New legislation would speed local dam removals

By JACKSON FRENCH jfrench@bgdailynews.com –  Congressional legislation that would make the process of removing local dams easier for the Army Corps of Engineers is awaiting President Donald Trump’s signature. The America’s Water Infrastructure Act contains more than 5,000 sections, including one that, according to Michael Hensley with the Nature Conservancy, clarifies a legal question that’s been…

Conservatives push for stalled prison reform at McConnell’s alma mater

by Morgan Watkins, Louisville Courier Journal – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell discuses the new Associate Justice for the Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh Louisville Courier Journal A Fox News contributor, a former attorney general for President George W. Bush and others united at U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s alma mater Wednesday to call for criminal justice…

State coalition, including Children, Inc., gets $5m grant to create Statewide Family Engagement Center

Kentucky is one of only 11 states to receive grants to create a Statewide Family Engagement Center, a project that includes Children, Inc. as a partner. Kentucky families will benefit through a five-year, $5 million U.S. Department of Education grant to create the center.The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) will support The Prichard Committee…