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Prefiled bills would target human trafficking in Kentucky

Two pre-filed bills could help Kentucky in the fight against human trafficking. House Bill 2 would close a loophole that allowed traffickers with adult victims to avoid the sex offender registry. It would also broaden the definition of 'commercial sexual activity.' House Bill 79 would require background checks for massage therapy licenses. The bills will be introduced in the next legislative session in January 2022. (WHAS)

Harmon raises dismal $13k in first gubernatorial fundraising report

Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon rushed into the race for Governor, but if his latest campaign finance report is any indication his campaign is struggling from the start. Harmon has only managed to raise $13,251 in his bid to be governor. He currently has $10,048 in cash on hand, according to a report filed with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance. (KY Fried Politics)

Trump announces he's launching own media company and 'TRUTH Social' app

In addition to the app, the company says it is planning a video-on-demand service that will feature entertainment programming, news and podcasts. (WHAS)

Charles Booker documentary to premiere in November

A documentary film that followed Charles Booker’s failed 2020 Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate will premiere next month in St. Louis.

The film, From the Hood to the Holler, is an account of Booker’s campaign and it carries the same name as an upcoming book by Booker. The film is executive produced by actor Michael Shannon, a Lexington native, and by actress Alyssa Milano. (KY Fried Politics)


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