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Former University of Kentucky board chairman Billy Joe Miles was charged Tuesday with rape, sodomy and bribing a witness. Arraignment has been set for September 26

The state charged the 76-year-old Miles in Daviess County Circuit Court with one count each of first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and bribing a witness. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, the rape allegedly occurred on or about July 2. The person making the allegation isn't identified.

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Dr. Michael Bordieri and Tracy Ross discuss the secrets to being successful during and after college on Sounds Good.

The University of Kentucky will benefit from the latest gift from a foundation tied to a Lexington auto dealership.

A $10 million gift from the Don Jacobs Charitable Foundation, announced Tuesday, means further investment in undergraduate science education at UK.  A majority of the contribution, $8 million, will go toward the new academic science building that now bears the name Don and Cathy Jacobs Science Building.  Don Jacobs, well-known in Lexington, passed away last spring.

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The Performance Funding Work Group meets in Frankfort Wednesday to establish recommendations for a portion of higher education state appropriation. 

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Murray State University President Bob Davies is addressing public concern over the presence of a controversial political group on campus last week. 

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  State figures show corporal punishment is being used less often as a disciplinary method in Kentucky public schools.

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College is closing Wednesday for a full-scale mock crisis drill. 

Every day, thousands of teens attempt suicide in the U.S. — the most extreme outcome for the millions of children in this country who struggle with mental health issues.

As we've reported all week, schools play a key role, along with parents and medical professionals, in identifying children who may be at risk of suicide. And one of the biggest challenges: myths that can cloud their judgment.

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Update: Murray State University President Dr. Bob Davies responds

Members of an organization labeled by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a “white nationalist hate group” were on Murray State’s campus this week recruiting members.

MSU officials say the so-called Traditionalist Workers Party is not affiliated with the university, but paid for and reserved a table in the Curris Center, a public space.

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An African-American student at Western Kentucky University says a recent act of vandalism has made her become more aware of her surroundings. 

Cheyenne Mitchell’s car was keyed with a racial slur this week while parked on campus.

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