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Public forum sponsored by University of Louisville explores benefits, costs of athletic achievement

Sports fans and others can join in a discussion of athletic achievement and its benefits and costs during an Oct. 12 University of Louisville event, “Sports, Risk and the Human Ideal: A Public Forum.” The free, public event will begin at 6 p.m. downtown at the Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. Sixth St. Although there is no cost, registration is requested. The speakers will look at the place of sports...

Billy Reed: Once-proud all-star classic dying from lack of interest, especially in Kentucky

A year after the first NCAA tournament in 1939, a group of basketball junkies in Kentucky and Indiana thought it would be a grand idea to have the best high school seniors from the two states meet every summer in the biggest arena in the two states, which was 15,000-seat Butler Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The Hoosiers won, 31-29, over a Kentucky team that included Joe Fulks of Kuttawa, who was later...