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These EKU academic programs are on the chopping block

School psychology, economics, theater and religion are among the programs — along with their faculty — that could be cut at Eastern Kentucky University as officials close a $25 million … Click to Continue »

Will a $32 million tax break jump start UK’s slow-growing research park?

A tax break that would let developers keep up to $32 million over 20 years for building on portions of the University of Kentucky’s Coldstream Research Park won approval Thursday … Click to Continue »

Tates Creek school campus on ‘heightened alert’ after gun report in neighborhood

Schools on the Tates Creek campuses were operating on heightened alert Friday morning and keeping “everyone inside” after police apprehended a man after it was reported that he had a … Click to Continue »

‘Gangs, guns and naked pictures.’ Lexington focuses on what lands students in court.

The most common issues in Lexington’s juvenile court that affect schools are “gangs, guns and naked pictures,” Heather Matics, Assistant Fayette County Attorney recently told advisory council members trying to … Click to Continue »

University faculty alarmed by Kentucky budget language that guts tenure protections

University faculty around the state are raising red flags over proposed legislative language that appears to let administrators ignore tenure protections as they downsize because of financial cutbacks. The Senate … Click to Continue »

EKU to cut 200 positions, close Danville campus, slash sports

Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson recommended $25 million in budget cuts Thursday that would affect nearly every level of the Richmond-based school. His plan would cut 200 positions, close … Click to Continue »

His poem will be ‘a beacon to the university’ on wall of new UK student center

It’s every writer’s dream to have their words immortalized. Some get published in magazines or online; the luckiest might author a book. Very, very few get to see what poet … Click to Continue »

‘What do our lives mean to you?’ Students rally at state Capitol for school safety

A March for Our Lives rally at the state Capitol brought together students from schools across Kentucky. The event, organized by the Prichard Committee Student Voice Team in Lexington, was aimed at spurring legislative action for better school safety. …

‘I felt in danger.’ At Capitol, students call for action after school threats, shootings.

Cate Cunningham, a student at Lexington’s Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, rallied on the state Capitol steps Tuesday with a recent gun threat at her school on her mind. “It … Click to Continue »

EKU’s board met behind closed doors for five hours. Faculty want to know why.

Eastern Kentucky University is preparing to cut up to $25 million from its next two-year budget, a move that is expected to bring program and personnel cuts that have not … Click to Continue »

Cars honk for teachers holding walk-in at Triangle Park

Teachers and fellow supporters of Arlington Elementary and Harrison Elementary hold a teacher walk-in Thursday afternoon downtown at Triangle Park against proposed pension legislation. … Click to Continue »

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