Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort http://weku.fm en New Tourism Cabinet Secretary http://weku.fm/post/new-tourism-cabinet-secretary <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Steve </span>Beshear<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has named a longtime tourism veteran to oversee the part of his cabinet dealing with travel and the arts.Bob Stewart is a familiar face in state government, having worked for 11 years as commissioner of travel from 1992 to 2003.&nbsp; And now, he'll be the new Tourism Secretary, having been appointed by </span>Beshear<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to fill the post vacated by </span>Marcheta&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Sparrow, who’s retiring.</span></p><p> Tue, 21 May 2013 21:31:43 +0000 Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort 44582 at http://weku.fm Poll Shows Major Support for Medical Marijuana http://weku.fm/post/poll-shows-major-support-medical-marijuana <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">A new poll shows 78 percent of&nbsp;</span>Kentuckians<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;support the legalization of medical marijuana, while others would be fine with widespread legalization. The Kentucky Health Issues Poll has conducted polling on a wide array of issues for the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky over the past few months, from a statewide smoking ban to health insurance coverage.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 13 May 2013 19:58:51 +0000 Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort & Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort 44125 at http://weku.fm Poll Shows Major Support for Medical Marijuana Women Gain Ground in KY Supreme Court http://weku.fm/post/women-gain-ground-ky-supreme-court <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The newest justice on Kentucky's Supreme Court will formally be sworn in this week, giving the court a record three women on the bench at one time.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Justice Michelle Keller will take the oath tomorrow in the Capitol. The swearing in will take place at 11 a.m. and is open to the public.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Keller previously served on the state Court of Appeals, and </span>Beshear<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> appointed her to the </span>6th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Supreme Court District in April.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are seven justices on the Supreme Court. Never in state history have three of them been women.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 13 May 2013 15:54:21 +0000 Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort & Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort 44096 at http://weku.fm Women Gain Ground in KY Supreme Court Comer Calls Trip to Washington a 'Success' http://weku.fm/post/comer-calls-trip-washington-success <div><div style="margin:0 0 15px 0;padding:0;border-width:0;"><span dir="ltr"><font color="#333333" face="Georgia,Times,serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 15px;">A trio of&nbsp;Kentuckians&nbsp;who favor the legalization of hemp says a trip to Washington D.C. to meet with lawmakers and executive branch officials was beneficial. Former state treasurer Jonathan Miller, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and State Senator Paul Hornback spent three days in D.C. pushing for either the national legalization of industrial hemp, or a waiver to grow it in the Commonwealth.</span></font></span> Mon, 13 May 2013 04:00:01 +0000 Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort 44002 at http://weku.fm Comer Calls Trip to Washington a 'Success' Ben Chandler to Lead Kentucky Humanities Council http://weku.fm/post/ben-chandler-lead-kentucky-humanities-council <p>The Kentucky Humanities Council has named former Congressman Ben Chandler as its new executive director. The non-profit group is not affiliated with the state, but works closely with state tourism and arts organizations. It is affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Fri, 10 May 2013 19:08:12 +0000 Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort 44000 at http://weku.fm Ben Chandler to Lead Kentucky Humanities Council Medicaid Expansion Across in Kentucky Announced http://weku.fm/post/medicaid-expansion-across-kentucky-announced <div dir="ltr"><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px; padding:0px; border:0px; font-size:15px; vertical-align:baseline; color:rgb(51,51,51); font-family:Georgia,Times,serif; line-height:22px">After months of deliberations, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has<a href="https://owa.eku.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=rIF9EqoNk0e3F7hNYl1zgzjnbVd1INAI6_5l9djAqJYRx0USR2NOUwL2H_dj_5YgzCdOKQ9RH_k.&amp;URL=http%3a%2f%2fwfpl.org%2fpost%2fkentucky-expanding-medicaid-under-affordable-care-act-gov-steve-beshear-says" style="margin:0px; padding:0px; border:0px; vertical-align:baseline; color:rgb(12,76,162); text-decoration:none" target="_blank">&nbsp;decided to expand Medicaid in Kentucky under the Affordable Care Act,&nbsp;</a>also known as Obamacare—a move that's won praise from Democrats and health advocacy groups.