Today's Schedule Friday, September 24th
- Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue12:00pm EDT
There is no legislative coverage scheduled for the immediate future.
Issues presented include whether circuit courts may waive the fees required to obtain a felony expungement when the defendant qualifies as a poor person who is entitled to proceed without payment of costs and fees. Oral arguments heard on Sept. 22, 2021.
Issues presented include whether ownership of a cemetery plot suffices to create perpetual ongoing mutuality of benefit, with the accompanying duties owed by cemetery owners to invitees rather than to licensees. Oral arguments heard on Sept. 22, 2021.
Guest host Lawrence Smith of WDRB in Louisville and fellow journalists discuss the news of the week, including the latest on COVID-19 and decisions by many local school boards across the state to implement masking mandates for students, teachers, and staff. Guests: John Cheves, Lexington Herald-Leader; Joe Ragusa, Spectrum News 1; and Deborah Yetter, Louisville Courier Journal.
In a special session of the General Assembly, lawmakers debated actions to help Kentucky weather the ongoing COVID pandemic. They approved measures to extend the state of emergency, allow local school boards to decide on mask mandates, create regional monoclonal antibody clinics, and more. They also allocated $350 million for economic development projects.
"Generation 9/11" is an intimate film driven by the stories and personalities of its protagonists, who were born in the wake of a global tragedy which, for them, was also deeply personal. But it is also the story an entire generation that has been shaped by the attacks and their aftermath. Watch now.
From veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker and chronicler of U.S. politics Michael Kirk and his team, this documentary traces the U.S. response to the September 11 terrorist attacks and the devastating consequences that unfolded across three presidencies. This two-hour special offers an epic re-examination of the decisions that changed the world and transformed America. Watch now.
State lawmakers convened in Frankfort on Sept. 2 to honor U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers of Kentucky's 5th district on becoming the state's longest serving member of Congress. The event also featured remarks by Republican Party of Kentucky Chairman J. McCauley Brown, University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto, and businessman Jim Host.
Bill Bryant and journalists discuss the week's news, including the latest on the COVID-19 surge in Kentucky and the possibility of holding a special legislative session to address it. Guests: Alex Acquisto, Lexington Herald-Leader; Ryland Barton, Kentucky Public Radio; and Olivia Krauth, Louisville Courier Journal.