UK Police “Disappointed” In High Court Gun Ruling

From Alan Lytle, Kentucky Public Radio The University of Kentucky’s chief of police says he’s disappointed in yesterday’s ruling by the Kentucky Supreme Court that students and staff members at UK and the commonwealth’s other universities may legally store guns and other deadly weapons in a car’s glove compartment, but that the schools may continue […]

Police Make Arrests as Fans Celebrate Kentucky Victory

From the Associated Press One man was wounded by gunfire early Tuesday in Lexington, numerous small fires were set and dozens were arrested as thousands celebrated Kentucky’s win over Kansas to claim another NCAA title, authorities reported. Battalion Chief Ed Davis of the Lexington Division of Fire and Emergency Services said he saw the shooting […]

Sports Writers Predict Outcome of Dream Game and Its Effect on City

Tonight, men’s basketball teams from the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky will meet in a Final Four game. On Friday’s State of the News, we were joined by sports journalists Bill Doolittle and Eric Crawford (the latter joining us from UofL’s warm-up session in New Orleans), who talked about how the rest […]

Kentucky Advances to Final Four, Will Face Louisville

For the first time in nearly 30 years, the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky men’s basketball teams will play each other in the NCAA tournament. Yesterday, Louisville beat Florida to secure the West Region title. Today, UK topped Baylor to win the South Region. The Cardinals and Wildcats will face each other […]

U of L Advances To Big East Semifinals With Win Over Marquette

The Louisville Cards have advanced to the semifinal round of the men’s Big East basketball tournament with an 84-71 victory over Marquette tonight. Kyle Kuric led U of L with 20 points; Peyton Siva added 18. The seventh-seeded Cards will take on Notre Dame at 9:00pm tomorrow at Madison Square Garden. In other action, Indiana […]

College Basketball: Road Games for U of L, UK; MSU Tries To Recover From First Loss

In college basketball, the Louisville Cards return to action tomorrow at West Virginia. U of L is riding a five-game winning streak and is hoping to improve its position in the Big East Confererence, where the Cards are tied for fifth place. Tipoff at Morgantown, West Virginia is at noon. The Kentucky Wildcats take their […]

UK, U of L Presidents Say Sixth Straight Year of Budget Cuts May Lead to Drastic Measures

Kentucky’s two largest universities are facing grim futures with more budget cuts planned for the coming years. But the schools’ presidents say they can survive University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto and University of Louisville President James Ramsey addressed the Senate Education Committee today. They did not attempt to talk their way out of proposed […]

Shaughnessy Uses Basketball to Create Discussion Over Higher Ed Graduation Rates

A state Senator from Louisville has come under fire for trying to legislate that the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville play each other in basketball and football. Democratic Senator Tim Shaughnessy has filed a bill that includes language that requires UK and U of L to play each other every year. But Shaughnessy says […]

University of Kentucky Hosting Conference on Elder Abuse

by Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio A center at the University of Kentucky is taking a multi-disciplinary approach to preventing elder financial abuse. The Justice Center for Elderly and Vulnerable Adults, which is hosting its inaugural conference today in Lexington. “Older adults have the lion’s share of the wealth in the country. They are targets […]

Work Has Begun on New Energy Research Facility at UK

by Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio The University of Kentucky’s Center for Applied Energy Research has begun work on a facility that could someday lead to changes in where and how the U.S. fuels transportation needs. Center director Rodney Andrews says the $5.7 million building will serve as a process development unit. “It’s a facility […]