funding http://wkms.org en Child Advocates Rally, Urge Kentucky Leaders to Restore Cut Child Care Funding http://wkms.org/post/child-advocates-rally-urge-kentucky-leaders-restore-cut-child-care-funding <p></p><p>Advocates for Kentucky children on Thursday called for state leaders to provide funds and stave off recently announced cuts to program that<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/drastic-cuts-kentucky-child-care-assistance-leave-low-income-families-few-options" target="_blank">provide assistance for child care costs and to family members who take in young relatives. Fri, 08 Feb 2013 20:46:06 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 27840 at http://wkms.org Child Advocates Rally, Urge Kentucky Leaders to Restore Cut Child Care Funding University Bonding Projects on Fast Track to Pass House This Week http://wkms.org/post/university-bonding-projects-fast-track-pass-house-week <p></p><p>A bill authorizing&nbsp;<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-bonding-plan-universities-pave-way-construction-renovation-projects" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(12,76,162);text-decoration:initial" target="_blank">bonding projects for most of Kentucky's public universities&nbsp;</a>appears to have ample support to be approved this week in &nbsp;the state House.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">House Bill 7 &nbsp;authorizes more than $300 million in projects, including renovations for dorm rooms, academic buildings and football stadium renovations at the University of Kentucky. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 19:47:55 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 27728 at http://wkms.org University Bonding Projects on Fast Track to Pass House This Week Illinois Education Funds Likely to Fall Despite Requests for Increase http://wkms.org/post/illinois-education-funds-likely-fall-despite-requests-increase <p></p><p>The Illinois State Board of Education wants lawmakers to increase funding for schools by $874 million next year. The board recommended the 13.4 percent increase at their meeting today. Finance Committee Chairman Jim Baumann says 67 percent of school districts are in deficit spending. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 22:12:39 +0000 Shelly Baskin & The Associated Press 27191 at http://wkms.org Illinois Education Funds Likely to Fall Despite Requests for Increase Prichard Committee Report Shows Strong Gains in Kentucky Student Achievement http://wkms.org/post/prichard-committee-report-shows-strong-gains-kentucky-student-achievement <p></p><p>Kentucky is moving steadily toward the top-tier of states in key education measures according to the “Top 20 by 2020” report from the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 21:54:25 +0000 Shelly Baskin 25446 at http://wkms.org Prichard Committee Report Shows Strong Gains in Kentucky Student Achievement Olmsted Lock and Dam Project Closing in on 20 Years http://wkms.org/post/olmsted-lock-and-dam-project-closing-20-years <p>Construction on the Olmsted Lock and Dam Project in Southern Illinois has been ongoing for 20 years, 13 years over schedule. Now a completion date is set for 2026.&nbsp; Some of the delays are from construction techniques not quite suited for the swift current in that part of the Ohio River.&nbsp; Project Engineer Richard Schipp says other delays are man-made&hellip;</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 21:23:58 +0000 Shelly Baskin 17700 at http://wkms.org Olmsted Lock and Dam Project Closing in on 20 Years State House Budget Vote http://wkms.org/post/state-house-budget-vote <p>The Kentucky House is expected to vote on an austere state budget by the middle of next week.&nbsp; Speaker Greg Stumbo says he doesn&#39;t expect a lot of changes to Governor Steve Beshear&#39;s original budget proposal. The governor&#39;s $19.5 billion, two-year budget proposal includes 8.4 percent cuts to most state agencies. The House Appropriations and Revenue Committee vote is expected Tuesday. Fri, 02 Mar 2012 14:25:32 +0000 Drew Adams 17119 at http://wkms.org