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A Taylorsville state lawmaker is working to have Kentucky’s contractual arrangement with two Alabama universities for veterinary education written into law.  Currently, reference to the 38 slots at Auburn and 3 at Tuskegee is found only within state budget language. 

With the State Department facing continued questions over the treatment of Marie Yovanovitch before she was recalled as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would not say on Friday whether he owed the career diplomat an apology.

"I've defended every single person on this team," Pompeo said in an interview with NPR. "I've done what's right for every single person on this team."

A Moment in Kentucky History: Battle of New Orleans

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Think History is our daily segment from Kentucky Humanities. Today, Bill Goodman tells us about the Battle of New Orleans.

Kentucky Senate Approves Voter ID Bill

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Stu Johnson

The Kentucky Senate has approved the so called voter photo-ID bill.  The legislation requires in-person voters to present a photo ID at polling places.

Without an ID, a voter could show a social security, credit, or debit card and sign a statement affirming reasonable impediments to obtaining the photo identification.  Northern Kentucky Senator John Schickel sought to dismiss the contention such a law would drive down voting. “Voter suppression.  Give me a break.  What ever happened to just a little bit, not much, just a little bit of personal responsibility,” said Schickel.

Kentucky Senate Backs Tobacco 21 Measure

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Legislation raising the legal age to buy or possess tobacco, alternative nicotine, or vapor products to 21 won Kentucky Senate approval Thursday.  The measure, which falls in line with newly enacted federal law, moves on the House.

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Kentucky’s higher education community has made its first official request for funding during the current general assembly session.  Administrators with the Council on Postsecondary Education, which represents Kentucky’s public universities, appeared before a House Budget Review Subcommittee.

Governor Andy Beshear, in his State of the Commonwealth Address last week, said cuts to higher education were over.  The Council on Postsecondary Education request calls for a 15% increase in funding over the next two years.

Stu Johnson

More than 200 Muslims, many of them children, came to Frankfort earlier this week.  It was the first Muslim Day at the Capitol.  While it focused on legislative education and engagement, not everyone welcomed the Muslim visitors and their faith. 

High Waters and Hazardous Cargo in Ohio Watershed

Jan 23, 2020

Just before dawn in January 2018, 27 barges were floating like a net along the banks of the Ohio River, downstream of the city of Pittsburgh. Instead of fish, the fleet caught chunks of ice that broke off in the warming, fast-moving waters as it waited for a tow through the nearby Emsworth Locks and Dams.

The area had experienced record rainfall, and the river rose more than 12 feet in about 30 hours. The barges, some loaded with coal and cement, were lashed together with steel cables in a grid-like pattern, then secured to pilings equipped with large metal mooring rings.

Eastern Standard - January 23, 2020

Jan 23, 2020

This week on Eastern Standard: the care and feeding of the Kentucky mind. Conversations with Eastern Kentucky University Interim President David McFaddin and University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto. And, making a "big bold ask" of a budget-strapped state legislature, Prichard Committee executive director, Brigitte Blom Ramsey.

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

State Adds More REAL ID Centers

Jan 23, 2020
Stu Johnson

The state continues to expand locations for obtaining the federally mandate REAL ID’s.  Starting in October, the new ID will be required to board flights, enter a military base, or visit a federal building.

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Eastern Standard - January 23, 2020

Jan 23, 2020

This week on Eastern Standard: the care and feeding of the Kentucky mind. Conversations with Eastern Kentucky University Interim President David McFaddin and University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto. And, making a "big bold ask" of a budget-strapped state legislature, Prichard Committee executive director, Brigitte Blom Ramsey.

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

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An attorney for the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet told a federal judge Wednesday that the bankrupt coal company Blackjewel has accrued nearly 300 environmental violations since it entered bankruptcy in July.

“It’s essential that these violations are addressed, abated, and that they stop accruing,” Cabinet attorney Lena Seward told bankruptcy judge Frank Volk in the hearing. “There is potential for human and environmental harm.”

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