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Pitino Sues University Of Louisville Athletic Association

Nov 30, 2017
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Rick Pitino has sued the University of Louisville Athletic Association for $38.7 million, saying it breached his contract by placing him on unpaid administrative leave without notice and firing him last month with no legally justified "cause."

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Strong smoke-free workplace laws are effective in reducing new cases of lung cancer – that’s the takeaway from a new University of Kentucky study. But the numbers also suggest communities with partial smoke-free laws aren’t seeing any of the same benefits.

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Public radio listeners in the bluegrass are mourning the loss of John Hingsbergen, who served as Chief Content Manager for WEKU.

Tilley Heads To DC To Talk About Drug Epidemic

Nov 30, 2017

Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley is traveling to Washington to talk about the nation's opioid epidemic. Tilley is scheduled to speak to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions at 10 a.m. Thursday. The hearing can be viewed online at the committee's website .

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It’s hard to imagine that with Thanksgiving in our rearview mirror already, there are people in Puerto Rico still without power and running water, struggling to recover from the after effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria that devastated the region back in September. WUKY’s Samantha Lederman has a special update on how the horse industry in Central Kentucky has been helping out.

The Kentucky Supreme Court To Hear Gay Pride T-shirt Case

Nov 29, 2017
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The Kentucky Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case regarding a company's refusal to print T-shirts for a gay-pride festival due to religious beliefs.

Removal Of Jefferson Davis Plaque In Kentucky Delayed

Nov 29, 2017
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A plaque in the Kentucky Capitol declaring the only president of the Confederacy to be a hero and a patriot will stay until a lawyer with Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration can determine if the decision to remove it was legal.

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An investigation of sexual harassment allegations against four Republican lawmakers in Kentucky will cost taxpayers up to $50,000.  The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the Legislative Research Commission's contract with a Louisville law firm to investigate the matter is worth up to $50,000 to conduct a human resources investigation and to provide legal advice to the House Republican caucus.

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This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host talks with Dr. Nancy Schoenberg, Marion Pearsall Professor in the department of Medical Behavioral Science at the UK College of Medicine about her ongoing studies testing methods to address the growing problem of diabetes in Eastern Kentucky.  Those efforts will be aided by a new $3.1 M federal grant.

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says a man who tackled him in his yard spoke to him afterward about why he was unhappy, but Paul said no explanation would have justified what he called an unprovoked attack.

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