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Kentucky has become the first state in the nation to mandate the use of face protection for high school softball players. 

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New protocols for athletic coaches and referees regarding concussions is likely headed for final passage in the Kentucky legislature. The Senate Education Committee gave unanimous support to the House bill Tuesday.

Many high school football teams are looking to cancel or shift start times of their games tonight as temperatures remain in the mid to upper 90's and heat indices hover near 100. 

Kentucky lawmakers are reviewing a proposal to add middle schools athletics to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association's oversight. It would mark the first time Kentucky middle schools fell under state regulation.

KHSAA commissioner Julien Tackett said currently there are no restrictions on the number of games played each season and no academic requirements for players and that distracts from student’s academics.