Kentucky Teachers

Governor Andy Beshear was being sued by former state school board members he ousted through an executive order on Tuesday, in an effort by Beshear to reorganize the board.  Now, a Franklin County Circuit Court Judge is denying an injunction to halt the reorganization.

Elena Kuhn

Three weeks before Election Day, some public school teachers in Kentucky are pressing voters to make Matt Bevin a one-term governor. 


A Kentucky school teacher who moonlights as an Uber driver to make ends meet is being featured in a political ad sharply critical of Gov. Matt Bevin and supportive of his opponent in the gubernatorial race, Democrat Andy Beshear.

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On the first day of August, just two weeks before most Kentucky schools start class, there were 2,974 vacancies posted for public school educators across the state. Kentucky Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis says that’s a serious problem.

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As Kentucky lawmakers finalized an override of Gov. Matt Bevin’s veto of a state spending plan that increases education funding with the help of a more than $480 million tax increase, teachers want more. Rallies across the commonwealth took place Friday, including in Murray.

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With the chants of hundreds of teachers ringing in their ears, Kentucky lawmakers voted Friday to override the Republican governor's veto of a more than $480 million tax increase meant to fuel increases in public education spending.

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Kentucky lawmakers have finalized an override of Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's veto of a state spending plan that increases education funding with the help of a more than $480 million tax increase.

The GOP-controlled Senate voted 26-12 Friday to override Bevin's veto of House Bill 200. The bill authorizes the state to spend $4,000 for every public school student, the highest level in state history. The increase is possible because of the tax increase approved in a separate bill.