Lexington, KY – There's keen interest in the outcome of a vote Thursday in Lexington concerning Kentucky's public and private high school post-season championship sports play. Proposal 20 would allow the schools to keep playing each other in the regular season but would separate them for championships. Those who favor separation say private schools have dominated the championship playoffs with 17 victories in 31 KHSAA title contests last school year. The private schools comprise only 17% of the total number of schools.
Bowling Green, KY – Bowling Green city commissioners have approved an ordinance that makes pre-paying for gasoline mandatory. City police and other proponents of the ordinance say it virtually eliminate gas station drive offs. Investigations of drive offs took more than 1,000 hours of police time last year with few arrests. Supporters say it would free police to investigate other crimes. Opponents say the ordinance will drive business away from local stations because of increased inconvenience.