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Layoffs, furloughs and hiring freezes at Kentucky’s universities

Eastern Kentucky University just enacted a hiring freeze. Kentucky’s community college system has started laying off workers. Morehead State University put all its employees on an unpaid furlough. All over the state, public universities have started what’s become an biennial rite of belt-tightening in the face of state budget cuts and increased fixed costs for pensions and health insurance.

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Lexington Catholic board forms diversity, ethics committee

The Lexington Catholic High School Board of Trustees issued a statement Friday announcing the formation of a committee to oversee diversity, ethics, and cultural competency initiatives and saying it “does not in any manner, shape or form condone harassment — racial, sexual or other bullying tactics that could be considered threatening.”

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Lexington teacher recorded dragging student

A Cardinal Valley Elementary School teacher who dragged a young special-needs student down a school hallway is fighting the termination of her contract. Security cameras recorded Charlene Looney as she dragged the child.
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