Recently Governor Steve Beshear signed the Kentucky Coal County College Completion Scholarship resolution which will provide scholarships to students in nine Kentucky coal counties, but it did not include Leslie, Breathitt and Perry Counties. Now, those counties are drawing up their own resolutions. The three counties are currently passing resolutions that will provide up to $2 million in scholarships for students in their counties. Even though this new scholarship program would not directly benefit UPike, UPike Vice-President Chris Hurley says he's certainly not against any student having the opportunity to use coal severance money to support their education. Perry County passed its resolution Tuesday, and once Leslie and Breathitt do the same, it will be sent to Governor Steve Beshear for consideration.