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FRANKFORT, Ky. | Kentucky drug overdose deaths jump 11.5 percent in 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Since 2011, a year when Kentucky was flooded with 371 million doses of opioid painkillers, state officials have cracked down on pain clinics, sued pharmaceutical companies and limited how many pills doctors can prescribe. The result is nearly 100 million fewer opioid prescriptions in 2017 — and an 11.5 percent increase in … Continue reading FRANKFORT, Ky. | Kentucky drug overdose deaths jump 11.5 percent in 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. | AP FACT CHECK: Democrats drop below 50 percent in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republicans have taken over Kentucky’s state government, electing majorities in the state House and Senate and a Republican governor for the first time ever. But does their dominance extend to voter registration, which has long been ruled by Democrats? Monday, the Republican Party of Kentucky posted this to its Twitter account … Continue reading FRANKFORT, Ky. | AP FACT CHECK: Democrats drop below 50 percent in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. | Teacher’s win in Kentucky points to November potential

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Teachers across the country have left their classrooms this spring to protest at state capitols, closing schools to win pay raises and better funding in mostly Republican-controlled states. But their most disruptive act yet may well have come Tuesday night in Kentucky, where a high school math teacher who had never run … Continue reading FRANKFORT, Ky. | Teacher’s win in Kentucky points to November potential

FRANKFORT, Ky | Teacher’s win in Kentucky points to November potential

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Teachers across the country have left their classrooms this spring to protest at state capitols, closing schools to win pay raises and better funding in mostly Republican-controlled states. But their most disruptive act yet may well have come Tuesday night in Kentucky, where a high school math teacher who had never … Continue reading FRANKFORT, Ky | Teacher’s win in Kentucky points to November potential

FRANKFORT, Ky. | Teacher rebellion tests Republican grip on Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. | April 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Three years ago, Robin Cooper voted for Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. On Saturday, she vowed not to do it again. The occupational therapist in Kentucky’s second largest school district has been one of the thousands of educators protesting at the state Capitol in recent weeks to oppose … Continue reading FRANKFORT, Ky. | Teacher rebellion tests Republican grip on Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. | In Kentucky, teachers claim victory as vetoes rejected

FRANKFORT, Ky.  | April 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) As Kentucky teachers declare victory after the Republican-dominated legislature overrode vetoes from the state’s GOP governor of a spending plan that included new money for education, the question going forward is whether teachers will be able to sustain their momentum into the fall elections when Republicans will try … Continue reading FRANKFORT, Ky. | In Kentucky, teachers claim victory as vetoes rejected

FRANKFORT, Ky | Teacher victory: Kentucky lawmakers override budget veto

FRANKFORT, Ky | April 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  —With the chants of hundreds of teachers ringing in their ears, Kentucky lawmakers voted Friday to override the Republican governor’s veto of a two-year state budget that increases public education spending with the help of a more than $480 million tax increase. The votes came as thousands of … Continue reading FRANKFORT, Ky | Teacher victory: Kentucky lawmakers override budget veto

FRANKFORT, Ky. | Kentucky schools close as teachers push to defy governor

FRANKFORT, Ky.  | April 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Classes were canceled around Kentucky on Friday to enable teachers to clog the halls of the Capitol once again, this time calling on lawmakers to defy the governor’s budget cuts and restore increases in education funding. Schools closed in Louisville, Lexington and more than 30 other districts to … Continue reading FRANKFORT, Ky. | Kentucky schools close as teachers push to defy governor