Beshear Handing Out Books at Juvenile Jail

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — First lady Jane Beshear is scheduled to give out books Tuesday at the Fayette Regional Juvenile Detention Center as part of an international literacy initiative.

The event is part of what's called World Book Night, an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading.

Beshear, a former teacher, will be among tens of thousands of volunteers who will distribute a half million paperbacks on Tuesday. She will be at the facility at 1 p.m. EDT.

As first lady, Beshear has made education her top priority. Her pet project has been to increase the legal age for dropping out of school from 16 to 18. After years of pushing, the Legislature gave its approval earlier this year. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WBKO 2727 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-3976 Phone: 270-781-1313 After Hours Hotline: 270-781-6397 Fax: 270-781-1814
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 204277501 -
Gray Television, Inc.