A Louisville lawmaker is preparing to unveil legislation that he will introduce in next year’s legislative session that would legalize marijuana for medical purposes, the Associated Press reports.
Democratic Sen. Perry Clark scheduled a press conference for 2 p.m. today to promote what he has dubbed the “Gatewood Galbraith Medical Marijuana Memorial Act” in honor of the late Lexington attorney who was the state’s leading proponent of marijuana legalization, the AP says.
Galbraith, a perennial gubernatorial candidate, was also a proponent of lifting federal restrictions that prevent Kentucky farmers from growing industrial hemp.
Aegon NV, a Netherlands-based insurance company, which first commissioned the Aegon Tower in 1992, is moving its Louisville operations to the outer rim of the city with a fraction of its initial staff, the Louisville Courier-Journal.
Last week, the company signed a lease with Faulkner Realty’s Ormsby One building on Ormsby Park Place in the Forest Green suburb.
Duke Energy Corp. and Progress Energy Inc. said Tuesday that they had completed their merger now valued at $32 billion to form the nation’s largest electric company, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Little change is expected in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, where Duke has more than 1.2 million electric and gas customers and 3,700 employees and 3,300 retired workers, the paper says.
Crews are finishing concrete paving on the southbound lanes of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge. Once this work is complete, motorists will see changes Thursday morning to the traffic patterns on Interstate 65 across the bridge. Traffic had been restricted to one lane for southbound I-65 and two lanes for northbound I-65.
Wednesday evening, crews moved the barrier walls to begin repairs on the northbound lanes of the bridge. Traffic was switched this morning to one lane for northbound I-65 and two lanes for southbound I-65. This change in traffic pattern is scheduled to continue through July 13.