Education

Jill Darnall, McCracken County Schools

Lone Oak Elementary School has a new principal. Jill Darnall was named to the McCracken County Schools position. Darnall previously served as the Benton Middle School principal for six years.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Madisonville Community College will soon have a new president. Three finalists visited campus this week as the final stage of the search process. 

When it comes to depth of curriculum, breadth of research and impact on the state economy, the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville lead the way among public colleges in the Bluegrass State.

When it comes to investing donors’ dollars, though, leadership might be best found outside of the state’s money centers, in college towns like Bowling Green, Morehead and Murray.

KSU Office of the President, kysu.edu

Kentucky State University President Raymond Burse is resigning at the end of this week. In a statement released Monday, Burse says he decided that the "further demands and challenges of Kentucky State must be undertaken by new leadership." 

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

Kentucky Office of the Attorney General

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.

Jacob Ryan-WFPL/Kentucky Public Radio

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

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

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. 

John Null/WKMS

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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