Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Leslie, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne and Whitley County until 11 p.m. While the worst of the weather held off this afternoon, it looks like we will still see some strong storms later tonight, generally between 8 p.m. and midnight. These storms will likely feature strong winds and hail, with heavy rain and an isolated tornado (mainly possible in the Cumberland Valley/I-75 corridor) being the secondary threats. Keep it locked here for the latest.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The country's top school administrator
says budget talks by a Congressional supercommittee are causing him some anxiety about what it could mean for federal education
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a crowd of Kentucky
school officials Thursday that there's a good chance education
funding would take a "hit" if the deliberations don't go well.
The committee is looking to trim $1.2 trillion over 10 years.
Duncan said there are staunch education supporters on the
supercommittee, but there are a lot of politicians who say they
support it "but don't walk the walk."
Duncan made a pitch for President Obama's stalled jobs bill. He
says the legislation would send nearly $390 million to Kentucky to
rebuild school buildings and $406 million to prevent 6,100 teacher
layoffs over one school year.