The Aachen, Germany, games featured 750 athletes and 850 horses from 61 countries and drew more than 500,000 spectators. Kentucky began planning for an even bigger event.
An analysis of the last four years of state test scores indicates elementary schools are on track to reach proficiency by 2014, but that’s not the case for middle and high schools.
Kentucky Personnel Secretary Nikki Jackson says the furlough was equitable and transparent and all effort was made to minimize the impact to the public. Jackson told the House and Senate budget committees she’s heard no grumbling.
In July, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved Instant Racing regulations, which would allow electronic wagering on previously run horses races. The Family Foundation says Instant Racing is nothing more than an illegal expansion of gambling.
Only about 56 percent of Kentucky schools met their goals under the federal No Child Left Behind Act last school year. The Education Department’s Lisa Gross says the findings are not surprising.
Democrats currently outnumber Republicans 65-35 in the Kentucky House, but Republicans are hoping that will change November 2nd and voters will give them control.
A response has now been filed by public defender Dan Goyette of Louisville. Goyette says the Attorney General’s motion is moot, and should be dismissed, because the death warrant for Wilson expired with the arrival of September 17th.
The opinion comes in an appeal filed by Henry Crawford of Louisville, who was seeking all records of his case from his former attorney, Mathew Farra.
Chairman K.A. Owens says in coming weeks, the New Power PAC will take its message to Kentuckians through radio, print and television ads, but won’t be directly endorsing candidates. To kick-start fundraising efforts, KFTC has given the PAC $100,000.
The David Williams-Richie Farmer gubernatorial slate, announced two weeks ago, is already being accused of violating Kentucky campaign finance laws.
Former Jefferson County Teacher’s Association Director Steve Neal believes the Williams-Farmer slate spent money on their campaign before filing a letter of intent with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance.