LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A state panel has been tasked with studying the lack of regulations on middle school sports and making recommendations before the next General Assembly.
The move comes after Kentucky High School Athletic Association director Julian Tackett suggested that not having "minimum requirements" for health and safety could put students at risk.
The KHSAA oversees high school athletics, but there's no panel that oversees safety, coach education and play regulations for middle school athletes.
Lawmakers passed a resolution during this year's General Assembly requiring the Legislative Research Commission to assemble a task force to research the issue. Task force members are to be named by Aug. 1 and report back to legislative committees with recommendations by Dec. 7.