Bellarmine Celebrates First National Championship

Fans and students celebrated the Bellarmine University men’s basketball team Tuesday night, for winning the NCAA Division II national championship last weekend. The championship is the school’s first. In a ceremony on campus, Mayor Greg Fischer presented the players with a plaque recognizing each of them as distinguished citizens.

Election Deadlines Approaching

The deadline for independents to file for candidacy for public office is Friday, April 1. Secretary of State Elaine Walker is also concerned there may be a low voter turnout for the May primaries. The deadline to register to vote is April 18. Secretary Walker says it is important for all citizens to be aware of this deadline.

Yarmuth Honors Knight’s National Championship

The team will have a public celebration tonight at Knight’s Hall at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM and National Championship t-shirts will be available for $15. Representative John Yarmuth gave a speech today in the House of Representatives honoring the Bellarmine University Men’s Basketball Team for winning the NCAA Division II National Championship.

Bellarmine Men’s Basketball Team Arrives Home

A crowd of supporters gathered on campus in 30 degree weather and chanted “We are BU” as the players emerged from their bus holding the championship trophy. A city-wide celebration will be held Tuesday for the team. Mayor Fischer says the details are still being worked out for the event but it will end with a gathering at Knights hall at 7:30 PM.

Rand Paul Discusses 2012 Aspirations, Libya, Budget

The senator spoke briefly about the conflict in Libya and criticized the president for not involving congress more heavily in the decisions to enforce a no-fly zone over the country. He also told the Louisville Rotary Club Thursday he is considering a run for the presidency in 2012, but will not run against his father.