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Amanda's Bill Signed Into Law

In a ceremony at the State Capitol Wednesday,  Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signed Amanda’s Bill on domestic violence into law.  The measure is named for former state worker Amanda Ross, who was gunned down in Lexington last year.  Among the speakers at the ceremony was Diana Ross, Amanda’s mother. "Words cannot express my sincere appreciation that my beautiful daughter Amanda has been honored in this manner.  Amanda’s Law provides our courts with a new and innovative tool to help protect victims of domestic violence,” she said.The law allows judges to order electronic tracking of individuals who have violated a domestic violence order.  Former lawmaker Steve Nunn, who’s accused of killing Amanda Ross, awaits trial.  He has pleaded not guilty.

Rick Howlett was midday host and the host of LPM's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." He was with LPM from 2001-2023 and held many different titles, including Morning Edition host, Assignment Editor and Interim News Director. He died in August 2023. Read a remembrance of Rick here.

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