House Republicans Announce Subcommittee assignments

by MICHON LINDSTROM | KENTUCKY FRANKFORT- The Kentucky House Republican caucus announced the members chosen to chair the budget subcommittees and co-chair ten statutory committees.  Of the 18 positions–none are female.  The House Budget Review Subcommittee determine how state dollars should be allocated in the biennium budget. While the statutory committee co-chair has a counterpart…

Father of Alison Lundergan Grimes seeks dismissal of campaign finance charges

  Jerry Lundergan’s attorney, J Guthrie True, speaks to press outside of federal courthouse downtown after both Lundergan and Dale Emmons made their first court appearance. By Marcus Dorsey by BILL ESTEP, [email protected] –  Federal campaign finance charges against well-known Kentucky Democrats Jerry Lundergan and Dale Emmons violate constitutional protections and should be dismissed, defense attorneys…

State advocacy groups want more time to review graduation requirements

by Mandy McLaren, Louisville Courier Journal – Hours before the Kentucky Board of Education is scheduled to vote on new high school graduation requirements, statewide groups are continuing calls for the board to table its decision. The Kentucky School Boards Association, the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence and the Kentucky State Conference of NAACP Branches said the 11-member board should…

Charter schools, 3rd grade retention among education department’s 2019 priorities

by Mandy McLaren, Louisville Courier Journal – The Kentucky Department of Education will push for several controversial pieces of legislation next year, according to a list of priorities made public Wednesday. The department’s main priorities include: Securing a permanent funding mechanism for charter schools. Obtaining the power to retain third-graders who are not proficient in reading…