ky.us

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.

Rob Canning, WKMS

Republican leadership from the Kentucky Senate are in western Kentucky this week for an annual retreat to prepare for the upcoming legislative session.  

Senate President Robert Stivers, President Pro Tem David Givens, Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, Caucus Leader Dan Seum and Majority Whip Jimmy Higdon held a press conference Wednesday along with 2nd District Sen. Danny Carroll who lobbied for the caucus to be held in Paducah.

U.S. Department of Energy, energy.gov

  State Senator Danny Carroll said a bill to lift the nuclear moratorium in Kentucky has the best chance of passing now that the GOP controls the legislature.  The Paducah Republican has pre-filed a bill aiming to end the statewide ban on the building of new nuclear reactors.