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NKU selected as permanent home for Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge

Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton has announced that Northern Kentucky University will be the new permanent home for the Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge (LGEC). The LGEC is a statewide contest Hampton created in 2016 to encourage Kentucky high school students to explore innovative business ideas. Managed by Hampton and her staff, with assistance from the Kentucky Science and...

Kentucky launches initiative to fast track veterans, transitioning military personnel to aircraft mechanics

Transitioning military personnel and veterans with aviation or power plant mechanics experience are now eligible to become Federal Aviation Administration certified in Kentucky. Through a collaborative effort among the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC), Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), the University of Louisville, and the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs...

Four UK student entrepreneur teams place in the money, advance to Idea State U final round

By Deb Weis and Whitney Harder Special to KyForward The University of Kentucky’s top four student entrepreneur teams placed in the money at the Idea State U (ISU) regional, earning them spots at ISU state finals at the end of April. The undergraduate and graduate students, who presented either a business concept or business plan to a panel of judges, set up a marketing display, produced a 60-second...

Bluegrass Tomorrow, Higher Education Consortium bring IdeaFestival back with star-studded cast

IdeaFestival returns to the Bluegrass Region highlighted by the keynote addresses of Jad Abumrad of NPR’s Radio Lab and author Rich DeMillo, noted for his work on the revolution in higher education. IF Bluegrass will take place at the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts, April 21-22, presented by the Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium and Bluegrass Tomorrow. IF Bluegrass begins...

Kentucky projects – Hindman to Louisville – get NEA Our Town grants worth $300,000

The National Endowment for the Arts is investing $300,000 in four Kentucky arts-based community development projects through its Our Town grant, the federal agency announced this week.   Our Town grants are awarded to projects that contribute to the livability of communities nationwide and place the arts at their core.   This three-string dulcimer was built by Tad Wright Woodworks. (Photo...