Kentucky Senate

Kentucky Board of Education names firm for education commissioner search

BY: - December 7, 2023

The Kentucky Board of Education has selected McPherson & Jacobson, LLC, as the firm to conduct the search for the Commonwealth’s next commissioner of education.  The board met with representatives of the search firm during its Thursday meeting. However, the selection was made during a Nov. 28 meeting, though the vendor’s name was not public […]

Louisville’s Harper Angel will not seek reelection to Kentucky Senate

BY: - December 5, 2023

A longtime member of Kentucky’s General Assembly, state Sen. Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, announced she will not seek reelection at the end of her current term.  In a Tuesday press release, Harper Angel said it “has been a profound honor” to serve Kentucky. Harper Angel has represented District 35, which includes part of Jefferson County, […]

New Kentucky laws take effect: Health, education, sports wagering and more

BY: - June 29, 2023

Many of the laws passed by the General Assembly during the 2023 legislative session will go into effect Thursday, but not all of them.  For a bill to become a law in Kentucky, both the state Senate and House of Representatives must give a majority vote in favor of the bill. The governor may sign […]

After winning special election, Elkins sworn in as state Senator

BY: - June 9, 2023

Sen. Greg Elkins, a Republican from Winchester who recently won a special election, was sworn into the Kentucky Senate on Thursday.  Elkins, will fill a vacancy left by former Sen. Ralph Alvarado, who became the Tennessee Department of Public Health commissioner in January. The term ends in 2026. The seat represents the 28th state Senate […]

KCTCS supports Stivers’ proposed review of Kentucky’s higher education system

BY: - March 6, 2023

FRANKFORT — Kentucky’s two-year college system supports Senate President Robert Stivers’ call for  a comprehensive review of higher education, says the system’s acting president. Among the ideas Stivers wants considered: Leave technical education with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, while moving traditional academic subjects from the two-year colleges to regional four-year public universities. […]