Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:51 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:51:51 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a former Highlands Middle School teacher accused of sexually abusing a student at the school is now facing brand new charges stemming from newly uncovered illegal relationshipMore >>
Police say a teacher is facing new charges.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:42:41 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say an Indiana teenager handling a rifle accidentally shot his younger brother in the head.The Jennings County Sheriff's Department says the 12-year-old was not responsiveMore >>
Police say an Indiana teenager handling a rifle accidentally shot his younger brother in the head.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:14 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:14:13 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've caught a pair of thieves they say broke into homes and cars throughout our area.Hunter Browning and Cordella Turrell were arrested yesterday.NeighborsMore >>
Louisville Metro Police say they've caught a pair of thieves they say broke into homes and cars throughout our area.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:38 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:38:29 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities have identified a body found in a Shelbyville creek Monday afternoon.The body is identified as 15-year-old Jackleen Lane, of Bagdad, Ky.According to Shelby CountyMore >>
According to Shelby County Coroner Jeff Ivers, autopsy results show a cause of death "consistent with drowning" and point to the death being an accident.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:47 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:47:27 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man has been arrested after police say he stabbed a man at Churchill Downs multiple times for declining beer.According to an arrest report, the incident took placeMore >>
According to an arrest report, the incident took place Monday night, near Barn 47.More >>
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Last month, Kentucky's Supreme Court upheld the right of the Jefferson County Public School system to decide where to assign its students - upsetting proponents of a return to neighborhood schools and encouraging those who support the current plan that busses students to achieve diversity.
But it should be noted that this ruling did not say neighborhood schools are unconstitutional. It merely confirmed JCPS's right to adopt a different assignment plan - leaving open the possibility that the school board could someday change its policy. And that policy is determined solely by the county's Board of Education.
Three of the seven school boards seats - 42% -- are on the ballot this November. All three races include candidates on both sides of the issue. And one district has a total of six candidates running, which means it could be decided by only a handful of votes.
Whatever your stand on student assignment - and both sides have valid points to consider -- you'll never have a better chance to influence the system. But you can only do that by studying the candidates closely, choosing the one who most closely shares your values and then actually going to the polls.
So this year, if you care about your school system, do more than just talk. Make sure you take part in determining its future.
What are you looking for in a school board candidate? Call and let us know.