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20 Percent of KY Grads Hit ACT College Benchmarks
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 1:14 PM
Newly released ACT scores show only a fifth of Kentucky's 2016 high school graduates met all the benchmarks that show they are ready for college-level coursework. News outlets report that the scores, released Wednesday, didn't move significantly compared to the Class of 2015. More students in the Class of 2016 were able to reach ACT's benchmark score in English than in other subjects. A ...
Bevin Signs KY Sexual Assault Kit Bill
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 4:25 PM
Gov. Matt Bevin has ceremonially signed a bill into law that strengthens the requirements for the testing of sexual assault kits in Kentucky. Bevin signed Senate Bill 63, also known as the sexual assault evidence collection kit bill, Wednesday afternoon at the State Crime Lab in Frankfort. The new law requires all sexual assault examination kits, which have not been subjected to ...
Bevin Submits Medicaid Plan for Approval
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 11:06 AM
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says he has changed his proposal to overhaul the state's Medicaid program and submitted it to the federal government for approval. The new proposal will cover allergy testing and private duty nursing for about 400,000 Kentuckians who have health insurance through the state's expanded Medicaid program under the federal Affordable Care Act. People who are in hospice care, ...
Islamic Group Giving Out Qurans at State Fair
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 7:05 AM
One booth at the Kentucky State Fair is offering a look into the Muslim religion. The booth in the South Wing of the Kentucky Expo Center is manned by the Furqaan Project and is offering free copies of the Quran. Imam Eesaa Wood says they've given away hundreds of copies of the Islamic holy book but has had many others turn down the offer having received an autographed copy from Muhammad Ali in ...
Bevin Praises School Bathroom Policy Ruling
Monday, August 22, 2016 3:59 PM
Kentucky's Republican governor has praised a federal judges' ruling blocking President Barack Obama's bathroom order for public schools, saying it reaffirms the right of local control. Kentucky was one of 13 states that sued Obama after he announced public schools that do not allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice could risk losing federal funding. Sunday, U.S. District ...
KY Joins Lawsuit Over Obama Transgender Rules
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:10 PM
Texas and four other states are again suing the Obama administration over its efforts to strengthen discrimination protections for transgender people. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in a North Texas federal court seeks to block parts of a nondiscrimination mandate of President Barack Obama's health care law. Republican state officials say the rules could force doctors to help with gender transition ...
Bevin to Appeal Judge's Order
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 10:53 AM
Gov. Matt Bevin's attorney says he will appeal a judge's ruling that temporarily reinstates a member of the Kentucky Retirement Systems board of trustees. Steve Pitt told reporters Tuesday the governor does not believe Thomas Elliott should serve on the board of trustees. Bevin removed Elliott by executive order, and then abolished the entire board and re-created it as a board of directors. ...
KY Officials Need More Info on Deer Herds
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 5:08 AM
Hunters in Kentucky this upcoming season will be asked to provide additional information about harvested deer and elk. All deer and elk taken by hunters in the state must be reported to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources either by phone or online. The additional information sought will help state biologists better estimate the size and age of the state's deer and elk ...
Judge Says Bevin Can't Remove Pension Chairman
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 1:08 AM
A state judge says Republican Gov. Matt Bevin can't remove the chairman of the Kentucky Retirement Systems board of trustees for now but can rewrite the rules for the board and its members. Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled Monday that Bevin was wrong to remove Thomas Elliott as the board chairman and to threaten him with arrest if he participated in meetings. However, ...
Judge to Rule in Retirement Case Tuesday
Monday, August 22, 2016 12:50 PM
The Kentucky Retirement Systems will decide how to invest millions of dollars in public money on the same day a state judge is expected to rule on whether the new board appointed by the governor that controls those investments has the authority to act. Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd says he plans to issue a ruling in the case on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the retirement system's ...
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