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Ron Daley: Beshear is a listening governor who can revitalize Eastern Kentucky, rural areas

Gov. Andy Beshear’s ability and willingness to listen is just what Eastern Kentucky and the rural areas of the Commonwealth need to in order to advance economically. Not all political leaders have the inclination to listen to the people, but instead desire to speak and pontificate on their own agenda. Over the past four years I have had the opportunity to observe Beshear interact as a listener with...

UPike’s Kentucky College of Optometry, the first such school in the state, set to recruit inaugural class

The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry – the 22nd such school in the nation and the first in Kentucky – has entered a new phase and will begin recruiting its inaugural class for the fall of 2016. The Accreditation Council on Optometric Education voted to grant the Kentucky College of Optometry the pre-accreditation classification of “Preliminary Approval.” The notification...

Leadership institute encourages parents to get more involved to boost student success

An new initiative to engage and educate parents to be strong and effective leaders in Kentucky schools was recently announced. The Governor’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership (GCIPL) will be an independent nonprofit organization, building on the 16-year record of the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership, developed by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.   The Institute’s...