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  Two Republican west Kentucky state senators on Thursday offered their thoughts on supporters of President Donald Trump chanting “send her back” at a campaign rally in North Carolina this week.

 

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In the mid 70s, Kentucky established a right of access to public records through the Open Records Act. Nearly 40 years later, this act is being jeopardized by restrictive new bill proposals. Amye Bensenhaver, director of the KY Open Government Coalition, visits Sounds Good to discuss the law, amendments, and the fight to maintain civilian and media access to public records.

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Kentucky state Senator Danny Carroll feels certain a special session will be called in the coming months to take on the state’s pension crisis and that the resulting bill will be a revised version of the late-session bill lawmakers passed and that the governor vetoed.

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  State Senator Danny Carroll, R-Paducah, said he plans on reintroducing a revised version of a controversial bill this week, that critics say would gut the Kentucky open records law.

 

Danny Carroll's Facebook page

State Senator Danny Carroll is pulling controversial legislation that opponents criticize will restrict public records access in Kentucky, and plans to replace it with a revised version.

Republican State Senator Danny Carroll of Paducah proposed legislation in mid-December that would hold public records custodians personally liable and open to fines if private information is released in records. The bill would also force records requesters to pay potential lawsuit fines if a request is found to be “frivolous.”

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Candidates for Kentucky’s 2nd District State Senate seat debated major issues during a Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce forum on Thursday, including teacher pensions, service sales tax and school safety. Danny Carroll is the Republican incumbent Julie Tennyson is the Democratic challenger. 

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A day after two teenagers were killed and 18 others injured in a shooting at Marshall County High School, state legislators weighed in on whether the General Assembly should pass any policies to try and prevent similar tragedies.

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Three west Kentucky lawmakers fielded questions in Paducah Tuesday night from a series of people representing teachers, state workers and retirees regarding Governor Matt Bevin's proposed pension reform plan. 

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Coal and natural gas may dominate the Ohio Valley’s energy but the region also has a long history with nuclear power. Some Kentucky officials hope a new law might help the struggling industry get back some of its old glow.

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Governor Matt Bevin is joining state and local officials in Paducah on Wednesday to ceremonially sign the bill that effectively lifted the nuclear moratorium in Kentucky. 

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