Wednesday March 19, 2014

Legislation aimed at relieving Rand Paul from a potential quandary by allowing the Kentucky Republican to run for president and another U.S. Senate term at the same time was passed by the GOP-led Senate in his home state Tuesday. The bill would clarify that Kentucky law preventing someone from running for multiple offices does not apply to candidates running for president or vice president. Paul is weighing whether to run for president in 2016 or focus solely on re-election to his Senate seat.
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One Pulaski County man is behind bars facing burglary charges. 51 year old Ricky Odle was arrested Monday morning in the Burnside Community. Odle was indicted following an investigation of a June 2013 burglary at a home on Caney Branch Road. Officers say Odle stole knives, a pistol, and food.  He was charged with burglary and theft charges.
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One Harlan County woman is behind bars following a complaint of someone driving recklessly on U.S. 119.  Officials say 60 year old Teresa Hill was found crossing the center line and ran many people off the road. When police tried to stop Hill, she tried to drive off, almost hitting two police cars.
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A bill aimed at strengthening accountability standards for Kentucky's school districts is advancing in the General Assembly. The Senate Education Committee approved the House-passed measure Tuesday, sending it to the full Senate. The bill would require school finance officers to make monthly reports to local school boards and provide annual reports to the state Education Department. It also would increase training for some school board members.
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A Pulaski County woman is now behind bars on a circuit court warrant. 27 year old Carla Hensley was arrested at her home in Science Hill Monday. The warrant indicates she violated conditions of her release on her original charge of receiving a stolen firearm. She was taken to the Pulaski County Detention Center with no bond.
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A former Johnson County doctor faces up to 20 years in prison.  Prosecutors say Monday, Rano Bofill admitted to illegally distributing more than 25,000 prescription pills in Eastern Kentucky.  In some case, Bofill admitted to signing off on prescriptions without actually ever seeing the patients.  Sentencing is set for July 14th.