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Illegal Crabs Seized in Cincinnati

U.S. Customs agents working at the Port of Cincinnati have successfully prevented smugglers from sneaking 51 shipments of illegal contraband into the country over the past four months. The shipping containers that were seized didn’t contain drugs, counterfeit merchandise or even money; they were filled with crabs.Agents say they confiscated a total of 3,700 live…

State Senate Passes Bill to Raise Tobacco Age

State Senate Passes Bill to Raise Tobacco Age

Sen. Ralph Alvarado, R-Winchester, explaining Senate Bill 56, a measure to raise the tobacco age (LRC)–The state Senate voted 28-10  to raise the age to purchase tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, to 21 from 18. The amended measure, known as Senate Bill 56, would bring Kentucky’s statute in line with new federal law raising the…

Voter ID Bill Passes in State Senate

Voter ID Bill Passes in State Senate

(LRC)–A bill that would impose stricter voter identification requirements in Kentucky passed the state Senate  by a 29-9 vote. The measure, known as Senate Bill 2, would require a voter to present photographic identification at the poll. Kentucky already has a law that requires identification to vote, but it does not require photo IDs. “When…

Mental Health First Aid Bill Passes House

House Health and Family Services Committee Chair Rep. Kimberly Poore Moser, R-Taylor Mill, presenting House Bill 153 for a vote in the chamber (LRC)–Kentucky would develop a statewide Mental Health First Aid Training Program or similar program under legislation that advanced to the Senate  after passing the House 93-0. House Bill 153 sponsor and House…

Nominations for Governor’s Service Awards

(CFHS)–If you know an extraordinary Kentuckian or group who works diligently to improve the lives of others, now is the time to nominate them for one of the 2020 Governor’s Service Awards. To honor individuals and groups and highlight the impact of volunteerism and service, Serve Kentucky, an agency of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health…

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