Can Republicans win the Kentucky House? 7 races to watch in November

by DANIEL DESROCHERS, ddesrochers@herald-leader.com – Just like Chicago Cubs fans, Republicans in Frankfort are saying this will be the year. For more than 90 years, Democrats have controlled the Kentucky House of Representatives, but Republicans are on the offensive in several House races this fall as Kentucky’s electorate continues its slow march to the political right. Democrats have…

OD count still rising in NKY and across Ky.

by Terry DeMio, tdemio@enquirer.com – Overdoses continue to plague Northern Kentucky and the rest of the commonwealth, health officials say. St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s hospital emergency departments reversed 94 overdoses from Aug. 28 through Saturday. The numbers are “still extremely high,” said spokesman Guy Karrick. The Kentucky Public Health department released its own count, which numbered 15…

ITT Tech shutting down all campuses

by Justin L. Mack, Chelsea Schneider and Stephanie Wang, stephanie.wang@indystar.com – ITT Educational Services is asking federal education officials for leniency as the for-profit college chain based in Carmel, Ind., tries to stave off creditors. (Dwight Adams/IndyStar) Wochit In the wake of devastating federal sanctions, officials from Carmel-based ITT Educational Services Inc. announced Tuesday that all ITT Technical Institute campuses will be…

Kentucky’s education commissioner reflects on first year, touts new approach to accountability

By John Gregory, KET –  With everything on his plate during his first year as Kentucky’s commissioner of education, Stephen Pruitt didn’t expect to be testifying before Congress. But there he was, giving his thoughts on the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to House and Senate committees earlier this summer. Pruitt praised lawmakers for passing…