Rounds of heavy rain will begin to move into the area later tonight, leading to the increased potential for flooding. A Flood Watch is in effect for the entire area from now through Thursday and a Winter Storm Warning goes into effect tomorrow. As we head into Wednesday, temperatures will drop and transition our rain to sleet and eventually to snow. Most of the area could see several inches of snow and sleet before it's all said and done. Keep it locked right here for updates.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A bill that has passed the House would require criminal background checks for prospective employees of nursing homes.
The Democratic-controlled chamber approved the measure 56-40 Tuesday. Applicants' names and fingerprints would be run through state and national databases.
Midway Democrat Carl Rollins, who sponsored the bill, said Kentucky would get $3 million in federal grant money to initiate the program and fund it until May 2014. The program would then cost the state about $1 million a year.
The proposal met resistance from House members over cost and privacy concerns. A floor amendment to sunset the bill once the federal grant money runs out failed by two votes.
The measure will move to the Senate for consideration.
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