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Federal Judge dismisses Pitino's lawsuit against Adidas

08/14/2018 06:39 PM

In the suit Former UofL Coach Rick Pitino alleged Adidas knowingly or recklessly caused him emotional distress when the company conspired to bribe UofL basketball recruits. Tuesday U.S. District Court Judge David J. Hale dismissed the lawsuit and said the issue must first be handled in arbitration. Pitino filed the suit last October and Adidas filed a motion to dismiss it in November. In today’s decision, Judge Hale also sided with Adidas in ruling that any court action... Read more 

UofL President Neeli Bendapudi has big hopes for university

08/10/2018 11:46 AM

LOUISVILLE- After years of scandals, the University of Louisville hopes new President Neeli Bendapudi can begin to restore the troubled reputation. Bendapudi was named president in April and assumed the role in May 2018. In taking this role, Bendapudi became the first woman and ethically diverse to lead the university. While this feat is an inspiration for women and minorities alike, Dr. Bendapudi hopes that in the future, this is not something that is so unique. “My hope is that... Read more 

Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles preparing to emcee Fancy Farm

07/30/2018 12:41 PM

FRANKFORT — Kentucky political forces will caravan west on Saturday for that annual pilgrimage dating back to the 1880’s — Fancy Farm in rural Graves County for the 138th annual Fancy Farm Picnic. This year it will be Republican Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles doling out the punch lines from the stage as the emcee of the event which benefits the St. Jerome Catholic Church. Quarles, who is in his first term in office first spoke on the stage at Fancy Farm... Read more 

University of Louisville removes "Papa John's" name from football stadium

07/13/2018 01:56 PM

LOUISVILLE – In the wake of outrage over racist comments made by Papa John’s founder and former University of Louisville board of trustees member John Schnatter, the name Papa John’s has been removed from UofL’s football stadium. UofL President Neeli Bendapudi made the announcement Friday, saying the new PJCS football stadium will be named “Cardinal Stadium” and John Schnatter’s name has been removed from the Center for Free Enterprise at the College of Business. “I have stated since my first... Read more 

John Schnatter resigns from UofL Board of Trustees after racial slur

07/11/2018 05:07 PM

LOUISVILLE- Amid outrage over using a racial slur, Papa John’s founder and University of Louisville Board of Trustee member John Schnatter has resigned. J. David Grisson, chairman of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees, released the following statement in response to the resignation. “After speaking with John, I’m confident that his comments, while inappropriate, do not reflect his personal beliefs or values. No member of the board of trustees condones racism or insensitive language regardless of the setting.... Read more 

Lexington ranks in top run cities in America

07/09/2018 05:31 PM

Lexington is a great city to be in according to a new study by WalletHub The study ranked Lexington as the 4th best run city in the country. The study looked at the operating efficiency of the 150 largest U.S. cities to see which was managed the best. The results were measured in a “quality of services” score which was made up of 35 metrics grouped into six service categories,and then compared against the city’s per-capita budget. Lexington was given a... Read more 

Northern Kentucky organization focus on expanded recovery programs to fight opoioid addiction

07/03/2018 12:18 PM

FLORENCE – While the opioid epidemic appears to show no signs of letting up in places like Northern Kentucky, health officials have been encouraged by the fact that some addicts have benefited from various treatment programs. One of the tough things about opioid treatment is there is no one -size fits-all plan. Northern Kentucky Health Department Director of Population Health Stephanie Vogel believes that organizations in her region have done a good job in joining together and establishing effective treatment options. “I think... Read more 

Kentucky 37th in nation for overall child well-being

06/27/2018 11:37 AM

LOUISVILLE- Kentucky ranks just 37th in the nation for overall child-well being according to newly released data from the 2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Kentucky’s ranking is due to a combined score in family economic well-being, child health coverage, teen births and parental education. However, experts are warning an accurate 2020 census count of children and families in the commonwealth is vital to continue to improve child well-being in Kentucky. “The Data Book tells us... Read more 

Covington schools offer study of chess as part of their summer learning opportunities for students

06/21/2018 09:38 AM

COVINGTON – One of the things kids battle during the summer months is what to do with all of their spare time. Students in Covington are getting the opportunity to take part in a summer enrichment program where they have the opportunity to learn more about the game of chess. Camp Checkmate: Chess Symposium is one of four summer learning opportunity programs offered by the Covington Independent School District. The camp offers students the opportunity to create individual chess sets, learn defensive... Read more 

Who got the upper hand during the U.S - North Korea summit?

06/19/2018 01:49 PM

FLORENCE – While the debate continues as to who the real winner was as a result of last week’s summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, many believe that the North Korean dictator got exactly what he wanted — a seat on the international stage. Former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson, who is also the former director of the Harvard Institute of Politics, says that the summit fell right in line with the unpredictable... Read more 

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