Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville will participate in a nationwide clinical study about the use of deep brain stimulation as an intervention for patients with major depression. The stimulation uses mild pulses of current to regulate specific areas of the brain, much like a pacemaker uses pulses of current to regulate the heart.
(From left) Senate President David Williams, R-Burkesville; Senate Majority Floor Leader Robert Stivers, R-Manchester; Senate Transportation Committee Chair Ernie Harris, R-Crestwood; Senate President Pro Tem Katie Kratz Stine, R-Southgate; and Senate App
Kentucky Senate President David Williams says Governor Steve Beshear’s latest action on the state road plan will not lead to an extended special session. Governor Steve Beshear has changed the two-year road plan to give projects in Williams’s district a lower priority. Those were the only modifications the Governor made.
Governor Steve Beshear signed Kentucky’s six-year road plan Wednesday and vetoed several projects in the state's two-year road plan. According to a release from Beshear’s office, the line item vetoes in the two-year plan are only in Senate President David Williams's district. This comes on the heels of a public feud between the two politicians, with both accusing the other of political posturing.
By a vote of 29-0, the Tennessee Senate approved a bill to prevent students from being discriminated against for expressing their religious beliefs. The measure is sponsored by Republican Senator Kerry Roberts of Springfield, who says the bill requires school districts to treat a student's religious expression the same way they would a secular viewpoint.
The Kentucky House of Representatives has passed both bills on its agenda for this year’s special session. House lawmakers Wednesday approved both the road plan funding bill and a measure to crack down on prescription pill abuse today by wide margins.