Several severe thunderstorm warnings are out for southern and eastern Kentucky. These storms are big time lightning and rain makers. Localized wind damage is possible.
FRANKFORT, KY. (AP) - The Kentucky General Assembly begins its 2009 session on Tuesday, charged with addressing the state's $456 million budget shortfall. Gov. Steve Beshear has proposed to lawmakers raising the state's cigarette tax by 70 cents to $1 and doubling the tax on other tobacco products.