Severe weather looks likely on Saturday afternoon. The best chances appear to be between 2 p.m. Saturday and Midnight. Damaging winds, large hail, heavy rain, and an isolated tornado or two are possible. The area at the greatest risk for severe weather in eastern Kentucky is in the Cumberland Valley, near the I-75 corridor. Keep it locked here for updates.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky is one of three states awarded a
multimillion-dollar grant to change the way math and literacy are
taught in K-12.
The Kentucky Department of Education said Monday in a news
release that Kentucky, Colorado and Louisiana have received the
grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The grants will be used to help the states as they begin to
implement the Common Core State Standards, a set of benchmarks for
grades K-12 that are part of an effort to ensure a uniform public
Kentucky will use its three-year, $8.8 million grant in 12
school districts. They are: Daviess, Fleming, Gallatin, Jessamine,
Lee, Owen, Washington, Jefferson, Kenton, Magoffin and Simpson
counties, and Jackson Independent.
Those districts will later serve as models for the rest of the
state, said Terry Holliday, Kentucky's education commissioner.