Government http://news.wkms.org en 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 Arnold Ethics Trial May Continue http://news.wkms.org/post/arnold-ethics-trial-may-continue <p>The ethics trial against former lawmaker John Arnold may continue.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Because the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission did not consider a motion to dismiss the case against the West Kentucky lawmaker in a hearing last week, the case may go forward.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:42:27 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39980 at http://news.wkms.org Arnold Ethics Trial May Continue Leach on Congressional Campaign, Minimum Wage http://news.wkms.org/post/leach-congressional-campaign-minimum-wage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The man hoping to be the first Democrat to represent Kentucky’s second U.S. House seat since 1994&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">says he decided to run for Congress while overseas. Ron Leach is a retired Army major and former&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">special forces medic who lives in Meade County.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:30:56 +0000 Kevin Willis 39978 at http://news.wkms.org Leach on Congressional Campaign, Minimum Wage Exactly What Kind Of Flash Mob Did TN Lawmakers Just Vote To Criminalize? http://news.wkms.org/post/exactly-what-kind-flash-mob-did-tn-lawmakers-just-vote-criminalize <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(57, 57, 57); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Geneva, sans-serif; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(57, 57, 57); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Geneva, sans-serif; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;">Flash mobs that create property damage could be charged as a crime under a bill&nbsp;<a href="http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/default.aspx?BillNumber=HB2029" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(42, 89, 161);">that’s passed</a>&nbsp;both chambers in the General Assembly. It’s now on its way to the governor.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:28:46 +0000 Bobby Allyn (Nashville Public Radio) 39957 at http://news.wkms.org Exactly What Kind Of Flash Mob Did TN Lawmakers Just Vote To Criminalize? Ky. Road Plan Includes $368M for Jackson Purchase http://news.wkms.org/post/ky-road-plan-includes-368m-jackson-purchase <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">UPDATED: 3:10 p.m.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The six-year Kentucky road plan that awaits </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Steve </span>Beshear’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> signature contains more than $368 million in funding for projects in the Jackson Purchase.</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:43:14 +0000 John Null 39956 at http://news.wkms.org Ky. Road Plan Includes $368M for Jackson Purchase Statewide Road Plan Approved http://news.wkms.org/post/statewide-road-plan-approved <p><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">Lawmakers waited until the last few hours of the 2014 General Assembly session before they approved a statewide road plan.&nbsp; House and Senate members agreed to spend more than $3 billion over the next two years for repair and replacement of the state's roads and bridges.&nbsp; The Senate voted 37- 1 for the measure.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:49:07 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 39926 at http://news.wkms.org Statewide Road Plan Approved Clock Runs Out on House to Pass Heroin Bill http://news.wkms.org/post/clock-runs-out-house-pass-heroin-bill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A high-profile measure that would enact tougher heroin laws in Kentucky failed to gain traction in the state House in the waning moments of this year's legislative session.</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:45:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39925 at http://news.wkms.org Clock Runs Out on House to Pass Heroin Bill McConnell: Hemp Seeds May Come from Ukraine as Planting Deadline Looms http://news.wkms.org/post/mcconnell-hemp-seeds-may-come-ukraine-planting-deadline-looms <p>Kentucky universities with permission to grow industrial hemp are hitting roadblocks to obtain seeds, as planting season nears an end.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:50:13 +0000 John Null 39915 at http://news.wkms.org McConnell: Hemp Seeds May Come from Ukraine as Planting Deadline Looms Former Bookkeeper Charged in TBI Non-Profit Theft Case http://news.wkms.org/post/former-bookkeeper-charged-tbi-non-profit-theft-case <div dir="ltr"><p>The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested a Woodlawn woman following a lengthy theft investigation.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:49:50 +0000 Rob Canning 39903 at http://news.wkms.org Former Bookkeeper Charged in TBI Non-Profit Theft Case