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Kentucky spends millions to bus kids to private schools

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky has spent nearly $18 million over the past six years to bus students to private schools, most of which are religious.

That's despite the fact that the state constitution prohibits state funds from aiding any "church, sectarian or denominational" school.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that state financial records show that 8,300 private school students were bused last year using a subsidy of $2.9 million. 

In March, the General Assembly voted to boost the subsidy to $3.5 million.

The subsidy began in its current form in 1998.

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