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12:59 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

SIU Board Tables Tuition Increase; Dunn Starts May 1

Originally published on Thu April 17, 2014 2:50 pm

SIU's President is retiring sooner than expected. Glenn Poshard will step aside at the end of this month.

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Education
3:41 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Poll: 84% of Kentuckians Favor Tobacco-Free K-12 Campuses

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According to a poll released by a nonprofit health organization, a vast majority of Kentuckians favor tobacco-free school districts.

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, partnering with Interact for Health, funded the poll which was conducted last fall. 

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Education
2:43 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

President-Elect Suggests Ways for Murray State to Bring in Revenue as It Faces Budget Cuts

Murray State University President-elect Bob Davies says he wants to push the university to compete for funds and look for new revenue sources as it faces budget cuts from the state.

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Education
2:19 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

MSU Transfer Credit Could Be Available for Mid-Continent Students; AG Conway Pledges Support

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UPDATE: 3:10 p.m.

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has pledged his support to students affected by the shutdown of Mid-Continent University.

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Higher Education
9:03 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Mid-Continent Chairman Confirms Layoffs, School Will Operate Through June 30

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The chair of Mid-Continent University's Board of Trustees says the entire staff of the 2,500-student Christian school has been laid off.  The Mayfield-based MCU has been battling financial and accreditation issues for more than a year.

Chairman Tom Butler said all employees were let go Wednesday, but classes will continue until June 30.

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Education
3:56 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Graves County School Set to Close Receives Honor for Closing Achievement Gap

  A Graves County school that’s set to close this summer due to low enrollment has been named a distinguished school for significantly closing the achievement gap between student groups.

Cuba Elementary was Kentucky’s category 2 school for the National Title I Association, but Graves County Schools plan to close it June 30th and auction it off as surplus property.

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Education
3:29 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Lawmakers Hopeful to Reach Agreement on Road Budget by Midnight Deadline

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Leaders in the House and Senate appear closer to reaching an agreement on a three billion dollar road plan.

Differences between the two chambers have made negotiations difficult. 

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Education
10:52 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Beshear’s Veto Clears Path for Paducah School of Art and Design Construction to Start

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Paducah School of Art and Design is one step closer to the construction phase of the Kitchens’ building in Lowertown.

Gov. Steve Beshear’s line item veto on the state’s budget assures West Kentucky Community and Technical College can use bonding to fund the project.

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Education
3:27 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Mid-Continent University Appoints Tom Walden as New Acting President

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On Saturday, Mid-Continent University leaders appointed Dr. Robert "Tom" Walden as acting president, effective immediately, replacing current acting president Dr. Ken Winters. 

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Education
3:11 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Murray High School Assistant Charged with Rape

A Murray High School assistant basketball coach and teacher’s assistant has been charged with five counts of rape in the third degree against an underage student.

Murray police arrested 30-year-old Kwen Trice on Friday.

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