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Murray State University President Bob Davies kicked off the Friday Board of Regents meeting with the quote, "The hope of democracy depends on the diffusion of knowledge," which is carved above the grand doors of Pogue Library, where the meetings are held. 

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The University of Louisville owes $96,000 to the Internal Revenue Service after an audit found it wasn’t paying taxes on Adidas freebies given to staffers in the athletics department.

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Marshall County has had four confirmed deaths in the past week related to the flu. According to the County Health Department all four of the victims were elderly. 

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center officials say the hospital has had a security breach where two employees accessed medical records of more than 3,000 patients.

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About 200 protesters have gathered near a Louisville conference center where Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans are celebrating last year's GOP election victories. 

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Murray State University is predicting a $4.5 million budget shortfall next fiscal year. The Board of Regents heard the estimation during a financial report in a meeting on Friday. 


Murray State University's Board of Regents are considering options to reform or outsource healthcare and mental health services for students, faculty and staff. The board discussed recommendations from consulting group Hodgkins Beckley on Friday. 

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Some Louisvillians are concerned that legislation moving through the General Assembly to allow students to attend the public school closest to their homes rather than their assigned school district would re-segregate the public education system in the city.

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The Kentucky Senate has approved a bill designed to make it easier for people with criminal records to get a job. 

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The Kentucky House of Representatives has passed a bill requiring public schools to purchase portable defibrillators. Lawmakers approved House bill 252 by a vote of 92-2 on Friday.