Dennis Keene http://wvxu.org en KY legislator files rape victim protection law http://wvxu.org/post/ky-legislator-files-rape-victim-protection-law <p>State Rep. Dennis Keene (D-Wilder) filed a bill in the Kentucky General Assembly Tuesday which he says will close a loophole that grants parental and visitation rights to convicted rapists if they seek those rights.</p><p>Kentucky is one of 34 states that has no protection for rape victims who become mothers as a result of the rape, Keene said.</p><p>Keene said he found out that Kentucky had no such law last summer when he&nbsp;read about a Massachusetts case of a 14-year-old rape victim dealing with this issue in the courts. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:39:03 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 8572 at http://wvxu.org KY legislator files rape victim protection law Hotel to span Purple People Bridge http://wvxu.org/post/hotel-span-purple-people-bridge <p>Efforts to turn the Purple People Bridge into a unique tourist attraction are moving forward. Fri, 19 Oct 2012 15:52:00 +0000 Tana Weingartner 5209 at http://wvxu.org Hotel to span Purple People Bridge Funding for Purple People Bridge Entertainment Complex http://wvxu.org/post/funding-purple-people-bridge-entertainment-complex <P>Kentucky's Lieutenant governor will be in Northern Kentucky on the Purple People Bridge this morning to present a check to help developers proceed with a 100-million dollar entertainment complex.</P> <P></P> <P>A release from Representative Dennis Keene says the 650-thousand dollars from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will fund an engineering study that will determine if the historic pedestrian bridge can support the project. The Newport Southbank Bridge company is currently in talks with three developers interested in the project.</P> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 11:18:31 +0000 Maryanne Zeleznik 5195 at http://wvxu.org Funding for Purple People Bridge Entertainment Complex