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January 6, 2020

Interstate 65 was closed for several hours on Friday night after a multi-vehicle collision. According to a release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the crash took place at Mile Marker 58 near Hart County, and unfortunately, there were fatalities involved in the incident. The southbound lanes of the interstate were closed for around six hours, and traffic was detoured at Exit 58.

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the Kentucky General Assembly for this year. 25th District Representative Jim DuPlessis says that this session will mainly focus on crafting the state’s two year budget, which he says won’t be an easy task. DuPlessis also says he has submitted a pension bill aimed at helping quasi-governmental agencies. This session of the General Assembly will last into April.

New Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron took the Oath of Office this morning at a midnight ceremony in Frankfort. Cameron becomes the 51st Attorney General of the State of Kentucky, and is the 1st African-American independently elected to statewide office in Kentucky history. Cameron assumed the position several weeks prior to today’s ceremony, following an appointment by Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear to fill the remaining term left vacant by Beshear. In a release from the Attorney General’s office, Cameron said, “We will reclaim the role of the Attorney General as Chief Law Enforcement Officer for the Commonwealth, and we will make the safety of every man, woman, and child the core of our mission.”

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