Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Kentucky News Briefs



Red River Gorge's future on agenda

BURLINGTON - The future of how Red River Gorge will be used by visitors will be discussed at a meeting from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Boone County Extension Office at Ky. 18 and Camp Ernst Road in Burlington. The meeting is one of several being held statewide by the U.S. Forest Service, which oversees about 40,000 acres in the area of the gorge as part of the Daniel Boone National Forest.

The meetings are the beginning of a two-year process by the forest service to find out the best ways to limit the negative aspects of people visiting the gorge - such as the destruction of archaeological sites, graffiti, trash, and erosion. The process is being called the "Limits of Acceptable Change."

Other meetings will be May 18 at Natural Bridge State Resort Park, and May 20 at the Lexington Public Library.

Technical college tuition hike mulled

LEXINGTON - The Kentucky Community and Technical College System will consider increasing tuition next year by 10 percent to 15 percent. It joins at least five public universities that have announced increases in tuition to offset state budget cuts. Those increases have ranged from 10 percent to 19 percent.

The proposed increase for KCTCS schools could boost costs from $79 per credit hour to $91 per credit hour. The KCTCS board will meet Thursday and Friday to discuss tuition rates.




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