University of Pikeville http://wkyufm.org en Beshear Creates New Program to Fund College Scholarships Through Coal Taxes http://wkyufm.org/post/beshear-creates-new-program-fund-college-scholarships-through-coal-taxes <p>Governor Steve Beshear has created a program lawmakers could not. The governor has released $4 million to be given as scholarships to Eastern Kentucky college students. Lawmakers wrestled with several scholarship proposals during the last legislative session, but an agreement was never passed. Tue, 29 May 2012 19:35:36 +0000 13164 at http://wkyufm.org Beshear Creates New Program to Fund College Scholarships Through Coal Taxes Fate of Kentucky Coal Scholarships Bill Uncertain http://wkyufm.org/post/fate-kentucky-coal-scholarships-bill-uncertain <p>A bill to create a scholarship fund to help students from coal mining counties in Kentucky finish their education is once again in limbo. House Bill 260 would create a fund to give scholarships to college juniors and seniors who finish their degrees at schools in coal-producing counties. Tue, 03 Apr 2012 17:10:08 +0000 10197 at http://wkyufm.org Fate of Kentucky Coal Scholarships Bill Uncertain Appalachian Scholarship Compromise in Trouble http://wkyufm.org/post/appalachian-scholarship-compromise-trouble <p>A proposal to create a scholarship fund for far eastern Kentucky college students could be in jeopardy.&nbsp;The Appalachian scholarship fund was intended as a compromise, after a measure to move the University of Pikeville into the state system couldn&rsquo;t garner enough support. In the House&rsquo;s version of the budget, lawmakers funded the scholarships with coal severance tax money. Mon, 26 Mar 2012 09:43:00 +0000 9609 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky House Moves Ahead with Legislation http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-house-moves-ahead-legislation <p>Kentucky&rsquo;s House of Representatives cleared several big items off their agenda today.&nbsp;The full House passed a bill that changes how law enforcement implements synthetic drug laws. Another measure would create a child fatality review panel.&nbsp;The House also passed a compromise to House Bill 260, which originally would have made the University of Pikeville the ninth state university.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:49:00 +0000 9023 at http://wkyufm.org Compromise Deal on Educational Opportunities http://wkyufm.org/post/compromise-deal-educational-opportunities <p>Lawmakers have reached a compromise on a proposal to create more educational opportunities in eastern Kentucky.<br /><br /> House Speaker Greg Stumbo has been advocating to move the University of Pikeville into the state university system. But that proposal doesn&rsquo;t currently have the support to become reality, which forces supporters to adopt a compromise.<br /> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 14:02:15 +0000 8612 at http://wkyufm.org Compromise Deal on Educational Opportunities