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Sandwich Recall Expanded

Sandwich Recall Expanded

(FDA)–Lipari Foods is expanding its January 6, 2020 and January 13, 2020 recalls of Premo and Fresh Grab sandwiches to include all sandwiches with a Best By date of 2/6/20 and prior, due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly…MORE

December Unemployment Statewide

 (KYSTATS)–Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary December 2019 unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC). The preliminary December 2019 jobless rate was down 0.1 percentage points from the 4.4 percent recorded for the state in November 2019. The U.S. seasonally adjusted…MORE

Subject of Chase Arrested

(LEX 18) — Police in Lexington arrested a Nicholasville man Wednesday on drug and fleeing charges after an investigation at a motel sparked a car chase. Authorities said Shannon Dewayn Lairson, 36, is facing several charges after the incident, which caused traffic problems west of downtown. According to Lairson’s arrest citation, he “was observed operating…MORE

KY Senate Approves Ban on Female Genital Mutilation

(LRC)–The state Senate unanimously approved legislation that would ban female genital mutilation. “This is a very difficult subject to discuss,” said Senate Majority Caucus Chair Julie Raque Adams of Louisville, who sponsored the measure, known as Senate Bill 72, along with Sen. Whitney Westerfield, R-Crofton. “Female genital mutilation is one of the most egregious forms…MORE

Voting ID Bill Passes Senate Committee

Voting ID Bill Passes Senate Committee

Sec. or State Michael Adams, Sen. Robby Mills (LRC)–Legislation that would impose stricter voter identification requirements advanced in the Kentucky General Assembly when the Senate State & Local Government Committee passed an amended version of the measure. Known as Senate Bill 2, the legislation would require a voter to present photographic identification at the poll.…MORE

Foster Parenting Tweaks Pass House

(LRC)–A bill that would provide more confidentiality to foster parents involved in specific parental rights’ cases has passed the Kentucky House. House Bill 167, sponsored by House Speaker Pro Tempore David Meade, R-Stanford, would allow foster parents to use initials, instead of their names, when participating in involuntary termination of parental rights’ cases, while also…MORE

Gov, Gray, Say REAL ID Work Continues

(Governor’s Office)–Gov. Andy Beshear and Transportation Secretary Jim Gray said  they are focused on helping Kentuckians who need a REAL ID obtain one by the Oct. 1 deadline. On Wednesday, Gov. Beshear and Secretary Gray announced a new REAL ID project manager and two more office locations and Secretary Gray demonstrated how to apply for…MORE

Bill to Limit Where Sex Offenders Can Be Passes House Committee

Bill to Limit Where Sex Offenders Can Be Passes House Committee

Rep. Savannah Maddox (LRC)–A bill that would add publicly-leased playgrounds to the list of locations off limits to registered sex offenders has passed a House committee. House Bill 204 sponsor Rep. Savannah Maddox, R-Dry Ridge, said the legislation is specifically written to ban future registered sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of such playgrounds…MORE

City Needs Volunteers for Homeless Count

(LFUCG)–Lexington’s Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention (OHPI) is seeking volunteers to assist with LexCount 2020, an annual count of homeless individuals and families in Fayette County. “LexCount is extremely important because it gives us a continuous longitudinal look of how effective the community’s efforts are in reducing and ending homelessness,” said Polly Ruddick, director…MORE

Breeders Cup Tickets on Sale March 9

(Keeneland)–The Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, today announced that tickets for the 2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championship will go on sale to the public on March 9 at 9:00 a.m. EST. The world-class horse racing event will return to historic Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky on Friday, November 6 and…MORE