Gary Ransdell http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Bonding Plan for Universities to Pave Way for Construction, Renovation Projects http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-bonding-plan-universities-pave-way-construction-renovation-projects <p>FRANKFORT — Renovations to the University of Kentucky's football stadium and the University of Louisville are among the projects that will benefit from a bipartisan General Assembly agreement is allowing state universities to use their own ability to issue bonds for capital projects.</p><p>The soon-to-be approved projects were rejected during 2012 budget negotiations, but will be revived once lawmakers pass an authorization bill, House Speaker Greg&nbsp;Stumbo&nbsp;says.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:39:29 +0000 Kenny Colston 3352 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Bonding Plan for Universities to Pave Way for Construction, Renovation Projects Ten Years After I-AA National Title, WKU President Pleased to Step Up in Class http://wfpl.org/post/ten-years-after-i-aa-national-title-wku-president-pleased-step-class <p>Outwardly, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers' 34-14 victory over McNeese State was a cause for big-time celebration for WKU President Gary Ransdell.</p><p>The Toppers won the 2002 Division I-AA national championship.</p><p>Inwardly, the championship stirred another reaction. The playoffs for the I-AA division -- now known as the Football Championship Subdivision -- had cost WKU money. The first-round playoff game drew just 3,300 people to Bowling Green's Smith Stadium. The title game had no payout.</p> Sun, 23 Dec 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 3096 at http://wfpl.org Ten Years After I-AA National Title, WKU President Pleased to Step Up in Class