The team fell short of making the elite 8 in 2009. They lost in the regional final in a controversial ending when a tying 3 point shot was waved off and changed to a 2 pointer.
The Knights finished the regular season ranked 2nd in the nation among Division II schools. They will play in the Elite 8 on Wednesday, March 23 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Ford CEO Alan Mulally praised Louisville in a speech Tuesday night at the KFC Yum Center. Mulally was the keynote speaker at the Greater Louisville Inc. annual meeting.
Ford is in the middle of a $600 million retooling of the Louisville Assembly Plant. Mulally hailed the new model of the Ford Escape, which will be built at the plant, as revolutionary.
Metro Sewer District Director Bud Schardein says he expects the river to stay at 26 feet for the next three or four days, even though slightly more rain is in the forecast for Tuesday.
“Were still in a holding patter, we are operating 14 flood pumping plants. They’re doing their job, they’re pumping this rainwater that is hitting the city into the river; and there are no reports of flooding behind the walls or the levee.”
Previous reports have indicated that existing CSX and RJ Corman railroads would be upgraded to accommodate passenger trains that would stop in Shelbyville and Frankfort. The new rail service could begin as early as October of 2012.
Lieutenant Steimle says there will be an emphasis on the education aspect of the initiative, aimed at UofL students living in the neighborhood. 6th District Councilman David James has directed some of his discretionary funds to the LMPD to pay officers overtime to patrol the neighborhood.
The Louisville Metro Council has approved an ordinance to allow live music in venues in the western edge of Old Louisville near of 7th and Oak streets. Councilman David James hopes the ordinance will energize the neighborhood and its local eateries.
The meeting includes educational programs on conservation issues and a panel discussion with Kentucky lawmakers. Committee President Vicki Holmburg says she hopes to reach out to anyone who loves the outdoors and wants to be part of sustainability efforts in Kentucky.
Mike Callahan with the National Weather Service says he was surprised by the amount of rain that fell in Louisville Wednesday afternoon, which is the main cause for the current flooding.
The organization did not set a public goal for this year’s campaign. CEO Joe Tolan said the idea was to help people understand that even with the enormous success of the fund drive, there is always more need.