Two 24-year-old Democrats from opposite ends of the Commonwealth hope to be the newest and youngest members of the General Assembly next year. Kendrick Bryan is from Elizabethtown and hopes to unseat longtime lawmaker Jimmie Lee. Tyler Murphy is from Greenup County and is challenging state representative Tonya Pullin.
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is expected to sign HB 281, which improves training for coaches in recognizing concussions. He will be joined in that ceremony, which will be held at Central High School in Louisville, by Representative Joni Jenkins and Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Donna Hargens.
The fourth national "Take Back"initiative is collecting unwanted prescription medications today at State Police Posts across Kentucky. The Kentucky State Police and the Drug Enforcement Agency are working together on the effort, which is designed to help reduce prescription abuse .
U-S Senator Rand Paul, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power Ed Whitfield, and U-S Congressman Brett Guthrie have introduced the Services Members and Communities Act. The sponsors of the bill say it would provide a more accurate count of deployed service members in the national census. Representatives Guthrie and Whitfield introduced the legislation in the U-S House today, after Senator Paul introduced it in the Senate yesterday.
Warren County saw a 40% jump in prescription drug abuse in 2011. Law enforcement is responding by placing permanent drop off containers for unwanted or expired medications.Tommy Loving who heads the Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force says any kind of pills can be left, no questions asked.