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A senior US education official says community colleges can be successful when they react quicker to crisis than four-year universities.

College presidents from High Point, N. C., to Laie, Hawaii, are sitting up a little straighter, because the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings are out today. Published every year since 1983, they've become perhaps the most famous and influential college rankings. But they're no longer the only game in town.

A woman with 35 years of experience evaluating and treating adult sex offenders is leading training sessions throughout Kentucky.  One such program attracted well over 100 people Monday in Lexington.

Cory Jewell Jensen is with the Center for Behavioral Intervention in Oregon.  She spoke to those working in areas like law enforcement, school counseling, nursing and child protective services. 

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College is one of ten finalists for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. WKCTC was named Tuesday as a finalist for the fourth time in the award's history.


The president of Western Kentucky University is denouncing what he calls a pair of “cowardly” and “heinous” acts involving hate speech against African-Americans.

Marshall County Schools officials are trying to dispel social media rumors of a high school student with a “hit list” on other classmates after he was caught with a knife at school.

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Kentucky educators will be trained this week on how to administer a heroin antidote. The drug Naloxone, also known by the brand name Narcan, is being made available to high schools who voluntarily choose to participate. 

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The first Murray State University Board of Regents meeting of the new academic year began this morning with a ceremony swearing in four regents: two Governor appointees Lisa Rudolph and Dr. Walter Bumphus, Faculty Regent Katherine Farmer and (returning) Student Regent Clint Combs.

Annual Retreat and Big Picture Topics

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Murray State's latest enrollment numbers show an uptick in new freshmen but an overall decline of about 2%. This is largely due to a decline in full-time graduate and international students (demographics that have overlap).

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While dual credit courses for high school students across the commonwealth offer a head start into the college experience, they put pressure on the amount of money coming into higher education institutions.