Graduation Rate In Ky. Higher Than National Average

Jan 22, 2015

The Kentucky Department of Education says the latest figures on statewide graduation rates are in, and Kentucky's rate is higher than the national mark.  The National Center for Education Statistics figures show Kentucky's graduation rate in the 2012-13 school year was 86 percent. The state Department of Education says only nine states have a higher rate and six are tied with Kentucky.  The national rate is 81 percent.

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Former Kentucky Governor and U-S Senator Wendell Ford has died at the age of 90.  His family says Mr. Ford, who had been diagnosed with lung cancer, passed away in his hometown of Owensboro. 

Eagle Watch tours have become the hit of the region and tourists are flocking along with the birds to Kentucky.

Woman In Sexual Harassment Case Loses Job, Attorney Says

Jan 22, 2015

The newest member of the state House Democratic leadership team has terminated a woman who has a pending sexual harassment case against a former Democratic lawmaker.  Yolanda Costner's attorney, Thomas Clay, said she was notified of her dismissal on Wednesday.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's wife, Elaine Chao has resigned from Bloomberg Philanthropies' board of directors after the charity announced plans to expand its efforts to shutter coal-fired power plants.

Lexington’s Affordable Housing Board met for its first meeting of 2015 Wednesday.

A new video series produced by the Alliance for Excellent Education is seeking to highlight gains made under the Common Core academic standards adopted by Kentucky in 2010. But it’s not likely to halt Republican calls for repeal.

For the first time, a list of inductees for the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame includes a living writer.

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In addition to the official Republican and Tea Party responses, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul posted his own reaction to President Obama’s State of the Union Address online Tuesday.

Representatives from Kentucky weigh in on President Obama’s State of the Union address.

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