Eastern Kentucky University

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 On Monday, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear delivered his daily briefing on coronavirus, which is surging across the Ohio Valley. Eleven more Kentuckians had died that day. Then the governor provided an update on an especially worrisome outbreak at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center near Lexington, one of four long-term care facilities dedicated to veterans in the state. Since the virus hit the facility in October, he said, 22 veterans have died there.

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A committee will recommend that Eastern Kentucky University regents suspend the search for a new leader and hire interim President David McFaddin. 

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Model Laboratory School are being asked to develop a new financing method.  The urging comes from State Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis.


Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson said the new pension reform measure is,  “the best option of some challenging options.”

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The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents has adopted a $351 million budget that puts the school’s pension contribution rate at 49%. Without state legislative action, that obligation would go to 84% come July.

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Latino students at Eastern Kentucky University led what they called a “unity rally” Thursday afternoon on the Richmond campus.

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Varying opinions are being expressed by Eastern Kentucky University students regarding President Trump’s political rally this weekend.


As people are registering for tickets and otherwise preparing for President Donald Trump’s upcoming rally at Eastern Kentucky University, others are both airing concerns and urging unity. 

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Representatives from several public safety agencies gathered for the first of a series of meetings in preparation for President Trump’s visit to Richmond this weekend. 

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Eastern Kentucky University says it is reducing tuition for students who are serving active duty in the military.