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Corporal Punishment Down in Kentucky

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  State figures show corporal punishment is being used less often as a disciplinary method in Kentucky public schools.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that according to the Kentucky Department of Education, there were 574 incidents of corporal punishment, or paddling, in public schools last year. That compares to 3,075 incidents in 2005.

Each of the state's 173 school districts are allowed to decide whether to use corporal punishment.

Eddie Sheridan comes to WKMS after spending nearly 10 years in non-profit radio. He holds an undergraduate degree in English/Professional Writing and is currently attending Murray State University to obtain a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health/Counseling. He has worked in print journalism as a reporter for the Murray Ledger & Times newspaper and has performed freelance writing for publications such as The Lane Report magazine in Lexington.
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