Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky House has passed a bill to spell out how crimes against the elderly and other "vulnerable adults" are to be handled.
The bill outlines the steps to be taken from the time a complaint is filed with the Cabinet for Families and Children until it is resolved. Proponents say that would impose accountability on everyone involved in investigating cases of elder abuse, neglect defrauding, and other crimes.
Bowling Green, KY – The Executive Director of the Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling says too many people underestimate the cost of compulsive gambling. Mike Stone cites a University of Illinois study which estimates a cost of thirteen thousand dollars per year, per compulsive gambler.
Frankfort, KY – Governor Fletcher's Administration wants better drug treatment---- instead of prison sentences--- for offenders. Lieutenant Governor Steve Pence says the state plans to cut the number of non-violent offenders in prison, and could delay the opening of a one thousand bed prison which is under construction in Elliot County.
Williamsburg, KY – Kentucky Lottery Officials are concerned about the impact the new Tennessee Lottery will have on ticket sales in the Commonwealth. Kentucky Lottery President and Chief Executive Arch Gleason estimates Kentucky will lose more than 48 million dollars in sales in the 2004-2005 fiscal year. Gleason also warns that the loss could reach more than 71 million dollars in the following fiscal year.