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On this edition of “Old Kentucky Tales,”  we  talk about Turkeys in the Streets and Turkey Bills in the Capital in our “Yesterday’s News” segment, and for our “Main Event” we will examine Paducah’s Controversial Cow Election. 

Special Thanks to our Sound Engineer Todd Birdsong, the Paducah School of Art and Design, and WKMS.  

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Betsy DeVos has put the brakes on two Obama-era regulations aimed at protecting student borrowers. Beginning with two public hearings this week, one in Washington, D.C., on Monday and a second Wednesday in Dallas, the Education Department is asking stakeholders to go back to the starting line.

On Monday, speaker after speaker in favor of the rules expressed weariness at the reopening of a "negotiated rulemaking" process that took several years and much legal wrangling.

Our education system has this funny quirk of grouping kids by birth date — rather than, say, intellectual ability or achievement or interest.

But developmental pathways are as individual as kids themselves.

And so there's a perpetual back-and-forth about whether to put certain kids in school a grade behind or ahead of their actual age.

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Gov. Bill Haslam has opened an alternative residential program operated by the Tennessee National Guard that gives some teens a chance to earn a high school equivalency diploma outside a traditional school setting.

When young people struggle through addiction or substance abuse, there's also the question of school. Getting behind academically can be detrimental to learning and future success, but traditional school can be tough for kids whose peer groups use drugs or alcohol and where treatment resources can be limited.

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A University of Tennessee at Martin alumna is the new president of the University of Tennessee Alumni Association.

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Murray State University officials described clean-up work underway, university priorities and where the students will live, following the blast at a residential college last week. 

Since NPR Ed first published this piece last year, it has become one of our most popular posts of all time. And since then, there has been a little anecdotal proof of concept for these parenting theories:

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DeVos "presses pause" on for-profit college regulation

Two weeks ago, we reported that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was rolling back the "gainful employment" rule intended to rein in for-profit colleges. On Friday, she took a further step back.

Welcome to this edition of “Old Kentucky Tales,” the only podcast that solemnly swears that none of its participants have fought a duel with deadly weapons within this State, or out of it. In this episode of Old Kentucky Tales, we will look at Kentucky women in Law Enforcement past and present in our “Yesterday’s News” segment, and for our “Main Event” we will examine what happened when Kentuckian immigrants overran a rural part of Michigan.   

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