PLAN http://wkms.org en Road Plan Vote Delayed to Last Day of Session http://wkms.org/post/road-plan-vote-delayed-last-day-session <p>Kentucky lawmakers are unlikely to approve new two-year and six-year road plans in time to override any gubernatorial vetoes.</p><p>The conference committee working on the plans did not come to a compromise late last night, significantly decreasing the potential for a deal today.</p><p>The plans fund many projects, including the widening of Interstate 65, the expansion of the Mountain Parkway and portions of the Ohio River Bridges Project in Louisville.</p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 19:52:28 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17469 at http://wkms.org Road Plan Vote Delayed to Last Day of Session House Budget Committee Passes Road Plan http://wkms.org/post/house-budget-committee-passes-road-plan-0 <p><font size="2">The Kentucky House budget committee has approved the next two-year road plan for the commonwealth.<br /><br /> The committee easily passed the plan and the Transportation Cabinet&#39;s operating budget today.<br /><br /> The road plan funds many of Governor Steve Beshear&#39;s big initiatives, such as widening both Interstate 65 around Bowling Green and the Mountain Parkway.<br /><br /> Bill sponsor Sannie Overly didn&#39;t offer specific details about the committee&#39;s changes to the measures, but says there are some.<br /> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 20:09:07 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17270 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Students' Test Scores are Improving http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-students-test-scores-are-improving <p>Scores for Kentucky&rsquo;s 8<sup>th</sup> and 10<sup>th</sup> grade students on the statewide EXPLORE and PLAN assessments have improved over the past few years. Results from last fall show overall scores moved up slightly in most subject areas. While scores have generally improved since 2006, Kentucky averages are still somewhat below national averages. The EXPLORE and PLAN benchmarks are used to indicate the degree of college readiness in 8<sup>th</sup> and 10<sup>th</sup> graders.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 14:37:13 +0000 Gary Pitts 17071 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Students' Test Scores are Improving