UK Healthcare using education incentives to address critical shortage of registered nurses in Kentucky

It has been said that nurses are the most trusted professionals in healthcare. In addition to providing treatment, they are nurturers, educators, and champions for the sick and injured. And Kentucky doesn’t have enough of them. A shortage of registered nurses, whether they are in hospital or clinical setting, is a multifaceted dilemma. The aging “baby boomer” population places a strain...

Wildcats check in at No. 4, Duke ranked on top of preseason USA Today Coaches Poll

Despite losing nearly 93 percent of its scoring and almost 77 percent of its rebounding from a season ago, the panel for the USA Today Coaches Poll once again believes the Kentucky men’s basketball team will be among the top teams competing for a national title in 2017-18. The Wildcats are ranked fourth in the preseason Coaches Poll that was released Thursday. Duke will begin the season at No. 1,...

Murray State University alumni create scholarship for chemistry, physics and mathematics students

Murray State University alumni have created the James Frank and Patricia Ann Wilson Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics Scholarship Endowment. James and Patricia both entered Murray State University in the fall of 1962, but they came from very different backgrounds. James was born in Murray and graduated from Murray High School. Patricia was born in the Bronx, was raised in Rye, N.Y. and graduated from...

Lexington Rotary Club invites high school seniors to apply for $1,000 academic achievement scholarships

The Rotary Club of Lexington invites top-performing high school seniors to apply for scholarships based on outstanding academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service. This year the club will present $1,000 apiece to at least eight students on the All Fayette County Academic Team and a $10,000 scholarship to the overall Rotary Scholar. The completed application and all supporting...

The 16th District PTA is offering scholarships to seniors who are continuing their education

  By Tammy L. Lane Fayette County Public Schools     Members of the Class of 2015 in Fayette County Public Schools are invited to apply for the 16th District PTA scholarships, which help deserving young people continue their education.   The awards are based on financial need, academic achievement and contributions to the community through extracurricular activities. The minimum...

Kentucky Society of CPAs offers applications for Educational Foundation scholarships

  The Kentucky Society of CPAs is accepting applications for its Educational Foundation scholarships now through Feb. 9.   Students studying accounting at Kentucky-based colleges and universities are eligible to apply for the scholarships. For more information, criteria or an online application, click

Deadline fast approaching for freshmen interested in Robinson Leaders Program

  By Jeff Spradling UKNow     The Robinson Scholars Program at the University of Kentucky is currently accepting applications for its high school leadership program through 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20.   To be eligible, applicants must be in the freshman year of high school, reside in one of the 29 Eastern Kentucky counties in the Robinson Scholars service area, and be first generation...