Real ID Regional Offices Opening

Real ID Regional Offices Opening Regional offices will open in Somerset and Paducah to help Kentuckians obtain new Real ID licenses that comply with federal requirements by October 1st, Gov. Andy Beshear said Wednesday.The governor also announced that Sarah Jackson will serve as the new Real ID project manager as the state faces a…

Helping The Unborn

Helping The Unborn A bill that would require doctors and other health workers to provide life-saving care for an infant born alive after a failed abortion attempt was approved by a Kentucky Senate panel Thursday.The measure sailed through the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee without any opposition. No one spoke against…

Change In The Voter ID Law

Change In The Voter ID Law A Republican-led Senate panel on Wednesday loosened a bill requiring voters to produce a photo ID by adding other acceptable forms of identification. The proposal now heads to the full Senate.Under the revised version, people lacking photo IDs could present other forms of identification – debit or credit…

A New Airport Moving Forward In Letcher County

A New Airport Moving Forward In Letcher County A purchase of about 600 acres of land is a big step toward Letcher County getting a new airport.“Our biggest challenge has been getting our property, getting ownership of our property, and an environmental impact study done,” said Chairman of Letcher County’s Airport Board Joe DePriest.Local…

Finding The Next KY Education Commissioner

Finding The Next KY Education Commissioner Kentucky education officials are encouraging residents and stakeholders to participate in a survey on the qualities that the state’s next education commissioner should possess.The survey opened this week and will be available through Feb. 6, the Kentucky Board of Education said in a statement. It takes about five…

Suspended Mine Licenses

Suspended Mine Licenses Kentucky suspended mine licenses at coal operations in Perry and Pike Counties.The Kentucky Division of Mine Safety said some American Resources Corporation employees still have not been paid. Some of those miners in Pike County blocked a train last week in protest.The Lexington Herald-Leader reviewed court records and found that ARC…

State Sanctuary Illigal Sanctuary Ban

State Sanctuary Illigal Sanctuary Ban Senate Republicans identified a controversial bill targeting illegal immigration as the chamber’s top legislative priority on Tuesday, the first day of the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2020 session. Senate Bill 1, from Sen. Danny Carroll, R-Paducah, bans any “sanctuary policy” by police or public agencies in Kentucky. It also requires…

Real ID Act

Real ID Act Governor Andy Beshear and the state’s Transportation Secretary Jim Gray are expected to provide an update on Kentucky’s REAL ID Act. After years of delays, the state has decided to distribute REAL ID compliant driver’s licenses. The licenses will be distributed across twelve regional offices. A press conference is scheduled for…

Whitley Sanctuary for Guns

Whitley Sanctuary for Guns Nearly 200 people filled the Whitley County Fiscal Courtroom on Tuesday evening in support of one item on the court’s agenda, the resolution to make Whitley County a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary County. Community members had their time to share their thoughts on the resolution with all voicing their support. “I…