A few bands of snow showers continue to move through the area this morning, adding on to the spots of black ice we're already seeing across the area. The snow should start to wrap up by late morning, but the travel issues will continue into the afternoon hours. Keep it locked here for updates.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Children who are 5 years old by Aug. 1 would be allowed to enter kindergarten under a bill that has passed the Kentucky Senate.
The legislation approved Thursday by a 33-2 vote would change the date students must be 5 from Oct. 1 to Aug. 1. It would, however, allow the parents or guardians of exceptional and gifted children who are younger than 5 to petition their school district's board to make exceptions.
The bill also requires students to enter school if they will be 6 years old by Aug. 1 rather than by Oct. 1.
Sen. Jimmy Higdon, a Republican from Lebanon, said that under an amendment to the bill, it would not take effect until the 2017-2018 school year.
The legislation is SB 24.
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