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In-Depth Look at Rising College Tuition in Kentucky

WFPL News Director Gabe Bullard hosted an hour-long program looking into the rising tuition costs at Kentucky colleges and universities.  The guests were University of Louisville President Dr. James Ramsey, Jefferson Community and Technical College President Dr. Tony Newberry, and Michael Gritton, the Executive Director of KentuckianaWorks.  The conversation examines the reasons for the rising costs, and asks questions about the ramifications for the Commonwealth, and impact on students.  You can listen in below.

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JCTC Announces Plans for Downtown Campus Expansion

Jefferson Community and Technical College announced plans to expand its downtown campus today.

The completed expansion includes parking under I-65, leaving a greener campus.

The new campus vision was first launched at the unveiling in August of the $25.6 million health sciences building.

President Tony Newberry says he wants to increase the school’s downtown footprint, going against the trend of most community colleges around the nation, which have begun moving away from urban centers.

“But the vision is to develop a downtown campus that is a premier urban campus with a lot of green space, p

edestrian friendly, uh where bikers are welcome, through the efforts that we’re making now,” he says “and then utilizing that space for new facilities.”