school bus http://wkms.org en No Serious Injuries in Heath Elementary Bus Crash http://wkms.org/post/no-serious-injuries-heath-elementary-bus-crash <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nine Heath Elementary School students and their driver suffered only minor injuries when a car crashed head-on into a McCracken County school bus Wednesday morning.</span></p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 16:41:53 +0000 Dave Shinall 40555 at http://wkms.org No Serious Injuries in Heath Elementary Bus Crash McCracken County Judge Supports State Busing for Private School Pupils http://wkms.org/post/mccracken-county-judge-supports-state-busing-private-school-pupils <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">McCracken’s County’s Judge Executive has expressed his support for the county school district’s </span>busing<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of private school students.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to a&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2014/05/03/3225667/kentucky-spending-millions-on.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Lexington Herald Leader article</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, state financial records show that Kentucky spent nearly $18 million to pay for&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">busing</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;at private, mostly religious schools, in two dozen counties over the last six years.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 05 May 2014 20:14:49 +0000 Rob Canning & Lance Dennee 40342 at http://wkms.org McCracken County Judge Supports State Busing for Private School Pupils IL Schools May Charge for Bus Rides http://wkms.org/post/il-schools-may-charge-bus-rides <p>Illinois Education officials are considering a proposal to let schools stop offering free bus service as another way to cope with the state&#39;s budget crisis. In legislation that may be offered this week, the State Board of Education could ask to either get rid of the buses or charge for carrying students each day. The change would be part of a new system for distributing state money for student transportation. The Illinois Association of School Boards says transportation spending has been slashed 42% since 2010.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 21:41:25 +0000 AP 17732 at http://wkms.org IL Schools May Charge for Bus Rides Henry County School Bus Held Hostage http://wkms.org/post/henry-county-school-bus-held-hostage <p>The man who held a bus full of Henry County students hostage with a bomb threat this morning is undergoing a mental evaluation. Henry County Sheriff Monte Belew says 26 year old Steven Decker boarded the bus during a stop on Guthrie Road. He told the bus driver he had a gun and a bomb and demanded $25 thousand&nbsp; in cash. Belew says the bus driver called 9-1-1 during the incident. He says,</p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 20:53:35 +0000 Shelly Baskin 17406 at http://wkms.org Henry County School Bus Held Hostage