&nbsp; Beshear said Thursday that expansion benefits Kentucky in many ways.&nbsp; "This move makes sense not only for our health but also for our pocketbook. More important it makes sense for our future," he says.&nbsp; The expansion will insure more than 308,000 Kentuckians. And according to studies done by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Studies Institute at the University of Louisville, Medicaid expansion would bring about $800 million to Kentucky between next year and 2021.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 20:26:50 +0000 Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort & kenny 43945 at http://weku.fm Medicaid Expansion Across in Kentucky Announced Jack Conway, Hal Rogers Protest Urban Outfitters' Prescription Bottle Merchandise http://weku.fm/post/jack-conway-hal-rogers-protest-urban-outfitters-prescription-bottle-merchandise <p>Two Kentucky elected leaders are joining their peers in asking a national clothing retailer to stop selling questionable pint and shot glasses. Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers are asking retailer Urban Outfitters to stop selling an array of pint glasses, shot glasses and flasks that are made to look like prescription pill bottles. Wed, 08 May 2013 20:45:52 +0000 Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort 43882 at http://weku.fm Jack Conway, Hal Rogers Protest Urban Outfitters' Prescription Bottle Merchandise Kentucky Republicans Beef Up Campaign Army for U.S. Senate Race http://weku.fm/post/kentucky-republicans-beef-campaign-army-us-senate-race <p>Senator Mitch McConnell's next election is a year and a half away, yet he doesn't have a serious opponent. But this hasn't stopped him from amassing significant money and personnel for his re-election.&nbsp; Each week, the effort to re-elect McConnell adds new field directors, political staff and fundraisers. Mon, 06 May 2013 17:46:56 +0000 Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort 43764 at http://weku.fm Kentucky Republicans Beef Up Campaign Army for U.S. Senate Race Kentucky Lawmakers Focused on Special House Election http://weku.fm/post/kentucky-lawmakers-focused-special-house-election <p>The special election for the 56th House District—covering Woodford County and portions of Fayette and Franklin county—will likely be the only election this year. This puts added pressure on both parties to come through with a victory, as Democrats try to maintain their majority and Republicans attempt to make in-roads in taking the House. Republican nominee&nbsp;Lyen&nbsp;Crews faces defeat Democrat James Kay on June 25 Sun, 05 May 2013 17:35:53 +0000 Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort 43717 at http://weku.fm Kentucky Lawmakers Focused on Special House Election Stumbo Encourages Beshear to Call Special Session for Redistricting http://weku.fm/post/stumbo-encourages-beshear-call-special-session-redistricting <p>House Speaker Greg Stumbo is encouraging Gov. Steve Beshear to soon call a General Assembly special session so that lawmakers can&nbsp;pass new state legislative redistricting maps and&nbsp;end a federal lawsuit. Last week, &nbsp;several county clerks in Northern Kentucky filed a federal lawsuit claiming the state's inability to finish redistricting violated federal law.&nbsp;In response, Stumbo&nbsp; sent a letter to the governor encouraging him to call a special session. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 19:15:52 +0000 Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort 43486 at http://weku.fm Stumbo Encourages Beshear to Call Special Session for Redistricting Democrats Nominate James Kay for House Special Election http://weku.fm/post/democrats-nominate-james-kay-house-special-election <div style="margin-top:14pt;margin-bottom:14pt;"><span dir="ltr">The Democratic candidate is in place for a key special election in Central Kentucky.</span><span dir="ltr"> Attorney James Kay of Versailles will run for the Kentucky state House seat being left vacant by Carl Rollins. Rollins is leaving office to work with two state education groups. </span> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:51:09 +0000 Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort 43481 at http://weku.fm Democrats Nominate James Kay for House Special Election Health Group Starts Ad Campaign in Support of Kentucky Medicaid Expansion http://weku.fm/post/health-group-starts-ad-campaign-support-kentucky-medicaid-expansion <p>A leading health organization in Kentucky is putting the pressure on Gov. Steve Beshear to expand Medicaid services under the Affordable Care Act.&nbsp; Kentucky Voices for Health Executive Director Regan Hunt says her group is launching a two-week radio ad campaign pressure&nbsp;Beshear to <a href="http://wfpl.org/term/medicaid-expansion">expand Medicaid.</a>&nbsp;The radio ad campaign will be partnered with a month long online ad campaign. