Education

OWENSBORO COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE

An Owensboro area initiative helping to place high school students from refugee families into summer jobs is proving to be more successful than just temporary work. 

University of Tennessee

 

  The University of Tennessee has announced the lowest tuition increase in more than 30 years. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the board of trustees approved a 1.8 percent increase for in-state undergraduate students Thursday. The trustees also passed a $2.3 billion 2017-2018 budget that includes a $25,667 raise for UT President Joe DiPietro.

University of Louisville

  Amid financial turmoil highlighted in a recent external audit, the University of Louisville Foundation has fired a former president's chief of staff.

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.      

Official Photo/president.eku.edu

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.

Karen Roach/123rf Stock Photo

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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