ACT report shows KY’s public high school grads meet college-readiness benchmarks

The percentage of Kentucky public high school graduates meeting the state’s college-readiness benchmarks on the ACT college-entrance exam in reading and mathematics increased marginally, but slightly fewer students met the state English benchmark, according to data released by ACT. Commissioner Stephen Pruitt said the report indicates that Kentucky still has “some serious work ahead of…

Kentucky isn’t the only state with a pension crisis. Here’s how others coped.

by DANIEL DESROCHERS, ddesrochers@herald-leader.com –  SEPTEMBER 01, 2017 3:03 PM — In New Jersey they turned to the state lottery. In Illinois they raised taxes. In South Dakota they lowered their cost-of-living adjustments. Kentucky has one of the worst-funded pension systems in the country, but it isn’t alone. Following the Great Recession, about 75 percent of…