private http://wkms.org en 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