By Briana Conner. Governor Steve Beshear has unveiled an idea that he says will help the Kentucky Community and Technical College System pay for new projects. It's called the KCTCS BuildSmart Investment for Kentucky Competitiveness, and it's something that's never been done before on a community college level.
The idea would use BuildSmart agency bonds to fund up to 75 percent of 16 projects at community colleges across the state. At least 25 percent of the remaining cost will come from local communities. That means money in Kentucky's general fund, which is already stretched thin, won't be touched. More...