Modified Athlete Safety Bill Clears KY Legislature

High school coaches in Kentucky will have to take mandatory health safety courses under legislation winning final approval in the 2009 General Assembly. Louisville Rep. Joni Jenkins says the courses will cover proper responses to heat stroke and other medical emergencies. “The panel that is going to be doing the ongoing study of this may […]

Athlete Safety Bill Sidelined; UK's Brooks Urges Approval

Discussion over how Kentucky high school coaches respond to athletes suffering from heat-related illnesses was front and center at a legislative hearing in Frankfort. Several witnesses, including University of Kentucky head football coach Rich Brooks, urged passage of legislation seeking additional training for high school coaches regarding heat-related illnesses. “I think that the education part […]