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6:21 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Kentucky Local Leaders Urge Legislators to Increase Wireless Phone Fees to Cover 911 Costs

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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. 

The fee has been the same for the past 15 years, says Tyler Campbell of the KLC.

"The 70 cent statewide wireless 911 user fee has not changed since 1998," Campbell says. "And I think it’s important to note the aim of that is not to capture new revenue, but really to recapture funds that have been lost as more and more subscribers move from wire lines to wireless devices."

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8:18 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

JCPS Board Approves Cell Phone Use For Student Learning In Eight High Schools

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Some Louisville students will soon be able to use cell phones in class after the Jefferson County Board of Education unanimously approved waivers for eight high schools Monday night.

Fairdale, duPont Manual, Iroquois, Seneca, Southern, Valley, Waggener and Ballard high schools requested to be exempt from the district's student conduct policy banning cell phone use throughout JCPS facilities.

The board updated the Code of Conduct this year to allow schools to apply for waivers as long as they seek board approval.

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Local News
2:53 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

With Landline Phones in Decline, Officials Seek New 9-1-1 Funding Streams


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.

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.

"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.

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Local News
3:40 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Broadcasters Renew Call For Cell Phone Radio Receivers


The Kentucky Broadcasters Association is joining other industry-related groups in urging cell phone companies to install radio receivers in all their phones.

"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.

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