Tag Archives: Kentucky General Assembly

Something’s Smelling Mighty Bad in Frankfort

The big gambling corporations think they are smelling victory on bringing casinos to Kentucky and it’s an odor that stinks to high heavens. The gamblers are planning to go all out this coming legislative session to win approval to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot for voters in November.  They think they have what […]

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Kentucky Legislators Form Prayer Caucus

A number of Kentucky legislators have formed a bi-partisan prayer caucus for the General Assembly and are inviting citizens to attend a “Kentucky Call to Prayer Day” at the state capitol building in Frankfort. The prayer day event will be held at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10 in the capitol building rotunda. The state […]

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Bill Seeks Alcohol Expansion in Restaurants

Don Cole, executive director of the Kentucky Ethics League, has alerted us to a bill that has been prefiled for the 2012 Kentucky General Assembly session to expand alcohol sales in restaurants. Here are Cole’s comments: As I have stated many times before the alcohol industry is never satisfied. Several years ago two bills were […]

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Keene Casino Idea is Bad News for Kentucky

The big gambling corporations are loving Rep. Dennis Keene, D-Wilder, after he pre-filed a bill for the 2012 session of the Kentucky General Assembly that would allow local communities to have a local option election to put up a casino in their town or city. This is a terrible idea for many reasons but here […]

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Expanded Gambling Is Bad Public Policy

It’s certainly no surprise but it is definitely a continuing disappointment to see that Kentucky’s governor is once again bowing to pressure from the big gambling corporations and plans to push gambling expansion yet again in the coming session of the General Assembly. Even if you set aside the purely moral arguments against expanding gambling, […]

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House Committee Kills Ultrasound Bill

Senate Bill 9, the Ultrasound/Informed Consent bill, went down to defeat in the Kentucky House Health and Welfare Committee today. This marks the seventh year in a row that similar measures to give a woman considering an abortion the opportunity to see an ultrasound of her developing baby before making a final decision have been […]

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Four Pro-life Bills Killed; SB 9 Still Alive

It was no particular surprise but four pro-life bills were killed by the Kentucky House Health and Welfare Committee yesterday. The one silver lining is that Senate Bill 9 is still in play. This bill would require an abortionist to give a woman considering an abortion the opportunity to see an ultrasound of her developing […]

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Committee Switches Bills for Hearings

Here’s an update to today’s earlier post. We now understand that rather than Senate Bill 9 (the Ultrasound Consent bill) and House Bill 215 (a bill to prohibit abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy) the Kentucky House Health and Welfare Committee will hold its hearings on two different abortion bills on Thursday. According to […]

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‘Life’ More Than a Sunday School Lesson

Kentucky Baptist Convention churches that use Sunday school material from LifeWay Christian Resources focused on sanctity of human life issues during their lesson time today. This happens annually as the Southern Baptist Convention seeks to draw attention to this important topic during January of each year. This year, the KBC Committee on Public Affairs wants […]

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Kentucky General Assembly Opens Session

Please be in prayer for the Kentucky General Assembly as it opens its session tomorrow (Jan. 4). The legislators will begin with a week of organizational meetings and will then come back Feb. 5-March 22 for the bulk of the work of this short 30-day session. Serving in the General Assembly is not an easy […]

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Ultrasound Bill Prefiled for 2011 Session

A bill to require an abortionist to allow a woman to see an ultrasound of her baby before the pregnancy is ended has been prefiled in the Kentucky Senate by Sen. Jack Westwood, R-Erlanger (Senate District 23). The bill is a good one in that it ensures that a woman has full information about the […]

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