Eastern Kentucky University officials are seeing improving graduation rates at the Richmond school.
Eastern’s four year graduation rate has almost doubled in the past seven years. Of freshmen who entered EKU in the fall of 2012, 29.5 percent graduated this year. Associate Vice President for Student Success Gene Palka says part of the gain can be attributed to additional financial resources. Still, household income limitations can be significant in Kentucky.
“When I look at why students don’t graduate, most of the time, financial resources play a big factor,” Palka said.
Richmond police continue their investigation into an overnight downtown disturbance which resulted in alerts to Eastern Kentucky University students and staff. Authorities believe "fired shots" came after an altercation at a downtown bar.
University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto has reviewed details about campus building projects totaling more than $2 billion. There were also lighter moments in his Thursday speech to Lexington Rotarians.
Governor Matt Bevin says the University of Louisville is a key component of a national center that will research what he called "automotive efficiency and sustainable transportation." That could include everything from online transportation services to self-driving vehicles. He made the announcement Monday speaking before the second Auto Vision Conference meeting in Lexington. He says the U of L focus could result in some new automotive technologies.
Kentuckians joined the rest of the nation and the world last weekend in marking the 15th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil. There were interfaith services, a memorial dedication, and a 9/11 stair climb.
Two Central Kentucky Muslims hold out hope for growing relationships in the next 15 years.
The leader of a non-profit economic development agency in Eastern Kentucky sees promise in the results of a just-released workforce survey. It’s partly focused on efforts to lure new firms to the region that could offer employment to out-of-work coal miners.