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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.

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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. 

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In an effort to clean up a “culture of secrecy,” the University of Louisville Board of Trustees voted Friday to potentially sue its own foundation.

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The president of the University of Kentucky says he’s confident higher education leaders will be able to finalize a performance-based funding model.

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Kentucky college and university presidents aren't shying away from performance funding set to go into effect next summer, but a philosophical disagreement between them remains ahead of a December deadline. 

Members of Paducah’s NAACP chapter and the Community Clergy Fellowship held a press conference this week to voice their discontent with Paducah Public School’s hiring procedures.

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  UT Martin has announced the building of a new engineering facility that will give students and local industry leaders the chance to work together. 

The new facility is big enough to accommodate large projects like a small airplane, something that engineering seniors will actually be building for their capstone projects. 

But the aim of the new facility isn’t just to give students the space to finish engineering projects, but to give the area the opportunity for industry growth.

Overall enrollment at SIU's Carbondale campus is now below 16,000 students.

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