Charles Aull

House committee advances child care bill that could free up zoning issues

BY: - February 22, 2024

A bill that encourages local governments to examine available zoning for child care centers in Kentucky passed out of a House committee Thursday 12-2 with one pass.  House Bill 561 sponsor Rep. Samara Heavrin, R-Leitchfield, said her bill encourages local officials to “​​make sure there’s not any regulation preventing childcare centers from opening in their […]

Republican lawmaker seeks to put hope on horizon for early childhood, Kentucky parents

BY: - February 13, 2024

FRANKFORT — When Jessie Schook, the vice president of workforce and economic development for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, tells people she is expecting her first child in June, many want to know: “Are you on a (child care) list?”  The wait to get a new baby into a child care center can […]

Republican senator will ask Kentucky lawmakers to put $300 million into strengthening child care

BY: - February 12, 2024

Republican state Sen. Danny Carroll has announced his anticipated child care legislation will come with a $300 million, two-year price tag.  The ambitious proposal, called the Horizons Act, would have Kentucky spend far more than the $104 million over the biennium approved by the House for the child care sector and the $141 million that […]