Former Miss USA Tara Conner celebrates five years of soberness

With childhood obesity becoming such a big issue these days, Car Insurance Prices, Kentucky is trying to do something about it. The Kentucky Department of Education is in the process of tracking students BMI or Body Mass Index. This will help track progress in the fight against obesity. The state of Kentucky is one of the highest in the nation for obese children. By encouraging children to get away from the television and video games and getting more physically active, Kentucky hopes to help lower the obesity rate among the youth. The parents can receive personalized reports for their child and see what recommendations are made. By knowing your child’s BMI you can do things to help the overall health of the child and reduce the risk of childhood diabetes and other medical conditions. The program is receiving mixed reviews. Kentucky is one of 20 states that are now collecting this information. By taking the initiative to get our children active and healthier, it will cut medical costs. With a large percentage of children uninsured in the state of Kentucky, this will help the Medicaid and Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program save money so they are able to provide benefits for more children.

Schools in Fayette, KY reluctant to utilize special-needs bus

The latest news regarding special education in Fayette, Kentucky has just arrived. Some schools in the Fayette school district have demonstrated a certain amount of reluctance regarding the use of iconic buses for the students with special needs. This is extremely understandable considering the recent events that have plagued the special needs buses of the district. Just a few months ago, one of the special needs buses was involved in an accident that injured several of the people in the vehicle, including students.

Three of the five students on this Continue reading »

University of Kentucky Football Continues to Struggle

According to Home Insurancetown.com, the average price of home insurance in Kentucky has skyrocketed to more than 1,000 per year (as of March 2012) – nearly 200 more than the national average.

In the current economic downturn, the price of just about everything is rising – except University of Kentucky football tickets. Home attendance at UK games are on pace to be the worst in 16 years.

The Wildcats, sitting at 1-6 as of October 19, 2012, are struggling to compete in the dominant SEC. Most recently, they were demolished 49-7 by an Arkansas team who has struggled this season. Kentucky has also suffered blowout defeats against Louisville (32-14), Florida (38-0) and South Carolina (38-17). They still have to play Georgia (currently 5-1, 3-1 SEC), Missouri (currently 3-4, 0-4 SEC), Vanderbilt (2-4, 1-3 SEC), Samford and Tennessee (3-3, 0-3 SEC). With the exception of Georgia, the remaining schedule is not terribly difficult and presents some opportunities to tally a few victories. However, considering the way the Wildcats are playing, it’s hard to imagine them beating anyone.

Current head coach Joker Phillips, who is in his third season at Kentucky, is facing a lot of criticism – much of which is warranted – for the team’s struggles this season. Phillips, who is failing to recruit elite athletes to play in Lexington, hasn’t deflected the blame, either. The 49-year-old, who played college football at Kentucky in the early 1980s, told the Courier-Journal in Louisville that the team’s failures “start with him.”

Kentucky state revenues continue to climb

February 15th a house fire broke out in Cynthiana, Kentucky. The Chesnut family was inside the house when this happened. The father and three daughters were in the house when this happened. The oldest daughter made it out by herself and so did the father. Mr. Chesnut was only outside for a brief second until he realized his two youngest girls were still in the quickly burning house. He immediately ran back inside to save them. He used anything he could find Continue reading »

Central Kentucky calls asks mayor to resign

What happens when you sue your former lawyers? A Kentucky woman recently learned the answer as a jury decided 9-3 in favor of the Becker Law Office in their long-running dispute.

The case stretched back to 2004, when Tonia Freeman suffered an injury that led to the loss of her leg while volunteering for the non-profit Toys for Tots at a warehouse in Fort Knox. Freeman’s original suit was against the charity, but the case failed to move forward when, Freeman alleged, her lawyers missed a deadline for filing. Becker claimed all along that Continue reading »

Jurors in Louisville, KY reject a woman’s malpractice suit against law firm

What happens when you sue your former lawyers? A Kentucky woman recently learned the answer as a jury decided 9-3 in favor of the Becker Law Office in their long-running dispute.

The case stretched back to 2004, when Tonia Freeman suffered an injury that led to the loss of her leg while volunteering for the non-profit Toys for Tots at a warehouse in Fort Knox. Freeman’s original suit was against the charity, but the case failed to move forward when, Freeman alleged, her lawyers missed a deadline for Continue reading »

Augusta Independent School principal debunks bedbug rumor

The principal at a high school in the Augusta Independent School System in Augusta, Kentucky has had more than flu season and general school business to deal with. Robin Kelsch has had to fend off rumors of a bed bug epidemic in the school. The stories began to circulate after a female student brought a water bug to school and squashed it, claiming that it was bed bug in order to scare her friends. The rumor quickly spread throughout the student body like wildfire and then, of course, the story followed the students home. This caused major panic among parents Continue reading »

Kentucky schools will monitor students’ BMI

With childhood obesity becoming such a big issue these days, Kentucky is trying to do something about it. The Kentucky Department of Education is in the process of tracking students BMI or Body Mass Index. This will help track progress in the fight against obesity. The state of Kentucky is one of the highest in the nation for obese children. By encouraging children to get away from the television and video games and getting more physically active, Kentucky hopes to help lower the obesity rate among the youth. The parents can receive personalized reports for their child and see what Continue reading »