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2:59 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Kentucky Bill Would Extend Graduation Time For Refugee Students, Education Department Has Concerns


Thang Lian is a resettled Burmese refugee student who attends Jefferson County Public Schools’ Newcomer Academy. In March, he turns 21, which means the district can no longer financially support his education.

So he’ll have to choose another path.

“My parents and my counselor were talking about next year I move to GED,” he says.

For some the GED high school equivalency diploma is an option; others may enroll in Jefferson County's online alternative program.

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5:30 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Iraqi Man Pleads Guilty in Kentucky Terrorism Case

An Iraqi man has pleaded guilty to 10 charges of conspiring to send weapons, money and explosives to al-Qaida in Iraq.

Today, Mohanad Shareef Hammadi also pleaded guilty to two counts of lying to the federal government about his association with a terrorist organization.

Hammadi will be sentenced December 5 in Bowling Green, where he was arrested in May 2011 with a co-defendant. That man, Waad Ramadan Alwan, pleaded guilty earlier and will be sentenced October 3.