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House panel approves grants for mountain students

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The House Education Committee has approved a proposal to fund scholarships for Appalachian college students with revenue from a tax on coal mined in the mountain region.

The proposal is a spinoff from an earlier recommendation to turn
the private University of Pikeville into a public university to
boost educational levels and spur the economy. That idea has been
withdrawn.

The scholarships would be available to eastern Kentucky
residents who attend the University of Pikeville, Alice Lloyd
College, Clear Creek Baptist Bible College, the University of the
Cumberlands and Union College.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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