Performance-based funding bill for state colleges and universities passes Senate

FRANKFORT – A bill which would fund the state’s postsecondary schools based on the numbers of degrees they confer, students enrolled, credit hours earned...

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Congressman Barr faces angry crowd at event in Mount Sterling

MOUNT STERLING – U.S. Rep. Andy Barr faced an overwhelmingly hostile crowd in Mt. Sterling on Wednesday during his Coffee with a Congressman...

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul makes stop in Louisville to discuss repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act

LOUISVILLE — Mere miles from where U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was being hounded by protestors Kentucky’s junior U.S. Sen. Rand Paul strolled...

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Foster-care bills on fast track to Gov. Bevin's desk after sailing through Senate committee

FRANKFORT — A pair of bills meant to make life easier for Kentucky’s foster youth breezed through the Senate Health and Welfare Committee on...

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Bill granting funding for Bowling Green veterans nursing home passed House budget committee

FRANKFORT — A bill that would authorize $10.5 million in bonds for a new veterans nursing home in Bowling Green cleared the House budget...

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Public colleges and universities would move to performance-based funding model under bill that cleared Senate committee

FRANKFORT — Funding for the state’s postsecondary schools would be based on the numbers of degrees they confer, students enrolled, credit hours earned and...

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Performance-based funding bill for state colleges and universities passes Senate

02/22/2017 09:08 PM

FRANKFORT – A bill which would fund the state’s postsecondary schools based on the numbers of degrees they confer, students enrolled, credit hours earned among other things was passed by the Kentucky Senate on Wednesday. Senate Bill 153, sponsored by Sen. David Givens passed by a 36-1 vote with Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, casting the lone no vote. The performance-based funding model would be administered by the Council on Postsecondary Education, and would be gradually implemented if it becomes law. Provisions... Read more 

Congressman Barr faces angry crowd at event in Mount Sterling

02/22/2017 02:33 PM

MOUNT STERLING – U.S. Rep. Andy Barr faced an overwhelmingly hostile crowd in Mt. Sterling on Wednesday during his Coffee with a Congressman event. A standing room only crowd of approximately 100 constituents, many from Lexington and Frankfort, were in attendance at the event often booing and shouting at the 6th district Congressman as he spoke about a number of issues and answered numerous questions. The tone was set early on as Barr was thanking a few people at the start of... Read more 

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul makes stop in Louisville to discuss repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act

02/22/2017 02:31 PM

LOUISVILLE — Mere miles from where U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was being hounded by protestors Kentucky’s junior U.S. Sen. Rand Paul strolled into a meeting without small business leaders to discuss repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. The stop was Paul’s third this week meeting with groups to talk about the national health care law, and the repeal and replacement, which he says will come in the next month from Congress. Paul, a Bowling Green eye surgeon,... Read more 

Foster-care bills on fast track to Gov. Bevin's desk after sailing through Senate committee

02/22/2017 01:29 PM

FRANKFORT — A pair of bills meant to make life easier for Kentucky’s foster youth breezed through the Senate Health and Welfare Committee on Wednesday. Foster youth would have an option to be placed in the home of a person who isn’t related but shares some sort of relationship with the child, such as a family friend, a neighbor or a coach, under House Bill 180, sponsored by Rep. Addia Wuchner, R-Florence. House Bill 192, sponsored by Rep. Larry Brown, R-Prestonsburg, would... Read more 

Bill granting funding for Bowling Green veterans nursing home passed House budget committee

02/21/2017 09:18 PM

FRANKFORT — A bill that would authorize $10.5 million in bonds for a new veterans nursing home in Bowling Green cleared the House budget committee on Tuesday. Supporters say bonding authority granted under House Bill 13 is necessary to improve the 90-bed project’s chances of becoming a reality and that bonds are needed to match $19.5 million in federal funding. While some opposed HB 13 in favor of another proposed veterans facility in Magoffin County, the bill ultimately passed the House... Read more 

Public colleges and universities would move to performance-based funding model under bill that cleared Senate committee

02/21/2017 07:22 PM

FRANKFORT — Funding for the state’s postsecondary schools would be based on the numbers of degrees they confer, students enrolled, credit hours earned and other factors under legislation passed by the Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee on Tuesday. Senate Bill 153, sponsored by Senate President Pro Tem David Givens, would codify a performance-based funding model described in last year’s biennial budget. The formula would be administered by the Council on Postsecondary Education, and Givens said SB 153 has been backed... Read more 

McConnell greeted by hundreds of protestors in Anderson County

02/21/2017 05:46 PM

LAWRENCEBURG – Between 700 and 800 protestors greeted U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday as he spoke at a luncheon hosted by the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce in Lawrenceburg. Democratic Party of Kentucky Communications Director Daniel Lowry said the protestors came from across the state to send McConnell a message. “They don’t appreciate the things that he has done such as vote against workers, voting against the minimum wage hike, and he has shut down Senator Warren,” Lowry said.... Read more 

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