Monthly Archives: January 2019

Kentucky is the worst state to retire in, report says

Kentucky is the worst state to retire in, report says

WTVF — The Bluegrass State is known for a lot of great things but retirement apparently isn’t one of them, according to a report from WalletHub. While Florida was voted the best state to retire in, Kentucky was ranked dead last. Source: WalletHub WalletHub says the study ranked states based on factors such as adjusted cost…more »

Lawmakers receive letter on crucial budgetary items from Chilton

Lawmakers receive letter on crucial budgetary items from Chilton

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Kentucky lawmakers are in recess until Feb. 5, but State Budget Director John Chilton sent them a letter on budgetary items he says must be dealt with before final adjournment on March 29. Legislation passed by the 2018 General Assembly gave 118 quasi-governmental agencies (such as airport boards, libraries and community…more »

Complaint reveals chilling details of Jayme Closs’ abduction, captivity

Complaint reveals chilling details of Jayme Closs’ abduction, captivity

Barron County, Wis. — A criminal complaint said a Wisconsin man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs spotted her getting on a school bus one day and made up his mind to take her. Prosecutors filed the criminal complaint Monday laying out the allegations against Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, who faces charges of two counts…more »

Pro-Life Caucus rallies behind bills that ‘defend life’

Pro-Life Caucus rallies behind bills that ‘defend life’

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Members of the General Assembly’s Pro-Life Caucus rallied at the State Capitol Rotunda on four bills that have been or will be introduced for consideration by the 2019 General Assembly. Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, who serves as chair of the caucus, said their purpose is simple: “We have dedicated ourselves to…more »

School safety bill becomes job one for General Assembly

School safety bill becomes job one for General Assembly

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – A comprehensive school safety bill was introduced Wednesday in the State Senate, which lawmakers have made the top priority of the General Assembly. Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, who chaired a 16-member House and Senate working group that travelled across the state to meet with all groups involved in the school safety…more »

Bevin limits public’s ability to roam freely in Kentucky Capitol complex

Bevin limits public’s ability to roam freely in Kentucky Capitol complex

Visitors in Kentucky’s Capitol Tuesday, the opening day of this year’s legislative session, found more security and less freedom to roam around the august building and its annex. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin on Jan. 4 signed an emergency regulation outlining procedures for the state Finance and Administration Cabinet to implement to “protect the health, safety…more »

House names panel to inspect election decided by single vote

House names panel to inspect election decided by single vote

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The 2019 Kentucky General Assembly was gaveled into order Tuesday with the House naming a nine member panel to examine a disputed election. The first order of business was the swearing in of all members who were certified as winning the November election and included 32 new lawmakers. One of them…more »

James Comer says he’s ready to run for Kentucky governor if Matt Bevin backs out

James Comer says he’s ready to run for Kentucky governor if Matt Bevin backs out

If Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin changes his mind and decides not to seek reelection, there’s at least one Republican candidate itching to take his place: U.S. Rep. James Comer. Comer, R-Tompkinsville, who lost the 2015 Republican gubernatorial primary to Bevin by just 83 votes, said he’s been fielding phone calls and texts from Republicans in…more »

Louisville lawmaker says she won’t run for governor, cites burdens of cost and time

Louisville lawmaker says she won’t run for governor, cites burdens of cost and time

State Rep. Attica Scott of Louisville announced on Saturday that, after due consideration, she won’t enter the Democratic primary in this year’s race for governor. Scott, elected last November to her second term in the Kentucky House, would have been the only woman and the only African-American to declare an intent so far to run for Frankfort’s…more »

Woman charged in deadly crash has first court date

Woman charged in deadly crash has first court date

A Missouri woman who was arrested after a wrong-way crash on Interstate 65 that killed a Warren County woman made her first court appearance Thursday. Cassandra Garrison, 30, was arraigned on a murder charge by Warren District Judge Brent Potter. Garrison is charged in a Dec. 2 crash that occurred in the southbound lanes of…more »

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