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Dr. James Hurley was named the 28th president of Tusculum College following a called meeting of the institution’s board on Saturday, August 26. He will leave his position as Lincoln Memorial University vice president for enrollment, athletics and public relations on Sept. 30.
Hurley joined LMU in 2015, serving as dean of the School of Business and professor of leadership and education. Under his leadership, the School of Business grew substantially and added three new programs including the doctor of business administration. In July, Hurley began to oversee LMU’s undergraduate enrollment operations, intercollegiate athletic department and direct the University’s external outreach through the department of public relations and marketing.
Hurley previously served as president of his alma mater, the University of Pikeville (UPIKE).
The Harlan Daily Enterprise reports
An Evarts man is facing a meth possession charge after police allegedly found him walking around the city of Evarts in possession of the drug.
According to the citation, Napier stopped Weedman when he was walking from Kelly Street to KY 38. Weedman had been to several known drug houses throughout the day. After talking to police, Weedman consented to a search of the backpack he was carrying. The search located two bags of a crystal substance, five syringes, 13 baggies, one measuring spoon with residue, two straws and two butane lighters.
Weedman was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.
WYMT News reports
A new internet service began its installation in Barbourville Tuesday.
“Blink”, a new fiber optic cable based service, is one of the first gigabit internet services in Kentucky.
One gigabit on this service is equal to 1,000 megabits per second. Before this service, Barbourville Utilities highest internet speed reached 12 megabits per second.
“Blink” will give Barbourville internet speeds not available in most places.
Once the project is completed, more than 4,000 customers will have “Blink”.
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