Tuesday, October 8 2013 11:17 PM EDT2013-10-09 03:17:15 GMT
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Commissioner has issued a directive to cease post-game handshakes following all sporting events. The post-game handshake is an obvious sign of sportsmanshipFull Story >
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Commissioner has issued a directive to cease post-game handshakes following all sporting events.Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:39:24 GMT
European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.Full Story >
Frustrated by the apparent ineffectiveness of previous sanctions and outraged by the deaths of 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over eastern Ukraine, the European Union adopted tough new economic...Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:37:19 GMT
A flight headed for Dayton had to make an emergency landing Monday night. Delta Flight 6093 left from LaGuardia Airport (LGA) around 9 a.m., according to Flight Aware. It was originally supposed to takeFull Story >
A flight headed for Dayton had to make an emergency landing Monday night.Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:18:30 GMT
Two people are dead this morning after a man shot and killed his wife and another man, and then turned the gun on himself. According to Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills, Shaun Hiles of Dry Ridge wasFull Story >
Two people are dead Tuesday after a man shot and killed his wife and another man, and then turned the gun on himself.Full Story >
KENTUCKY (FOX19) -
Following a statewide uproar against a directive from the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSSA) warning schools not to allow organized post-game handshakes after sporting events, State Representative Steve Riggs announced on Wednesday he will file legislation stripping the authority of the governing body to creating fines of this nature.
The KHSSA's Director, Julian Tackett, recently told the Louisville Courier-Journal that school officials and coaches who fail to observe the directive could fined up to $1,000.
"Promoting sportsmanship is a coach's job and they should not have to be looking over their shoulder when they encourage young student athletes to be gracious winners and losers," said Riggs, Chairman of the House Local Government Committee.
"Not only do I believe the KHSSA was wrong in pushing this directive and threatening school officials and coaches with fines, I am not convinced they had the authority to do that in the first place," said Riggs. "When the General Assembly created the KHSSA, it did so to help foster pride, athletics and school spirit in Kentucky – not to create a government agency out creating fines out of thin air. My legislation is going to reiterate and clarify this fact and hopefully remind the KHSSA to focus on its mission of high school athletics."
Riggs' bill will remove the authority of the KHSSA to create fines coaches, trainers, team officials or volunteers for not only allowing student athletes to shake hands before or after sporting events, but also for creating fines for any other behaviors of this nature.
While the KHSSA will still be able to regulate high school athletics in Kentucky any find collected or administered by the organization will first have to originate in the Kentucky General Assembly.
Riggs plans of pre-filing his legislation shortly and shuttling the bill through the legislative process during the 2014 General Assembly.
Monday, July 28 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:12:32 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >