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Legislative column: Sen. Robby Mills — Feb. 21, 2020

February 21, 2020
HENDERSON, Ky. (2/21/20) — We began the week by remembering our founding fathers and the noble leaders who helped shape our great nation. On Presidents Day, we salute all U.S. Presidents, past and present, especially Kentucky’s son, Abraham Lincoln. If you’ve…

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KHSAA Board of Control votes in favor of field hockey

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (2/20/20) — The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Board of Control approved a motion during Wednesday’s meeting at the KHSAA Offices for the Association to…
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Ky. bill requiring photo ID to vote…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/21/20) — The Kentucky House Elections, Constitutional Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee moved Senate Bill 2 forward to the House floor by a 11-7 vote on Thursday. SB 2 requires voters to provide photo identification such as a military, college, or government issued photo ID when voting, unless they state a reasonable impediment to obtaining a Photo ID. Testifying…
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Sen. C.B. Embry legislative update:…

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KENTUCKY (2/21/20) — We began the week by remembering our founding fathers and the noble leaders who helped shape our great nation. On Presidents Day, we salute all U.S. Presidents, past and present, especially Kentucky’s son, Abraham Lincoln. If you’ve visited the Capitol, you may remember the grand statue of President Lincoln in the rotunda. There is a century-old tradition of rubbing his left…
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Public assistance reform in HB 1…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/21/20) — A top priority of House majority leaders, to reform how the state provides public assistance to its citizens, passed out of committee Thursday and advances to the full chamber, the Legislative Research Commission reports. House Bill 1, sponsored by House Speaker David Osborne, R-Prospect, and Speaker Pro Tempore David Meade, R-Stanford, was approved by the House Health…
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McConnell reports University of…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (2/19/20) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today that University of Louisville received a nearly $4 million competitive federal grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Apprenticeships: "Closing the Skills Gap” program. UofL plans to use the funding for its Modern Apprenticeship Pathways to Success program, according to a press release. McConnell…
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LEGISLATOR'S COLUMN: Melinda Gibbons…

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BELTON, Ky. (2/17/20) — We completed Day 28 last week and will be off for President’s Day on Monday. Once again the week was filled with visits from constituents, committee meetings, celebrations and other events that rounded out the week. Several pieces of significant legislation were passed as well. Some highlights follow: HB 99 would create a loan to the University of Louisville to assist in…
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Kentucky leads nation in whiskey exports

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/17/20) — As Kentucky’s signature bourbon industry continues to boom, Gov. Andy Beshear announced today the commonwealth is the nation’s leading exporter of whiskey, which includes bourbon and rye, according to 2019 export reports. Beshear made the announcement while filling the 16-millionth barrel of Jim Beam at Jim Beam American Stillhouse in Clermont Monday. “We are immensely…
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DAVE SAYS: 'How much life insurance do…

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KENTUCKY (2/16/20) — In this week's Dave Says column, he offers adivce on life insurance and a cell phone bill dispute: Dear Dave, My husband and I are on Baby Step 3b, and we’re saving for a house. We’re out of debt and both of us make good money, plus we each have 20-year level term life insurance policies with coverage equaling 10 times our individual incomes. We also have an emergency fund…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: The Gospel is good news

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KENTUCKY (2/16/20) — As I look back on this last deer season, it seems that bad news could be the theme. I hunted hard since I was not able to very much last year, but my effort only produced minimal results. If I had to compare the hours in the stand to my harvest ledger, I would definitely be in the red. What makes it even worse is I knew I was in a place where some big bucks lived. In fact, I…
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KYTC water over road report — Feb. 15,…

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WESTERN Ky. (2/15/20) — Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 2 released the following water over road report this evening: Christian County U.S. 41 is open with high water at the 2 mm – signs are posted Daviess County KY 298 is closed from the 2 – 3mm – signs are posted Hancock County KY 334 is closed from the 12 – 15mm and the 17 – 19mm - signs are posted KY 3543 is closed from the 0 – 1mm –…
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Beshear makes appointments to Ky.…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/15/20) — Gov. Andy Beshear made the following appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions: Lucy Gentry, Chrysanthia Carr-Seals, Marta Miranda-Straub, Marita Willis, Ashley Adkins, Marisa Aull, and Sarah Holland as members of the Kentucky Commission on Women. Gentry of Lexington is in business development at Ridge Behavorial Health System. She replaces Mary Capilouto, whose…
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KET: Calling all young authors!

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THE 2020 KET YOUNG WRITERS CONTEST IS UNDERWAY! The goal of the KET Young Writers Contest is to encourage student writing and celebrate creativity. With this in mind, and based on your feedback, we’ve broadened the contest’s scope for 2020! Have a fourth grader who loves crafting poetry, a fifth grader who creates amazing illustrated stories, or a high schooler with a passion for writing short…
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Kentucky adds 2 new sites to U.S. Civil…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/14/20) — In recognition of Black History Month, Gov. Andy Beshear and Tourism Secretary Mike Berry announced today that Kentucky will now be home to the newest sites on the historic the U.S. Civil Rights Trail. The Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville and the SEEK Museum in Russellville, Kentucky mark the latest additions to the U.S. Civil Rights Trail making Kentucky home to five…
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Indiana, Kentucky drug trafficking…

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (2/13/20) — U.S. Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced federal charges against 17 individuals, who are alleged to have operated a drug trafficking organization, some of whom are members and associates of the Evansville Grim Reapers Motorcycle Club, for bringing large quantities of methamphetamine into Evansville and surrounding areas, according to South District of Indiana court…
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RANDY FRANKLIN: There's still time to…

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KENTUCKY (2/13/120) — Even though tax filing season is well under way, there's still time to make a regular IRA contribution for 2019. You have until your tax return due date (not including extensions) to contribute up to $6,000 for 2019 ($7,000 if you were age 50 or older on DeC. 31, 2019). For most taxpayers, the contribution deadline for 2019 is April 15, 2020. You can contribute to a…
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Foster child student bill advances to…

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FRANKFORT—Legislation that would make it easier for foster children to change schools after a change in home placement has been approved by the state House, Rebecca Hanchett of the Legislative Research Committee reports. House Bill 312, sponsored by House Speaker Pro Tem David Meade, R-Stanford, will “ensure that we are immediately meeting the needs of these children who are already in a…
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Insulin cost-saving bill heads to Ky.…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/13/20) — Patient cost for a month’s supply of insulin in Kentucky would be capped at $100 under a bill approved today by a House committee, Rebecca Hanchett of the Legislative Research Commission reported today. House Bill 12, sponsored by Reps. Danny Bentley, R-Russell, and Steve Sheldon, R-Bowling Green, would require health insurance plans to cap the patient cost for a 30-day…

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Louise Chandler Parker, 92 of Henderson

February 21, 2020
HENDERSON, Ky. (2/21/20) — Louise Chandler Parker, 92 of Henderson, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday. She was a longtime and active member of Niagara United Methodist Church and retired in 1989 from Henderson County Schools. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at…

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