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Byline Today: Tobacco Farmers, Kentucky's Top Emergency Management Official Resigns and More

A state audit leads to the resignation of Kentucky's top emergency management official, the state of tobacco in the 21st Century and  the statewide approach for LGBTQ protections will be discussed today on Byline.The Courier-Journal's Tom Loftus will discuss the state auditor's report on allegations of misused public money by Kentucky Emergency Management.The agency's director resigned on Thursday.This week, Jason Howard wrote a piece in LEO Weeklylooking at state of fairness laws in Kentucky. He'll join host Rick Howlett to discuss his story.Rick also talks with Ann K. Ferrell, a folk studies professor at Western Kentucky University who recently published a book looking at tobacco farmers' struggles after the 2004 government "buyout."WFPL's Erica Peterson will discuss a recent state audit of Louisville Air Pollution Control District's soot monitoring.Join us for these topics and more at 1 p.m. today on Byline. Listen at 89.3 or stream at WFPL.org.

Joseph Lord is the online managing editor for WFPL.