Gateway's state funding a letdown
EDGEWOOD - When Gov. Ernie Fletcher's administration recently restored $27 million in education cuts statewide, Northern Kentucky's community college was hoping for money to open its new Boone County campus.
But Dr. Edward Hughes, president of Gateway Community and Technical College, says the school will receive just $170,000 for the Boone campus, "far less than the $400,000 to $500,000 we need to open the campus," he said.
"Because this is a new campus we have to have the funds necessary to hire new staff and faculty," Hughes said.
Rival ex-coaches together on radio
LOUISVILLE - Two former rival basketball coaches are teaming up for a radio show: Joe B. Hall, one-time coach at the University of Kentucky, and Denny Crum, the former coach at the University of Louisville. The broadcast debuts 10 a.m. to noon March 15. It will run Monday through Friday. So far, two stations - one in Lexington and one in Louisville - are on board, but more are expected to carry the show.
"We're just going to have some fun with it," Hall, 75, said. Crum, who turns 67 on Tuesday, added "We have a lot to share and give."
Church members worship in gym
DAYTON - Six weeks after an accidental fire destroyed the sanctuary of the historic First Baptist Church of Dayton, members are returning for Sunday services. "It's kind of like going home,'' said Pastor Allan Daigle. "It's been a long journey.'' This Sunday,members of the 109-year-old church will hold services in the church's gym at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. The Sunday school will meet in the church classrooms at 9:30 a.m. Because the sanctuary still has an open roof, members are asked to use the Fifth Street entrance.
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