Appeal filed in Marsy’s Law ruling

by Michon Lindstrom –  FRANKFORT– Sen. Whitney Westerfield, R-Hopkinsville, and Marsy’s Law for Kentucky have filed an appeal to a Franklin Circuit Court judge’s ruling. The appeal filed Tuesday, seeks to challenge Judge Thomas Wingate’s ruling that the ballot question can not be certified by election officials because the question does not adequately convey how…

UK Political Scientist Says Political Rallies Have Varying Effects

By STU JOHNSON –  A University of Kentucky political scientist doesn’t expect high profile political events in central Kentucky this past weekend to greatly affect voting decisions for those who attended the rallies. Former Vice President Joe Biden participated in congressional challenger Amy McGrath’s fish fry Friday and President Trump spoke before a pack coliseum…

New legislation would speed local dam removals

By JACKSON FRENCH jfrench@bgdailynews.com –  Congressional legislation that would make the process of removing local dams easier for the Army Corps of Engineers is awaiting President Donald Trump’s signature. The America’s Water Infrastructure Act contains more than 5,000 sections, including one that, according to Michael Hensley with the Nature Conservancy, clarifies a legal question that’s been…