New KY laws include new speed limits

By Stuart Peck
Posted by Mike Mardis

More than 100 new laws took effect Tuesday in Kentucky.

There is a wide range of new laws in the Commonwealth that includes allowing the Transportation Cabinet to raise the speed limit on some roads to 70 mph.

There's also a law which gives gas station owners the right to place a $30 surcharge on top of a gas bill if a driver pumps and runs.

One of the more light-hearted laws that went into effect is Bluegrass music is now the official state music.

"It really elevates it to the position that all of us who love bluegrass have known and had all along," Gabrielle Gray, International Bluegrass Museum, said. "It is our roots music, it came from our soul, we do have that in our blood, it runs through our veins, you know."

Gray said the birth place of bluegrass music is just about 30 minutes away from Owensboro in the small town of Rosine, Kentucky.

Rosine was home to Bill Monroe, one of the legends of bluegrass.