Eastern Kentucky University has not yet issued a news release regarding the status of Debra Hoskins, who appears to have been terminated as director of EKU’s Center for the Arts, reports the Richmond Register.
The center’s community operations board voted 8-3 on Friday to support Hoskins, according to people who attended the meeting and board members who asked not to be quoted, according to the paper.
Friday’s vote by the center’s board was taken after members were told the university had voided Hoskins’ contract, a former professor told the Register.
The board is scheduled to meet again today.
Kentucky Sports Television, Lexington’s local cable show devoted to University of Kentucky athletics, is getting a new host, according to the Lexington Herald Leader.
Matt Jones announced Monday that he was unable to reach a new contract with Time Warner Cable, which earlier this year acquired Insight Communications.
Time Warner Cable spokeswoman Mary Jo Green told the newspaper that the show would continue with a new host, though the company does not have a time line for that hiring.
Facebook is helping seniors stay connected to their families and friends, reports the Louisville Courier-Journal.
For the first time, more than half of adults 65 and older are using the Internet, according to a study published this month by the Pew Research Center.
Of seniors who go online, one in three uses a social networking site such as Facebook, the study showed — up 150 percent from 2009, the paper says.
Experts say connecting with other people on such sites helps older people feel less isolated.
Kentuckians have seen a decrease in gas prices from the almost $4 per gallon they were paying in months past. But that is all about to change, according to the Maysville Ledger Independent.
Effective July 1, gas tax for the state of Kentucky will go up 2.1 cents per gallon, raising the tax from 27.8 cents to almost 30 cents per gallon purchased.
The tax increase is automatic and is tied to the average wholesale price of gasoline, a part of a 1980 state law mandate created to assure funding needed for roadwork, the paper says.
Preston Farms Popcorn and The Curehouse will begin operations in Louisville, creating a total of 61 jobs and investing more than $5.3 million.
Preston Farms Popcorn is utilizing a 22,000-square-foot facility in Louisville to pack and sell microwaveable popcorn to private labels. The company will make customized popcorn for promotional purposes. Preston Farms Popcorn will create 51 jobs and invest $1.1 million as a result of its location.