Kentucky house passes bill to create Bible literacy courses in schools

FRANKFORT, KY (AP) - The Kentucky House has passed legislation aimed at creating elective Bible literacy courses in public schools. The bill would require the state Board of Education to establish policies for local school boards that choose to offer elective social studies courses on the Hebrew texts and New Testament. The measure passed the …

Kentucky Senate approves its version of state budget plan

For Immediate Release March 23, 2016 Senate approves its version of state budget plan FRANKFORT—The Senate passed a state budget proposal on Wednesday that restores many of the governor’s priorities for the next two years, including a “permanent fund” for future pension spending, cuts to secondary education funding and performance-based appropriations for college and universities. …

Louisville judge sends defendant to prison because drug court ‘about to be eliminated’

By Jason Riley Connect LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Jefferson Circuit Court judge on Wednesday sent a defendant to prison instead of allowing her to get treatment in a local drug court, at least in part, he said, because drug court will soon no longer “be an option” in Kentucky. “It’s about to be eliminated,” …

Bevin names new KSP chief

FRANKFORT - Jeffersontown Police Chief Rick Sanders will be the new Kentucky State Police commissioner. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin announced the appointment Monday in a news release. An eight-person committee, which included three current and two retired state police officers, unanimously recommended Sanders after interviewing 16 other candidates. Bevin also appointed Alexander Payne as deputy …