June 13, 2018 RSS feed / News

Campaign season brings opioid bills

WASHINGTON The House dove Tuesday into a two-week vote-a-thon on dozens of bills aimed at opioid abuse, as lawmakers try to tackle a crisis that’s killing tens of thousands a year and to score a popular win they can tout for the midterm electio More...

State officials look for way to reduce pretrial jail time

The Administrative Office of the Courts, which manages the state’s judicial system, is embarking on an effort to reduce the number of people incarcerated in county jails while waiting for their cases to be resolved in court.  More...

New law for CDL holders?

Attorney General Andy Beshear said is supporting 2019 legislation that requires all Kentuckians applying for a commercial drivers license to complete human trafficking training and carry information on how to spot and report it.  More...

Has Kentucky now become ‘Mississippi’s Mississippi?’

For decades, Kentucky’s unofficial motto has been “Thank God for Alabama and Mississippi!” Even when Kentucky was in the basement—ranked 48th in its public schools—we had the sweet solace that at least Alabama and Missis More...

Hijacked to Cuba

I’m sitting at my desk at the Pentagon in 1971, thinking about putting in for my Air Force retirement. The talk about peace in Vietnam was still going on. The protesters were still near the Pentagon. More...

Energy regulators say no to coal bailout

WASHINGTON   Federal regulators this week disputed the Trump administration’s claim that struggles facing the coal and nuclear industries threaten the reliability of the nation’s power grid.  More...