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Stumbo Pushes Back on UPIKE Detractors

The leaders of a movement to bring the University of Pikeville into the state college system made their case to the House Education Committee today.

There was little new information revealed in the hearing, but it gave lawmakers a first-hand account of how the move would work.

It also allowed proponents a chance to strike back at detractors. Many lawmakers affiliated with Morehead State University have spoken out against the UPIKE move, and so has Morehead State President Wayne Andrews.

House Speaker Greg Stumbo, a main supporter of the UPIKE move, told the committee such concerns are unfounded.