The Green River Regional Educational Cooperative has won a 40 million dollar grant in "Race to the Top" competition. The Cooperative is one of 16 winners in the latest rounds of grants, which were announced by U-S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
Duncan says the funding will help to address the educational needs of youngsters in 22 districts in southern and central Kentucky. More than 60 percent of the students in those districts are from low-income families.
This is the first time the U-S Department of Education has offered "Race to the Top" funds to districts.
The Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville is funding a $10,000 scholarship open to students around the world.
The center says the Generation Ali Global Citizenship Scholarship Program will give 15 students a chance to continue their education. Eight awards will be for U.S. students, including two local recipients, and seven for international students. The local awards will be designated as Ina Brown Bond Scholars.
Recipients will be asked to discuss their essay topics at the Ali Center and host an online forum for a year through the center's website.
The University of Kentucky is apologizing after an employee accident sent a mass email with personal information about some students. WKYT-TV reports the email was sent on Wednesday to 600 students and listed the names of students with disabilities and their accommodations.
UK released a statement on Thursday saying the mistake was "realized immediately" and efforts were made to recall the email.