AG’s Office hosts sexual assault cold case training in effort to end backlog of untested rape kits

LEXINGTON – Attorney General Andy Beshear is hosting a three-day sexual assault cold case training session in Lexington beginning on Tuesday for law enforcement, prosecutors and victim advocates across the state related to Kentucky’s Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence kit or SAFE kit backlog. The free training, is hosted by the Prosecutors Advisory Council, the AG’s Office of Victims…

Congressman Comer Talks Farm Bill, Ag Industry, Healthcare in Hopkinsville

by MATT MARKGRAF –  U.S. Congressman James Comer held a two-part town hall forum at the Hopkinsville Community College Monday night, having made earlier stops in Taylor and Simpson Counties. The evening began with a Kentucky Farm Bureau listening session, discussing challenges in crafting the next Farm Bill and agriculture industry representatives outlining what they want in…

Finalists named for SKCTC president

CUMBERLAND, Ky. (WYMT) – Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Jay Box announced Monday the finalists for the position of president/CEO of Southeast Kentucky Community College and Technical College (SKCTC). The finalists are: – Dr. Barry Vann, founding chair and director of doctoral programs in leadership and professor of higher education and geography, University of the…

No rush on REAL ID travel until 2019

by ANDREW ADKINS, THE DAILY INDEPENDENT – FRANKFORT — A new state law was passed at the most recent legislative session that will place the state in compliance with new federal travel standards by creating a new Travel ID driver’s license in 2019. If Gov. Matt Bevin hadn’t signed the “REAL ID” bill into law March 21,…