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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: A Big Movie, Bibles, Bridges and Brains and Bull – and a Moose

There was a lot to do this week as I prepared for some sitting-around time post-surgery, and it seemed there was some urgency around town too. It’ll Probably Take 40 Days and 40 Nights: Now that we’ve got a religious conservative heading to the Governor’s Mansion, most folks think it won’t take long for Matt Bevin to restore state tax incentives for the Ark Park in northern Kentucky. Last year, the state tourism cabinet revoked $18 million in tax credits because the Park wouldn’t say it would hire anybody who wasn’t a Christian, and the state doesn’t support religious ideas….


LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Will Bevin Bury Kynect?

This week we learned that the Republican strategy of tying Democratic opponents to President Obama in Kentucky, where Obama’s approval rating is about 30 percent, still works, especially if the Dem is Jack Conway. Our next governor is Matt Bevin, who won by a wide margin in an election that only a third of registered voters in Kentucky bothered to participate in. The good news is Bevin will certainly be different and his team will be inexperienced in Frankfort bureaucracy and methods. And he’s hired Hal Heiner for his transition team. The bad news: He says of Kynect, the popular health…


University of Louisville tickets go on sale tomorrow

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A limited number of single-game tickets for the University of Louisville’s home men’s basketball non-conference games in the KFC Yum! Center this season will go on sale on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 9 a.m.  A special nine-game ticket package for all of the Cardinals’ ACC home games is also available.   Single-game tickets are $43 each, with the exception of the two $48 Billy Minardi Classic doubleheaders, and are located in the upper corners and end court areas of the arena. Tickets will be on sale at the UofL Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 of Papa…


University of Louisville ranks third in state for post-graduate salaries

Louisville, Ky., – It’s no secret going to college can be outrageously expensive. That leads a majority of students to rely on banks and other loan institutions for the dreaded student loans. Naturally, college kids want to go where they can get “the most bang for their buck” and graduate into a career that pays a salary high enough to pay off that debt and avoid eating mac-and-cheese for decades. SmartAsset, a New York financial technology company, has conducted a recent study ranking the nation’s best value schools. Broken down by state, the University of Louisville comes in third behind…

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“Outside the Lines” today on ESPN: NCAA, Uof L, Pitino and the Era of Accountability

  I think this tweet sums up the University of Louisville scandal thats getting ready to blow up on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” investigation today: ESPN and Sportscenter is on a roll his morning to prime its extended “Outside the Lines” expose’ featuring for the first time on camera, self-described former escort Katina Powell. Ms.Powell, 42, is the author of the damning “Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen,” published this month by details nearly two dozen stripping and sex parties from 2010 to 2014 inside Billy Minardi Hall, the on-campus dorm for athletes. The ESPN Outside the Lines…

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Louisville fans called upon to bring coats to Red-White scrimmage

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Fans are encouraged to donate a new or gently used winter coat when the University of Louisville men’s basketball team plays its second Red-White intrasquad scrimmage presented by Mark’s Feed Store on Oct. 17.  The event will being at 4 p.m. The first 200 fans to donate coats in the lobby of the KFC Yum! Center when entering the scrimmage will receive a free appetizer certificate to Mark’s Feed Store.  Individuals may also drop coats off at their nearest Mark’s Feed Store location through October 17.  The first 100 fans to bring a new or gently used…

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University of Louisville board gives go-ahead for $40 million renovation of student center

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville’s Board of Trustees today gave the go-ahead for a $40 million renovation of the Swain Student Activities Center on the Belknap Campus. The facelift will add an additional 32,775 square feet to the building. The project will include an overhaul of the bookstore and updated lobbies, lounges and restaurants. Plans also call for upgrades to electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems, plus the removal of interior escalators and an exterior ramp. The renovation will be financed through private sources, facility funds and a $9.6 million agency bond funded by the current student activities fee. Work is…

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Yum! Turns 18, Celebrates with Drive to End Hunger in Louisville KY

Louisville, KY – Yum! Brands, Inc.  is celebrating its 18th anniversary and it’s more apparent than ever that the company is feeding much of the world.  As part of its vision, Yum! wants to be a Company with a Huge Heart…. caring for its community and saving lives. While World Hunger Relief is the global effort to end hunger, it all starts here in Louisville. Yum! Brands is a lead sponsor of Dare to Care Food Bank, and has donated $13 million and 52 million meals during the last 13 years. Today the need is bigger than ever, with one in five Kentucky children at risk of…


University of Louisville and UK receive prestigious grant

  From Louisville, Ky., – The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the University of Louisville and University of Kentucky a $3.76 million grant to create a national center of excellence in micro/nanotechnology. The announcement was made Sept. 21. 16 universities were awarded this highly competitive grant. U of L and UK will be joining a new national network where outside users will have access to universities facilities, tools and expertise in nanoscale science and engineering and technology. “This will be a boon to Kentucky’s economic development future and support the ongoing work of U of L’s Institute for Product…

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New times posted for University of Louisville Men’s basketball

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Additional game times and television designations have been set for the 2015-16 University of Louisville men’s basketball schedule. Since the initial schedule release on Sept. 2, several times and televison assignments have been added.   The time for UofL’s Nov. 21 game against North Florida will be set after the Cardinals’ football game at Pittsburgh on that day is determined so as not to conflict with each other. The game time for Louisville’s March 5 game at Virginia will be established later in the season.  Television for the Cards’ Nov. 28 game against Saint Louis in the Brooklyn…