Monthly Archives: August 2018

Superintendents react to change in Master’s Degree requirement for Kentucky teachers

Superintendents react to change in Master’s Degree requirement for Kentucky teachers

BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky (WBKO) — After the Kentucky Board of Education moved to eliminate the requirement that forced Kentucky teachers to obtain a Master’s Degree, educators across the state are sounding off. The Kentucky Educators Association has already come out against the change, but two local superintendents told 13 News it could be a positive…more »

Dropping advanced degree requirement is bad for educators, Kentucky teachers’ group says

Dropping advanced degree requirement is bad for educators, Kentucky teachers’ group says

Gov. Matt Bevin’s reconfigured teacher licensing board immediately drew complaints about its first major decision, dropping a requirement that teachers get advanced degrees to stay employed. “During a time when we are supposed to be encouraging students to think of themselves as college and career ready, even beginning in kindergarten, it seems counterintuitive that our…more »

Iraqi refugee accused of being ISIS killer arrested in California

Iraqi refugee accused of being ISIS killer arrested in California

(CNN)The United States is preparing to extradite an Iraqi refugee from California wanted in his home country in connection with an ISIS-related killing of a police officer. Omar Ameen was arrested Wednesday in Sacramento where he settled after being granted refugee status, the US Justice Department said. Authorities allege he was a member in terrorist…more »

Kentucky Loses Another Round In Medicaid Fight

Kentucky Loses Another Round In Medicaid Fight

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Republican governor lost another round Monday in a legal fight over his efforts to revamp the state’s Medicaid program to require poor people to get a job to keep their benefits. The latest setback for Gov. Matt Bevin came in his home state when a federal judge dismissed his lawsuit…more »

Former ISIS slave flees Germany after encountering her captor

Former ISIS slave flees Germany after encountering her captor

A young woman who escaped slavery in Iraq only to encounter her tormentor in Germany has fled back to her home country. Ashwaq Haji Hamid, 19, was one of roughly 5,000 women from the Yazidi minority group to be cruelly kidnapped by ISIS in 2014 as the group imposed a reign of terror throughout Iraq.…more »

Attorney General: OK To Post List Of Write-In Candidates

Attorney General: OK To Post List Of Write-In Candidates

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s attorney general says it is OK for election officials to post a list of certified write-in candidates at polling places. The opinion from Democrat Andy Beshear’s office could give a boost to at least six current and former teachers running as write-in candidates for the state legislature. In Kentucky, votes…more »

Video shows Nashville man running away as he’s fatally shot by police

Video shows Nashville man running away as he’s fatally shot by police

Newly released surveillance video shows a police officer in Nashville, Tennessee, fatally shooting a man in the back as he ran away — leading to questions about the use of deadly force and calls for the police chief’s resignation. The family of Daniel Hambrick, 25, held a news conference Wednesday after the video’s release to…more »

Bevin defends pension law in hard-hitting speech

Bevin defends pension law in hard-hitting speech

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin warned Wednesday that Kentucky’s counties will be “screwed” financially if the state’s Supreme Court invalidates a new pension law, saying that unchecked increases in pension obligations will “hammer the blazes out of your budgets.” In a hard-hitting speech to a conference of local government officials, Bevin derided…more »

Deadline for wet-dry vote petition extended to Aug. 24

Deadline for wet-dry vote petition extended to Aug. 24

The last call has been extended for proponents of countywide alcohol sales in Warren County, who are only about halfway to their goal of getting the question on the ballot. According to an opinion rendered by Warren County Attorney Amy Milliken, the Warren Countians for Economic Growth group that has been promoting a petition drive…more »

Push for countywide wet-dry vote may still be alive

Push for countywide wet-dry vote may still be alive

Two inch-and-a-half-thick stacks of petitions in favor of putting the legalization of alcohol sales throughout Warren County on the November ballot were enough to impress Warren County Clerk Lynette Yates on Tuesday afternoon. But were they enough to put the measure on the ballot? Some 12,300 signatures (25 percent of the number of votes cast…more »

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