Adding Real-ID Offices

Adding Real-ID Offices Daviess County Judge-Executive Al Mattingly said he is trying to get a Real ID office for Owensboro.Real ID is a federally mandated form of identification that meets new security standards for state driver’s licenses and identification cards. Beginning Oct. 1, Real ID compliant identification or certain acceptable alternatives, like a passport,…

Celebrating Lincoln’s Birthday

Celebrating Lincoln’s Birthday The town where President Abraham Lincoln was born will host activities next month to commemorate his 211th birthday.Ceremonies will be held on Feb. 12 in downtown Hodgenville, Kentucky, and at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park, officials said.Local officials plan to attend the first ceremony, which will include a flag…

Concerns About Pension Contributions

Concerns About Pension Contributions The Herald-Leader reports that Governor Andy Beshear’s budget plan would result in tens of millions less in pension contributions than Kentucky Retirement Systems had expected.In public testimony Thursday, KRS Executive Director David Eager estimated the shortfall at around $83 million a year.Governor Beshear’s office challenged that figure, estimating the shortfall…

Gun Rally In KY

Gun Rally In KY Hundreds of people went to the state Capitol recently to stand up for gun rights.They said they wanted to stand up for the Second Amendment and are concerned about more laws banning or restricting guns. Many people brought their guns with them, flocking to the area between the annex and…

Changes To Cellphone Use In KY

Changes To Cellphone Use In KY It is possible that Kentucky will move to hands-free phone use in cars.Bill sponsor Rep. James Tipton, R-Taylorsville says he wants to save lives and property.”With more people on the highways, with more people on their phones, it is more dangerous now,” said Mike Kier, who drives on…