Please don't let this happen. From Scott Jaschik at Inside Higher Ed.
Kentucky governor Matt Bevin has proposed that some 70 small programs in the state budget be completely eliminated — as he also has proposed across-the-board cuts of around 6 percent for public higher education and most other state functions.
Bevin, a Republican, has cited tight state budgets and has not spoken on specific programs he would eliminate. But word spread this weekend that one of his targets was the University Press of Kentucky, and many authors and scholars have reacted with alarm.
While the press is based at the University of Kentucky, it is not affiliated with that institution alone. Rather, it works with all the state's public universities as well as a number of private colleges, include Bellarmine University and Berea and Centre Colleges. The press publishes more than 50 books a year and is considered particularly strong in scholarship on the state, in Civil War and other military history, and in volumes that relate to the history and culture of Appalachia.