* Time is running out for lawmakers to reach an agreement on pension reform. There is only about one month left in the Kentucky General Assembly and lawmakers have failed to move a bill to the full senate for a vote. Part of the problem is growing pressure from current and retired teachers that have publicly shown displeasure with sweeping changes that will impact cost of living adjustments and capping sick days. A group of people concerned about state employee pensions made their voices heard at the state capital Monday afternoon, called Kentucky United We Stand. Several teachers and community members from Johnson Co. and Paintsville attended Monday’s rally in Frankfort showing their displeasure with the state leaders and asking them to look into new sources of money and changing tax laws before cutting pensions.
* Teachers from Paintsville Independent and Johnson County Schools will be conducting a rally Tonight (Tuesday, 3-13-2018) protesting the budgets and cuts being made for teachers and the war on public education. The rally is called “Support Our Public Schools – One County, One Goal.” The event will take place Tonight (Tuesday, 3-13-2018) @ 6:00 in the Mayo Plaza in Paintsville.