University of Pikeville http://wkms.org en Stumbo: No Extra Higher Education Funding Until UPike Becomes a State University http://wkms.org/post/stumbo-no-extra-higher-education-funding-until-upike-becomes-state-university <p>A battle may be brewing over the future of Kentucky higher education -- should the state add another state university, this one serving Appalachia?</p><p>The leader of the Kentucky House thinks so -- and he said he won't support any extra funding for higher education until the University of Pikeville&nbsp;joins the state university system.</p><p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 16:12:20 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 24903 at http://wkms.org Stumbo: No Extra Higher Education Funding Until UPike Becomes a State University Colleges Want Coal-Funded Scholarships http://wkms.org/post/colleges-want-coal-funded-scholarships <p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has two options to keep alive the use of coal severance tax dollars for college scholarships.&nbsp; Previous attempts earlier this year failed to gain traction in the General Assembly. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 29 May 2012 14:09:34 +0000 Associated Press 18146 at http://wkms.org Colleges Want Coal-Funded Scholarships Eliminate Child Abuse Comes to KY http://wkms.org/post/eliminate-child-abuse-comes-ky <p>Health care groups and child advocates across Kentucky&nbsp;have formed&nbsp; a new Partnership to Eliminate Child Abuse. Kentucky&rsquo;s child abuse death rate is among the highest in the country.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 16 May 2012 21:04:43 +0000 Rick Howlett (KPR) 18001 at http://wkms.org Eliminate Child Abuse Comes to KY Appalachia Scholarship Proposal at Risk http://wkms.org/post/appalachia-scholarship-proposal-risk <p>A plan to create scholarships for college students in the Appalachian region is in danger after the Senate removed the funding in its budget proposal.&nbsp; The scholarship program was intended as a compromise after a bill to move the University of Pikeville into the state university system couldn&rsquo;t garner enough support.&nbsp; It would give college juniors and seniors money to attend private universities or public university partnerships in the Appalachian region to finish their education.&nbsp; The House&rsquo;s version of the budget funded the scholarships with coal severance tax m Mon, 26 Mar 2012 12:33:39 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17362 at http://wkms.org Appalachia Scholarship Proposal at Risk Stumbo Rejects UPIKE Study Claims http://wkms.org/post/stumbo-rejects-upike-study-claims <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; ">House Speaker Greg Stumbo is blasting a report that recommends the University of Pikeville not be moved into the state university system.</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; " /><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; " /><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; ">Stumbo is a chief supporter of making UPIKE Kentucky&#39;s ninth public university.</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; " /><br style="font-family: arial, sans-se Fri, 16 Mar 2012 19:20:55 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17277 at http://wkms.org Stumbo Rejects UPIKE Study Claims Lawmakers Reach Education Compromise http://wkms.org/post/lawmakers-reach-education-compromise <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: small; ">Lawmakers have reached a compromise on a proposal to create more educational opportunities in eastern Kentucky.</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: small; " /><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: small; " /><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: small; ">House Speaker Greg Stumbo has been advocating to move the University of Pikeville into the state university system. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 13:31:58 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17167 at http://wkms.org Lawmakers Reach Education Compromise Frankfort Update http://wkms.org/post/frankfort-update <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;;">It&rsquo;s been another busy week in the Kentucky General Assembly. Lawmakers may have reached an agreement on regulating pseudoephedrine, Kentucky Amish might have a new option to a reflective triangle for their buggies and support is waning for University of Pikeville&rsquo;s bid to become a public university. Kentucky Public Radio Capitol Bureau Chief Kenny Colston speaks with Rick Howlett for some perspective on what&rsquo;s happening in Frankfort<span>.</span></span></p> Fri, 02 Mar 2012 23:09:26 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17133 at http://wkms.org Frankfort Update Afternoon Round-Up 3/1/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-3112 <p>&nbsp;</p><p>A proposal to make the private University of Pikeville a public institution has hit a <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/upike-hits-snags-legislature">roadblock</a> in the &nbsp;Kentucky legislature.</p><p><strong>Narcotics:</strong></p><p>A Murray man faces drug trafficking and theft charges after reportedly <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/murray-man-charged-drug-trafficking">stealing and selling drugs</a> from a local CVS Pharmacy.</p> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 22:34:24 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17114 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 3/1/12 UPIKE Hits Snags in Legislature http://wkms.org/post/upike-hits-snags-legislature <p>A proposal to make the private University of Pikeville a public institution has hit a roadblock in the &nbsp;Kentucky legislature.&nbsp; House Speaker Greg Stumbo conceded Thursday he doesn&#39;t think lawmakers will accept a proposal to use millions of dollars from a tax on coal mined in the region to turn the private University of Pikeville into a public school. &nbsp;What started as a seemingly unlikely proposal had gathered momentum early in the legislative session. But that momentum waned in recent weeks, after local officials and public university leaders objected. Former Gov. Thu, 01 Mar 2012 22:28:41 +0000 Chad Lampe 17112 at http://wkms.org UPIKE Hits Snags in Legislature the morning cram [women...can't live without 'em edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-womencant-live-without-em-edition <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 20px; line-height: normal; ">As Rick Santorum climbs in the polls, can he attract the vote of one of the largest voting groups in the nation (women)?</span></p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 14:30:18 +0000 Gary Pitts 16997 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [women...can't live without 'em edition]