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Vast majority of Kentucky school districts adopt tobacco-free polices, ahead of law with opt-out provision

Only 24 of Kentucky’s 172 school districts, or 14 percent, have not passed a tobacco-free policy that mirrors a new state law that will take effect next July 1, according to the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, which says more districts are expected to enact the policy soon. The law gives districts the ability to opt out of the law during its first three years, but it seems to have prompted...

New ‘Clean Slate’ law provides opportunity to expunge certain felonies; free workshops available

A new law went into effect July 15 that allows certain Class D felony convictions to be vacated and charges dismissed, opening the opportunity for a ‘clean slate’ for thousands of Kentuckians. “This legislation will help people who have done their time, completed their sentences and lived law-abiding lives for many years,” Administrative Office of the Courts General Counsel...