Six things to know – 5/13/16
Here are six things to know for today.
The Obama administration says it wants to clarify the expectations of public schools when it comes to the rights of transgender students. The departments of Education and Justice are releasing a directive Friday, reminding school districts that they are obligated to treat transgender students in a way that matches their gender identity.
A week after House Speaker Paul Ryan said he wasn’t ready to back Donald Trump, Ryan is now calling the presumptive Republican presidential nominee "very warm and genuine." The two men met privately yesterday to iron out their differences, and they now say they’re "totally committed" to working together.
The first round of layoffs is set to begin next month at Remington Arms in Mayfield, Kentucky. The firearms manufacturer plans to lay off 100 people on July 29.
9-year-old Carlie Trent was found yesterday. She was kidnapped by her uncle Gary Simpson. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says they don’t believe she was harmed. She was taken to a hospital after she was found.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is coming to Paducah. A rally will be held at the Julian Carroll Convention Center on Sunday. Doors open at 11:00 a.m.
The Lower Town Arts & Music Festival kicks off this afternoon in Paducah. It runs tonight through Saturday night.