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 18:48:38 +0000 Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort 43421 at http://weku.fm Health Group Starts Ad Campaign in Support of Kentucky Medicaid Expansion Carl Rollins' Resignation Sparks Early Campaign Battle http://weku.fm/post/carl-rollins-resignation-sparks-early-campaign-battle <p></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; ">Kentucky state Rep. Carl Rollins is&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/kentucky-rep-carl-rollins-education-committee-chair-resigns" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); text-decoration: none; ">resigning his House seat effective at the end of today,</a>&nbsp;becoming&nbsp;the state first lawmaker to announce his retirement this cycle.&nbsp;Rollins is resigning to become the executive director and the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority and the CEO of the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation.</p><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 18:43:45 +0000 Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort & kenny 43184 at http://weku.fm Carl Rollins' Resignation Sparks Early Campaign Battle Comer Finalizing Trip to Washington to Talk Hemp http://weku.fm/post/comer-finalizing-trip-washington-talk-hemp <p>Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is finalizing details for an upcoming trip to Washington, D.C., to try and get a federal waiver for industrial hemp.&nbsp; Earlier this year, Kentucky lawmakers<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/amended-hemp-bill-passes-kentucky-legislature-comer-ok-result"> passed a bill setting up a regulatory framework for hemp growing in Kentucky.</a>&nbsp;Comer promises to work at the federal level for legalization or a waiver. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 15:44:06 +0000 Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort 43119 at http://weku.fm Comer Finalizing Trip to Washington to Talk Hemp Comer on Richie Farmer Indictment http://weku.fm/post/comer-richie-farmer-indictment <p>The federal indictment of former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer won't become a problem for the Department of Agriculture, Farmer's successor said on Monday. James Comer, who took over the office in 2011,&nbsp;and his office say they have helped with the multiple investigations of Farmer's tenure as agriculture commissioner—including those conducted by the state auditor, attorney general or others. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 21:33:48 +0000 Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort 43090 at http://weku.fm Comer on Richie Farmer Indictment LG&E, Charah Partner to Create New Agriculture Pellet from Coal Byproduct http://weku.fm/post/lge-charah-partner-create-new-agriculture-pellet-coal-byproduct <p>A partnership between LG&amp;E and KU and a Kentucky company could help both the energy and agriculture sectors, Kentucky leaders announced Monday. Kentucky company Charah&nbsp; is opening up a facility in Louisville that will take <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/lge-announce-plans-reuse-coal-byproducts-mill-creek">leftover gypsum from the Mill Creek Power Station and turn it into a sulfur product</a>—such as fertilizers—for Kentucky farmers. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 21:31:26 +0000 Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort 43089 at http://weku.fm LG&E, Charah Partner to Create New Agriculture Pellet from Coal Byproduct Beshear Still Deciding on Special Session http://weku.fm/post/beshear-still-deciding-special-session <div style="margin-top:14pt;margin-bottom:14pt;"><span dir="ltr">Governor Steve Beshear says he's still considering whether to call a special legislative session for later this year.&nbsp; </span><span dir="ltr">A few issues remain unresolved from the last regular session, mainly redistricting and further tax reform. And Governor Beshear has been pushing for tax reform to pay for the state's education system. </span> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 04:00:01 +0000 Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort 42957 at http://weku.fm Beshear Still Deciding on Special Session Governor Beshear on McConnell Secret Tapes http://weku.fm/post/governor-beshear-mcconnell-secret-tapes <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px none; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia,Times,serif; line-height: 22px;">Governor Steve Beshear is criticizing the <a href="https://owa.eku.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=EsJezD_86UejcqrvkQBxchWEIuMhD9AIol1Q-Sjnwu0pq2d4q1ypqkovM4L8tz1wzkHYZui2DKQ.&amp;URL=http%3a%2f%2fwfpl.org%2fpost%2fmother-jones-obtains-secret-tape-mcconnell-campaign-strategy-session" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px none; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">secret</a><a href="https://owa.eku.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=EsJezD_86UejcqrvkQBxchWEIuMhD9AIol1Q-Sjnwu0pq2d4q1ypqkovM4L8tz1wzkHYZui2DKQ.&amp;URL=http%3a%2f%2fwfpl.org%2fpost%2fmother-jones-obtains-secret-tape-mcconnell-campaign-strategy-session" style="margin:0px; padding:0px; border:0px; vertical-align:baseline; color:rgb(12,76,162); text-decoration:none" target="_blank"> recording of a campaign </a><a href="https://owa.eku.