A proposal to create a scholarship fund for far eastern Kentucky college students could be in jeopardy. The Appalachian scholarship fund was intended as a compromise, after a measure to move the University of Pikeville into the state system couldn’t garner enough support. In the House’s version of the budget, lawmakers funded the scholarships with coal severance tax money.
A free exhibit called "Honoring our History Tour" will be on display at Slugger Field in Louisville Monday, and the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs says donations will be accepted. According to Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Ken Lucas, half of all donations collected at the site will go to the veterans cemetary in Radcliff.
Refugees would be allowed to remain in Kentucky high schools past their 21st birthday under a measure that has cleared the Kentucky House of Representatives. House Bill 183 is sponsored by Bowling Green Democrat Jody Richards, who says the proposal is intended to help refugees who have come to the United States to escape persecution in other countries.