Beshear to lead Tenn-Tom waterway development authority

WKMS | By Morgan Puckett Gov. Andy Beshear will be heading up a four-state effort to promote the development of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway and its economic and trade potential. A release from Beshear’s office announced his election as the 2023 chairman of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority Monday. The governor said he’s excited about the possibilities of expanding on the…

County jailers file lawsuit alleging Kentucky Department of Justice isn’t paying enough for state inmates

BY SAM KNEF KENTUCKY COVINGTON, Ky. — Some Kentucky jailers have sued the state Department of Corrections. Jailers involved in the lawsuit say state inmates are filling up their jails, and the state isn’t paying them enough to house those inmates. What You Need To Know Four Kentucky jailers have filed a lawsuit against the state Department of…

Senate legislation would address teacher shortage in KY schools

By Will Whaley FRANKFORT, Ky. (WBKO) – Yesterday, Senator Matt Deneen, R-Elizabethtown, presented Senate Bill 49, a measure to help address the teacher shortage. The measure passed the Senate unanimously. Newly elected Senator Deneen considers the bill his priority legislation for the 2023 30-day General Session. SB 49 will address workforce shortages and alternative teacher certifications…

Kentucky nonprofit releases ‘disturbing’ data on rising youth violence

BY KHYATI PATEL KENTUCKY LOUISVILLE, Ky. — New data on youth violence shows homicides increased in 2021. But they didn’t just moderately increase—they nearly tripled. The Greater Louisville Project on Tuesday called for more action and long-term investment during an event where they spoke to various advocacy and violence prevention groups at the Muhammad Ali Center. What You…