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=EsJezD_86UejcqrvkQBxchWEIuMhD9AIol1Q-Sjnwu0pq2d4q1ypqkovM4L8tz1wzkHYZui2DKQ.&amp;URL=http%3a%2f%2fwfpl.org%2fpost%2fmother-jones-obtains-secret-tape-mcconnell-campaign-strategy-session" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px none; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">meeting </a>of U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell &nbsp;that was leaked.&nbsp;&nbsp; Two members of Progress Kentucky, Shawn Reilly and Curt Morrison, have been<a href="https://owa.eku.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=EsJezD_86UejcqrvkQBxchWEIuMhD9AIol1Q-Sjnwu0pq2d4q1ypqkovM4L8tz1wzkHYZui2DKQ.&amp;URL=http%3a%2f%2fwfpl.org%2fpost%2fsource-progress-kentucky-behind-mitch-mcconnell-campaign-recording" style="margin:0px; padding:0px; border:0px; vertical-align:baseline; color:rgb(12,76,162); text-decoration:none" target="_blank">&nbsp;implicated by a Jefferson County Democratic official</a>&nbsp;as being behind who secretly recorded the McConnell meeting.&nbsp; Kentucky Democratic leaders have been largely silent on the situation since the news broke last week.&nbsp;But after being asked Wednesday about the recording,&nbsp;Beshear said he found the whole situation—both the secret taping and McConnell's remarks — to be awful. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 20:54:08 +0000 Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort 42868 at http://weku.fm Governor Beshear on McConnell Secret Tapes Kentucky Support for Immigration Reform http://weku.fm/post/kentucky-support-immigration-reform <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px none; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia,Times,serif; line-height: 22px;">Kentuckians concerned with agriculture, business and education spoke out in favor of the latest federal immigration proposal during a phone conference organized by the Partnership for a New American Economy. The immigration proposal is being considered in the U.S. Senate, thanks to a compromise by a group of eight senators from both political parties.&nbsp; The plan would create a 13-year path to citizens, expand work visas and attempts to tighten border security. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 17:43:38 +0000 Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort & Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort 42858 at http://weku.fm Kentucky Support for Immigration Reform Democratic Activist Implicated in McConnell Recording Starts Legal Fund http://weku.fm/post/democratic-activist-implicated-mcconnell-recording-starts-legal-fund <p>Curtis Morrison, one of two Democratic activists <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/source-progress-kentucky-behind-mitch-mcconnell-campaign-recording">implicated in recording a campaign strategy session of U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, </a>is starting a legal defense fund.&nbsp; Morrison tweeted out a link to the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gofundme.com/2lkkw4">gofundme.com</a>&nbsp;page&nbsp;Monday afternoon. The website lists a $10,000 goal. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 18:48:55 +0000 Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort 42746 at http://weku.fm Democratic Activist Implicated in McConnell Recording Starts Legal Fund New Funding to Support Innovation in Education http://weku.fm/post/new-funding-support-innovation-education <p>Kentucky business leaders and education advocates are teaming up to start a new funding source for innovation in education. The Fund for Transforming Education in Kentucky—also known as the The Fund—is being launched to help with grants and extra fundraising for the Kentucky Department of Education. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 16:30:12 +0000 Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort 42736 at http://weku.fm New Funding to Support Innovation in Education Democrats, Progress Kentucky PAC at Odds http://weku.fm/post/democrats-progress-kentucky-pac-odds <p><a href="http://wfpl.org/post/mitch-mcconnell-tape-fallout-fbi-digs-how-progress-kentucky-helps-gop-was-it-illegal-0" target="_blank">There’s additional confirmation today the liberal Super Pac called Progress Kentucky</a> was behind a secret recording of a meeting between Senator Mitch McConnell and his re-election team.&nbsp; It’s the second time Progress Kentucky has drawn national attention. As Kentucky Public Radio's Gabe Bullard reports, neither incident has enhanced the group’s reputation. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 19:55:49 +0000 Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort & Louisville Public Media 42650 at http://weku.fm Democrats, Progress Kentucky PAC at Odds Bill Limiting Drone Use Already Filed for Kentucky General Assembly's 2014 Session http://weku.fm/post/bill-limiting-drone-use-already-filed-kentucky-general-assemblys-2014-session <p>A bill has already been pre-filed for the Kentucky General Assembly's 2014 session—and it deals with the use of drones in the state. Republican state Rep. Diane St. Onge&nbsp;bill&nbsp;limits how unmanned aircraft can be used. It allows U.S. military personnel to use drones in Kentucky for practice purposes. And it also allows drones to be used by law enforcement agencies if they have a specific warrant to do so. