Government http://news.wkms.org en Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Host Public Meeting for Honeywell Plant http://news.wkms.org/post/nuclear-regulatory-commission-host-public-meeting-honeywell-plant <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has thus far found no issues in its two-year safety review of the Honeywell uranium conversion plant in Metropolis, Illinois. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">NRC spokesperson Joey </span>Ledford<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the agency is still reviewing the plant’s safety plan, which is a housekeeping measure. The new plan comes after Honeywell made extensive modifications to ensure it could withstand tornadoes and earthquakes.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Whitney Jones 40070 at http://news.wkms.org Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Host Public Meeting for Honeywell Plant Hopkins Co. Sheriff Denies Threats after Cease and Desist Request http://news.wkms.org/post/hopkins-co-sheriff-denies-threats-after-cease-and-desist-request <p>Hopkins County Sheriff Frank Latham is denying he threatened Madisonville Police Department officers with indictments <a href="http://wkms.org/post/hopkins-co-sheriff-hit-cease-and-desist-request-county-attorney">as alleged in a cease and desist request from the county attorney.</a></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Hopkins County Sheriff's Department and </span>MPD<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> were at loggerheads earlier this month over jurisdiction issues.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:49:03 +0000 John Null 40063 at http://news.wkms.org Hopkins Co. Sheriff Denies Threats after Cease and Desist Request Beshear: More Than 10% of Kentuckians Insured Through kynect http://news.wkms.org/post/beshear-more-10-kentuckians-insured-through-kynect <p>The Kentucky Governor office says that more than one in every 10 Kentuckians now have affordable health care thanks to the initial open enrollment period for kynect, Kentucky's state-based helath benefit exchange.</p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:30:33 +0000 Rob Canning 40062 at http://news.wkms.org Beshear: More Than 10% of Kentuckians Insured Through kynect Hunger Continuing as Major Issue in Kentucky, Meal Gap Study Reports http://news.wkms.org/post/hunger-continuing-major-issue-kentucky-meal-gap-study-reports <div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'segoe ui wpc', 'segoe ui', tahoma, 'microsoft sans serif', verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><p>Hunger issues continue to complicate life for many Kentucky families.&nbsp; This reality is reflected in the just-released <a href="http://feedingamerica.org/~/link.aspx?_id=12F7FAA41CEE49A49001479D15BEB032&amp;_z=z">"Map the Meal Gap Report".</a></p><p>The meal gap study, released by Feeding America, shows 17 percent of people in the state are food insecure. That figure includes more than 220,000 Kentucky children. Fulton County had the highest food insecurity rate at 23 percent.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:05:42 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 40044 at http://news.wkms.org Hunger Continuing as Major Issue in Kentucky, Meal Gap Study Reports Paducah Officials Waiting to Receive BBQ on the River Contractual Audit http://news.wkms.org/post/paducah-officials-waiting-receive-bbq-river-contractual-audit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Paducah city officials are still waiting to receive a financial report from Barbecue on the River that they hope will provide more insight into the organization's financial practices.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:47:47 +0000 Rob Canning 40040 at http://news.wkms.org Paducah Officials Waiting to Receive BBQ on the River Contractual Audit Christian County Chamber to Participate in "Hiring Our Heroes" Forum at Fort Campbell http://news.wkms.org/post/christian-county-chamber-participate-hiring-our-heroes-forum-fort-campbell <p>The Christian County Chamber of Commerce is participating in one of three panel discussions during the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Jobs Summit &amp; Career Forum at Fort Campbell this Wednesday.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden are also scheduled to speak at the event.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:08:05 +0000 Rob Canning 40034 at http://news.wkms.org Christian County Chamber to Participate in "Hiring Our Heroes" Forum at Fort Campbell KYTC: $68M Spent on Snow and Ice Removal This Winter http://news.wkms.org/post/kytc-68m-spent-snow-and-ice-removal-winter <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spent more than $68 million on snow and ice removal this winter, while more than doubling the salt usage of a typical winter.</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:02:24 +0000 John Null 40030 at http://news.wkms.org KYTC: $68M Spent on Snow and Ice Removal This Winter Winners, Losers and Lost Causes From the General Assembly's 2014 Session http://news.wkms.org/post/winners-losers-and-lost-causes-general-assemblys-2014-session <p>By law, the only piece of legislation that the 2014&nbsp; Kentucky General Assembly had to pass was a two-year state budget.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">All else, as Will Rogers put it, is applesauce.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:17:13 +0000 Jonathan Meador 40024 at http://news.wkms.org Winners, Losers and Lost Causes From the General Assembly's 2014 Session Madisonville Looking at Options in Contract Dispute with KU http://news.wkms.org/post/madisonville-looking-options-contract-dispute-ku <p>A Madisonville official says the city is weighing its options as the effective date of a disputed contract with electricity provider Kentucky Utilities nears. In September, KU notified the city of impending changes to the parties’ contract that would take effect April 23rd.</p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:09:40 +0000 Parker Franklin 39999 at http://news.wkms.org Madisonville Looking at Options in Contract Dispute with KU Jenkins Advocates for Ethics Bill Next Session http://news.wkms.org/post/jenkins-advocates-ethics-bill-next-session <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Representative Joni Jenkins says if a special legislative session is called for later this year, ethics reform should be on the agenda.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During the session, Jenkins filed an amendment to an unrelated bill that would reconfigure the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission, which has come under fire after it found former lawmaker John Arnold not guilty of sexual harassment charges, but the Senate didn’t take up that bill.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:54:16 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39981 at http://news.wkms.org Jenkins Advocates for Ethics Bill Next Session