Archive for June 12th, 2017

Legislative Panel Warns of Tight Budgets Ahead

June 12, 2017 |

** provided to WKDO NEWS by Kentucky Legislative Research Commission ** The mainframe computer processing all of Kentucky’s unemployment insurance claims was built a decade before the 1980s-era arcade game Pac-Man. “Think about that,” Deputy Secretary for Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Brad Montell said while testifying before the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and […]

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Renewed Call for Child Abuse Offender Registry Aired Before Committee

June 12, 2017 |

** provided to WKDO NEWS by the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission ** Jennifer Diaz was at work the day before Thanksgiving 2014 when she got a call that something was wrong with her little girl. The young mother rushed home to find her four-month-old daughter, Sophie, with injuries to her head and face. The babysitter, […]

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New Transportation Laws Being Rolled Out

June 12, 2017 |

FRANKFORT – Coming to Kentucky roads this year: surplus military Humvees, three-wheeled vehicles dubbed autocycles and maybe even golf carts modified to deliver online purchases. Legislation addressing these three types of vehicles were among the transportation-related bills passed during this year’s regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly, said Rick Taylor, the deputy commissioner of […]

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