Murray State Interim President Bob Jackson Talks Enrollment, Young Alumni, Dining, More

By MATT MARKGRAF –  Murray State University interim president Bob Jackson recently discussed with WKMS News Director Matt Markgraf on Sounds Good efforts to boost enrollment (2018-19 enrollment is 9,466 students) – including the military discount initiative and the Road Scholars Program, engaging young alumni, a new dining services partnership with Sodexo and the upcoming legislative session.

Lawmaker wants concealed guns in KY schools, colleges, bars and other banned places

by JOHN CHEVES, [email protected] –  Kentuckians who are licensed to carry concealed firearms could take them into places currently off-limits, including day-care centers, schools, universities, bars, government meetings and businesses that post “no guns” signs, under a bill pre-filed for the 2019 General Assembly. State Rep. Robert Goforth, R-East Bernstadt, said his bill would eliminate most…

Kentucky approves another rate increase for embattled Eastern Kentucky water district

by WILL WRIGHT, [email protected] –  After months of deliberation, Kentucky regulators approved a permanent rate increase Monday for an Eastern Kentucky water district plagued with long outages, financial mismanagement and reports of poor water quality. Customers of the Martin County Water District, dubbed the “worst water district in the state of Kentucky” by a state regulatory…