Legislature expected to weigh in on UPIKE

A controversial proposal to make a private Kentucky university public is up for consideration this week.

The legislature is expected to weigh in on the future of UPIKE.

The university's president, former Governor Paul Patton, wants to make the Pikeville campus public and has the backing of House Speaker Greg Stumbo.

But there's also strong opposition to the plan.

Morehead State University has questioned the need and some county officials don't like the idea of using coal severance money to pay for it.

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