Articles by Bruce Schreiner

Kentucky High Court Says Governor Can Restrict Businesses in Virus Fight

Kentucky’s Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the governor’s authority to issue coronavirus-related restrictions on businesses and individuals to try to contain the spread of COVID-19. The ruling delivered a victory for Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear in a legal fight with …

Kentucky Bars Ordered to Close, Restaurants to Reduce Capacity as Virus Spikes

Kentucky’s governor on Monday ordered that bars close and restaurants scale back indoor service and urged school districts to wait until later in August to resume in-person classes in a new round of actions to combat a spike in coronavirus …

Kentucky Supreme Court Blocks Efforts to Halt Governor’s COVID-19 Rules

Kentucky’s highest court on Friday put a temporary stop to efforts by a top Republican to rein in the Democratic governor’s ability to control the coronavirus outbreak with restrictions on public behavior. The state Supreme Court stepped into the dispute …

Kentucky Gov Asks State Supreme Court to Uphold Coronavirus Actions

Claiming Kentucky is embroiled in “a life-and-death battle” against the coronavirus, Gov. Andy Beshear has asked separate courts to uphold some of his executive actions to combat COVID-19. In a filing Tuesday, the Democratic governor asked a Franklin County Circuit …

Kentucky Nursing Home Evacuated After Coronavirus Outbreak

An outbreak of coronavirus cases at a Kentucky nursing home forced the evacuation of dozens of residents to hospitals, state officials said Tuesday. Thirty-nine residents and 20 staff members at Nazareth Clifton in Louisville tested positive for the virus last …

Kentucky to Allow Restaurants to Reopen for Dine-In Service Before End of Month

Kentucky’s restaurants will be allowed to resume limited dine-in service later this month as part of another phase of business reopenings announced by Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday. The next phase includes plans for reopening movie theaters, fitness centers, child …

Kentucky Coronavirus Worker, Employer Relief Bill Signed by Governor

Legislation offering relief to workers and employers suffering economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic was signed by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday. The bill was put on the fast track by lawmakers last week as the Bluegrass State deals …

Southern States Challenged by Increasing Acceptance of Medical Marijuana

Facing a potentially historic vote on whether to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky, Republican lawmaker John Schickel is conflicted. A retired law enforcement officer, Schickel once steadfastly opposed medical cannabis, but his stance has softened. Now he says he’s approaching …

Kentucky House Clears the Way for Legalizing Medical Marijuana

After years of setbacks, medical marijuana advocates cleared a historic hurdle Thursday when the Kentucky House voted to legalize the use of cannabis for medical purposes. The measure won House passage on a 65-30 vote after an emotional debate, sending …

Kentucky Inches Closer to Legalizing Medical Marijuana

After years of setbacks, medical marijuana advocates in Kentucky gained momentum Wednesday when a House committee overwhelmingly approved a bill to legalize medical cannabis. The House Judiciary Committee advanced the measure on a 17-1 vote. The bill moves to the …