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 17:24:01 +0000 Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort 42575 at http://weku.fm Bill Limiting Drone Use Already Filed for Kentucky General Assembly's 2014 Session National Democratic Groups Increasing Attacks on McConnell http://weku.fm/post/national-democratic-groups-increasing-attacks-mcconnell <p>Democratic groups are increasing the pressure on Senator Mitch McConnell as he gears up for next year's re-election campaign,&nbsp;launching attacks that focus on McConnell's recent actions in the U.S. Senate. The Senate Majority PAC, run by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, has created a website called “Beltway Mitch,” targeting McConnell for his refusal to compromise on sequestration, and the effects of sequestration on school districts in Kentucky. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 20:56:04 +0000 Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort 42528 at http://weku.fm National Democratic Groups Increasing Attacks on McConnell Poll Shows McConnell in Close Races With Potential Opponents http://weku.fm/post/poll-shows-mcconnell-close-races-potential-opponents <p>A new poll shows Sen. Mitch McConnell with a precarious lead over potential Democratic challengers. The survey from Public Policy Polling shows McConnell with a four point lead over Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes—45 to 41—and a five point lead over former Congressman Ben Chandler. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 16:58:29 +0000 Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort 42461 at http://weku.fm Poll Shows McConnell in Close Races With Potential Opponents Interesting Laws Passed in 2013 Session http://weku.fm/post/interesting-laws-passed-2013-session <div style="margin-top:14pt;margin-bottom:14pt;"><span dir="ltr">With action by the governor on every bill passed in the 2013 session, some of the more interesting new laws are starting to stick out.</span><span dir="ltr"> There are always a few bills that get lobbyists and lawmakers rolling their eyes, and this year is no different.</span> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 04:00:01 +0000 Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort & Kenn 42315 at http://weku.fm Interesting Laws Passed in 2013 Session Beshear Vetoes Medicaid Prompt Pay Bill http://weku.fm/post/beshear-vetoes-medicaid-prompt-pay-bill <p>Gov. Steve Beshear has vetoed a bill sponsored by House Speaker Greg Stumbo that would require <a href="http://wfpl.org/term/prompt-pay">prompt payment in the Medicaid managed care system.&nbsp; </a>The governor was expected to veto the bill, claiming it would cost the state too much money. Fri, 05 Apr 2013 17:39:31 +0000 Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort 42318 at http://weku.fm Beshear Vetoes Medicaid Prompt Pay Bill Hemp and Medi-Share Bills to Become Law http://weku.fm/post/hemp-and-medi-share-bills-become-law <p>Governor Steve Beshear is allowing a bill regulating hemp in Kentucky to become law without his signature. <a href="http://wfpl.org/term/industrial-hemp">Supporters of Senate Bill 50</a> were concerned that the governor might veto the bill after continuing expressing concerns law enforcement had with the bill that it would allow increased marijuana growing. Fri, 05 Apr 2013 17:10:59 +0000 Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort 42313 at http://weku.fm Hemp and Medi-Share Bills to Become Law Beshear Signs Election Day Alcohol Sales and Pension Bills http://weku.fm/post/beshear-signs-election-day-alcohol-sales-and-pension-bills <div style="margin-top:14pt;margin-bottom:14pt;"><span dir="ltr">Governor Steve Beshear has signed bills allowing alcohol sales on election day, reforming the state's pension system and finding revenue to pay for the reforms</span><span dir="ltr">.The governor signed the bills today, two days before his deadline to do so.</span> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 20:20:11 +0000 Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort & Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort & Kenny 42271 at http://weku.fm Beshear Signs Election Day Alcohol Sales and Pension Bills Beau Biden to Speak at Kentucky Democrat's Annual Dinner http://weku.fm/post/beau-biden-speak-kentucky-democrats-annual-dinner <p>Kentucky Democrats are bringing in a well-connected out-of-state politician &nbsp;to headline their annual state dinner.&nbsp; State Democrats aim for high-profile names to headline their annual Wendell Ford Dinner—this year they've booked Beau Biden, the Delaware Attorney General and the son of Vice President Joe Biden. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:00:09 +0000 Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort & Kenny Colston, KPR-Frankfort 42252 at http://weku.fm Beau Biden to Speak at Kentucky Democrat's Annual Dinner