Does Kentucky need another taxpayer-supported university?

Should the private University of Pikeville become a state-run institution? Not surprisingly, Paul Patton, the school’s president and former Kentucky governor, thinks so. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Patton believes “the move would benefit Eastern Kentucky by lowering the cost of attending Pikeville, making higher education accessible to more people. The annual cost to attend…

BIPPS on WKCT

Jim Waters, vice president of policy and communications, will be on “Drive Time” hosted by Chad Young on 930 WKCT-AM, Bowling Green’s news-talk station this afternoon from 5pm-6pm (CST). Waters will be discussing Kentucky’s failed attempt to obtain federal “Race to the Top” funds as well as the propose state-wide smoking ban. Listen live here!

Taking liberty to the airwaves: Bluegrass Mondays on ‘The Mandy Connell Show’

The upcoming legislative session. A  $31 billion unfunded public pension liability. An unsustainable Medicaid system. Kentucky’s costly, but ineffective, public education system. Kentucky’s battle with methamphetamine and prescription drugs. There’s plenty to talk about on the bi-weekly Bluegrass Monday segment of The Mandy Connell Show on Louisville’s 84WHAS today from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (eastern). Listen…