Animal Abuse Reporting Bill Moves Forward

By STU JOHNSON Under current Kentucky law, veterinarians are prohibited from reporting cases of suspected animal abuse.  A Western Kentucky lawmaker is seeking to give veterinarians the latitude to register such a concern. Listen here. Morgantown Senator C.B Embry’s bill allows veterinarians to report the abuse of animals under their care.  Jim Weber is with the…

Wedding hearing date is Monday to determine eligibility to run in House District 67 Special Election

NKyTribune staff A hearing to determine the eligibility of Kentucky House District 67 candidate Mary Jo Wedding will take place Monday, Feb. 10, at the Campbell County Courthouse. James P. Coles, a voter in Kentucky House District 67, filed a legal action, claiming Wedding does not live in the district. If the challenge is successful, Wedding would…

‘Soy Milk’ Or ‘Soy Drink’? Kentucky Bill Aims To Limit Definition Of ‘Milk’ To Boost Dairy Industry

By Kyeland Jackson Lawmakers say a bill proposing to narrow the definition of milk will help Kentucky’s struggling dairy industry. The bill, sponsored by Republican Senator Matt Castlen, defines milk as “lacteal secretion” from hooved mammals including cows, horses, goats and reindeer. It bans labeling products as milk that do not meet the new definition. Castlen said the…

Federal Funding To Benefit Broadband Projects In West Kentucky, Northwest Tennessee

By DALTON YORK   The United States Department of Agriculture is investing $55.3 million in broadband infrastructure projects throughout rural Kentucky and Tennessee. The funding announced Wednesday by Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy will invest in four high-speed broadband projects. The first project is a $2.4 million grant to the Ballard Rural Telephone…

A bill that would prevent sanctuary cities in Kentucky passes Senate committee

By Phil Pendleton FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) – Kentucky lawmakers are moving forward with a bill to prevent sanctuary cities in the commonwealth. They’ve made the issue a top priority for the 2020 legislative session. Senate Bill 1 would prohibit law enforcement from enacting, adopting, or otherwise enforcing any sanctuary policy and to support the enforcement of federal immigration…