Education

As the Kentucky Community & Technical College System eliminates 506 jobs, it disclosed that it paid $815,741 last year to former president Michael McCall.

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear admits Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate’s decision on higher education funding did surprise him somewhat. But the AG said Thursday afternoon it’s always been a case that was headed to the Kentucky Supreme Court.

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A Kentucky judge has ruled Governor Matt Bevin can cut the budgets of public colleges and universities without the approval of the state legislature.

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Murray State University president Bob Davies is providing further details of cutbacks at the school in response to state funding cuts and decreased enrollment.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Mayfield Middle School is introducing after-school and summer programs through a $675,000 five-year grant. 

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In a specially-called meeting, the Murray State University Board of Regents on Friday approved a 4.5 percent tuition and mandatory fee increase, in reaction state funding cuts.

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Community colleges in western Kentucky are cutting faculty and staff, shortening contracts, eliminating programs and making changes to their facilities in an effort to reduce projected budget deficits. The cuts come in the face of declining enrollment and a reduction in state appropriations.

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College has a new interim president and CEO. Kentucky Community and Technical College System President Jay Box has appointed Dr. Charles Chrestman. 

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Kentucky is facing a doctor shortage. A 2013 report commissioned by the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange found the state lacks about 3,800 doctors, including 183 primary care physicians. Universities in the Commonwealth are hoping to make a dent in that shortage. Parker Franklin has more on those efforts from Murray State.

Mayfield City Schools

Mayfield Independent Schools has named Billy Edwards the new principal of Mayfield High School. Edwards succeeds Don Howard who has served  as principal for seven years and is retiring June 30. 

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