Legislative Leaders Propose Bill To Overhaul Election Challenge Rules

By Ryland Barton In the wake of Kentucky’s close gubernatorial race, state lawmakers are considering a constitutional amendment that would trigger an automatic vote recount in close elections. Under the proposal by Republican House Speaker David Osborne and Democratic House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins, an automatic recount would be triggered if election results show a candidate…

Kentucky School District plans to sue Juul, other e-cigarette companies

By Katey Cook SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (WYMT)- A school district in Kentucky is planning to sue electronic cigarette companies for creating ‘an epidemic of nicotine addiction affecting student health and school learning environments.’ Sister station WKYT reports news outlets are saying the Bullitt County Board of Education announced on Wednesday plans to sue Juul and other industry manufacturers, distributers…

Rural Water Loss Investigation Reveals Widespread Financial Challenges

By Sydney Boles, Ohio Valley ReSource Kentucky’s Public Service Commission has released results of a months-long investigation into high rates of water loss in certain rural water districts. The findings point to systematic financial and managerial challenges facing rural districts, and solutions would likely require sweeping legislative change. The PSC launched its investigation in March after…

This Week On The Business Side: CPE President Aaron Thompson On College And Career Readiness

By ALAN LYTLE Dr. Aaron Thompson, the president of the Council on Postsecondary Education has been on a Listening Tour across the commonwealth to learn what students, parents, community leaders and employers think about higher education.  Dr. Thompson was on UK’s Campus last week and he sat down with WUKY’s Alan Lytle and UK Now’s Kody Kiser (host…