jack westwood http://wkms.org en Retiring Lawmakers Discuss Special Session http://wkms.org/post/retiring-lawmakers-discuss-special-session <p>Kentucky lawmakers along with Governor Steve Beshear are getting an earful from their constituents about yet another special legislative session.&nbsp;&nbsp;It&rsquo;s unclear how long lawmakers will be in Frankfort to try and iron out an agreement about funding road projects.&nbsp;&nbsp;And Senator Jack Westwood says taxpayers are making their voices heard.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 13:20:09 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 17655 at http://wkms.org Retiring Lawmakers Discuss Special Session House Tries Second Dropout Bill Compromise http://wkms.org/post/house-tries-second-dropout-bill-compromise <p><font size="2">Kentucky lawmakers are trying again to raise the state&#39;s dropout age.<br /><br /> Currently, students can drop out of school at 16 years old with parents&#39; permission. But lawmakers and Governor Steve Beshear have pushed to raise the dropout age to 18, regardless of parental consent.<br /><br /> The latest proposal before the legislature would let local school boards decide &nbsp;whether to adopt the higher dropout age. But once 70 districts opt in, it will become mandatory statewide.<br /> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 19:11:32 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17389 at http://wkms.org House Tries Second Dropout Bill Compromise