Category: Law Spotlight

Kentucky DUI Bill To Be Presented For The 6th Time

Kentucky Representative Dennis Keene is going to present a DUI bill for the sixth time. If this bill, the House Bill 60, is passed, it will require all convicted DUI offenders to use ignition interlock devices. The ignition interlock device requires that a driver passes a breathalyzer test first before they are able to start … Continued

Category: Law Spotlight
Published: 02/11/15

Louisville Senator New Law To Lessen Drunk Driving Accidents

On New Year’s Day in 2014, 70 people were killed from drunk driving accidents nationwide according to a report published by Drunk driving has proved itself as a growing concern, not only among motorists, but among lawmakers and public officials. Senator Morgan McGarvey, a Louisville Democrat, is gearing up to submit a proposal once … Continued

Category: Law Spotlight
Published: 01/22/15

Kentucky Law Tells Parents About Child’s Traffic Violation

On June 21, 2009, a 17-year-old Louisville teen was killed in a high-speed crash on Bardstown Road. Only a month before this, Denzel Steward received a speeding ticket that he kept as a secret from his parents. So, people believe that if Denzel’s parents knew about the speeding ticket, then Denzel wouldn’t have been in … Continued

Category: Law Spotlight
Published: 07/18/14

Anti-Solicitation Statute Declared Unconstitutional

The Anti-Solicitation Statute, KRS 367.409(1), was declared UNCONSTITUTIONAL in the June 12, 2014 ruling of U.S. District Judge Charles R. Simpson for the Western District of Kentucky in Louisville. The recent decision declared the Anti-Solicitation Statute unconstitutional because it violated the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and the Equal … Continued

Category: Law Spotlight
Published: 07/03/14

Riding A Bike Under The Influence Of Alcohol Is Illegal

As our local government prepares the city to make it more bike-friendly, Louisville bicyclists should remember that they are responsible for riding safe and sober. Driving under the influence is a serious offense with severe penalties and cyclists are not exempt from this law. Kentucky law states that it is illegal to drive a motor … Continued

Category: Law Spotlight
Published: 05/20/14

A Family Sues After Daughter Gets Hit By A Fly Baseball

The family of a 10-year-old girl who was struck in the head by a baseball during batting practice files a lawsuit against the ball club. According to a report published in The Daily Record of Baltimore, the family is seeking more than $75,000 in damages. How did this happen? Related: Kentucky Dog Bite Series: What … Continued

Category: Law Spotlight
Published: 04/09/14

Service Monkey Bill Sparks Discussion

A bill was filed this week for primates to be allowed as service animals in Kentucky. The sponsor, Sen. John Schickel, said he filed the bill on behalf of a Kentucky family who is looking to use a service monkey to assist a girl who was paralyzed head down after a car accident. He is … Continued

Category: Law Spotlight
Published: 01/22/14

A Louisville Teen Dies After Being In A Coma

A Louisville teen died on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at University Hospital. He had been in a coma since December 2, 2013 following a fatal crash involving a UPS delivery truck. According to the Jefferson County Coroner’s office, Brandon Mudd, 19, died on December 15 at 12:07 am. Police said Mudd ran a stop sign … Continued

Category: Law Spotlight
Published: 12/20/13

Police in 11 States Stepped Up Speeding Enforcement on I-80

State police from 11 states worked hand-in-hand to step up speeding enforcement along Interstate 80. The Iowa Department of Public Safety spearheaded the “I-80 Challenge” that goes with the slogan “More Cops, More Stops,” after analyzing crash data and finding out that summer was the deadliest time for crashes along the interstate. The campaign’s aim … Continued

Category: Law Spotlight
Published: 08/24/13

Arabella Mansfield, First Female Lawyer in the US

Arabella Babb Mansfield She has proven that women can also qualify for the practice of law. Her name was Arabella “Belle” Babb Mansfield, the first woman lawyer admitted to the practice of law in the United States. Belle was born in Des Moines County in 1846. She graduated as valedictorian from Iowa Wesleyan College and … Continued

Category: Law Spotlight
Published: 07/08/13