Kentucky lawmakers continue to work on a budget compromise. Both chambers of the General Assembly have approved budget bills and a conference committee has been meeting since Monday to work out the differences. One major point of disagreement is funding for school construction.
A statewide meeting that will focus on ways to increase college completion rates will draw educators and administrators from across Kentucky next week. Higher education faculty and staff from public and private institutions will meet in Louisville to explore ways to close achievement gaps.
Money to repaint Owensboro’s Glover H. Cary bridge is still included in the state’s two-year road plan. The $3.5 billion plan passed the Senate Transportation Committee this week and is expected to clear the full Senate by Friday.