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.
Kentucky is one of 34 states that has no protection for rape victims who become mothers as a result of the rape, Keene said.
Keene said he found out that Kentucky had no such law last summer when he read about a Massachusetts case of a 14-year-old rape victim dealing with this issue in the courts.
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.
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.