Lisa Autry

WKMS

A U.S. Representative from Kentucky says he supports President  Donald  Trump’s plan to sign an executive order halting the separation of undocumented immigrants and their children at the Mexican border. First District Congressman James Comer says he was one of several lawmakers who met with the president this week to relay their concerns about the humanitarian crisis. The Monroe County Republican says the U.S. can both secure its borders and keep families together.

All Tech has decided to end its relationship with Western Kentucky University which will cease production of two WKU-themed beers. 

The Nicholasville-based biotech company will still honor a financial commitment to the school.

Federal Judge To Hear Kentucky Medicaid Case

Jun 12, 2018
Kentucky.com

A federal judge could decide later this week if Kentucky can move forward with changes to its Medicaid program. Governor Matt Bevin’s administration received a waiver from the federal government to require able-bodied adults to work or volunteer to maintain their Medicaid coverage. Enrollees would also pay small premiums and face lockout periods for failing to renew their benefits on time. Kentucky saw one of the country’s largest drops in the number of uninsured 

Victim Advocate: Test DNA Of All Felony Suspects

Dec 29, 2017
Kentucky.com

Now that Kentucky has nearly eliminated a backlog of untested rape kits, focus is shifting toward expanding the state’s DNA data base.

More than 400 DNA profiles have been entered into a national database and more than 170 have been linked to convicted felons.

Gretchen Hunt heads the Office of Victims Advocacy in the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office.

She thinks the state would have better success in prosecuting the cases if law enforcement took DNA samples from suspects at the time of their arrest.