Fletcher, speaking at King event, says helping KSU to be a priority

By CHARLES PEARL State Journal Staff Writer Published:

Gov. Ernie Fletcher, the keynote speaker at Thursday's Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, said helping Kentucky State University reach its potential will be one of the priorities of his administration.

"In today's economy, success is so often predicated on a higher caliber college education," said Fletcher in the Farnham Dudgeon Civic Center. "Yet right here in Frankfort, the sad truth is that a tremendous opportunity has not been fully realized in this area. One cannot deny that the mission of Kentucky State University has not been fully attained.

"The good news, however, is that KSU is still a source of tremendous untapped potential. Rest assured that this administration intends to do everything in its power to ensure that KSU fulfills the promise it holds for so many of Kentucky's young people."

Fletcher will also give the keynote address 11 a.m. Monday at KSU's Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance in the Carl Hill Student Center Ballroom.

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