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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Kentucky Newsletter for Sunday September 09, 2018 ( 24 items )  

'It's All About Jobs' - Kentucky GOP Governor Matt Bevin Lays Out His Priorities For Re-Election
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 -- The Republican Governors Association issued the following news release: With a clear record of promoting job growth and expanding economic opportunity, GOP Governor Matt Bevin is committed to building on the progress his administration has made as he seeks a second term in Kentucky's highest office. This week, Governor Bevin laid out the priorities for his re-election campaign, stating that "it's all about jobs" while also emphasizing his efforts to modernize the tax code  more

As GDIT Workers Stand Strong Against Intimidation, GDIT Hit With Two New NLRB Complaints
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- The Communications Workers of America issued the following news release: General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), the top federal contractor in the call center industry, has been hit with two new National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) complaints in August for anti-union activities at call centers in London, Kentucky and Hattiesburg, Mississippi. GDIT call center agents help Americans navigate Medicare and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) under a contract with the Cente  more

Budd to Give QEP Ethics Lecture at Campbellsville University
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Kentucky, Sept. 7 -- Campbellsville University issued the following news release: Dr. Joey Budd, assistant professor of criminal justice, will be giving a QEP Ethics Lecture: "Use of force and the police: Ethical decision making when it is necessary to use force" on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. in Campbellsville University's Banquet Hall, 110 University Drive, Campbellsville, Ky. The Quality Enhancement Project (QEP) is a component of the university's Southern Association of Col  more

Cumberlands Professors Speak at Leadership Programs
WILLIAMSBURG, Kentucky, Sept. 7 -- The University of the Cumberlands issued the following news release: History and political science professors from University of the Cumberlands (UC) recently lectured at local colleges to help prepare high school students from across the Commonwealth for their future endeavors. Dr. Nathan Coleman spoke at a Kentucky Youth Leadership Conference held at the University of Louisville's McConnell Center. Dr. Bruce Hicks presented at the Rogers' Scholars program,   more

Erik Miner '90 Promoted at Regions Financial Corporation
GREENCASTLE, Indiana, Sept. 6 -- DePauw University issued the following news: Erik Miner, a 1990 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted by Regions Financial Corporation to serve as market executive in central Indiana. "Miner will continue serving as commercial banking leader in the region, a role he has filled since 2010," reports the Indianapolis Business Journal. "Miner joined Regions in 2010 as commercial banking executive, leading corporate and middle-market banking services in I  more

Extension Project Helps Those With Limited Mobility, Disabilities
HARDINSBURG, Kentucky, Sept. 7 -- The University of Kentucky issued the following news: An Extension Master Gardener project in Breckinridge County is providing fresh vegetables to those who cannot garden themselves. Carol Hinton, agriculture and natural resources agent with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, started the project that places accessible gardening structures in locations for individuals with limited mobility and other disabilities. "Having ownership of a g  more

Grammy-winning Conspirare to Perform 'Considering Matthew Shepard' at Transylvania
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Sept. 7 -- Transylvania University issued the following news release: Transylvania University and the Dorothy J. and Fred K. Smith Concert Series will present Grammy award-winning Conspirare in a performance of "Considering Matthew Shepard" on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Haggin Auditorium (Mitchell Fine Arts Center). This evocative choral drama, composed by Craig Hella Johnson, is a mix of musical textures and idioms that defy genre and come together to create a sense   more

Historical Marker Unveiled at Middletown School
BEREA, Kentucky, Sept. 6 -- Berea College issued the following news release: The history of the Middletown Consolidated School in Berea was recognized with a ceremony unveiling the highway marker placed by the Kentucky Historical Society. The public event took place Saturday, August 18 at the old Middletown Consolidated School on Walnut Meadow Road in Berea. The event included representatives from state and local governments, and officials from Berea College and Berea and Madison County School  more

Kentucky Gender and Women's Studies Conference to Feature Prominent Speakers
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Sept. 6 -- The University of Kentucky issued the following news: Andrea Jenkins, who made history last November as the first openly transgender black woman elected to public office in the U.S, will join Garth Greenwell, a native Kentuckian and author of "What Belongs to You," as keynote speakers at the second annual Kentucky Gender and Women's Studies Conference. The conference takes place on Sept. 8, in the Bill Gatton Student Center at the University of Kentucky. Registr  more

NASCIO Recognizes Outstanding Achievements in State IT: Finalists Announced for 2018 NASCIO State IT Recognition Awards
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Sept. 5 -- The National Association of State Chief Information Officers issued the following news release: The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has selected 31 finalists across 10 categories for the State IT Recognition Awards. This is the 30th consecutive year NASCIO has honored outstanding information technology achievements in state government through the awards. Projects and initiatives from NASCIO member states, territories, and the Di  more

Native American Talks Focus on Hip-hop Impact, Global Literature Translation
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Sept. 6 -- The University of Louisville issued the following news release: Two scholars who research Native American culture, music and literature will share their sounds and insights in free, public talks this fall at the University of Louisville. Both speakers are Anishinaabe, indigenous people of the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada. The Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society is offering the lectures in partnership with other units of the  more

NMSU Department Head Dives in to ROTC Cadets' Leadership Training
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico, Sept. 4 -- New Mexico State University issued the following news: The head of the Criminal Justice Department at New Mexico State University joined NMSU ROTC cadets in leadership training over the summer, which included a sky dive, with the U.S. Army's Golden Knights. Dennis Giever flew to Kentucky in June to participate in trainings with ROTC cadets, as well as a tandem parachute with the Golden Knights, the U.S. Army's aerial parachute demonstration team. "The ROTC   more

