December 16, 2011 - 7:30am
Local news for Dec. 16, 2011
"Senate President David Williams, who lost a bid for governor this year, will keep his leadership position in the legislature. Williams, a Burkesville Republican who has headed the Senate since 2000, said after a retreat Thursday for Senate Republicans that there will be no leadership changes...
October 20, 2011 - 7:07am
Local news for Oct. 19, 2011
"They knew it was coming, but Jefferson County educators were frustrated and disappointed by Wednesday’s announcement that five more district schools had been selected for state-imposed overhauls because of poor academic performance.
July 29, 2012 - 6:54pm
'Lunch Line' documentary at Bellarmine to examine history, controversy
Since 1946, millions of American kids have taken advantage of the federally funded National School Lunch Program. But despite all the good it’s done in feeding growing bodies and minds, this partnership among farmers, schools and the USDA is fraught with controversy: Too much of a good thing...
October 1, 2011 - 3:47pm
"The legislature's mandate that parents and legal guardians have the right to choose the school nearest their home for their children to attend is not without reason nor fortuitous. The benefit of children attending neighborhood schools is obvious. Busing creates the impediment of distance among parent, child, and school and, therefore, increases the difficulty of family involvement."
Kentucky’s Court of Appeals announced today that a 3-judge panel has ruled in favor of Jefferson County Public Schools parents who argue that state law gives parents the right to send their children to neighborhood schools. This ruling overturns a 2010 Jefferson Circuit Court ruling and...
August 16, 2011 - 7:56am
Never before have we had to make-up school days before we even started the year, but here is why it is worth it.