cell phones http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Local Leaders Urge Legislators to Increase Wireless Phone Fees to Cover 911 Costs http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-local-leaders-urge-legislators-increase-wireless-phone-fees-cover-911-costs <p>The Kentucky League of Cities and Association of Counties are urging state lawmakers to increase the user fees on wireless phones to pay for local 911 emergency operations centers.&nbsp;</p><p>The fee has been the same for the past 15 years, says Tyler Campbell of the KLC.</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 10:21:58 +0000 Dan Conti | Kentucky Public Radio 7201 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Local Leaders Urge Legislators to Increase Wireless Phone Fees to Cover 911 Costs JCPS Board Approves Cell Phone Use For Student Learning In Eight High Schools http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-board-approves-cell-phone-use-student-learning-eight-high-schools <p>Some Louisville students will soon be able to use cell phones in class after the&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jefferson County Board of Education unanimously approved waivers for eight high schools Monday night.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">Fairdale, duPont Manual,</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">&nbsp;Iroquois, Seneca, Southern, Valley, </span>Waggener<span style="line-height: 1.5; "> and Ballard high schools requested to be exempt from the district's student conduct policy banning cell phone use throughout JCPS facilities.</span></p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 00:18:17 +0000 Devin Katayama 6777 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Board Approves Cell Phone Use For Student Learning In Eight High Schools With Landline Phones in Decline, Officials Seek New 9-1-1 Funding Streams http://wfpl.org/post/landline-phones-decline-officials-seek-new-9-1-1-funding-streams <p>As the administrators of local 9-1-1 services hold their annual conference in Frankfort this week, a state lawmaker says they‘re facing a funding crisis.</p><p>9-1-1 services in Kentucky are supported mostly through a fee on landline phones, but Sen. Tom Buford says that is no longer a stable source of revenue.</p><p>"We are growing in a terrible situation of how to fund these 9-1-1 services, as land-based phones are disappearing," Buford told lawmakers this week.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:53:28 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio's Dan Conti 3359 at http://wfpl.org With Landline Phones in Decline, Officials Seek New 9-1-1 Funding Streams Broadcasters Renew Call For Cell Phone Radio Receivers http://wfpl.org/post/broadcasters-renew-call-cell-phone-radio-receivers <P>The Kentucky Broadcasters Association is joining other industry-related groups in urging cell phone companies to install radio receivers in all their phones.<p> <P>"Everybody has a cell phone, let’s face it. And the need for such a service on these phones becomes very noticeable, especially in the event of severe weather," said KBA President Gary White.<p> <P>"You know, we had some tornadoes back earlier this year. We’ve got all of the activity that’s happened up on the east coast now. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 20:40:08 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio's Dan Conti & Rick Howlett 2489 at http://wfpl.org Broadcasters Renew Call For Cell Phone Radio Receivers