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...