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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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Morehead State University’s latest budget recommendation includes the elimination of 64 positions. 

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Murray State University president Bob Davies is further illuminating proposed cutbacks. The school is faced with after a 4.5 percent state funding cut over the next two years that was approved by the Kentucky General Assembly.

Davies talks budget woes, university business and more on Sounds Good with Todd Hatton.

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Southern Illinois University has responded to student protests against racism with a plan to boost campus diversity. The university plan released Tuesday comes one day after a student-led protest on its Carbondale campus drew several hundred participants. 

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Murray State Professor Joshua Easterling has received a prestigious fellowship and will study in Germany starting this fall. He speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about his work and experience.

SIU students, community members, and others took to the Carbondale campus Monday to protest increasing costs for higher education, social issues and more.

Sleep has a big impact on learning. And not just when you do it in class. Sleep deprivation affects memory, cognition and motivation, and the effects are compounded when it's long-term.

Allison Crawford

Education professionals from across western Kentucky attended the Kentucky Department of Education’s final Town Hall Meeting on developing a new school accountability system last night in Murray. The 11 meetings are in response to the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, which gives state and local authorities more control when it comes to overseeing school performance.

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