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KY General Assembly Passes Legislation To Fight Heroin Epidemic

Posted On March 25, 2015

(Frankfort, KY) -- A bill to fight Kentucky's heroin epidemic is close to becoming law. The General Assembly overwhelmingly approved it yesterday. One provision calls for redirecting funds to ramp up substance-abuse problems in jails and community health centers. State police report a 400-percent increase in crime lab workload connected to the drug in the…

Interlock System For Drunk Drivers Bill Passes KY House

Posted On March 25, 2015

(Frankfort, KY) -- The Kentucky House of Representatives supports a bill cracking down on DUI offenders. Yesterday they passed legislation making it mandatory for convicted drunk drivers to have interlock devices in their vehicles. First time offenders would be required only if there are aggravating circumstances.

Louisville Slugger Brand Sold

Posted On March 24, 2015

(Louisville, KY) -- Louisville Slugger bats will continue to be made in the same place by the same workers, but a new company will promote the iconic brand. Hillerich and Bradsby announced yesterday the sale of the Slugger brand to Wilson Sporting Goods for 70-million dollars. H-and-B officials say they'll use the money to invest…

Rand Paul Points Out Difference Between Him, Ted Cruz

Posted On March 24, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is sounding more and more like a presidential candidate. Appearing on Fox News "The Kelly File," Paul was quick to point out the differences between himself and declared candidate Ted Cruz, saying he's reached out to different audiences to expand the party. Paul is set to make an…

Bond Raised For Hammer Attack Suspect

Posted On March 24, 2015

(Louisville, KY) -- The Louisville man accused of beating his girlfriend with a hammer will stay in jail until his trial. A Jefferson County judge increased Jeffery Scott's bond to 250-thousand-dollars yesterday after he pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and first-degree assault charges. Scott's girlfriend is in critical condition after last week's attack in…