WKU History Professor John Hardin, who specializes in African American History, will appear tonight on the NBC television network program, "Who Do You Think You Are?" Dr. Hardin helped to research the family history of former Pittsburgh Steeler running back Jerome Bettis, the family story that will be traced in tonight's program. The story has roots in slavery in western Kentucky. Dan Modlin has more.......
Lawmakers have reached a compromise on a proposal to create more educational opportunities in eastern Kentucky.
House Speaker Greg Stumbo has been advocating to move the University of Pikeville into the state university system. But that proposal doesn’t currently have the support to become reality, which forces supporters to adopt a compromise.
Given the potential of unusually severe weather this afternoon, the WKU Main and South Campuses will close at 12:30 p.m. today. The Glasgow campus will close at 1 p.m. Central, and the Elizabethtown/Radcliff/Fort Knox campuses at 1 p.m. Eastern. We are awaiting a possible announcement from the Director of the Owensboro campus.
A new bill in Kentucky would allow students to go to school outside of the district they live in, as long the new district allows it. State Senator Ken Winters is sponsoring the bill because of concerns he's heard from parents in his district. He says the measure isn’t aimed at getting students out of low-performing schools, but is instead tailored to parents who commute outside their home county.
University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto says looming budget cuts are a serious concern for higher education across Kentucky. He says a large percentage of college students in Kentucky are already borrowing money to attend classes, and he says higher tuition rates aren't the answer for funding problems. He spoke with Dan Modlin.