Supreme Court Ruling on Kentucky Case Could Give Police More Power in Warrantless Searches

The Supreme Court’s ruling in a case out of Kentucky could give law enforcement officers more power to enter homes without warrants. The case came from Lexington, where law enforcement officers burst into Hollis King’s home after smelling marijuana and having reason to believe he was destroying evidence. The police, however, were not looking for… Continue reading Supreme Court Ruling on Kentucky Case Could Give Police More Power in Warrantless Searches

Miners’ Widows Sue Operator Over 2010 Accident

The widows of two men killed in a mine accident in Kentucky last year are suing the mine’s operator. The Dotiki mine had received hundreds of citations for safety violations before the 2010 roof collapse. The women say production took priority over safety at the mine. From Bloomberg: The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District… Continue reading Miners’ Widows Sue Operator Over 2010 Accident

Ohio Police Chief Discusses Appalachian Pill Pipeline on Diane Rehm

Portsmouth, Ohio Chief of Police Charles Horner was among the guests discussing prescription drug abuse on the Diane Rehm show today. You can listen to it here. Horner says prescription overdose death’s in Ohio’s Scioto County have quadrupled in the last few years. Ohio Governor John Kasich recently met with Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to… Continue reading Ohio Police Chief Discusses Appalachian Pill Pipeline on Diane Rehm

Kentucky Supreme Court to Wait to Hear Instant Racing Arguments

The Kentucky Supreme Court will wait to hear a case testing the legality of Instant Racing. In December, Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate ruled the state can regulate Instant Racing, or electronic wagering on previously-run horse races. The Family Foundation, which opposes expansion of gambling in Kentucky, appealed the decision directly to the state Supreme… Continue reading Kentucky Supreme Court to Wait to Hear Instant Racing Arguments

Beshear and Other Governors Working Together to Fight Prescription Abuse

by Dan Conti, Kentucky Public Radio Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Ohio Governor John Kasich  met today to discuss their states’ efforts to fight prescription drug abuse. Many of the prescription drugs abused in eastern Kentucky and neighboring regions come from Florida. Kasich says the governors must come together to stop the so-called pill pipeline… Continue reading Beshear and Other Governors Working Together to Fight Prescription Abuse

Attorney Looking Into Museum of Art and Craft Resignations

An attorney is looking into this week’s management change at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft. After weeks of negotiations, the museum’s board of directors asked museum director Kevin O’Brien and deputy director Brion Clinkingbeard to resign. Attorney Kenneth Handmaker says he’s been asked to look into the situation to see if the action… Continue reading Attorney Looking Into Museum of Art and Craft Resignations

Kentucky Environmental Foundation Hopes to Spur EPA Decisions

The Kentucky Environmental Foundation is hoping to encourage the Environmental Protection Agency to rule on issues related to air quality in Kentucky. The EPA has missed its deadline to approve or reject state implementation program proposals. The proposals outline how various regions in the commonwealth will reduce particulate pollution released by power plants, cars and… Continue reading Kentucky Environmental Foundation Hopes to Spur EPA Decisions

Beshear and Florida Governor to Discuss Prescription Abuse Before Congress

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Florida Governor Rick Scott disagree over how best to fight prescription drug abuse, and on Thursday morning, both men will address the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the issue. Beshear and various state and federal officials have encouraged Scott to rethink his plans to cut an as-yet-unimplemented prescription pill tracking… Continue reading Beshear and Florida Governor to Discuss Prescription Abuse Before Congress

Appeals Court Overturns Decision to Reinstate Expelled U of L Nursing Student

The decision to reinstate a University of Louisville nursing student who was expelled over her blog posts has been overturned. Nina Yoder was expelled from U of L in 2009 after posts she’d written about her coursework were found online. That year, U.S. District Judge Charles Simpson ruled that the school violated a contract with… Continue reading Appeals Court Overturns Decision to Reinstate Expelled U of L Nursing Student

Indiana House Approves Drug Tracking Bill

The Indiana House has approved a bill that would require computerized tracking by retailers of cold medications used in making methamphetamine. The vote was 78-11 The bill would have all stores selling pseudoephedrine enter the identity of customers into a multistate database and limit a person to buying 7.2 grams of those drugs in a… Continue reading Indiana House Approves Drug Tracking Bill