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Restoring Voting Rights For Felons

Restoring Voting Rights For Felons

The Kentucky Senate on Thursday approved a proposed constitutional amendment to restore voting rights for some felons who have completed their sentences.The measure passed on a 29-7 vote and now heads to the House, the Courier Journal reported. If approved there, it would be placed on the statewide November ballot for voters to decide.It would amend Kentucky’s Constitution to allow felons to have their voting rights restored after serving their full sentence, as long as they were not convicted of treason, violent crimes or crimes against children.




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Technology Company Expanding In KY

Technology Company Expanding In KY

A Kentucky technology engineering firm plans to add at least 83 jobs with a $5.3 million expansion of its headquarters.STEP CG’s headquarters is in Covington and will move to a location on the Ohio River, Gov. Andy Beshear’s office said in a news release Thursday. The new facility will provide nearly 7,000 square feet of additional office space, the release said.




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Fire And Rescue Partnership Evaluated

Fire And Rescue Partnership Evaluated

A recently-proposed partnership between the City of Prestonsburg and Lifeguard Emergency Medical Services was declined by the city council this week.According to Mayor Les Stapleton, the partnership would have been a managerial labor contract that would allow the city to transport emergency patients if Lifeguard needed help and would supply the ambulance for those runs.Stapleton said the council decided it already had the resources and options to skip the middle man by running its own ambulance from Prestonsburg Fire and Rescue.




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Ambulance Siren Scares Away Birds

Ambulance Siren Scares Away Birds

The Clay County Ambulance Service was asked to blare their sirens Thursday evening to scare away the birds that roost in the trees.Community members have complained about the birds in the area. A local group was worried about health concerns because of the bird droppings being left behind.




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Appalachian Pregnancy Care Center Celebrates

Appalachian Pregnancy Care Center Celebrates

The Appalachian Pregnancy Care Center in Pikeville hosted its 7th annual Banquet for Life Thursday, bringing the community together with one message: ‘Ohana.”‘Ohana, which means family, which means no one is forgotten or left behind,” said Executive Director Kay Hammond.The luau-themed event included live music, a silent auction, and a live auction. According to Hammond, this year’s event is the largest in the history of APCC’s banquets.She said that growth is due to the “incredible” community support the center has garnered over the years.




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Investigating Abortion Issue

Investigating Abortion Issue

The Family Foundation has announced at a press conference in the State Capitol, that it and 35 state legislators are asking Attorney General Daniel Cameron to investigate the University of Louisville Medical School’s Ryan Residency Program to determine whether it is violating state laws prohibiting taxpayer-funded abortions. The group cited documents it had obtained, showing the close relationship between U of L’s medical school and an abortion clinic in Louisville.




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