What has been a very significant and, in some cases, deadly flu season appears to be winding down across the Commonwealth. State Epidemiologist Dr. Jonathan Ballard said data at the end of March showed 251 flu associated death including four pediatric deaths.
Eastern Kentucky University’s decision to suspend its associate nursing program brought with it reaction from a group of nurses. The EKU Board of Regents voted Friday to suspend just over a dozen programs.
Eastern Kentucky University’s Board of Regent adopted a two-year, $25 million savings plan Friday. It includes reducing Eastern’s workforce by about 140 jobs. Some of those jobs are currently vacant but 96 others will be cut. EKU President Michael Benson said the board faced a difficult task.
The Kentucky General Assembly this week honored retiring Council on Postsecondary Education President Robert King. The reading of the resolution in the House came as K-12 educators, current and retired, protested pension reforms inside the capitol building.
Legislation seeking to put into law an existing quota regulation for package liquor licensing continues to move through the Kentucky general assembly. An effort to weaken the measure fell short in a House Committee Tuesday.