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UofL Board Sent Strong Message with Ramsey’s Contract Extension: State of the News

The University of Louisville board has voted to extend president Dr. James Ramsey‘s contract until 2020, giving him a standing ovation after the vote. The Courier-Journal’s Chris Otts joined us to talk about the story, saying the board wanted to send a strong message that they want Dr. Ramsey to stay on with the University for as long as he is willing to.

He also talked about a lawsuit that is making public some details of Sullivan Universities profits and growth.

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State of the News

Today on State of the News

Segment A: We’ll check in on the week’s metro news with WFPL’s news staff.

Segment B: We’ll speak with reporters from the Courier-Journal. Peter Smith has written about Dallas Pastor Robert Jeffress calling Mormonism a cult, Amish men in Mayfield being ordered to jail following their refusal to display orange reflective triangles on their buggies, and Archbishop Joseph Kurtz‘s burgeoning career within the Catholic Church. Christ Otts will discuss his coverage of a lawsuit that details Sullivan University’s profits and growth, and the University of Louisville’s extension of its president Dr. James Ramsey‘s contract.

Segment C: We’ll hear journalist Jacalyn Carfagno‘s piece on changes to Kentucky’s Thoroughbred industry, then chat with her about what she learned.