Kentucky to Seek More Race to the Top Dollars

Kentucky will once again compete for federal Race to the Top dollars for education. The money is part of an effort to funnel $500 million in early learning programs. Grants of $50 to $100 million will be awarded later this year, and today, state officials announced they will apply for funds. The state previously changed… Continue reading Kentucky to Seek More Race to the Top Dollars

Kentucky, Indiana Get Arts Grants Worth $1.7 million

By Elizabeth Kramer The Kentucky Arts Council is set to receive a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support arts groups statewide. The council will receive more than $850,000 from the NEA to support the operating costs of arts groups as well as arts education programs. Ed Lawrence is with the Kentucky… Continue reading Kentucky, Indiana Get Arts Grants Worth $1.7 million

Kentucky Arts Council Deals With More Cuts

With further budget cuts being proposed by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, the Kentucky Arts Council is looking at ways to further trim its budget. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. One of the prominent topics at the recent meeting of the Kentucky Arts Council’s board of directors was further budget reductions. Due to falling state revenues over… Continue reading Kentucky Arts Council Deals With More Cuts

State Funds Support High-Tech Research

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky officials are touting the commonwealth’s success in helping high-tech researchers and entrepreneurs launch new businesses. Gov. Steve Beshear says high-tech researchers and entrepreneurs need state support to succeed. But what they really need to survive and thrive, is cash. “That’s why Kentucky, through the Cabinet for Economic Development… Continue reading State Funds Support High-Tech Research

UofL Birth Defects Center Gets NIH Grants

The University of Louisville’s Birth Defects Center has received a renewal of funding from the National Institutes of Health. The center was awarded just under $9-million five years ago for research. Today the center announced that amount has been renewed by NIH for another five years. Director Dr. Robert Greene says although researchers have made… Continue reading UofL Birth Defects Center Gets NIH Grants