A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

John Schickel: Activity picking up in Frankfort, long hours spent trying to resolve issues with pension bill

Last week was the busiest yet in Frankfort with a number of bills moving through committees and on to the Senate and House floors for votes. The halls are starting to get crowded as we are visited by lots of statewide advocacy groups that championed their great causes and rallied in the Capitol Rotunda. Some of the groups visiting me this week were officials from our school system, Boone County fire...

John Schickel: This holiday season, all Kentuckians should reach out to their communities, those in need

It is modern gun deer season in Kentucky and I have seen some great pictures of giant bucks that have been harvested by Boone County hunters as the leaves fell and the weather grew cooler as we transitioned into this blustery November. As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, the Legislature continues to hold Interim Joint Committee meetings throughout the Commonwealth and in Frankfort. This Thanksgiving...

Aerospace manufacturer Messier-Bugatti-Dowty to expand Walton facility in $100 million-plus project

Aircraft wheel and brake components maker Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, a subsidiary of French tech giant Safran, plans to expand its Northern Kentucky plant creating about 80 jobs with an investment of more than $100 million, Gov. Matt Bevin announced Thursday. “Through the manufacturing and refurbishing of wheels and carbon brakes, the Messier-Bugatti-Dowty employees located here in Kentucky help make...

Capitol Notes: Informed consent, APRN prescriptive authority bills pass Senate panels

Senate panel approves informed consent bill: A bill that would change the informed consent process before abortion procedures passed the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Safety Committee today.   Senate Bill 3, sponsored by Sen. Sara Beth Gregory, R-Monticello, would require a woman seeking an abortion to receive information from a medical professional during an in-person, face-to-face...

LRC’s Capitol Notes: School safety, DNA
bills among several that advance on busy day

By Scott Payton Special to KyForward   School safety legislation approved by Senate   Kentucky school districts would be required to maintain emergency management plans under a bill unanimously passed by the Senate Tuesday.   Based on recommendations from the Kentucky Center on School Safety, Senate Bill 8, sponsored by Sen. Mike Wilson, R-Bowling Green, would require school administrators...