Members of the Kentucky House Education Committee are backing legislation to define ‘bullying’ in public schools. Sponsor Rita Smart of Richmond says ‘harassment’ is defined, but not bullying and she believes it would serve to heighten awareness of the issue. 

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State Rep. Kenny Imes of Murray is taking on the Humane Society of the United States, penning an op-ed slamming their fundraising methods.

A new program aimed at expanding training to better protect children from sexual abuse is being launched across Kentucky. Attorney General Andy Beshear and First Lady Glenna Bevin are partnering in the effort.

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A bill that would allow private companies to finance, construct and operate public projects is advancing in the state House, this time without a major hang up for some legislators. 


Governor Matt Bevin announced today the appointment of Stephen Miller as commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Medicaid.

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A Tennessee resolution to test an alternative Medicaid program is heading to the senate floor. Senate Joint Resolution 88 passed out of the Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee today.

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Murray State University history professor Ted Belue will deliver a presentation at the Calloway County Public Library titled "Black Indians and Black Mountain Men on the Frontier: Restoring a Vanishing Legacy." The event’s scheduled for later this week, and Belue speaks with Todd Hatton on Sounds Good about what to expect.

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A major shakeup has occurred in the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice, less than a month after 16-year-old Gynnya McMillen died in a state-run detention center. Commissioner Bob Hayter is gone, according to sources and an employee in Hayter’s former office. 

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Smartphones are one of the most ubiquitous devices of the last few years. On a college campus like Murray State University, this rings even truer. Phones now hold a wealth of information and tools at the user’s fingertips, from internet browsers to music to dating and lifestyle applications.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded contracts for the reconstruction of a section of US 68/KY 80 in western Trigg County.