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The Political happenings of Madison County, KY

New federal law to affect the 2018 boating season

The Kentucky Department of Vehicle Regulation is alerting boaters of a recent change in federal law regarding the registration and renewal process for vessels.

Beginning January 2018, boat owners will need to verify all Hull Identification Numbers (HIN) when renewing or applying for new registrations. All HIN registrations must be valid and formatted correctly in order to be compliant with the new law. Continue reading New federal law to affect the 2018 boating season

Beshear: Hardin County Man Arrested for Allegedly Seeking Sex with Minor

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Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Cyber Crimes Unit today announced a Hardin County man has been arrested for allegedly seeking sex with a minor.

Timothy Scott Walters, 50, of Elizabethtown, has been charged with one count of prohibited use of an electronic communication system for the purpose of procuring a minor for a Continue reading Beshear: Hardin County Man Arrested for Allegedly Seeking Sex with Minor

Senator McConnell Comments on Governor Bevin Signing Charter Schools Legislation into Law

Mitch McConnell

U.S Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following comments today regarding Governor Matt Bevin (R-KY) signing Charter Schools legislation into law:

“I commend the Kentucky General Assembly and Governor Matt Bevin for their work to make charter schools happen in the Commonwealth. This is great news for Kentucky’s students and parents. The flexibility offered by public charter schools Continue reading Senator McConnell Comments on Governor Bevin Signing Charter Schools Legislation into Law

Beshear Files Motion to Intervene in KSU’s Lawsuit against Kentucky Kernel

Andy Beshear

Attorney General Andy Beshear has filed a motion in Franklin Circuit Court seeking to intervene in Kentucky State University’s lawsuit against a student newspaper.

At issue is KSU’s denial of requested documents by the Kentucky Kernel, the University of Kentucky’s student newspaper, and of a request by Beshear’s office to legally review the withheld documents. Continue reading Beshear Files Motion to Intervene in KSU’s Lawsuit against Kentucky Kernel

McConnell Statement on Judge Thapar

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today regarding President Donald Trump’s intent to nominate Judge Amul Thapar of Kentucky to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit:

“I applaud the President for announcing his intent to nominate my friend, Judge Amul Thapar, to serve on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Throughout his already impressive career of public service, Amul has shown an incredible intellect and Continue reading McConnell Statement on Judge Thapar

Gov. Bevin Joins in Fight Against Controversial EPA Regulation

Gov. Bevin

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has joined with 10 other states in requesting that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reconsider a controversial regulation pushed through during President Barack Obama’s final week in office.

“Our administration is proud to join this multi-state petition,” said Gov. Bevin. “The RMP Rule is yet another example of the federal government attempting to solve problems at Continue reading Gov. Bevin Joins in Fight Against Controversial EPA Regulation

Beshear, Child Victims’ Trust Fund Board Announce Availability of Grants

Andy Beshear

Attorney General Andy Beshear and the Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Board today announced the availability of grant funding for child sexual abuse prevention programs across the state.

The board, which is administered by the Office of the Attorney General, is responsible for allocating funding from the Child Victims’ Trust Fund. It is statutorily created under Kentucky law as a 170(c)(1) nonprofit organization. Continue reading Beshear, Child Victims’ Trust Fund Board Announce Availability of Grants

CBO: American Health Care Act Will Lower Premiums, Reduce Deficit

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the American Health Care Act’s Congressional Budget Office score:

“Obamacare is a failed law that is hurting the middle class. Maintaining the current Obamacare status quo is not an option. That is why voters wanted change this election and tasked Republicans in Congress and President Trump to repeal and replace Continue reading CBO: American Health Care Act Will Lower Premiums, Reduce Deficit