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Kentucky's public institutions are bucking a national trend when it comes to university enrollment., UK College of Medicine

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is expanding its medical school to south-central Kentucky and the western part of the state.

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The Kentucky Department of Education says it will underwrite the cost of Advanced Placement exams for students who qualify for free and reduced-price lunch.

Colin Ozeki, 17, doesn't like to sugarcoat how autism spectrum disorder has affected his interactions with others, his emotions and his own self-confidence. He sees it as an issue to confront, something about himself to work on and improve in order to fully participate in life around him.

He appreciates the adage, "It's a difference, not a disability." But he disagrees with it when it comes to himself.

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  The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet has narrowed down their list of finalists from 39 schools to 24. In western Kentucky, Paducah Public Schools, Caldwell County Schools and West Kentucky Community and Technical College are in the running to receive their requested funding from a pool of $65 million dollars.

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13 western Kentucky schools have earned the distinction of being within the top 25 percent of the nation’s most energy-efficient schools.  

The Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR certification goes to districts focusing on energy reduction and resource conservation.  

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Update: The University of Tennessee's Board of Trustees has unanimously approved Beverly Davenport as the first female chancellor of the public university's flagship campus in Knoxville.

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The state audit of the University of Louisville Foundation found infighting, secrecy and a leader with unchecked power, but none of that was a big surprise.

Of all of the departments universities cultivate, career services could be the most important.

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Nearly 3,500 former students of an Owensboro-based for-profit college will receive restitution totaling $1.2 million.