Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Westwood, who has made illegal immigration an issue in most of his election campaigns, is opposed to both of the immigration reform packages proposed recently - one by President Obama and another by a bipartisan group of eight U.S. senators.
Both plans lay out a "pathway to citizenship" for many of the 11 million undocumented immigrants now living in the U.S.
On his blog, Chabot laid out his reasons for opposing both the Obama and Senate plans.
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.
All sixteen state senators and representatives from the Northern Kentucky area are inviting citizens to a Feb. 2 meeting in Erlanger to hear what issues they want the Kentucky legislature to deal with this year.
The Northern Kentucky Legislation Caucus meeting will run from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Erlanger City Building, 505 Commonwealth Avenue.
Amy Murray - who served as an appointed Cincinnati City Council member in 2011 before losing her seat in that year's election - has become the first non-incumbent Republican to declare her council candidacy.
Murray, of Hyde Park, will kick off her campaign Wednesday with a 7 p.m. gathering at Price Hill Chili at 4920 Glenway Ave.
She first ran for council in 2009, failing to win one of the nine spots on council. But, in January 2011, after then-council member Chris Monzel became a Hamilton County commissioner, Murray was appointed to his council seat.
The Northern Kentucky Forum will hold an event Tuesday night where state legislators will talk about the legislature's 2013 agenda and citizens will get advice on how to follow legislation and contact legislators.
The forum takes place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Notre Dame Academy auditorium at 1699 Hilton Drive in Park Hills.