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Education
2:31 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

House to Vote on Legislation to Cut Academic Days for Snow-Impacted Schools

The full House will vote on legislation to allow local school districts to shorten their instructional calendar by up to ten days. 

The measure is being promoted as a way for schools to deal with a higher-than-normal number of snow days. 

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Education
3:47 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Ky. House Backs Funding for Child Care Rating Expansion

The Kentucky House is backing a significant expansion of the early child care provider rating system.   It will mean hundreds more child care centers will be able to tap into the “Star Rating” program offered by the state.  The expansion will necessitate training paid for by federal dollars through the “Race to the Top” grant program.  

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2012 General Assembly
6:51 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Amish Buggy Bill Could Soon Be Law

amishamerica.com

A bill allowing Amish buggy drivers in Kentucky to use reflective tape instead of a state-mandated orange triangle is only a few steps away from becoming law.

The state Senate passed a bill addressing the issue weeks ago. And a House committee passed its own version last week.

There are a few differences in each chamber’s bill. The House wants 200 inches of white, two-inch-wide tape on the back of each buggy. The Senate version mandates 100 inches of red or white one-inch-wide tape.

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