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- A new truancy law went into effect this summer, mandating that school districts find dropouts under 18 and get them back into school. In Fayette County, they have only been able to get 25 percent of their dropouts back into school. WKYT’s Mark Barber is investigating the challenges surrounding the new truancy law.
- Scott County Superintendent Patricia Putty said after our initial story aired, central office and booster money bought more than 70 new Riddell Revolution Speeds, which are five star helmets.
- Massive overhauls are reforming Kentucky’s juvenile justice system. Many school administrators say their greatest fear is the new discipline policies will lead to more disruption in classrooms.
- Two Republican state representatives have filed a bill that would protect county clerks from criminal or civil liability for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because of their religious beliefs.
- Governor Steve Beshear says he's going to let the courts decide the issue. But WKYT wondered, could these clerks lose their jobs or face charges for refusing to issue marriage licenses?
- The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky has filed a lawsuit against Rowan County and its clerk. This week, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis stopped issuing marriage licenses to all couples because of her opposition to same-sex marriage.
- On Tuesday morning, dozens of people came out to protest the Rowan County clerk's decision to no longer issue marriage licenses. There were also people there supporting her decision.
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