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U.S. Customs in Louisville seized counterfeit Louis Vuitton belts shipped from Hong Kong

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Nearly a half million dollars’ worth of counterfeit Louis Vuitton belts have been seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Louisville. A parcel containing 216 fake belts, arrived in Louisville from Hong Kong and was destined for Atlanta, Georgia, when the shipment was spotted by CBP officers. If the items were real, the appraised total MSRP of the shipment...

Frontier Airlines restores popular flights from CVG, increases frequency of others — with low rates

Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines is expanding its service from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) with reinstated nonstop flights to six cities: Atlanta, Dallas, Miami, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Sarasota, Florida. The airline is also increasing frequency to five destinations with up to two daily flights from CVG to Denver, Fort Myers, Las Vegas and Tampa, Florida, plus,...

Sandmann lawyers agree to settlement in defamation lawsuit against CNN, terms not disclosed

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor Parties for both sides in the lawsuit involving Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann and CNN have confirmed that a settlement was reached Tuesday. The settlement was agreed to at the federal courthouse in Covington but details, including a monetary amount, were not made public. Sandmann (left) and Phillips Sandmann’s attorneys sought $275 million...

Poplar Ventures announces launch of new venture capital fund; focus on software technology

Poplar Ventures has announced the launch of a new venture capital fund, Poplar Ventures L.P., focused on investing in early-growth stage, cloud-based software technology companies in middle America. The initial closing raised $17 million, with plans for a final closing in the second quarter of this year. Poplar Ventures is led by founder and managing partner John Willmoth, a veteran corporate development...

Beaumont Middle School club illustrates STAR power on FCCLA national stage in Atlanta

The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America club from Beaumont Middle School in Lexington earned the following standings in the STAR contests (Students Taking Action with Recognition) in Atlanta this summer: Gold • Chapter Service Project: Allison Clabes and Caroline Devine; • Illustrated Talk: Kate Hazelwood and Sydney Montgomery. Silver • Chapter in Review Display: Logan Justice and...

Keith Taylor: Surprise journey to the Sweet Sixteen the reward for Wildcats

Kentucky’s players huddle late in the game of a 61-58 loss to Kansas State in the South Region finals Thursday night in Atlanta. The Wildcats ended the season with a 26-11 record. (Kentucky Today/Tammie Brown) ATLANTA — It was fun while it lasted. For a team that was unsure of itself more than a month ago, Kentucky did everything it could to make up for four straight setbacks to open February...

Keith Taylor: NCAA: Calipari enjoying the journey with maturing Wildcats

Kentucky coach John Calipari never lost faith in his team, even when the Wildcats suffered four straight losses in February. Kentucky has won five straight games in the postseason. (Kentucky Today/Keith Taylor) BOISE — John Calipari is not one to make comparisons, but his current Kentucky squad is steadily becoming one of his favorite teams. Never mind the Wildcats endured a rare four-game slide...

NCAA Tournament: Defense giving Kentucky an identity thus far in the postseason

Kentucky freshmen Hamidou Diallo, left, and Shai Gillgeous-Alexander, right, share a laugh during an open practice last week at Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho. The Wildcats are having fun on both ends of the court and will continue play in the NCAA Tournament Thursday in Atlanta, Georgia. (Kentucky Today/Keith Taylor) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today BOISE — Kentucky has finally established an identity. “Our...

Nashville named ‘primary site’ of SEC men’s basketball tournament, hosting 9 of next 12

The Southeastern Conference will play nine of its next 12 men’s basketball tournaments in Nashville, making Bridgestone Arena the tournament’s primary home, league commissioner Mike Slive announced Tuesday. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   The arena will also host the SEC women’s tournament in 2018, 2022 and 2026 as part of the agreement.   Nashville will host...

Nashville named 'primary site' of SEC men's basketball tournament, hosting 9 of next 12

The Southeastern Conference will play nine of its next 12 men’s basketball tournaments in Nashville, making Bridgestone Arena the tournament’s primary home, league commissioner Mike Slive announced Tuesday. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   The arena will also host the SEC women’s tournament in 2018, 2022 and 2026 as part of the agreement.   Nashville will host...