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Today's Opinions

  • Education dominates talk in House Chamber

        FRANKFORT – When it comes to education, few days in recent years could rival last Thursday, when the state learned in the morning that it is a “Race to the Top” finalist and the Kentucky House voted overwhelmingly that afternoon to begin raising the high school drop-out age from 16 to 18.

  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: HOT TOPICS MARCH 2010

    BBB Hot Topics - March 2010

     

    Consumer Protection Week begins March 7th - BBB is a proud supporter of this nationwide effort to educate the public on how to become savvier consumers. Hundreds of national and local organizations will work together to educate consumers on the importance of taking control of their personal finances. Look for your BBB at various local events.

     

  • Time right to look at 'alternatives' in school year

        With so many innovative things happening in education, one item that really hasn’t been altered in years is the calendar.

        No matter what calendar is finally agreed upon, there will be those who are unhappy.

        As the push to get more instructional days into the calendar before state testing is done in the spring, maybe it is time to at least start discussions on some type of alternative calendar.

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  • HOLIDAYS: MARCH 2010

    MARCH 2010

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    MONTH:

    Brain Injury Awareness

    Caffeine Awareness

    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness

    Clean Up Your IRS Act

    Colorectal Cancer Awareness

    Craft

    Credit Education

    Employee Spirit

    Endometriosis Awareness

    Ethics Awareness

    Expanding Girls' Horizons in Science and Engineering

    Eye Donor

    Frozen Food

    Honor Society Awareness

    Humorists Are Artists (HAAM)

    International Ideas

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  • Budget decision getting closer

    FRANKFORT - Over the past week in Frankfort, the Senate continued its work in many areas of government policy as we passed legislation dealing with jails, health care, and education.

    We also continued to keep a close eye on the budget plan being worked on in the House of Representatives.

    We passed House Bill 231, which creates a second level of psychiatric residential treatment facility licensure in Kentucky.

  • Senate encourages energy savings

    FRANKFORT - Last week the 2010 Regular Session of the General Assembly reached its halfway point, and the Senate passed measures to increase transparency in political campaigns, build energy efficient schools, and improve Kentucky’s laws concerning driving under the influence of alcohol.