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New state laws take effect June 27

FRANKFORT – Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2019 session will go into effect on Thursday, June 27. That means law-abiding adults will be able to carry a concealed firearm without a permit, employers will be required to make certain reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees and electric…


Auditor finds issues at Leslie sheriff dept.

Kentucky state Auditor Mike Harmon’s office released a June 13 audit report that found problems with the way the Leslie County Sheriff’s Department handled auto inspection fees. The state-required audit found the sheriff’s office did not issue receipts for all auto inspections, and a deputy sheriff was found to have…


Weekly Legislative Calendar for Week of June 10, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019 No Meetings Scheduled Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Government Contract Review Committee 10:00 am, Annex Room 131 Members: Sen. Stephen Meredith (Co-Chair), Rep. Stan Lee (Co-Chair), Sen. Julian M. Carroll, Sen. Paul Hornback, Sen. Phillip Wheeler, Rep. Charles Booker, Rep. Chris Fugate, Rep. Mark Hart Administrative Regulation…



It’s Bevin v. Beshear in the fall

Tuesday’s primary election held few surprises. At the top of the ticket, Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear will face Republican Gov. Matt Bevin in a general election race that will be hard-fought and likely will get ugly. Even as polls closed in Kentucky, out-of-state organizations sent messages into the commonwealth,…