A state Senate panel has put its stamp of approval on deregulation of stand-alone phone services in small Kentucky communities. Towns with populations of 15,000 or less were carved out of de-reg legislation approved in 2015. Senate Bill 10 would extend that policy statewide.
With an emphasis on political and educational collaboration, the Kentucky Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 1 on Friday. The priority bill of the GOP leadership makes substantial educational reforms in setting academic standards, testing, and state assistance for low performing schools.
Update: The Associated Press has issued a correction to this story, AP stated a bill would require the state's public schools to offer elective Bible classes, but the bill requires the Kentucky Board of Education to set administrative regulations about Bible classes, though local schools will decide whether to offer those classes.