Sunday, May 19 2013 9:56 AM EDT2013-05-19 13:56:30 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's a problem that Louisville doctors say is likely to get worse before it gets better. An alarming number of babies are born addicted to prescription drugs. The epidemic hasMore >>
An alarming number of babies born in Kentucky are addicted to prescription drugs. A conference called by the KY Dept. of Health aims at developing a statewide protocol on how to treat Kentucky's youngest victims.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:25 PM EDT2013-05-19 00:25:28 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) --American Idol Season 10 winner, Scotty McCreery, says it's a challenge juggling a North American tour with being a college student. WDRB's Lindsay Allen got the chance to sit downMore >>
American Idol Season 10 winner, Scotty McCreery, talks Idol and career goals with WDRB.More >>
Follow the WDRB Newsroom, Reporters and Anchors.More >>
Tweets from the WDRB Newsroom, Reporters and Anchors.More >>
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A small Appalachian college is dangling an appealing offer in front of its freshmen -- get good grades and volunteer and you can skip paying tuition your final semester as a senior.
Union College President Marcia Hawkins sees the unique offer as a way to boost student retention and graduation rates at the private liberal arts college in Barbourville in southeastern Kentucky.
The school says just over half its freshmen generally return as sophomores and only 14 percent graduate within four years.
The tuition-free offer amounts to about $10,500 in savings based on current tuition rates.
But the offer comes with conditions. To qualify for the full tuition waiver, students must graduate in four years, maintain a 3.5 grade point average and volunteer least 75 hours of community service.