The Associated Press

Pages

Education
6:20 am
Wed October 30, 2013

TN Program Seeks To Create More School Principals

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is launching a new leadership program he hopes will create a pipeline of highly trained principals for schools.

The state will work with Vanderbilt University and local districts to nominate, select and train up to 30 participants a year in the program.

Read more
Society
6:18 am
Wed October 30, 2013

KY Fire Commission Offers Halloween Safety Tips

Children look forward to the fun and excitement of Halloween, but the Kentucky Fire Commission says everyone should remember to celebrate safely.

The commission's is advising trick or treaters to Wear bright, reflective and flame-resistant costumes and add reflective tape to be visible to drivers.

Read more
Society
6:16 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Violence Against Women Costly For TN

A recent study shows violence against women in Tennessee costs the state more than $880 million  annually.

The study was done by the Tennessee Economic Council on Women and presented at a recent women's summit in Nashville.

Read more
Culture
6:14 am
Wed October 30, 2013

TN Historical Commission Taking Grant Applications

Credit Fisk University Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

The Tennessee Historical Commission will start taking grant applications for historic preservation projects for next year starting tomorrow.

Officials say the amount of funds available for grants in Tennessee is expected to be about $200,000.

The selection progress will emphasize projects such as architectural and archaeological surveys, design guidelines for historic districts and the rehabilitation of historic buildings.

Read more
Politics
9:13 am
Tue October 29, 2013

IL Lawmakers Promote Survey And Budgeting Model

Credit wikipedia.org

Two Illinois state senators say they want "partisan bickering" over the state's budget to be put aside.

Democrat Dan Kotowski and Republican Pam Althoff are holding a news conference today in Chicago to announce the findings of a study on what Illinois taxpayers' want.

Read more
Society
9:08 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Full Ton Of Unwanted Drugs Collected

An anti-drug organization has collected a ton of unwanted prescription drugs using drop boxes throughout Kentucky.

Operation UNITE collected the medications in 34 counties last weekend as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Read more
Education
9:06 am
Tue October 29, 2013

TN To Review Textbooks

Tennessee lawmakers are planning a hearing on the panel that vets textbooks for use in public schools.

The Senate's education and government operations committees are scheduled to hold two days of joint hearings on the Tennessee Textbook Commission beginning next Monday.

Read more
Government
4:18 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Topinka Unveils New Financial Records Database

Credit Wikimedia Commons

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka has launched a public database that puts local government financial information and tens of thousands of other records online.

Topinka's office is calling the database "The Warehouse" and says it will include information from  counties, municipalities and special taxing districts across Illinois.

Read more
Society
6:59 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Former KY Supreme Court Justice Schroder Dies

The family of former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Wil Schroder says he has died.

His cousin, Kenton County Judge-executive Steve Arlinghaus, told The Kentucky Enquirer that the 67-year-old passed away late Saturday night.

Read more
Education
6:54 am
Mon October 28, 2013

KY Among 7 States In Teacher Training Pilot

Kentucky and six other states will participate in a pilot program to train teachers. The seven states — which also include Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Massachusetts and Washington — will work over two years to improve teacher preparation.

The Network for Transforming Education Preparation was created by the Council of Chief State School Officers.

Read more

Pages