Eastern Ky. colleges want coal-funded scholarships

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear could keep alive a
proposal to use coal severance tax dollars for college scholarships
that failed to gain traction in the General Assembly earlier this
year.
Kentucky's Department for Local Government has two proposals
Beshear could consider, The Lexington Herald-Leader reported
(http://bit.ly/LjeUKR ). The department can issue grants funded by
coal severance money,
The first proposal from the University of Pikeville would
provide scholarships for students from nine coal-producing
counties. The University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg has
also pitched a proposal that would include students from all 25
counties in the southeast Kentucky coal region.
Earlier this year in the General Assembly, a bill that would use
coal severance money to fund scholarships at schools in
coal-producing counties died in the Senate.
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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,
http://www.kentucky.com

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