As part of the Keep Kentucky Kids Safe program, state Attorney General Jack Conway and Van Ingram, the Executive Director of the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, will talk with Union County High School students Monday. Prescription drug abuse has become a very serious problem across the Commonwealth, and state officials are trying to increase public awareness about the dangers associated with that abuse.
A free exhibit called "Honoring our History Tour" will be on display at Slugger Field in Louisville Monday, and the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs says donations will be accepted. According to Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Ken Lucas, half of all donations collected at the site will go to the veterans cemetary in Radcliff.
The National Weather Service says a line of storms that moved through the Louisville area Friday afternoon produced an F1 tornado and knocked out power to about twelve thousand homes and businesses. Some homes were damaged, as well. The tornado struck about 13 miles southeast of downtown Louisville, and was on the ground for 2.5 miles.
In the Weekly Republican Address, U-S Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell today called for the repeal of President Obama's healthcare reform law. Speaking just days before the U-S Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on the constitutionality of the law, the lawmaker from Louisville said the bill the White House backed has "made things worse." McConnell did note that the President was right to join a call for health care reform,but he criticized the Obama plan for leading to higher costs and premiums.
According to Kentucky Forestry officials, an Eastern Kentucky man set a number of small fires while he was holding a jar of moonshine and riding a lawn mower. They say the man was spotted setting fires in Bell County.