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Fall enrollment information reflects significant increase in number of freshmen at Murray State

Enrollment in several key categories reflect increases and continued positive momentum at Murray State University for the 2019-20 academic year. Based on recent data, this year’s entering freshman class of 1,420 students indicates a significant increase of 7.7 percent as of Aug. 27, from the fall 2018 freshman class. By comparison, the fall 2018 freshmen class was down nearly 9 percent from the previous...

Keven Moore: Playing golf can be hazardous to your health, especially when using a golf cart

According to statisticbrain.com, 9.6 percent of Americans (26 million people) have played 18 holes of golf at least once in the past 12 months. A lot of business is conducted on a golf course, but the industry itself is enormous business. According to a 2015 Forbes magazine article, it is estimated to be a nearly $70 billion industry, supporting two million jobs and $55.6 billion in annual wage income....

Distinguished trio added to lineup of speakers at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference in Lexington

Former General Electric vice chair Beth Comstock, U.S. Department of Agriculture under secretary Bill Northey and groundbreaking neurologist Dr. Majid Fotuhi have been added to ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference’s high-impact mainstage lineup of speakers. Four thousand attendees from more than 70 countries are expected to attend this year’s 34th annual conference in Lexington from May 20–22. Beth...

Gena Bigler: ‘Takers’ and ‘makers’ argument misses point as Ky. is far from a death spiral

Kentucky was recently categorized as a “Death Spiral State” in a Forbes article by William Baldwin. The author divides the population into “takers” and “makers.” Takers include Medicaid recipients and government employees, and he added one taker for every $100,000 in unfunded pensions. Makers are employed by the private sector. That’s it, just employed by a non-government...