Bill Would Allow Students to Attend School Outside Their Home District

A new bill in Kentucky would allow students to go to school outside of the district they live in, as long the new district allows it. State Senator Ken Winters is sponsoring the bill because of concerns he’s heard from parents in his district. He says the measure isn’t aimed at getting students out of […]

Bill to Allow Ads on School Buses Likely to Die in State Senate Again

A bill to put advertising on the sides of school buses appears to have once again met its death in the Kentucky Senate. For the second year in a row, the House has overwhelming passed a bill that would allow school districts to sell ads on buses. Proponents of the measure say it could raise […]

Winters Says Dropout Bill Has ‘Best Chance’ to Pass State Senate This Session

After years of trying, a proposal to raise Kentucky’s school dropout age could be on track to becoming law. The measure is a key part of Governor Steve Beshear’s legislative agenda. But every year it has died in the state Senate as critics say the bill isn’t enough to help uninterested students. That trend may […]

Hubbard Says 2012 State Senate Bid Will Be His Last

Former Kentucky Congressman Carroll Hubbard says he will run for public office for the last time next year. Hubbard, a Democrat, has notified the Kentucky Board of Elections that he will run for the state Senate seat now held by Republican Ken Winters of Murray. Hubbard tells the Murray Ledger and Times that, at age […]