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KENTUCKY BUDGET

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A state budget plan awaiting action by a Kentucky House panel sticks with the governor's recommendation for a funding increase for elementary and secondary education. The House version outlined Monday drops a recommendation by Gov. Steve Beshear that would have let county property valuation administrators charge new fees to special taxing districts. The House plan provides an extra $2 million in operating funds for PVAs. By Bruce Schreiner. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m. EDT.

SCHOOL DAYS

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky public school students would not have to make up as many as 10 school days missed because of snow under a proposal in the House budget. State law requires public schools to have a minimum of 170 days and 1,062 hours of classroom instruction. But at least 31 of the state's 173 school districts have missed at least 20 days because of winter weather, according to the Kentucky School Board Association. By Adam Beam. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m. EDT.

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PERSONAL INFORMATION POSTED

HARTFORD, Ky. — Up to 200 recipients of a western Kentucky scholarship are finding out that their personal information was posted online without their knowledge. The Messenger-Inquirer reports the Ohio County Board of Education, which is the trustee for the Glen Frieda and John Wells Education Scholarship, issued letters to former students who were affected. SENT: 250 words.

BARBOURVILLE MAYOR

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. — A City Council in southeastern Kentucky has scheduled a public hearing to discuss removing the mayor. The Times-Tribune in Corbin reports Barbourville officials have cited results from a recent state audit in their attempt to oust Mayor David Thompson. The hearing is set for Tuesday at 6 p.m. at City Hall. SENT: 370 words.

IN BRIEF:

WOMAN SLAIN — The final two defendants charged in the death of a western Kentucky woman in 2010 have been sentenced to prison. SENT: 120 words.

PRECINCT WORKERS — The secretary of state's office is urging Kentuckians to sign up as precinct election officers for the May 20 primary election. SENT: 130 words.

CIVIL WAR PARK DAY — Organizers are looking for volunteers to help clean up and restore 10 Civil War sites in Kentucky. SENT: 100 words.

STATE TROOPERS — People interested in becoming Kentucky State Police troopers have an opportunity to apply for the 92nd cadet class with testing dates coming up in the next few weeks. SENT: 130 words.

POETRY CONTEST — Young poetry enthusiasts will gather Thursday in Frankfort for the state finals of the Poetry Out Loud competition, hoping for the chance to move on to the national level next month in Washington. SENT: 130 words.

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