The annual seat belt enforcement campaign known as "Click it or Ticket" officially gets underway on May 21st. Law enforcement officials hope to help save lives by cracking down on those who fail to use their seat belts. Law enforcement officials in Kentucky say about 58 percent of the people killed on the state's roadways in recent months weren't wearing seat belts at the time of their accidents. Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock says the state "undoubtedly experiences far too many fatalities that could have been avoided with the simple use of a seat belt."
Kentucky drug enforcement officials have long complained that many of the illegally obtained pain pills that end up in the commonwealth come from Florida. Tuesday, the US Drug Enforcement Administration settled with a Florida company, Cardinal Health Inc., over alleged large-volume shipments of addictive pain pills in Florida.
Governor Steve Beshear has ordered that flags fly at half staff at all state office buildings in Kentucky today, in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day. The flags will be at half staff from sunrise to sunset in the Commonwealth.