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Common Ground: Immigration Reform

02/19/2018 05:57 PM

Immigration—it’s a topic that’s been discussed vehemently over the past year. It’s also something that both sides of the aisle agree needs to be reformed. In hopes of bipartisanship, the U.S. Senate set aside the week of February 12 to hold an open debate on immigration reform, which was meant to forge a bipartisan agreement. Both Democrats and Republicans agree something needs to be done with the 1.8 million “Dreamers” —the children who were brought to the country illegally... Read more 

49th House Dist. special election by the numbers

02/19/2018 03:27 PM

UPDATED: Bullitt County residents will decide on Tuesday who will represent them for the rest of 2018, Democratic candidate Linda Belcher or Republican candidate Rebecca Johnson. The two-widows of men who have held the seat are making last minute appeals to their voters to come to the polls for the special election on Tuesday. Johnson is seeking to continue the legacy of her husband, former Rep. Dan Johnson, who killed himself in December after accusations that he molested a 17... Read more 

Beshear sues Cardinal Health for role in Opioid Epidemic

02/19/2018 03:10 PM

FRANKFORT- Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear filed a lawsuit Monday against Cardinal Health for shipping large amounts of prescription opioids into Kentucky. Beshear is suing the Ohio-based company for unfair, misleading and deceptive business practices for excessively distributing opioids, particular in Eastern Kentucky, and failing to report the large volume of the drugs to state and federal authorities. The lawsuit filed in Jefferson County Circuit Court alleges Cardinal Health reaped “a windfall off of the wave of addiction” in... Read more 

Bevin files lawsuit seeking ruling on Kentucky HEALTH

02/19/2018 02:13 PM

FRANKFORT- The Bevin Administration filed a lawsuit in federal district court Monday seeking a ruling that Kentucky HEALTH fully complies with federal law. The move stems from a January 24 lawsuit over Kentucky HEALTH which was filed by groups representing several Kentucky residents. The lawsuit does not include the Commonwealth. The Bevin Administration says the lawsuit aims at making sure the Commonwealth’s voice is heard on the matter, and “guarantees that the Commonwealth’s well-supported and compelling reasons for creating Kentucky... Read more 

Kentucky State Police Identify Marshall County High School Shooter

02/16/2018 05:35 PM

BENTON- The Kentucky State Police have released the name of the 15-year-old charged with killing two and injuring more than a dozen others at Marshall County High School. Gabriel R. Parker, 15, was arraigned in Marshall County Court on Friday. Kentucky State Police say a Marshall County Grand Jury returned an indictment on Tuesday, charging Parker with two counts of Murder and fourteen counts of First Degree Assault. Parker is being charged as an adult. The Shooting at Marshall... Read more 

Democratic floor leader thinks Linda Belcher will win in 49th District special election

02/16/2018 01:34 PM

FRANKFORT – Democratic House Minority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins, D-Sandy Hook, feels that former Democratic Rep. Linda Belcher is poised and ready to win her old seat back in the 49th district special election on Tuesday. Belcher is competing against Rebecca Johnson, the wife of former State Rep. Dan Johnson, R-Mt. Washington, who committed suicide on December 13 after he was accused of molesting a teenager in 2013. Dan Johnson had defeated Belcher for the seat in 2016 by just 156... Read more 

Bill which regulates constitutional officers' contracts with outside counsel passed by House

02/15/2018 05:55 PM

FRANKFORT – A bill which would regulate contracts the attorney general or other constitutional officers could enter into for outside counsel on a contingency fee basis was passed by the Kentucky House of Representatives by a 52-40 vote. House Bill 198, sponsored by Rep. Jason Nemes, R-Louisville, requires the Attorney General, as well as other constitutional officers, to make written finding of the need for contingency fee contracts and setting limits on the amounts of contingency fees. In addition, the Finance... Read more 

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