Arnold Simpson among legislators honored at Black History Month Celebration; KSU Pres. Brown speaks

Three longtime members of the Kentucky General Assembly, including NKY’s Arnold Simpson, were honored for their years of service and dedication to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and its citizens at the 15th annual Black History Month Celebration in the Capitol Rotunda. Dr. M. Christopher Brown II, president of Kentucky State University, was the keynote speaker.…

Governor to cut ribbon on innovative new partnership between Thomas More College, Gravity Diagnostics

Gov. Matt Bevin will be in Covington on Thursday to help launch an innovative new partnership between Thomas More College and Gravity Diagnostics. The Thomas More College Work Ready Incubator is a ground-breaking program that will benefit students in their quest for real-world experiences, as well as businesses in their search for high-quality talent by…

Another Monday, Still No Pension Bill

by ALAN LYTLE & LAURA CULLEN GLASSCOCK & KENTUCKY GAZETTE –  Lawmakers in Frankfort have been meeting for more than a month but still haven’t tackled public pensions, passed a state budget, or a tax reform package.  WUKY’s Alan Lytle talks with Laura Cullen Glasscock, editor and publisher of the Frankfort-based Kentucky Gazette about an…

Tom Jurich’s lawyers are seeking help from Bevin to reach settlement with Louisville

In this University of Louisville Athletic Association meeting on June 2, 2017, interim President Greg Postel praises the review of then-athletic director Tom Jurich. University of Louisville While the University of Louisville was announcing a new law firm and a change in strategy for dealing with Tom Jurich and Rick Pitino last Thursday, Jurich’s representatives were in Frankfort seeking…

Louisville VA Medical Center director resigns after being accused of ‘whistle blower retaliation’

This is a developing story; please check back for updates.  Louisville’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center Director Martin Traxler resigned Friday, the same day the federal agency asked for his removal. Traxlar was accused of “whistle blower retaliation, conduct unbecoming of a senior executive and lack of candor,” according to a statement from the Office of…

Council on Postsecondary Education approves campus diversity plans; hears institutions’ reports

The Council on Postsecondary Education had approved campus diversity plans for the public four-year universities and the 16 colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. The five-year plans aim to boost enrollment, retention and graduation rates of students, particularly underrepresented minorities and low-income students. The plans also promote workforce diversity and inclusive and…