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Keven Moore: The fallout and potential liability to Nike over the Zion Williamson shoe disaster

Imagine being Mark Parker the President, Chairman, and CEO of Nike, Inc. sitting in front of his television in the comfort of his home watching the start of the much anticipated Duke–vs.-University of North Carolina men’s NCAA basketball game last week. Zion Williamson (Photo from Duke University) Then within the first 36 seconds of the game 18-year-old Zion Williamson, the consensus overall #1...

Rural Blog: Appalachian surface mining requiring more land for less coal, new study shows

Surface mining in Central Appalachia needs more land to produce less coal than in years past, as illustrated a study from Duke University featuring a new interactive mapping tool by SkyTruth. The apparent reason is that available coal seams are getting thinner as thicker ones are mined out; mines can move as much as 20 tons of rock and dirt to get a ton of coal. Satellite images from 1985 to 2015 show...

Kentucky’s Poet Laureate, a Georgetown College graduate, returns to campus for a public reading

Kentucky’s Poet Laureate, Frederick Smock, Ph.D., Georgetown College Class of 1976, returns to campus on Tuesday, Nov. 7 for a reading. It is open to the public. The reading will be held in the Ward Room, first floor of the college’s Ensor Learning Resource Center located near South Mulberry and East College Streets, beginning at 11 a.m. Fred Smock Smock is a Louisville native and is now a Professor...

Heralded prospect Marquis Bolden makes awaited decision, chooses Duke over Kentucky

By Keith Taylor KyForward senior sports writer Marquis Bolden made his decision Thursday and he won’t be coming to Lexington. The heralded prospect made his college choice Thursday and will play at Duke next season. He chose the Blue Devils over Kentucky. Prior to the announcement Bolden arrived wearing a Texas Christian University shirt. However, as he announced his choice, he was sporting a...