Eastern Kentucky University’s Board of Regent adopted a two-year, $25 million savings plan Friday. It includes reducing Eastern’s workforce by about 140 jobs. Some of those jobs are currently vacant but 96 others will be cut. EKU President Michael Benson said the board faced a difficult task.
The Kentucky General Assembly this week honored retiring Council on Postsecondary Education President Robert King. The reading of the resolution in the House came as K-12 educators, current and retired, protested pension reforms inside the capitol building.
Legislation seeking to put into law an existing quota regulation for package liquor licensing continues to move through the Kentucky general assembly. An effort to weaken the measure fell short in a House Committee Tuesday.
There are lots of items on the negotiating table as legislative leaders from the House and Senate try to reach agreement on a state budget. That includes a matter near and dear to lawmakers and visitors' stomachs.