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Murray State University’s new 77,000 square foot animal disease diagnostic laboratory is formally open. Governor Matt Bevin, MSU President Dr. Bob Davies and other state and university officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication for the Breathitt Veterinary Center in Hopkinsville on Thursday.

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Brescia University in Owensboro has received a $500,000 grant for its social work program. The grant from the James Graham Brown Foundation will be used for a new building to house Brescia University’s rapidly expanding social work program and to hire faculty.

In this episode of Old Kentucky Tales, we will look at gambling past and present in our “Yesterday’s News” segment, and for our “Main Event” we will examine Paducahans’ thoughts regarding what should have happened to Kaiser Wilhelm II at the end of the First World War.

Special Thanks to our Sound Engineer Todd Birdsong, the Paducah School of Art and Design, and WKMS. 


The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees has decided not to act on hiring a new chancellor for its Carbondale campus.

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A Tennessee education group is aiming to get high school students interested in teaching.

Murray State University

Murray State University’s Spring 2017 commencement ceremony is this Saturday.

National Archery in the Schools Program via Facebook

Students from across the U.S. are expected to arrive in Kentucky this week to participate in a national archery competition.


Owensboro Innovation Academy is adding another new opportunity to a public high school that’s already breaking the mold. The school is partnering with Brescia University to give students the chance to earn a two-year associates degree while they’re getting their high school diploma.

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Attorney General Lisa Madigan is pushing legislation aimed at protecting Illinois students who take out college loans.

The rest of the country may be talking about health care this week, but you must be a die-hard education fan. NPR Ed has just the weekly news roundup you need. And, actually, we do have a health care note.

Health care bill would cut assistance to special education students