Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Leslie, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne and Whitley County until 11 p.m. While the worst of the weather held off this afternoon, it looks like we will still see some strong storms later tonight, generally between 8 p.m. and midnight. These storms will likely feature strong winds and hail, with heavy rain and an isolated tornado (mainly possible in the Cumberland Valley/I-75 corridor) being the secondary threats. Keep it locked here for the latest.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Republicans in the Kentucky Senate have
made a late attempt to revive their stalled plan to deal with
financial problems plaguing public pension plans.
The proposal was advanced by Senate Republicans on a 23-12 vote
Thursday night. The proposal calls for newly hired government
workers to be covered under a retirement savings plan rather than
the state's longstanding pension plan.
With just a few days left in the legislative session, majority
Republicans attached those provisions to a House bill. The revamped
measure returns to the Democratic-controlled House, where similar
pension overhaul proposals have floundered.
The revived proposal is identical to a bill passed by the Senate
several weeks ago. Supporters have said the goal is to overcome the
growing liability of the public pension funds. That Senate bill
went nowhere in the House.
The legislation is House Bill 480.
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