The University of Kentucky men’s basketball program has released additional televised non-conference games for the 2011-12 season, including the annual Blue-White scrimmage and both exhibition games. CBS Sports will televise five games, adding the North Carolina (Dec. 3) and Louisville (Dec. 31) games to the three UK conference games announced earlier.
Saying that "Washington has to live within its means" and that lawmakers must "cut what we can't afford to pay for what really matters," President Obama just introduced what he says is a plan to cut an additional $3 trillion from budget deficits over the next decade.
And he vowed to veto any legislation that puts all the burden of deficit reduction on those who rely on Medicare and other social programs. "It will not happen on my watch," declared Obama, in making the case that the wealthy and corporations must also be asked to pay more in taxes.
A gay rights group in Berea is launching a new advertising campaign Monday to highlight pro-Fairness statements made by members of the city council. Bereans for Fairness took the quotes from an October 2010 candidate survey published in The Berea Citizen. The group contends six of the eight council members support an anti-discrimination law that has stalled in the body over the summer.
The candidates for secretary of state will meet for a debate on Kentucky Educational Television Monday night. Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes and Republican Bill Johnson will discuss a variety of issues, including voting rights and business filings in the commonwealth. The campaign has been defined by their disagreement over whether homeless people should be able to register to vote without an address.
A Lexington police officer whose doctor has restricted her to permanent light duty has been denied an occupational disability retirement. The Police and Fire Pension Board heard the appeal of Officer Jennifer Crabill last week. She has suffered various injuries in nearly ten years on the police force.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has created a web page with interactive maps to help travelers navigate Interstate-64 during the closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge between Louisville and New Albany, Ind. The web page features three interactive maps that illustrate recommended alternative routes. The link is www.transportation.ky.gov/sherman-minton-bridge.
It was the Fourth of July and Veterans Day all rolled into one. But for the most part, it was Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer's Day. Literally. In his first public event since Meyer received the Medal of Honor on Thursday at the White House, local officials proclaimed Sept. 17 henceforth to be Dakota Meyer Day to honor him and his fallen comrades in Afghanistan. In what had to be a heady experience for the 23-year-old claimed by both Adair and Green counties, a crowd estimated at 20,000 by parade organizers packed downtown Greensburg to see Meyer, who was grand marshal for the Cow Days Parade. Greensburg's population is 2,200.
Hundreds of bidders and more participating by Internet or phone quietly and calmly parted with hundreds of thousands of dollars over the weekend in exchange for iconic memorabilia from one of the world’s most recognizable brands. The first auction at Elizabethtown's Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola saw totals for which organizers scarcely dared to hope, bringing in two bids of more than $100,000 each on Saturday.
Since the summer of 2009, beauty has been spreading on buildings in Covington, and this summer it reached Newport. Bellevue may be next. Creative area teens, led by professional artists, first made their mark two years ago on a building in Covington's MainStrasse neighborhood. The whimsical mural, depicting cartoon-like figures having fun with the arts in Covington, was created under a program by Cincinnati-based ArtWorks.