Ky. Baptists, college could cut remaining ties

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Baptist Convention is moving to sever its remaining ties with Georgetown College.

The convention will vote on a recommendation at its annual meeting next month that would terminate its ministry partnership with the small college in central Kentucky. An administrative committee voted in September in favor of the measure.

The college and Kentucky Baptists broke off a covenant agreement in 2005 in order to allow Georgetown to elect its own trustees. Georgetown pushed to cut those ties in the hopes it would improve fundraising, but it also meant giving up about $1.4 million in annual support from Kentucky Baptists.

The resolution to be voted on at the meeting Nov. 13 says the convention wishes to focus its attention on institutions with which it has existing covenant agreements.

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