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Committee recommends suspending 101 academic programs at WKU

A committee is recommending that Western Kentucky University suspend more than a quarter of its academic programs.

Trump’s campaign agenda found in his new budget proposal

Frustrated by a divided Congress and rifts within his own party, President Donald Trump is giving little indication in his latest budget proposal of any new policy ambitions for the coming two, or six, years.

WATCH: Scott Co. school board votes to save JROTC

The Board of Education voted on whether or not to cut the program Thursday night.

Richmond-based aid agency prepares to layoff half its staff

Kentucky River Foothills Development Council is prepared to cut staff in the event it does not get a grant it needs to fund the Head Start program.

Advocates: Dental care denied wrongly after Medicaid cuts

Public health advocates in Kentucky say some children and pregnant women have wrongly been denied access to dental care since the state abruptly cut dental and vision coverage for as many as 460,000 Kentuckians.

Students protest program cuts

Some Eastern Kentucky University students took a unique approach some would say 'dark' to show state lawmakers in Frankfort they're not happy with higher education cuts that led to program cuts at their school.

EKU approves budget cuts

Jobs, academic and athletic programs at Eastern Kentucky University are going away, victim of an estimated $25 million budget deficit.

EKU takes first step towards program cuts

Eastern Kentucky University took its first step Thursday towards cutting programs to close a $25,000,000 deficit.

Kentucky teachers rally over retirement cuts, warn of strike

Hundreds of teachers in central Kentucky have rallied in front of public schools to protest proposed cuts to their retirement benefits in what could be a precursor to a statewide strike.

Coalition comes out against Gov. Bevin’s proposed budget

38 organizations from a variety of sectors came together at the capitol Thursday morning calling on Governor Matt Bevin to rethink his proposed budget bill.

Kentucky governor orders cuts of 1.3 percent to cover gap

Gov. Matt Bevin has ordered budget cuts of 1.3 percent this fiscal year to meet a shortfall.

Kentucky colleges seek more funding in tight budget year

Kentucky's public colleges and universities want more money, but Republican lawmakers say the best they can hope for is to break even.

Facing deficit, Bevin administration orders 1 percent cuts

Kentucky's state agencies will cut 1 percent from their budgets to help avoid a $113 million shortfall.

In Appalachia, some worry about Trump’s budget proposal

President Donald Trump's proposal to eliminate the Appalachian Regional Commission has alarmed many throughout the region that have relied on the federal agency for a job.

State Pulling Workers Out of 31 Unemployment Offices

The Education and Workforce Development Cabinet is pulling employees out of 31 unemployment centers across the state amid major cuts that the state blames on a lack of federal funding.

EKU cuts French major, several other academic programs

Eastern Kentucky University regents have voted to suspend French and comparative humanities degrees at the school.

KY Supreme Court: Bevin’s higher ed cuts are illegal

Kentucky's highest court says the state's Republican governor cannot cut the budgets of public colleges and universities without the approval of the state legislature.

Surgeon: Budget, staffing cuts make UofL hospital unsafe

A leading University of Louisville surgeon says staffing cuts by KentuckyOne health at U of L Hospital have made it "unsafe" for the care of seriously ill and injured patients

Beshear reacts to education cuts ruling during Lexington stop

Kentucky's attorney general knew he'd be bombarded by questions regarding a judge's ruling to uphold education cuts made by Governor Matt Bevin, so he stepped aside after a press conference about scams to answer questions.

KCTCS cuts more than 500 jobs to close budget gap

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System has eliminated more than 500 positions and suspended some college programs, all in an effort to close a $26 million gap in its budget.

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Criticism of KEMI Board’s vote to remove executive salaries from website

The KEMI board of directors awarded "incentive payouts" to several top executives, according to a report in the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Coco Gauff surges to upset Aryna Sabalenka at Top Seed Open

LEXINGTON, KY, USA (WTA) - American teenager Cori "Coco" Gauff pulled off another impressive win on Wednesday at the inaugural Top Seed Open presented by Bluegrass...

McConnell ‘slush fund’ remark a ‘thud’ with governor

McConnell called federal aid to states as a “slush fund.”
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Governor blasts Wildlife Commission’s legal move, lack of oversight

Commission contracts with Cameron to sue governor over director.