Teachers take to streets to protest state budget

You’ve seen teachers marching all over Kentucky in the last few months but many still don’t know why they’re doing it. To bring awareness surrounding the ongoing pension issue, local teachers met in front of the courthouse on Saturday, March 10 ready to answer this question and more.

“We live here, stay here and contribute to the community. We volunteer and contribute to schools, we tithe in our churches and we buy here,” said Sharron Oxendine, Barbourville’s UniServ Director for the Kentucky Education Association. “We wanted the community to know we’re not being greedy. We just want what was promised to us.”

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