County school district violated sunshine law
FRANKFORT - The Barren County school district violated the Open Records Act by withholding a list of county students on an enrollment waiting list, the Attorney General's Office has concluded.
The Glasgow Daily Times asked for the list to learn whether students from the county were improperly denied enrollment in a county school, Red Cross Elementary, while students from outside the district were admitted.
Superintendent Jerry Ralston said the newspaper asked for more than mere "directory information," and he denied the request, invoking two privacy laws - the state and federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Acts.
The newspaper appealed to the attorney general.
2 out of 3 Knox Co. escapees recaptured
BARBOURVILLE - Two of three prisoners who wiggled their way to freedom through a vent in the Knox County Jail have been captured. The other remained at large Wednesday.
Deputy Sheriff Carl Bolton said the inmates escaped about 3 a.m. on Tuesday. Bolton said the sheriff's department, acting on a tip, found Rex Vaughn, 33, of Corbin, and Billy Hooker, 38, of Barbourville, at a home in nearby Apple Grove.
Authorities still are searching for Jackie Boles, 26, of Barbourville, who was in jail on charges of burglary and receiving stolen property.
Vaughn is being held on a charge of attempted murder and Hooker on a charge of cultivating marijuana.
Fort Knox reservists on way back from Iraq
LOUISVILLE - About 100 Fort Knox-based Marine reservists who saw heavy fighting in Iraq are on their way home.
Ships carrying Company A, 8th Tank Battalion, set sail on their monthlong voyage to the United States about May 20.
The unit is made up mostly of students and workers from Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.
The reservists saw plenty of action.
None of the unit's members was injured.
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