Sen. Adrienne Southworth

‘Victims before perpetrators:’ Senate passes bill to try certain juveniles as adults 

BY: - February 14, 2024

FRANKFORT — A bill making it easier for Kentucky to try certain juveniles as adults passed out of the Senate Wednesday 25-9-1 after a heated debate.  Under Senate Bill 20, Kentuckians would be transferred to circuit court for trial as an adult if, among other things, they were at least 15 years old at the […]

Effort to move Kentucky’s statewide elections to presidential years moves forward in legislature

BY: - January 17, 2024

FRANKFORT — The Senate passed legislation Wednesday that moves the state a step closer to holding its elections during presidential election years. Senate Bill 10 proposes a constitutional amendment allowing Kentucky elections for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and other constitutional officers, in even-numbered years. Senators voted 26-9, with Republican Sens. Adrienne Southworth, of Lawrenceburg, […]

Kentucky lawmakers are pre-filing bills ahead of the 2024 session, but they’re not easy to find

BY: - December 8, 2023

Typically by this time of the year, less than a month from the start of the January legislative session, drafts of dozens of bills that lawmakers planned to introduce would be readily available on the legislature’s website for the public to read. Not so this year. Legislation passed in 2022, which became law without Gov. […]