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Communities across Kentucky will compete for $100 million in state funding to pay for projects to train Kentucky's workforce.

The Work Ready Skills Advisory Committee, appointed by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, is scheduled to meet Wednesday to review 114 proposals for the money.

The 10-member committee led by Education and Workforce Development Secretary Hal Heiner will discuss the proposals in a closed meeting. But the committee will announce the results in an open meeting Wednesday afternoon. The winners will be invited to submit formal applications.

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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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Kentucky’s leaders are grappling with how to get more of the state’s residents into the labor force. 

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Governor Matt Bevin has appointed six new members to the Council on Postsecondary Education, all of which represent manufacturing and technology businesses. 

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Scholarships totaling $7.5 million dollars will pay for Kentucky high school seniors to take dual credit classes. Governor Matt Bevin and Workforce Development Secretary Hal Heiner unveiled the Dual Credit Scholarship Program Wednesday at Russell County High School.

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Trigg County is one of three more Kentucky communities certified as work ready. 

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner said in a statement the county is now on the official list of Kentucky Work Ready Communities. 

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Kentucky Governor-elect Matt Bevin has selected a former campaign rival to lead the state Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

As secretary of the Workforce and Development Cabinet, Louisville businessman Hal Heiner will oversee the coordination of state education programs and the management of workforce training.

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A new non-profit report examining the state of preschool in the US found that funding and enrollment have increased nationwide, but in Kentucky it’s a different story.

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Hal Heiner has been on the campaign trail since March of last year—62 weeks crisscrossing Kentucky to try and become the next governor.

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A new statewide survey shows the Kentucky Republican primary for governor is a tossup between the top three candidates.

The Survey USA poll found Matt Bevin with 27 percent support, James Comer with 26 percent, and Hal Heiner with 25 percent. Will T. Scott trailed with just 8 percent support.