Jefferson County Public Schools are going tobacco free. The policy will keep cigarettes and tobacco off school property. Designated smoking areas outside of the schools will be gone. Employees will have to go off campus to smoke.
It was a brazen and surprisingly long-lived scheme, authorities said, to help aspiring public school teachers cheat on the tests they must pass to prove they are qualified to lead their classrooms. For 15 years, teachers in three southern states paid Clarence Mumford Sr. — himself a longtime educator — to send someone else to take the tests in their place, authorities said.
A battle may be brewing over the future of Kentucky higher education -- should the state add another state university, this one serving Appalachia? The leader of the Kentucky House said he won't support any extra funding for higher education until the University of Pikeville joins the state university system.