Thu October 6, 2011
The Commonwealth

Court Hears Private School Issue

The federal appeals court in Cincinnati has been asked to rule on an issue which could affect hundreds of students wanting to play sports at private high schools across Kentucky. A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Wednesday on the constitutionality of a Kentucky High School Athletic Association rule that sets limits on academic scholarships. The plaintiffs, Richard and Nancy Evans, who sued on behalf of their daughter, say the rule discriminates on the basis of religion.