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Bummer: West Virginia’s In, Cards Out of Big 12

Even Mitch McConnell couldn’t help the University of Louisville. According to a CBSSports report, the Big 12 has officially invited West Virginia to join the league, and not Louisville.  The source is the always-questionable “college football industry sources” but you can bet it’s a done deal. U of L AD Tom Jurich is holding an 11:15 press conference. According to the CBS story, the Big East is rapidly recruiting new members. “The Big East is seeking a 12-team football league and is expected to issue invitations to Boise State, Air Force, Navy, Houston, SMU and Central Florida. That would increase…


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This day in Louisville history…94 years ago!

I know we’ve all heard the quote by Margaret Mead ~ and I cringe to use because of its overuse… Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. As volunteers and staff with Metro United Way work almost around the clock during this time of year on the largest charitable campaign in our region, it’s nice to stop and reflect on our beginnings.  Metro United Way began in 1917 as the Louisville Federation of Social Agencies, the first its kind below the Mason-Dixon line. Brothers…


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Bell Awards and Give a Day

Last week I had the pleasure of honoring a friend, mentor and co-worker, Mary Sullivan, at the WLKY Bell Awards. She was one of 10 chosen for her service and dedication to this community by The Spirit of Louisville Foundation. Tune in to WLKY tomorrow,  October 15,  from 9 to 10 p.m. to see the full presentation on all the winners. Each one chosen is unique in his or her service, but all have done great things for a great many people (and animals, too!) over many years. More than one of us wiped a tear as we heard about World War II…


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Satellite May Crash in Louisville

The space agency now says the U.S. is back as a possible “landing site” for the satellite. As it gets closer to impact, NASA now says the 6.5-ton behemoth will fall to earth sometime Friday or Saturday ET. Looking at the possible trajectory path of the satellite, Louisville, KY is close and therefore is a possible crash site.   While NASA  still can’t pinpoint exactly when the spacecraft will reenter the atmosphere, writing on its website, “It is still too early to predict the time and location of re-entry with any certainty, but predictions will become more refined in the next…


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Kissing + Science = Cool

I never put science and kissing together. They seem like mutually exclusive ideas. Science is classrooms, beakers, experiments, evolution.   Kissing is intimacy, physical attraction, sex. So it took a presentation at the Idea Festival by a scientist from Texas to put the ideas together for me. Sheril Kirshenbaum explained, in a scientific way, the origins, experiments and research on why and how humans, and animals, put their lips together.  It may seem silly to spend serious research time on kissing, when there are so many important topics to study, but scientists want to have fun, too. Kirshenbaum’s presentation opened Day…


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Props to some “Kentuckians Who Kick A**” @ Kentucky for Kentucky

If you are like me, and some new friends of mine over at Kentucky for Kentucky, you love your home town/state. We truly have birthed some pretty cool stuff (you included) and we are unique that people think we still don’t wear shoes ( shhh…don’t tell them – they might want to move here and mess it all up). I stayed here because of my Kentucky roots, and I was lucky enough to travel a lot in high school and college, thus confirming that we have it pretty darn good right here in the Bluegrass. In my mind, Kentucky is…


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Earthquake Felt in Louisville

A 5.9 earthquake in Virginia confirmed as being felt in Washington, New York City and North Carolina was also felt in Louisville, KY. According to the AP, the U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was 3.7 miles deep. Shaking was felt at the White House and all over the East Coast, as far south as Chapel Hill, N.C. Parts of the Pentagon, White House and Capitol were evacuated. The quake was in Mineral, Va., in Louisa County. In my office – at around 1:45pm this afternoon – just 4 stories up in downtown Louisville the building swayed for what felt like over…



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Miami Scandal Will Hit Home

The official U of L bio on Recruiting Coordinator Clint Hurtt doesn’t mention the new scandal at the University of Miami, in which a weaselly former booster (now in jail for 20 years for his role in a Ponzi scheme) decided he’d get revenge on the school by telling Yahoo Sports! the juiciest details in history about rules-breaking and despicable behavior among college athletes. Hurtt, who was on the Miami staff for three years before coming to Louisville last year, is among those implicated for breaking NCAA rules. U of L released a statement late yesterday saying it would cooperate…