WKU studying tuition plan as state funding dwindles

With the state capping tuition hikes at 6 percent over the next two years, Western Kentucky University is now ready to craft its operating budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1. On Friday, the Council on Postsecondary Education authorized tuition and mandatory fee ceilings for in-state undergraduate students at Kentucky’s public colleges and universities.…

One-quarter of Kentuckians affected by Facebook breach

by MIKE STUNSON, mstunson@herald-leader.com –  Personal Facebook information from more than 1.3 million Kentuckians was shared without their knowledge, according to data provided by the social media network to Attorney General Andy Beshear. While Facebook has previously acknowledged outsiders gained access to data on 87 million users, the company provided state numbers to state attorneys general.…

Common Ground: Bills passed unanimously

Recently Pure Politics’ Common Ground segment has focused on drawing attention to bills that passed the General Assembly with vast bipartisan support. This week, we continue to shine a light at the legislation which found broad support across the partisan divide. House Bill 84 , otherwise known as “Courtney’s Law” passed with resounding support this year.…