Longtime educator and administrator George Edwards will assume the role of interim chancellor for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System starting next month.
As the system-level chief academic officer, the chancellor provides leadership for academic affairs, workforce development, distance learning initiatives and professional development.
KCTCS President-elect Jay Box announced Edwards' selection as interim chancellor on Monday.
Edwards retired recently from Big Sandy Community and Technical College, where he served as president for 14 years. Edwards has 35 years of teaching and administrative experience at four community colleges in Kentucky and Virginia.
Edwards begins his interim stint as chancellor on Jan. 26.
KCTCS officials hope to name a new chancellor by April 1.
Box served as chancellor for five years and begins his new role as president on Jan. 16.
Water and sewer rates in the city of Bowling Green could be going up as early as February 1st. Bowling Green Municipal Utilities’ proposal to raise rates will be presented to the City Commission on Tuesday.
Commissioner and BGMU board member Rick Williams tells the Daily News, the extra revenue will go to improve aging infrastructure. Under the proposal, rates would also go up on July 1 of 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday that he has reached a deal with federal officials to expand Medicaid in Tennessee after months of discussions.
The Republican's administration is touting it as an alternative deal with federal officials. The program, dubbed Insure Tennessee, would provide coverage for the state's uninsured without creating new taxes for Tennesseans.
Haslam announced at a news conference at the state Capitol that the state would offer a voucher to purchase insurance in the private market, according to statement from the governor's office and a news conference.
Health care advocates had heavily criticized the Republican governor for refusing last year to agree to $1.4 billion in federal funds to cover about 180,000 uninsured Tennesseans under the terms the money was offered.
A new documentary being aired in Kentucky will introduce viewers to the colorful characters who craft bourbon.
The documentary draws from oral history interviews conducted by the University of Kentucky's Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History.
The program is called "Kentucky Bourbon Tales: Distilling the Family Business." It features the stories of master distillers and bourbon barons from such distilleries as Wild Turkey, Heaven Hill, Brown-Forman, Woodford Reserve, Maker's Mark, Four Roses, Jim Beam and Bulleit.
It also explains the science and art behind the bourbon-making process and details how the state's signature spirit has become a global phenomenon.
The program will first air Tuesday night on KET and again on the night of Sunday, Dec. 21 on KET2. The program will air several more times this month.
More charges have been filed against an Illinois man who was shot by Bowling Green police Saturday night while reportedly trying to shoplift a rifle.
Police were called to Cabela's Sporting Goods just before 8:00 Saturday night for a man who had taken an unloaded rifle off a shelf in the store, placed it inside his pants and went into the restroom. The man, later identified as 33 year old Elliott Cummings of Naperville, Illinois, then exited the store with the weapon still in his pants.
A Christian group building a massive wooden ark in Kentucky inspired by the biblical account of Noah is considering going to court to fight the state's rejection of the project's tax incentives.
President Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis says the loss of the tourism tax rebate would be costly for the Ark Encounter theme park project, but it will continue. Ham says in a statement that two public interest law firms would represent the group if legal action is taken. He says no decision has been made yet.
Kentucky's tourism secretary said Wednesday that the project isn't eligible for tax incentives because employees would be screened on the basis of religion.
Ham says federal and state laws support the group's intention to base hiring on applicants' religious preferences.
Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers says he hopes bills to combat heroin abuse and encourage investments by telecommunications companies can win bipartisan support in next year's General Assembly session.
But Stivers says Senate Republicans will also push more contentious proposals to rein in regulations and prohibit mandatory participation in a workplace union. He acknowledged such proposals would face strong resistance in the Democratic-led Kentucky House.
Senate Republican leaders spoke with reporters Thursday during a Senate GOP retreat in Owensboro.
Lawmakers will be in session for 30 days next year, but Stivers says they can take on big issues during the abbreviated session.
Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer says next year's governor's campaign won't affect Senate action. But he says Senate Republicans will promote an agenda that a GOP governor could embrace.