Education

School Choice Receives Resounding Victory in Kentucky

School Choice Receives Resounding Victory in Kentucky

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 16th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 15, 2017) – In the final ticks of the 2017 Regular Session, the Kentucky Legislature gave approval to a dynamic measure that dramatically reforms education in the Commonwealth. Charter schools will now come to the Commonwealth, and the thousands of Kentucky students […]

The Latest: Kentucky governor would not veto nuclear bill

The Latest: Kentucky governor would not veto nuclear bill

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 15th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Kentucky’s efforts to lift its decades-long moratorium on nuclear power (all times local): Kentucky’s Republican governor says he will not veto a bill that would lift the state’s decades-old ban on nuclear power. Matt Bevin told WKRC radio […]

REPRESENTATIVE ROBBY MILLS LEGISLATIVE COLUMN 3/14/2017

REPRESENTATIVE ROBBY MILLS LEGISLATIVE COLUMN 3/14/2017

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 14th, 2017

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Editor’s Note: This column was produced by House Majority Communications, and made available for House Republican Members to distribute. FRANKFORT – We are in the final stretch of the Regular Session and the House has been hard at work to better Kentucky. We passed this […]

TRAFFIC ADVISORY – NO LANE RESTRICTION TODAY ON SOUTHBOUND  BI-STATE BRIDGE

TRAFFIC ADVISORY – NO LANE RESTRICTION TODAY ON SOUTHBOUND BI-STATE BRIDGE

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 14th, 2017

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There will be no southbound lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges TODAY. The contractor has been doing prep work beneath the southbound bridge and planned to restrict traffic today. However, the contractor halted work to assist with emergency response to the Monday crash […]

PSC Ends State Low-Income Subsidy for Wireless Phones

PSC Ends State Low-Income Subsidy for Wireless Phones

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 13th, 2017

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Landline subsidy remains; state Lifeline support fee will decrease FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 10, 2017) – The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) is revamping the state program that provides assistance to low-income telephone customers and refocusing it on meeting the needs of the mostly elderly and […]

PSC Sets Public Meetings in KU, LG&E Rate Cases

PSC Sets Public Meetings in KU, LG&E Rate Cases

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 13th, 2017

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Comments taken in Louisville, Madisonville and Lexington FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 13, 2017) – The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold public meetings in Louisville, Lexington, and Madisonville to present information and receive comments on the requests for rate increases by the Kentucky Utilities Co. […]

Senate Passes Measure to Continue Family Court Services in Daviess County

Senate Passes Measure to Continue Family Court Services in Daviess County

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 13th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 10, 2017) – The Senate recently gave final approval to a bill to codify the family court judgeship for the 6th Circuit, consisting of Daviess County. Specifically, House Bill 502, sponsored by Rep. DJ Johnson, R-Owensboro, will make the judgeship permanent after […]

Traffic ADVISORY-More Lane Restrictions Coming This Week to the SB Bi-State Memorial Bridge

Traffic ADVISORY-More Lane Restrictions Coming This Week to the SB Bi-State Memorial Bridge

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 13th, 2017

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A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a SOUTHBOUND daytime lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges between Henderson and Evansville starting Tuesday, March 14, 2015. SOUHBOUND traffic on the US 41 Twin Bridges will be restricted to one lane to allow steel […]

House speaker says public school tobacco ban will not pass

House speaker says public school tobacco ban will not pass

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 9th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican House Speaker Jeff Hoover says a bill that would ban all tobacco products at public school campuses likely will not pass this year. Senate Bill 78 would ban the use of all tobacco products at public schools or school-sponsored events. […]

Intoxicated Habitual Traffic Violator Drives over Grave Stones, Flees from Deputy

Intoxicated Habitual Traffic Violator Drives over Grave Stones, Flees from Deputy

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 9th, 2017

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The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office has arrested an intoxicated habitual traffic violator after a deputy saw him drive over grave markers at Sunset Memorial Cemetery. On Wednesday, March 08, 2017 at approximately 8:00 PM a sheriff’s deputy was parked in the Sunset Funeral Home and […]