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Making And Breaking Premarital Agreements: A Primer

Just like there is nothing romantic about a life insurance policy, there is nothing romantic about a premarital agreement. But they both help people be prepared in case something unexpected happens, whether it be an untimely death or a divorce.

Premarital agreements have benefits during the marriage as well, because they eliminate money from the equation, and money is one of the leading causes of marital friction. These pacts can also set ground rules for inheritance and succession, so insecurity and doubt cannot take root.

Before the advent of the Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act, the complex web of laws meant that only the super-rich needed to bother with premarital agreements. But because of the UPMAA, the law is now much easier to understand and apply.

House Passes Workers’ Compensation Reform Measure

House Bill 296 cleared that chamber along a largely party-line vote and now heads to the Senate for consideration; this measure is the first comprehensive workplace injury bill that Kentucky lawmakers have considered in nearly two decades.

Chief sponsor Rep. Adam Koenig (R-Erlanger) said that he and other lawmakers “worked incredibly hard to pass a fix to workers’ compensation for the sake of both workers and businesses.” He predicts that, if the measure passes, it will save over $100 million  year, largely by limiting temporary disability payments and reducing the amount of time that workers have to file claims. The bill also establishes a prescription drug formulary for workplace injury victims and streamlines the system for agreed treatment cases.

Immediately prior to the vote, lawmakers defeated an amendment that would have increased attorneys’ fees and worker benefits.

Fatal Tractor Trailer Accident In Lawrence County

A woman died after a large truck went through a stoplight in Louisa, causing a serious vehicle crash.

A second person was seriously injured in a collision that occurred at the intersection of Highway 3 and U.S. Highway 23 in Louisa. According to witnesses and first responders, a tractor trailer driver, whose name was not relesed, went through a red light while northbound on U.S. 23 and crashed into a Buick Lesabre. The force of the vehicle crash propelled the car into a utility pole. First responders had to use the Jaws of Life to cut the victims out of the car. Two victims were both rushed to nearby hospitals with multiple serious injuries; and one was subsequently pronounced dead.

The tractor trailer driver was cited for disregarding a traffic control device.