Education

University of Louisville

  Kathleen Smith, who long served as chief of staff to embattled former University of Louisville president James Ramsey, was fired from a position she also held on the university’s nonprofit foundation on Thursday.

Welcome to this edition of “Old Kentucky Tales,” the only podcast that solemnly swears that none of its participants have fought a duel with deadly weapons within this State, or out of it.

Today’s Title is “There Goes the Neighborhood – Kentuckians Just Moved In.”

This week host Brent Taylor, and co-host Jason Donner look at Kentucky women in Law Enforcement past and present in the “Yesterday’s News” segment, and for the “Main Event” learn about what happened when Kentucky immigrants overran a rural part of Michigan.      

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Eastern Kentucky University's Board of Regents has approved a new budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The board also heard details of a proposed statewide student fee to help meet campus facility needs.

Espenak at Goddard, via mreclipse.com

"Mr. Eclipse" is coming to Hopkinsville Community College this week to give a presentation about the rare total solar eclipse on August 21. 

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, transportation.ky.gov

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is pairing with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) to roll out the Transportation Mechanic Apprenticeship Program (TMAP) this fall.

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The average cost of a four-year degree in Kentucky will be more than $39,000 this fall after state regulators approved tuition increases at all but two of the state's public universities.

Growing up, Kelly Jenkins spent his spare time playing sports. He was an all-star player on the baseball team at his school in the mountains of east Tennessee. And sometimes, he wore lipstick to practice.

As he grew up, Jenkins felt like he wanted to become a teacher.

"Everybody told me it was a horrible idea," Jenkins remembers. "They said, 'Nobody will ever hire you as a transgender woman.' "

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A nationally recognized educator is advocating for more teacher freedom in their classrooms. Ron Clark is a featured speaker at the annual College and Career Readiness Summit at Murray State University this week. He spoke at a press conference before addressing a packed room in Lovett Auditorium Wednesday morning. He said teachers are often “shackled” when it comes do doing their job. 

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Regents for Kentucky's community and technical college system have approved a $6 per-credit-hour tuition increase.

The opportunity to go to college for free is more available than ever before. States and cities, in the last year especially, have funded programs for students to go to two-year, and in some cases, four-year, schools.

Tennessee has taken the idea one step further. Community college is already free for graduating high school students. Now Tennessee is first state in the country to offer community college — free of charge — to almost any adult.

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