Rob Canning http://wkyufm.org en Kentucky Same-Sex Couples Head to Illinois for Legal Marriages http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-same-sex-couples-head-illinois-legal-marriages <p></p><p>Same-sex Kentucky couples are heading to the commonwealth's only&nbsp;contiguous state that allows same sex&nbsp;marriage&nbsp;to make their unions legal. &nbsp;</p><p>Illinois began issuing marriage licenses for the first time officially on June 1.</p><p>Massac County Clerk John Taylor says the office has been busy, issuing at least 20 licenses in May, ahead of the state deadline, most of which he says came from out of state.</p><p>“It’s busy because we’re getting a lot of questions, a lot of phone calls," said Taylor.&nbsp;"We have issued a bunch about 14 or 15 marriages and we already issued six yesterday, from Tennessee, Kentucky, we’ve had some from Florida.”</p><p>Taylor said the office issued six this morning, including&nbsp;Kentuckians&nbsp;Hunter&nbsp;Fawks&nbsp;and Seth Stewart who drove over six hours from Ashland to pick up their licenses. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:02:21 +0000 Rob Canning 49063 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky Same-Sex Couples Head to Illinois for Legal Marriages Rep. Yonts Meets With TVA Officials, Will Continue Inquiry Into Board Transparency http://wkyufm.org/post/rep-yonts-meets-tva-officials-will-continue-inquiry-board-transparency-0 <p></p><p>A Kentucky state legislator says he’s continuing his inquiry into Tennessee Valley Authority board meeting procedures a month after requesting documents from the company.</p><p>State Representative Brent Yonts&nbsp;(D-Greenville) attended a TVA board&nbsp;meeting in November where&nbsp;members voted to shutter some generating units at the Paradise Steam Plant in Muhlenberg County.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Yonts said he was flabbergasted to see the processes on which the TVA Board conducts its meetings.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Yonts said the vote to close the units came with no debate or meaningful discussion other than a vote based upon a motion prepared by someone other than the board members.&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In January, </span>Yonts<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sent a letter to the TVA criticizing the board’s lack of transparency and requested several documents from the company under the Freedom of Information Act including previous board meeting minutes and the data the board based its decisions on. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:13:17 +0000 Rob Canning 44046 at http://wkyufm.org Rep. Yonts Meets With TVA Officials, Will Continue Inquiry Into Board Transparency Rep. Yonts Meets With TVA Officials, Will Continue Inquiry Into Board Transparency http://wkyufm.org/post/rep-yonts-meets-tva-officials-will-continue-inquiry-board-transparency <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit LRC Public Information" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wkms/files/styles/card_280/public/201402/yonts061113.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;</span>A Kentucky state legislator says he’s continuing his inquiry into Tennessee Valley Authority board meeting procedures a month after requesting documents from the company.<p>State Representative Brent Yonts&#160;(D-Greenville) attended a TVA board&#160;meeting in November where&#160;members voted to shutter some generating units at the Paradise Steam Plant in Muhlenberg County. &#160;<p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:10:00 +0000 Rob Canning 44045 at http://wkyufm.org Rep. Yonts Meets With TVA Officials, Will Continue Inquiry Into Board Transparency