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State senatorThe 2011 General Assembly Session wrapped up on March 9 with both a success story and a disappointment. The Senate passed House Bill 463, a landmark bill that was the result of a long, thoughtful, and bipartisan study of the spiraling costs of...
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firstname.lastname@example.orgThe governor is likely to sign a bill that will upgrade Junction City and three other cities to fourth class, even though some may not meet the population requirement for the change. Sen. Tom Buford, R-Nicholasville, said Gov. Steve Beshear will approve...
Tags: Steve Beshear, Jim Douglas, Politics, 2010 Census, Government
email@example.comFRANKFORT — Time is getting tight for a bill that would require Homeland Security to find out just how much 911 service in the state actually costs. Senate Bill 119 is designed as a stepping stone to major reforms of how 911 centers across the...
Jessamine FFA ag team visits Frankfort The Jessamine County FFA Chapter’s agricultural-issues team traveled to Frankfort on Feb. 17 to meet with state Rep. Bob Damron and state Sen. Tom Buford to discuss current issues and learn about their...
firstname.lastname@example.orgOne of the two main points of Monday’s Wilmore City Council meeting was discussion on whether to repair or replace one of the city’s 8-year-old police cruisers. Wilmore Police Chief Steve Boven reported to the council that one of the...
Senators returned to Frankfort last week ready to get to work on a number of issues facing our Commonwealth. You’ll remember that during our brief four-day January session, the Senate passed an even dozen bills tackling major issues, ranging from...
Tags: Laws, Kentucky, Government, Methamphetamine (drug), Common Cold
email@example.comGov. Steve Beshear gave a “rally the troops” kind of speech to a combined House and Senate in Frankfort Tuesday night in his annual State of the Commonwealth address. He preached to Kentuckians in the live speech broadcast on KET at 7 p.m....
Prichard Committee spotlights Jessamine Early Learning Village while preschool expansion remains firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Lexington-based Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence paid a visit to Jessamine Early Learning Village last week as part of its Strong Start Kentucky initiative to make preschool available to every child in the state. But while local...
email@example.comJessamine County legislators and school officials are optimistic that a bill to raise the statewide dropout age to 18 will be successful this year after failing in the Senate last year. School attendance in Kentucky is currently required for those...
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Local leaders say it is difficult to predict how a bill in the state legislature changing the way drug crimes are penalized in Kentucky could affect local jails. House Bill 463, which attempts to reduce state prison costs, primarily by switching the...
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firstname.lastname@example.orgJUNCTION CITY — Junction City moved a step closer to upgrading from a fifth-class city to a fourth-class city Thursday. The state Senate voted 34-2 to change the classifications of Junction City in Boyle County, Guthrie in Todd County and Greensburg...
Tags: Jim Douglas, Politics, Demographics, 2010 Census, Kentucky
email@example.comJUNCTION CITY — Legislation that would change Junction City from a fifth-class city to a fourth-class city is on the General Assembly’s agenda for about the fourth time. “It’s groundhog day,” state Sen. Tom Buford said....
Tags: Jim Douglas, Politics, Kentucky, 2010 Census, Elections
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