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Program to provide funding for coal area college students expands to 34 counties


Two-and-a-half years after creating a pilot scholarship program to help college students in eastern Kentucky complete their bachelor’s degree close to home, Gov. Steve Beshear signed House Bill 2, legislation that permanently extends the scholarship program to all coal counties. …

Georgetown College art students expanding horizons for Scott County elementary children


  Georgetown College art education students are learning about how to teach and local elementary school children get to have a first-hand experience with art through the college’s expanded Art Club.   The project began as a collaborative among Georgetown’s …

Kennedy Jr. to address ‘Green Capitalism’ as part of Transylvania’s Kenan Lecture Series


Environmental lawyer and activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will speak about “Green Capitalism” on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Transylvania’s Haggin Auditorium as part of the university’s Kenan Lecture Series.   A reception will immediately follow in Carrick …

UK Center for Community Outreach’s Big Blue Pantry good source for healthy food


  University of Kentucky students are coming together to help fellow students who many not have access to healthy food through a new initiative called the Big Blue Pantry.   This resource, made possible through the UK Center for Community …

UK alum among ‘The Ebola Fighters’ recognized as Time Person of the Year


(From Time Magazine. To see the rest of the Time article, click here.)     University of Kentucky graduate Mosoka Fallah is one of the Ebola fighters in West Africa named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.   A native …

Thomas More freezes tuition, room and
board expense for 2015-16 academic year


  Thomas More College has announced that there will be no tuition increase for the 2015-2016 academic year. Additionally, there will be no increase for room and board.   Students were informed of this announcement on Dec. 11 through an …

University of Kentucky family scientist
to become editor of prestigious journal


University of Kentucky family scientist Jason Hans has been selected to be the next editor of Family Relations, a publication of the National Council on Family Relations and one of the premier academic journals in the field.   He was …

Morehead’s Hutchinson selected to NCAA Division I Council, lone OVC representative


  Morehead State athletics director Brian Hutchinson has been selected to serve on the NCAA Division I Council, the panel that oversees day-to-day operations for Division I.   The first meeting of the council will be held in January.   …

Longtime KSU professor, administrator named vice present for Student Affairs


Kentucky State University has named Dr. Vernell A. Bennett vice president for Student Affairs.   Bennett began her career at KSU in 1996 and most recently, she has served as the assistant vice president for diversity and inclusion and as …

American Baptist College president Harris to speak at Campbellsville’s annual MLK service


Dr. Forrest E. Harris, president of American Baptist College in Nashville, Tenn., will be the guest speaker for Campbellsville University’s annual Martin Luther King Memorial Service.   The public is invited to the free event, which is set for Wednesday, …