© 2024 WUKY
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Ky. Gov. Issues Executive Orders In Wake Of Winter Storm

Office of Kentucky Governor

The winter storm that buried Kentucky in snow has prompted Gov. Steve Beshear to issue two executive orders aimed at protecting consumers from price gouging and making sure families have access to needed prescription medicines.

Beshear said Tuesday the orders are meant to ensure Kentuckians pay fair prices for products like gasoline and won't have to worry about skipping doses of medicine.

At Attorney General Jack Conway's request, the governor activated the state's prohibitions on price gouging. The emergency declaration triggers several consumer protection measures that will remain in place for 30 days and may be extended as needed.

The other order allows pharmacists to refill up to a 30-day supply of needed prescriptions without a physician's refill order, excluding controlled substances. The order is in effect through Feb. 24.

Related Content