The 2008 Kentucky legislative session is halfway over and so far, the House and Senate have passed far fewer bills than at this point in recent 60 days sessions.
Dental caries, a cause of tooth decay and cavities, is the most prevalent infectious disease among American Children, and it’s something experts say can easily be cured by brushing and visiting a dentist. For kids in Kentucky, though, getting to the dentist can be a challenge.
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has asked all state Universities to cut their current budgets by three percent. For Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, that’s about same amount it costs to fund a year-old program for gifted high school students.
A study from Kentucky Adult Education placed the Commonwealth 49th in the nation for the percentage of adults without a high school diploma or GED. Now, a Kentucky program that has helped adults nationwide get their GED for thirty three years is facing hard fiscal times.
A bill that will go before the Kentucky General Assembly in 2009 would allow Independents a vote in the state’s primaries.