State Rep. Dennis Keene http://wfpl.org en Lawmakers Approve Litany of Alcohol Bills, Including Sales on Election Day http://wfpl.org/post/lawmakers-approve-litany-alcohol-bills-including-sales-election-day <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentuckians in wet and moist counties may soon be able to buy alcohol on election days.</span></p><p class="Standard"><o:p></o:p></p><p class="Standard">&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kentucky House of Representatives has passed Senate Bill 13, sponsored by State Senator John </span>Schickel<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a Republican from Union. Under the bill, small businesses and tourist destinations along Kentucky's Bourbon trail would also be able to stay open during election days.</span></p><p class="Standard"><o:p></o:p></p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 01:53:36 +0000 Rae Hodge 4690 at http://wfpl.org Judges Could Order Breathalyzers Into DUI Offenders Cars Under House Bill http://wfpl.org/post/judges-could-order-breathalyzers-dui-offenders-cars-under-house-bill <p><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>Kentucky judges could order breathalyzers installed into the vehicles of drunk driving offenders under a bill approved Wednesday in the House Judiciary Committee.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Under current law, some DUI offenders qualify for hardship licenses. Those allow the offender&nbsp;to drive to and from specified locations at limited times—such as work and school—even though their regular drivers license has been suspended. &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:47:17 +0000 Rae Hodge 4103 at http://wfpl.org Judges Could Order Breathalyzers Into DUI Offenders Cars Under House Bill Bill Blocking Groceries from Selling Wine and Liquor Advances to House Floor http://wfpl.org/post/bill-blocking-groceries-selling-wine-and-liquor-advances-house-floor <p></p><p>A bill that would effectively block grocery stores from selling wine and liquor—and&nbsp;ban wine and liquor sales in new pharmacies—was approved today in a state House committee.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Under the legislation, grocery stores could still sell alcohol from an adjoined structure with a separate entrance.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Current law does not allow people younger than 21 to enter a place which sells wine and package liquor, which has prevented sales in grocery stores in the past. </span></p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 22:18:00 +0000 Rae Hodge 4011 at http://wfpl.org Bill Blocking Groceries from Selling Wine and Liquor Advances to House Floor Rapists Couldn't Seek Child Custody from Victims Under Kentucky House Bill http://wfpl.org/post/rapists-couldnt-seek-child-custody-victims-under-kentucky-house-bill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Women who produce children as a result of rape would not be obligated to share parental rights with their rapist&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">under legislation filed Tuesday in the Kentucky House.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky, along with 34 other states, allows rapists to take their victims to court and seek these rights.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rep. Dennis Keene, who is sponsoring the bill, called the allowance a "loophole in Kentucky law."&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 21:43:04 +0000 Rae Hodge 3826 at http://wfpl.org Rapists Couldn't Seek Child Custody from Victims Under Kentucky House Bill