Charles Compton (KPR) en EKU Plans Response To White Supremacist Flyer Posted In Classroom Buildings <p></p><p>White supremacist flyers have circulated around the campus of Eastern Kentucky University that claim a “non-violent genocide” has been launched against so-called “white countries.”&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>University spokesman Marc Whitt confirmed several flyers were posted in classroom buildings that serve police and firefighter trainees.&nbsp; Whitt said an official investigation is underway. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 20:26:56 +0000 Charles Compton (KPR) 36733 at EKU Plans Response To White Supremacist Flyer Posted In Classroom Buildings EKU Gets Privately-Run Housing Complex <p>Student housing at Eastern Kentucky University is entering a new era.&nbsp; Instead of state-funded dormitories, some EKU students will move into a privately-developed housing complex adjacent to campus.&nbsp; The multi-floored ‘Grand Campus at Yorick Place’ sleeps 256 students.&nbsp; Property Manager Taylor Armstead said the rooms are fully furnished.</p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:27:41 +0000 Charles Compton (KPR) 33544 at EKU Gets Privately-Run Housing Complex Kentucky Jobs Forecast Shows Labor Shortage <p></p><p>Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce did a nationwide forecast for job creation for 2010 to 2020, and found Kentucky should do pretty well.</p><p>Kentucky could expect 15 percent in overall job growth, from 1.8 million jobs in 2010 to 2.1 million in 2020. Researchers say these numbers depend on relative economic calm — basically no crippling depressions or recessions.</p><p>Within seven years, Kentucky will have a serious shortage in skilled labor. The report says nearly two-thirds of the state's workers will need something more than a high school diploma.&nbsp;&nbsp; However, co-author Nicole Smith says the current workforce has just over half of the skills needed. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 21:27:08 +0000 Charles Compton (KPR) 32533 at Kentucky Jobs Forecast Shows Labor Shortage EKU Presidential Price Tag Climbs 62% <p></p><p>The price for a president is going up at Eastern Kentucky University.&nbsp; EKU’s new President will earn two-thirds more than its outgoing&nbsp;CEO.</p><p>The new president at Eastern Kentucky University will earn 400-thousand dollars a year…a big increase over what Dr. Michael Benson earned at Southern Utah University.&nbsp; His job there as president&nbsp; grossed over 281-thousand dollars a year.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 21:05:56 +0000 Charles Compton (KPR) 31530 at EKU Presidential Price Tag Climbs 62% EKU Selects Michael Benson as Next President <p style="margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:11.25pt;margin-left:0in;line-height:13.5pt;background:white;vertical-align:baseline"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">After a two-hour, closed-door meeting, regents at Eastern Kentucky University today named a new president.&nbsp; Dr. Michael Benson will leave the top job at Southern Utah University and take over at EKU.&nbsp; Board of Regents Chairman Craig Turner is “delighted” with Benson’s selection.</span></p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 20:16:12 +0000 Charles Compton (KPR) 30219 at EKU Selects Michael Benson as Next President EKU Cuts Spending, Regents Promote Early Retirements <p></p><p>While Eastern Kentucky University is working to cut spending by $23 million, its Board of Regents will promote early retirements to before instituting layoffs.&nbsp;Chairman Craig Turner says a plan the regents approved Tuesday morning offers incentives to professors willing to work part-time and staff members who qualify for early retirement.</p><p><em>“The objective here again is to treat everybody as fairly as possible, providing incentives for them to potentially retire, and based upon those numbers, then that will determine how deep cuts go on the reduction plan itself,” Turner said.</em> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:22:11 +0000 Charles Compton (KPR) & Whitney Jones 29474 at EKU Cuts Spending, Regents Promote Early Retirements Stumbo Says Hemp Bill Could Live On <p></p><p>A measure to regulate hemp farming in Kentucky might not be dead yet. House Speaker Greg Stumbo said repair work’s underway on the bill, which has stalled in the House. Still, the Lexington Herald Leader reports Stumbo did not commit to a House vote on the measure. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:45:51 +0000 Charles Compton (KPR) 29207 at Stumbo Says Hemp Bill Could Live On EKU President Announces Retirement <p>During a meeting this morning of faculty and staff at Eastern Kentucky University, President Doug Whitlock announced his retirement. &nbsp;Whitlock, who&#39;s spent his higher education career at EKU, says his administration will end at the conclusion of this academic year.&nbsp; Wed, 15 Aug 2012 14:48:06 +0000 Charles Compton (KPR) 20796 at EKU President Announces Retirement Christian Appalachian Project founder passes away <p>The Roman Catholic missionary who founded the Christian Appalachian Project passed away early this past Thursday.&nbsp; Since World War Two, Monsignor Ralph Beiting served the people of eastern Kentucky through a series of social service programs.&nbsp; Kentucky Public Radio&rsquo;s Charles Compton knew Monsignor Beiting, and brings us this appreciation.</p> Sun, 12 Aug 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Charles Compton (KPR) 20583 at New Pest Threatens Kentucky Hardwood Stands <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>A new pest threatens Kentucky&rsquo;s hardwood trees.&nbsp; This one is called the <a href="">Asian Longhorned Beetle </a>and has destroyed tens of thousands of trees in the northeastern United States, Ohio and Illinois.</p><p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 21:06:47 +0000 Charles Compton (KPR) 20023 at New Pest Threatens Kentucky Hardwood Stands