Kentucky Senators Unveil More Top Priorities

BY JOE RAGUSA | KENTUCKY FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky Senators filed more bills Monday, detailing their top priorities as committee hearings start this week. State Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, introduced Senate Bill 8, called the School Safety and Resiliency Act. It would require school resource officers to carry a handgun. Wise specifically called out Jefferson County Public…

What Is SMART Recovery? A Look at Another Support Group Option for Addiction Recovery

BY EILEEN STREET | KENTUCKY LEXINGTON, Ky. – Often when one is in recovery for addiction, they turn to a 12-step mutual support group, but there are also other options. One of those is called Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART Recovery). At the start of a meeting, participants only introduce themselves by name. “I’m just Craig. So sometimes I’ll…

Advocates Say Expanding And Easing The Expungement Process Would Benefit Kentuckians

By Kyeland Jackson Listen to the episode here. Kentuckians and the state’s economy would benefit from expanding criminal record expungement laws, according to panelists on WFPL’s In Conversation. Guests talked about how the expungement process works, who is eligible and what resources are available for people who qualify. Our guests included: Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy…

Local middle school assistant principal among candidates running for Kentucky House seats

by Leanne Fuller, Rebecca Gangemella PADUCAH — Several candidates have filed to run for Kentucky House seats representing west Kentucky districts. Corbin Snardon has filed to run for Kentucky House District 3. Snardon is currently the assistant principal at Paducah Middle School. Corbin Snardon Courtesy Daniel Hurt A news release announcing his candidacy says Snardon is…