Posts Tagged ‘KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION’
You know what kicks you should rock in China? The same ones you rock everywhere else…Chucks.
NPR reports since 2007, sales of the Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars in China have gone up about fifty percent.
Tennessee~ You can still say gay, at least for a little while. If you don’t want your kids to participate in extracurricular activities, you’re pushing for this one. Haslam wants more kids per teacher (because handling 30 kids is just too easy).
The infamous prison hits double digits.
NPR reports some of the original 20 detainees are still at the site and we don’t know what to do with them.
Kentucky~ Education Commissioner spends the day with Murray Independent Schools. Paducah offers to pay half of the Convention and Expo centers’ bills. A coin dropped in a Salvation Army kettle nets the group big money. The Senate considers a debt limit for the Commonwealth.
Just in case you hadn’t heard, Kim Jong Il is dead.
NPR reports North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il is dead at 69 from an apparent heart attack. Now, the reigns of leadership may be passed on to his son Kim Jong Un.
Kentucky~ A Calloway County pastor charged with sex abuses says he needs help. Gas prices are higher than ever for this time of year, Merry Christmas. We’ve lost the race to the top. Our juvey justice system makes more criminals apparently, oops.
Retirement may not be as enjoyable as it once was.
NPR reports retirees are finding the golden years to be much more difficult than they expected.
Kentucky~An accidental shooting claims a life in Graves County. No Child Left Behind grades are in. Senator Paul wants to block pipeline regulations. Williams and Galbraith sound off on Race to the Top funds.
Illinois~ Metropolis ok’s booze on Sunday.
Leaders in Washington have reached a deal they hope to pass today, but the political posturing is far from over.
NPR reports that while almost no one got exactly what they wanted, a likely deal is in the works, and everyone try and use it to their advantage.
Illinois~ Gov Quinn signed an act to give money for college to immigrants.
Could over-dependency on GPS guidance systems lead you to your death?
NPR reports that sometimes GPS systems are wrong, and when that happens in the wrong place, it could end up being fatal.
Kentucky~ No smoking in Murray schools (not even in the boys room). A Symsonia woman died in a car accident. KY 121 Bypass is closed in Mayfield. Trials begin today for Fort Campbell soldier. State officials are meeting to figure out the finances (good luck). The state pays too much for meds too. More homes are empty throughout the state.
Illinois~ Papayas can make you sick.
Dirk Nowitzki cements his place in history as one of the all-time greats.
NPR reports the Dallas Mavericks have won the NBA championship taking the resumes of greats like Nowitzki and Kidd to the next level.
Kentucky~ Murray High School students might have to take more tests next year. A fire destroyed three businesses in Hopkinsville. Volunteers are needed for the annual Ohio River Sweep. A committee is trying to make Kentuckians smarter. The Commonwealth Diploma program is coming to an end.