UofL FOOTBALL | Cardinals thump Wildcats 44-17 to win Governor's Cup

11/25/2017 03:22 PM

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson made amends for a four-turnover game against the University of Kentucky last year, leading the Cardinals to a 44-17 thrashing of the Wildcats Saturday at Kroger Field. Jackson finished the game with 156 yards rushing and 216 yards passing, completing 15 of 21 passes and tossing a pair of touchdowns. Louisville’s (8-4, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) offense racked up 562 yards while the Cardinal defense held Kentucky (7-5, 4-4 Southeastern Conference) to 338 yards and sacked UK... Read more 

UofL BASKETBALL | Cardinals cruise to win over St. Francis

11/24/2017 10:02 PM

The no. 19 University of Louisville men’s basketball team improved to 4-0 Friday night, after comfortably beating St. Francis 84-72 in the KFC Yum! Center. The Cardinals’ size proved to be a huge difference-maker over a much smaller Red Flash squad. All five Louisville starters finished with double-figure scoring. Junior forward Ray Spalding led the way with 19 points and 13 rebounds, but left the game halfway through the second half due to an apparent ankle injury, and did not return.... Read more 

One For The Ages: Trinity vs. Male, 2002 4A State Championship Game

11/23/2017 08:30 PM

The 2002 KHSAA 4A Football State Championship game is the highest scoring state title game in Kentucky history. Male and Trinity combined for 115 points and more than 1,300 yards of total offense. Trinity came out on top, beating Male 59-56 in front of more than 20,000 fans at Fairgrounds Cardinal Stadium. It was the last football game played in the stadium and is one that will be talked about for years to come. For more on this game and... Read more 

Uncooperative House GOP staffers delaying preliminary investigatory report, now due by Dec. 1

11/22/2017 05:15 PM

Middleton Reutlinger, the law firm hired by House Republicans to investigate the circumstances of a sexual harassment settlement reached between some lawmakers and a staffer, said in a memo to GOP leaders in the lower chamber Wednesday that their preliminary inquiry has been delayed because some current and former staffers have refused to cooperate. House Speaker Pro Tem David Osborne, who is handling operation duties of the speaker’s office after former House Speaker Jeff Hoover resigned after reports of the confidential... Read more 

Gov. Bevin: Stepping down from leadership not enough for lawmakers entangled in sexual harassment settlement

11/22/2017 02:02 PM

Gov. Matt Bevin said those who have settled sexual harassment claims should resign from the General Assembly entirely during a radio interview Tuesday, reigniting his call for departures after former House Speaker Jeff Hoover stepped down as the leader of the House GOP caucus earlier this month. Hoover, R-Jamestown, acknowledged reaching a confidential settlement with a female staffer in his Nov. 5 resignation as House speaker, saying he acted inappropriately but that their communications via text message were consensual and did... Read more 

Board of Elections replaces recently fired exective director, assistant director

11/22/2017 10:46 AM

The State Board of Elections has hired replacements for two staffers fired last month, one of whom raised possible ethics violations against Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes with the Executive Branch Ethics Commission. The board voted 4-1, with one abstention, to hire Jared Smelser-Dearing as its new executive director and Jennifer Scutchfield as its new assistant director on Tuesday. Smelser-Dearing serves as a legislative aide for the Louisville Metro Council and on the boards for the Louisville Coalition for the Homeless... Read more 

Secretary of state's medical marijuana task force hears from patients, advocates in first meeting

11/21/2017 06:24 PM

FRANKFORT — Facing PTSD and a laundry list of other ailments after two and a half tours of duty in Iraq, U.S. Army veteran Eric Pollack said Tuesday that the pharmaceutical medications he’d been prescribed to deal with those issues weren’t doing the trick. He found himself armed with a shotgun, ready to pull the trigger on himself. “And it wasn’t all that long ago,” Pollack said during a meeting of Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes’ medical marijuana task force. “My... Read more 

WKU drops 100 points in win over Nicholls State

11/19/2017 10:14 PM

By Ryan Dearbone The WKU Men’s basketball team (2-1) played about as perfect a first half as you could play. The Hilltoppers broke free from a 13-13 tie with Nicholls State (Southland Conference) to torch the Colonels for 60 points in the first half. Freshman guard, Taveion Hollingsworth led the charge with a perfect first 20 minutes. Hollingsworth went 8 for 8 for 18 points. WKU did most of its work in the paint racking up 38 points to Nicholls State’s... Read more 

Tops punctuate fourth straight conference title

11/19/2017 04:59 PM

By Ryan Dearbone The road to clinching the program’s fourth straight Conference USA Volleyball Championship wasn’t exactly an easy one for WKU. Sunday’s title contest was a rematch between WKU and the North Texas Mean Green, the only team in the conference to defeat the Tops this season. The Lady Toppers (30-3) came out guns blazing in the first two sets, by taking it to the North Texas Mean Green. WKU scored five straight points to start off the... Read more 

Rep. Wayne says he hopes Legislative Ethics Commission finds answers in sexual harassment settlement

11/18/2017 05:34 PM

State Representative Jim Wayne has two primary questions he wants answered in the sexual harassment settlement that caused former House Speaker Jeff Hoover to step down from leadership, and he hopes the Legislative Ethics Commission can answer them: what happened and how was the undisclosed settlement paid? Wayne filed a complaint with the Legislative Ethics Commission on Wednesday, and although House Republican leaders have launched their own independent investigation into the matter, the Louisville Democrat says the ethics commission has far... Read more 

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