State officials say a measure passed by the General Assembly this spring is making an impact on Kentucky's prescription drug abuse epidemic. The legislation known as House Bill 1 established tougher regulations of clinics that prescribe controlled substances such as oxycontin and other pain killers.
Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senator says he now has the support he needs to force a vote on ending U.S. aid to Pakistan. Bowling Green Republican Rand Paul made the claim on the Senate floor Tuesday. Paul has been trying to sever financial assistance to the Pakistani government since it jailed Shakil Afridi, the physician who helped the U.S. find and kill Osama bin Laden.
The bad national economy hasn't put a dent in one of Kentucky's signature exports. In fact, bourbon production has increased 115% over the past 13 years, according to Eric Gregory, president of the Kentucky Distillers Association.
The Kentucky Community and Technical College System’s board has approved a tuition increase and raises for full-time staff for next year. The state’s Council on Post-Secondary Education still needs to grant final approval this Thursday, but the KCTCS is within the council’s 4% tuition cap.