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U.S. Navy veteran from Florence finishing up education at Louisville after three deployments

By Kyle Hurwitz University of Louisville The United States Navy celebrates its 245th birthday on Oct. 10. Charlie Mitchell, a senior communications major from Florence, is one of the University of of Louisville’s many U.S. Navy veteran students. Charlie Mitchell Mitchell served as a personnel specialist in the Navy from January 2009 to November 2016. That service included three deployments aboard...

UK punter Max Duffy named first-team preseason All-American by Walter Camp Football Foundation

University of Kentucky senior punter Max Duffy has been named a first-team preseason All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation. He is one of 13 players on the preseason list who also earned Walter Camp All-America recognition in 2019. UK punter Max Duffy has been named a first-team preseason All-American.Duffy, a native of Perth, Australia, was an key player for the Wildcats in 2019. Kentucky...

Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale yields brisk trade, solid results; sales totaled $42,480,500

The Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, which featured the dams of 2019 Eclipse Award finalists, graded stakes-caliber fillies and yearlings by exciting young sires, concluded Friday with healthy results that reflect a competitive market for quality individuals. Gross sales for the five-day auction, held Jan. 13-17, totaled $42,480,500 compared to $48,280,100 from the four-day sale last year...

UK women’s basketball standout Rhyne Howard helps Team USA win FIBA U19 World Cup title

University of Kentucky women’s basketball standout Rhyne Howard led Team USA in scoring as the Red, White and Blue captured the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup championship in Bangkok, Thailand, by going unbeaten (7-0) at the event. For her efforts, Howard was tabbed to the all-tournament team. No. 1 in FIBA’s world youth women’s rankings, Team USA started with wins against Australia, South...

Kentucky Artisan Center presents new exhibit by internationally-renowned artists Powell, Sandoval

A new exhibit recognizing internationally known Kentucky artists Stephen Rolfe Powell and Arturo Alonzo Sandoval was announced this week by the Kentucky Artisan Center. As innovators in their respective fields, both Powell and Sandoval have expanded boundaries by utilizing unusual materials and pushing their mediums into new and exciting formats. A Meet-the-Artist reception will be held on Sept. 9...

EKU faculty member elected vice president of International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors

Dr. Deborah T. Givens, chair of the Department of Communication at Eastern Kentucky University, was elected vice president of the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors at the organization’s conference July 11-15 at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Attendees came from England, Canada, Australia, China, Nepal and the U.S. In addition to programming about issues impacting the...