Civil War Series
11:54 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Historians Reflect on the Effectiveness of the 37th Congress

Military Historian Jack Thacker and Civil War Historian Glenn LaFantasie
Clinton Lewis WKU University Relations

As Congress has struggled to move ahead with a variety of legislative packages in recent years, some WKU historians have drawn a contrast between contemporary lawmakers and those who made up the 37th Congress. That Civil War-era group of legislators were successful in passing several significant pieces of legislation at the same time the nation was split by the war between the Union and Confederacy.

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3:49 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Governor Beshear Urges More Cooperation from Other States in Drug Fight

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is encouraging his peers to join him in fighting prescription pill abuse. Beshear sent that message Tuesday at a prescription pill conference in Florida sponsored by Operation UNITE.

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House Action on Bills
3:49 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Kentucky House Moves Ahead with Legislation

Kentucky’s House of Representatives cleared several big items off their agenda today. The full House passed a bill that changes how law enforcement implements synthetic drug laws. Another measure would create a child fatality review panel. The House also passed a compromise to House Bill 260, which originally would have made the University of Pikeville the ninth state university. 

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