Frankfurt, KY – Legislative leaders still disagree over new Congressional districts, but they have agreed on one thing: to extend the filing deadline.
Instead of passing a new bill for the extension, state Senator Damon Thayer said the two sides agreed to gut House Bill 2.
"We're going to use the House Bill 2 conference committee report to change the Congressional filing deadline for candidates," Thayer said. "We have agreed that we're going to postpone the filing deadline for the Congressional districts only by one week."
Murray, KY – The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill making it illegal for school district employees to allow students to examine tests in advance. Murray Senator Ken Winters put out the bill in response to nationwide reports of school officials cheating on tests to improve their schools' performance evaluations. The penalties include 1 thousand dollar fines and disciplinary action by the Education Professional Standards Board. The bill passed unanimously and now goes to the House for consideration.
Frankfort, KY – House Republicans aren't the only members of the General Assembly looking to sue over new redistricting lines.
Democratic State Senator Kathy Stein says she and many of her Lexington supporters are strongly considering getting involved as well. A handful of House Republicans filed a lawsuit in Franklin County Circuit Court today challenging the House redistricting map. And Stein says she is likely to join those Republicans.
Murray, KY – State Senator Roy Herron of Dresden won't seek another term in the Tennessee legislature in November. Herron is leaving the legislature when his term ends to serve as the President of the Ned McWherter Center for Rural Development.
Lexington, KY – Several central Kentucky mothers are helping newborn babies by donating their breast milk, and the opening of a milk drop-off center is making it easier to give.
Surrounded by fellow moms and their babies, Krista Citron cut the ribbon Thursday on a new freezer at Mother Nurture in Lexington. The baby boutique is now home to a depot where women can donate breast milk to the Indiana Mothers' Milk Bank.
Murray, KY – Mayfield Electric & Water Systems has a new voluntary Round-Up Program which rounds customer's bills to the next highest dollar with the change going to the Needline food pantry. MEWS officials estimate the program will collect six dollars per customer per year. Approximately 150 customers have currently signed up for the program.
Murray, KY – Graves County Sheriffs deputies and Federal DEA agents have arrested a Mayfield man who they say could be the biggest cocaine supplier in Graves County. 30-year-old De'Angelo Collins faces various drug and weapons charges after a six month long investigation. Graves County Chief of Investigations Brad Smith says police seized substantial amounts of cash and weapons during the arrest. Collins is currently lodged in the McCracken County Jail.