House Bill on Education Concerns Arts Advocates

The Kentucky House of Representatives will consider a bill this week to revamp the state’s student testing system. Some say it could weaken arts and humanities instruction. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. House Bill 508 is a response to Senate Bill 1. Both would overhaul testing in public schools to improve school, student and teacher […]

Bill Filed to Clarify Religious Expression

A Kentucky lawmaker has filed legislation intended to clarify the state law regarding freedom of expression in public schools. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Rep. Melvin Henley of Murray has filed a bill that specifically defines how and when pubic schools students may voluntarily express their viewpoints, including religious ones. Henley says he decided to […]

Bill Filed to Immunize Against HPV

For the third year, a bill has been filed in the Kentucky General Assembly that would require girls to be vaccinated against a virus that is the source of almost all cervical cancer. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. In 2006, the federal government approved a vaccine that immunizes females against the human papillomavirus or HPV, which […]

Bill Filed Giving Rights to High School Journalists

Legislators have already begun filing bills for the next legislative session that starts in January. One measure concerns press rights for high school journalists. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Just after finishing his freshman year studying journalism at Western Kentucky University, Josh Moore met with his State Representative, Brent Yonts. Moore told Yonts he wanted state […]