A dozen universities and colleges in central and eastern Kentucky have strengthened their partnership. During a signing ceremony today, they created the Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium. Among them are Morehead State, the University of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University. EKU President Doug Whitlock says the agreement remove many of the barriers that separate these institutions.
By Jack Brammer, Lexington Herald-Leader & Bill Estep, Lexington Herald-Leader
Kentuckians could buy far less of most cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine without a prescription under a revised anti-methamphetamine bill introduced Tuesday in the state Senate. The sponsor of SB 3, Senate Majority Leader Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, said the legislation was an alternative to SB 50, a measure he withdrew last week. It would have required a prescription for most cold medicines.
Mitt Romney's campaign isn't about to stop citing Rick Santorum's robocalls to Michigan Democrats, as the former Massachusetts governor continues to try to stoke a backlash against his chief rival for the Republican presidential nomination.
A member of Lexington’s council wants to end the practice of sending checks to city employees with unused sick time. Workers can only accumulate 600 hours of sick time. Once they hit that mark, member George Meyers says they start getting checks. “Every year after that the government writes you a check for the balance of your sick time for that year. You have to keep the 600 banked, but then, you’ve got that done, that next year, whatever hours you accrue, you get a check written for it, cash money,” said Meyers.