A Bluegrass horse farm owner would like to see further improvements at the Kentucky Horse Park. Maple Crest Farm’s Reese Koffler-Stanfield participated in last week’s Kentucky Equine Education Project conference.
A person who’s spent decades keeping his finger on the pulse of Kentucky politics doesn’t anticipate weekend revelations about Donald Trump to greatly erode his support in the Commonwealth. The effect on GOP efforts to take over the Kentucky House appear a little more uncertain.
Kentucky lawmakers will be asked to further strengthen laws to combat the state’s heroin problem. Often labeled an epidemic with the large number of overdose deaths, the pre-filed legislation creates penalties for dealers of fentanyl, carfentanil, and other designer drugs.
Educators at Kentucky’s Community and Technical Colleges plus universities are establishing a new strategy for incoming freshmen with below benchmark academic achievement scores.
Participants at the Kentucky Association for Developmental Education conference focused on co-requisite course work. Eastern Kentucky University Director of Academic Readiness Kathy Williams says the traditional course of action would be to first place these students in non-credit bearing courses.
State student testing data shows improvements in the four year high school graduation rate and college and career readiness. The just released testing data from the Kentucky Department of Education shows gains in a number of areas.
High school graduation rates along with college/career readiness continue to go up. State officials say the number of schools and districts performing at the highest levels are up from last year, but State Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt says testing results don’t address future needs.
Lexington Health Department crews are taking additional steps to prevent the possible spread of zika in Fayette County. Lexington’s first confirmed zika case involves an individual who contracted the disease in another country.