Webb, who teaches English at East Jessamine High, was awarded a cameo art glass bowl and a check for $10,000 from Ashland Inc., which has sponsored the awards since 1988. Webb plans to share the prize money with her school.
A high school teacher from Jessamine County is the 2011 Kentucky Teacher of the Year. Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh was at the awards ceremonies at the State Capitol.
Revised Kentucky law now requires rape exams to be made available to sexual assault victims, even if the crime has not yet been reported. Sexual Assault Forensic-Medical Exams, or SAFE exams, are available at medical facilities across the commonwealth.
The Guard now has troop strength of just over 73-hundred men and women. That’s up from less than six thousand in 2003.
In July, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved regulations allowing eight horse tracks to conduct electronic wagering on previously-run horse races. Simultaneously, the commission asked the courts to rule on the legality of Instant Racing. Martin Cothran of the Family Foundation of Kentucky believes it is not legal.
Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton ordered creation of the panel, which is similar to commissions in at least 24 other states. Minton says the need is evident, because Kentucky is seeing an explosion of people showing up in court without legal representation.
Republicans and independents signed up more voters since May than Democrats. And females still outnumber males on Kentucky’s voter registration rolls.
Right now, there are 20 Republicans, 17 Democrats and one independent in the Kentucky Senate. Sen. David Williams of Burkesville has presided over the chamber for a decade, and he will seek re-election as president if Republicans retain control.
Applicants must be 21, a U.S. citizen, have a good driving record, and have either some college experience, or a high school diploma and military or police experience.
The Whitley County school district said release of the resumes of unsuccessful candidates for superintendent would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.