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Hundreds of UK students spend day volunteering in Lexington

The day before classes start at the University of Kentucky means a day of volunteerism for hundreds of students. UK Fusion kicked off Tuesday morning, sending students, staff and faculty to work in neighborhoods all over Lexington. Students volunteered at the Arboretum, community gardens, children’s organizations, and food pantries, among others.

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French, journalism, theater among majors that could be cut at EKU

Amid statewide budget cuts for the next two years, Eastern Kentucky University is deciding which academic majors and minors should be cut and which need more support. French, journalism, theater, horticulture and geography are recommended for suspension in a preliminary report by the Academic Budget Review Subcommittee of majors and minors that have had fewer students in recent years.

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Kentucky schools differ on whether to accept heroin overdose drug

Madison County Public Schools have decided to take a drug company up on its offer of two free doses of Narcan, a life-saving drug in instances of heroin overdose — even though the district hasn’t seen an overdose problem. Fayette and Woodford County school officials are taking training required before school districts can get the doses, but are on the fence about getting the Narcan.

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Minority students in Kentucky face barriers in classroom, Prichard report says

Kentucky is not doing enough to close academic achievement gaps that persist among various groups of students, according to a report released Thursday from the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. Black students were suspended four times more often than white students in 2015, and Hispanic and black students were identified as gifted and talented less than half as often as white students, the report said.

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Tour UK's new science building

The University of Kentucky's new $112 million academic science building will open to students and faculty on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2016.
Linda Blackford lblackford@herald-leader.com
Tour UK's new science building 2:21

Tour UK's new science building

How UK HealthCare's secretive foundation spends money 1:15

How UK HealthCare's secretive foundation spends money

Tour UK's newest dorms 2:15

Tour UK's newest dorms

A second Scott County high school? Here's the pitch 0:34

A second Scott County high school? Here's the pitch