Owensboro Health, UofL Partner on New Family Medicine Residency Program First Resident Physicians to Start in 2020
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Sept. 5 -- The University of Louisville issued the following news release: Owensboro Health and the University of Louisville School of Medicine are partnering to create Owensboro's first family medicine residency program. The program will be located at Owensboro Health's Parrish Medical Building and is scheduled to open on July 1, 2020. "By establishing a family residency program in Owensboro, we hope to improve the health of our region for years to come," said Greg Strah  more

Reporter at Kennedy Assassination, LBJ Oath Sid Davis to Speak Today
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Sept. 4 -- The University of Kentucky issued the following news: A journalist in the reporter pool when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and who was selected to cover the swearing in of President Lyndon B. Johnson aboard Air Force One is the featured speaker at the inaugural Earle C. Clements Lecture-Symposium today (Sept. 4). Presented by University of Kentucky Libraries Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center, the free public talk by Sid Davis will begin 4  more

Students Examine Mental Health Stigma in KY Teens Findings: Adult, Peer Views on Mental Health Contribute to Stigma
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Sept. 6 -- The University of Louisville issued the following news release: Parents who refuse to drive their children to therapy because they don't believe in mental health treatment. School counselors who have told students to stop crying because they're "fine." Teens further ashamed of mental illness because of negative portrayals in the media. These are some of the experiences that a high school student group, mentored by a University of Louisville clinical psychologist  more

Transylvania's Morlan Gallery Season Opens With 'Lake Effect' Exhibition
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Sept. 5 -- Transylvania University issued the following news release: Transylvania University's Morlan Gallery will open its 2018-19 season with "Lake Effect," an exhibition that has strong ties to the Windy City. Running Sept. 10 through Oct. 18, the free show is part of Transylvania's New Frontiers feature event series, which asks the public to go beyond the familiar and explore ideas, art and music. "Lake Effect" is facilitated by 1992 Transylvania graduate Trevor Mart  more

U of I Research on Grain Stalks Aims to Reduce Crop Loss, Increase Revenues
MOSCOW, Idaho, Sept. 6 -- The University of Idaho issued the following news release: University of Idaho researchers are working with counterparts at the University of Kentucky and Clemson University to breed stronger plants as part of a four-year quest to increase grain yields and reduce crop loss. Stalk lodging, when a grain stem snaps prior to harvest, is a serious problem in most grain crops and results in annual yield losses of approximately 20 percent. The problem arises as a result of f  more

University of the Cumberlands Announces 57 Percent Reduction in Annual Tuition
WILLIAMSBURG, Kentucky, Sept. 4 -- The University of the Cumberlands issued the following news release: University of the Cumberlands, a private, post-secondary institution in southeastern Kentucky, announced today that it will reduce tuition by 57 percent beginning next academic year. The goal of the tuition cut is to increase the affordability of a private education at Cumberlands while offering more transparency in the financial aid process for students and families. Under the new pricing m  more

University's Talented Jazz Ensemble Performs Overseas for First Time
OXFORD, Mississippi, Sept. 7 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: The Mississippians, the University of Mississippi's jazz ensemble, performed overseas for the first time this summer in Europe. The 19 musicians of The Mississippians had an opportunity to play in Antibes, France, as well as the Italian cities of Genoa, Santa Margherita, Perugia and Rome while they traveled from July 14 to 23. Before this summer, they had traveled to the Jazz Education Network's Na  more

UofL Envirome Institute Adds Center for Healthy Air, Water and Soil to Portfolio; Smith Named Director
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Sept. 6 -- The University of Louisville issued the following news release: The Envirome Institute at the University of Louisville has absorbed a new center and named a former city official as director. Theodore "Ted" Smith, Ph.D., the former chief of civic innovation for the Office of the Mayor, Louisville Metro Government, and CEO of Revon Systems of Crestwood, Ky., has been named director of the Center for Healthy Air, Water and Soil (CHAWS). The center was formerly kno  more

UofL Recognized as Top LGBT-friendly University by Three National Groups
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Sept. 5 -- The University of Louisville issued the following news release: The University of Louisville recently hit the trifecta, receiving three national top rankings for its support of the LGBTQ community. The rankings include: * "Best of the Best" Top 30 LGBTQ-friendly college ranking by Campus Pride Index. UofL has been one of the organization's top schools for the last four years, earning five out of five stars on the index. * A number one ranking from LGBTOutfit  more

Vatican Spokesmen Admit Lying About Kim Davis' Meeting
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 -- Liberty Counsel issued the following news release: After lying and hiding the truth about the private meeting of Pope Francis and Kim Davis in 2015, Vatican officials now admit Pope Francis and his high-ranking officials knew who Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis was and approved a private meeting with her during his 2015 visit to the United States. Federico Lombardi, S.J., former director of the Holy See Press Office, has now "recalled that Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano had spoke  more

Wall Street Journal Names Berea the Best Value College in U.S.
BEREA, Kentucky, Sept. 6 -- Berea College issued the following news release: The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education have named Berea College the best value institution in the United States. The survey, which included 938 institutions, calculated rankings by dividing each of the top 250 schools' overall score by its average net price. According to the Wall Street Journal, the rankings took into account four areas, with 40 percent of the overall score based on student outcomes, 30 pe  more

Woodward Hero Yoshida Debuts at Seventh in NTRA Top 10 Poll; Accelerate Remains in First Place
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Sept. 4 -- The National Thoroughbred Racing Association issued the following news release: Japanese-bred Yoshida, winner of last Saturday's Woodward Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets and now a dual Grade 1 winner this year on turf and dirt, debuted in seventh place in this week's NTRA Top 10 Thoroughbred Poll. Multiple Grade 1 winner Accelerate retained the top spot overall for the third consecutive week with eight first place votes and 343 points. Triple Crown Champion and re  more