Perry Clark http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Lawmaker on Heroin Bill: 'Another Hammer' Won't Fix Drug Problems http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-lawmaker-heroin-bill-another-hammer-wont-fix-drug-problems <p>A Kentucky lawmaker says decriminalizing drugs and devoting enforcement efforts to healthcare is the only way to stop the state’s burgeoning heroin epidemic.</p><p>Sen. Perry Clark says legislation proposed for the upcoming Kentucky General Assembly session is more of the same in the failed War on Drugs.</p><p>Clark takes issue with a plan by Senate colleague Katie Stine that would combat heroin by stiffening the penalties for traffickers and making overdose deaths a criminal homicide.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 7782 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Lawmaker on Heroin Bill: 'Another Hammer' Won't Fix Drug Problems Clark Defeats Thieneman in District 37 Senate Race http://wfpl.org/post/clark-defeats-thieneman-district-37-senate-race <p>Kentucky state Senator Perry Clark, a Democrat, has been reelected to the District 37 seat in southwest Louisville.</p><p>Clark beat Republican challenger Chris Thieneman with 58 percent of the vote. Thieneman outspent Clark in the race, but was plagued in the last weeks of his campaign with a <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/judge-wont-rule-thieneman-eligibility-until-after-election" target="_blank">lawsuit that questioned his residency. </a>With Clark’s win, the lawsuit is essentially rendered moot, and Clark says he’s confident he would have won even without the legal challenge.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 02:42:10 +0000 Erica Peterson 2376 at http://wfpl.org Clark Defeats Thieneman in District 37 Senate Race Read Judge's Opinion and Order in Thieneman Case http://wfpl.org/post/read-judges-opinion-and-order-thieneman-case <p>Read Jefferson Circuit Judge Charles Cunningham's <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/judge-wont-rule-thieneman-eligibility-until-after-election">opinion and order</a> in a lawsuit seeking claiming that 37th district Kentucky State Senate candidate Chris Thieneman does not live in the district. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 21:49:31 +0000 Joseph Lord 2314 at http://wfpl.org