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Murray State University's newly elected Regent Chair took to the website of her anti-bullying foundation to respond to an anonymous 'hate' letter that contains personal attacks and criticisms and suggested backlash should she seek the firing of President Bob Davies.

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A lawyer for a student who was beaten at a Kentucky high school has filed a lawsuit seeking to raise awareness about bullying.

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A new statewide survey shows that many school principals in Kentucky have received no training on how to carry out policies to prevent student bullying. 

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Governor Matt Bevin held a ceremonial signing of an anti-bullying bill Thursday. Senate Bill 228 gives a statewide definition for bullying in the K-12 school system.

Bill Defining 'Bullying' Clears House Committee, Advances

Mar 23, 2016
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A bill aimed at establishing a statewide definition of bullying in Kentucky's public schools is headed toward the state House after clearing a committee. 

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Kentucky lawmakers are considering adding one word to the current “harassment communication” statute. Current law refers to harassing communications through telephone, telegraph, mail, or other written form. 


A bill seeking to establish a statewide definition of bullying in Kentucky public schools is headed to a vote in the full senate.  

SB 228 unanimously cleared the Senate Education Committee today (Thursday).

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Last week, Kentucky State House passed HB 316, legislation to establish a definition for bullying in Kentucky schools.  Susan Guess is the founder of the Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation and her daughter Morgan testified in support of the measure.  On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with the Guess' about how they have seen the issue of bullying change in the Commonwealth.

Members of the Kentucky House Education Committee are backing legislation to define ‘bullying’ in public schools. Sponsor Rita Smart of Richmond says ‘harassment’ is defined, but not bullying and she believes it would serve to heighten awareness of the issue. 


Courses on civility in elementary school could help reduce bullying.  That's the advice of a long time researcher who's studied youth civility.