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ARC of Kentucky

  A statewide nonprofit that provides training and advocacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is marking one year since the state cut all its funding.

On July 1st, it will be one year since the state cut the $125,000 previously allocated to The Arc of Kentucky. The group is not getting any federal funding either. 

So programs to offer advocacyand training for individuals with disabilities like Down Syndrome, Autism or fetal alcohol syndrome are on shaky financial ground.

EKU Faces Tough Choices, $25 Million In Cuts

Feb 26, 2018
EKU.EDU

Eastern Kentucky University is facing $25 million in cuts and, as the Board of Regents heard Monday, every reduction reflects a difficult decision.

Vice President David McFadden said a committee has been meeting with groups across campus to make strategic cuts to meet the goal.

“From the SGA to every college, we have been across campus to have a broad dialogue,” he said. 

McFadden said the cuts will be targeted and “across the board” and will include some loss of faculty and staff.

Eku.edu

Proposed legislation that would institute performance-based funding for public universities and community colleges is now on its way to the floor of the Kentucky House not without an unsuccessful effort Tuesday to make changes in the budget committee.

Eku.Edu

Kentucky lawmakers are expected to consider legislation to formalize a performance-based funding structure for the state university system.  But, there remains some “angst”, as one school president said, about future funding consequences. 

Ky.gov

The future of performance-based funding for Kentucky's universities is now back in the hands of the governor and state lawmakers. Members of Eastern Kentucky University's Board of Regents received an update Monday. 

EKU Head Counts Fiscal Blessings

May 12, 2011

After a couple years of recession and state budget cuts, the president of Eastern Kentucky University says some bills are coming due.  Two new buildings are going on-line at EKU and President Doug Whitlock must figure out how to pay for their operation and maintenance. The state once provided funds for such expenses, but, now schools like Eastern must pay those bills.