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Backlash ensues after Ky. high schools told not to shake hands after games
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 10, 2013 12:05 PM EDT
The backlash over a directive that Kentucky high schools should not conduct postgame handshakes has included district officials saying they won't follow it and a lawmaker who is calling for change.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Kentucky High School Athletic Association Commissioner Julian Tackett issued another clarification of the directive on Wednesday, describing it as a recommendation.
At least three schools, including the state's two largest, said they plan to continue postgame handshakes.
Meanwhile, Democratic Rep. Steve Riggs of Louisville said he plans to pre-file a bill to remove the KHSAA's authority to fine schools and athletic personnel.
Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com