Local, state education boards should oversee charter schools, state board says

Local boards and the state board of education should have the final say in approving and overseeing charter schools if the 2017 General Assembly allows them in Kentucky, state board of education members said Wednesday. Board members did not state their support of charter schools but recommended a framework of best practices if legislation is inevitable. They tweaked their recommendations throughout Wednesday afternoon

Horse racing business is unhappy that visa provision for workers isn’t being renewed

A bill to keep the government funded through the end of April does not include a provision that would have made it easier for the horse racing industry to hire guest workers who groom horses and perform other critical jobs. The National Thoroughbred Racing Association wants Congress to renew an exemption to the H2B visa cap that allows them to employ workers who have worked in the program in at least one of the past three years.

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Candlelight vigil for Nova Gallman

Vigil for Nova Gallman, 2 yr old killed on Monday.
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Candlelight vigil for Nova Gallman 0:29

Candlelight vigil for Nova Gallman

Franklin County girls rout Lafayette 1:54

Franklin County girls rout Lafayette

Christmas according to kids by Southland Christian Church 3:16

Christmas according to kids by Southland Christian Church

John Calipari hates to lose (for 24 hours) 2:04

John Calipari hates to lose (for 24 hours)