KY Getting Bus Improvements

KY Getting Bus Improvements Transportation officials in Kentucky say bus services will be improved across the state thanks to $7 million in federal grants.Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas says the grant money was awarded by the Federal Transit Administration for rural Kentucky transit agencies. He says the funds will be used to modernize…

Close To Passing A Federal Farm Bill

Close To Passing A Federal Farm Bill Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told a Kentucky farm group that federal lawmakers are close to passing a new farm bill.McConnell later told reporters he’s confident President Donald Trump will be satisfied with the bipartisan deal.House and Senate agriculture committee leaders from both parties have said they…

KY Gains A “Multiversity”

KY Gains A “Multiversity” U.S. Representative Hal Rogers announced Monday that the new University Center of Southern Kentucky will open with the fall semester of 2019 on the campus of Somerset Community College.In a news release, Rogers described the center as a “multiversity” for student success.He launched the initiative with President of Kentucky Community…

KY Possibly Changing Hate Crimes Laws

KY Possibly Changing Hate Crimes Laws Two lawmakers are pushing for changes to Kentucky’s hate crime laws.This comes after two people were killed at a Kroger outside Louisville.Both Republican Representative Jason Nemes and Democratic State Senator Geral Neal pre-filed bills calling for change. Both are pushing for a mandatory ten-year sentence for hate crimes.…

KY Changing High School Graduation Requirements

KY Changing High School Graduation Requirements Kentucky’s education commissioner has changed a proposal for new high school graduation requirements after getting feedback from districts.Wayne Lewis said Monday students will still have to demonstrate basic proficiency in reading and math. But students will not be required to meet standards showing they are ready for college…