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Louisville KY players Lee and Lewis to serve as Pegasus Parade Grand Marshals

UofL’s DAMION LEE AND TREY LEWIS TO BE HONORED IN PEGASUS PARADE   April 25, 2016. Louisville, KY. – University of Louisville basketball fans will have another chance to see two of this season’s standout players on the Men’s Basketball team. Seniors Damion Lee and Trey Lewis will serve as Honorary Grand Marshals in this year’s Republic Bank Pegasus Parade on Thursday, May 5. “These two young men are true examples of real student athletes. Both overcame adversity and became ambassadors not only for their team and the school, but for our city,” said Stacey Robinson, KDF Executive Vice President…


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Petrino to stay in Louisville Ky longer

From www.gocards.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville has agreed to a new seven-year contract for football head coach Bobby Petrino that furthers his association with the Cardinals through the 2023 season, Vice-President/Director of Athletics Tom Jurich announced on Thursday. Petrino, who boasts the top winning percentage in school history, conducted one of the best coaching jobs of his career last season. He guided the Cardinals to eight wins over their final 10 games, including a 27-21 victory over Texas A&M in the Music City Bowl. Led by true freshman quarterback Lamar Jackson, who set a bowl record with…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Cuts at WHAS-TV; Move Lou Pushback; Derby Derby and Petrino’s Deal and Free Advice

I spent a great week in Arizona, climbing up to 6,000 feet of altitude to Thumb Butte. And I came back to great weather, Derby Fever and all this — Cuts at WHAS-TV: A ton of local knowledge will be heading out the door at WHAS-TV in the next week, thanks to another round of corporate cuts. According to a source, Tegna (the parent company of WHAS, spun off from Gannett) offered buyout packages to at least a dozen staffers, and all but a couple accepted. Among those leaving are news anchor Melissa Swan, who’s been at the station since…


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University of Louisville self-imposes more penalties; Here’s official statement

Statement From the Office of the President University of Louisville regarding NCAA Compliance Review and Additional Measures:   The University of Louisville continues to work collaboratively with the NCAA in the investigation of the University’s men’s basketball program.  As a member of the NCAA, the University takes its responsibility for NCAA compliance seriously, and has cooperated with the NCAA in an effort to close this difficult chapter as soon as possible consistent with NCAA enforcement procedures.  Under NCAA rules, the University is not able to discuss the investigation or the facts developed to date, but looks forward to doing so…


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Louisville Ky Council Members sponsor Naloxone Training Session

Louisville, KY., – Metro Council Members Angela Leet (District 7), Kevin Kramer (District 11), Kelly Downard (District 16), Glen Stuckel (District 17), Marilyn Parker (District 18), and Julie Denton (District 19) along with The Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition will offer free Naloxone (also referred to by its brand name as Narcan®) kits and a training session on how to administer it to reverse the effects of overdose from heroin and other opioid drugs and prevent death. The free training is open to the general public. First responders, family and friends of those who use heroin or other opioid drugs are encouraged to attend. The…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Rusty Gets Around to SoBro, Jtown, plus some Media Moves

  This week I learned. . . …about a program being spearheaded by Luckett & Farley’s Ed Jerdonek that will provide cool housing for company interns under the same roof as L&F headquarters, giving a few lucky young architects a good working environment and a short walk to the office. Hear about that on the Rusty Satellite Show, along with. . . . ..YouthBuild, which Brandon Bailey says helps two societal issues — it helps 18-24 year-olds who need direction a way to learn a building skill; and provides little houses for developmentally-challenged young people who live at home with…


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Louisville Ky’s Damion Lee for college 3-point championship

LOUISVILLE’S DAMION LEE SELECTED TO 3-POINT ROSTER FOR THE 2016 STATE FARM COLLEGE SLAM DUNK & 3-POINT CHAMPIONSHIPS   All-Star Event to Air Live on ESPN March 31   CHICAGO (March 24, 2016) – Louisville’s Damion Lee has been selected to the 3-point roster for the 28th annual State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships at Berry Center in Cypress, Texas on March 31, Intersport announced today. He is one of eight men’s college basketball players selected for the event that will air live on ESPN at 8 p.m. CT. Lee was invited to take part in the 3-Point Championship after…


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Beloved Louisville Ky zoo gorilla dies giving birth to baby

Story and photos from www.louisvillezoo.org… Click for gorilla blog post and video of baby Louisville, Ky., – A female gorilla baby was born via emergency cesarean section to 27 year-old gorilla Mia Moja at 12:35 p.m. on Monday, March 14.  Sadly, Mia Moja passed away a little after 8 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15 from complications. A full post mortem examination will be performed on Mia to determine the cause of death. ObGyn’s James W. Forrester, M.D. and Robert C. Zoller, M.D. of Partners in Women’s Health performed the cesarean section assisted by Louisville Zoo veterinarians Drs. Zoli Gyimesi and…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Green Days – Driving with Andre, Jtown’s Podcast, River House, Stage One, Speed, Actors, St. Pat’s —

Of course the mysterious and elusive Andre McGee is an Uber driver in Kansas City. The big question is — How did the local and national media spend all this time wondering where the University of Louisville’s fall guy in its basketball sex scandal is and how to interview him, when all they had to do to question him was hail an Uber? Of all the characters in the sordid story, McGee seems to be the only one who has not had to answer to media. According to reports on the ESPN story coming out Sunday, McGee has been keeping a…


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Junior Bridgeman opens new restaurant at Louisville Ky’s Fourth Street Live!

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Cordish Companies along with local business leader and former NBA and University of Louisville basketball player, Ulysses “Junior” Bridgeman, are proud to open Birracibo at Fourth Street Live! in Louisville, KY. Birracibo, which will specialize in artisanal pizzas, wine, and craft beer, will add to the already strong Fourth Street Live! culinary mix which includesGordon Biersch, Brazeiros Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse, and Eddie Merlot’s. Designed byLouisville’s Bravura Architects and totaling 9,000 square feet, Birracibo features over 100 indoor seats, an outdoor patio for al fresco dining, a charcuterie station serving fresh cheese and meat…