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Lauren and Rob Hudson: Letters for families — find common ground in conversations about liberty

Letters for families based on the book “It Can Be Done” @studentsleadusa We write at a time when some people describe America as being more deeply divided than ever. Through this series of letters, we intend to demonstrate that most Americans have substantial common ground, including shared approaches and values in many parts of life. We begin with basics. Consider the final phrase of the Pledge...

Rob and Lauren Hudson: Positive messages for America’s youth — focus on achievement not envy

Columns for families based on the book “It Can Be Done” @studentsleadusa There will always be people in this world who earn more money than us or have things we want. How will we view the people doing better than us? We get to choose 100% what we think about them. We could choose to be jealous. We could choose to criticize or tear people down. We could say to ourselves and others, “They...

KY Supreme Court rules in favor of Frost Brown Todd on Department of Revenue open records case

Kentucky taxpayers now have access to the state’s Department of Revenue (DOR) tax rulings. The case, Department of Revenue v. Mark F. Sommer,was successfully argued before the Kentucky Supreme Court by Frost Brown Todd (FBT) Member Jennifer Barber. The Court ruled that the state Department of Revenue took an “unreasonable and overly broad view” of public records statutes when they refused to...

Real fairy tale: How did commoner beagle, rescued from KY kill shelter, end up in Kensington Palace?

By Hannah Carver NKyTribune reporter This is the rest of the fairy tale. The world is familiar with the story. The Duchess of Sussex, aka Meghan Markle, born in 1981 in Los Angeles, California, married Prince Harry of Great Britain in the embodiment of the classic Cinderella story. But it is Duchess’ dog, rescued from a grisly fate in a Kentucky shelter, that is truly a rags-to-riches, happily-ever-after...

‘Legal Food Frenzy’ campaign nets 630,000 pounds of food for regional food banks; winners announced

During the second-annual Kentucky Legal Food Frenzy March 15 through April 2, the state’s legal community donated more than 630,000 pounds of food to benefit children in need. The 2018 campaign was an opportunity for Kentucky lawyers and legal staff to compete outside the courtroom to donate food and raise funds. Proceeds generated help Kentucky’s seven regional food banks prepare for increased...

Frost Brown Todd’s Crockett to join LG&E, KU senior team as O’Brien announces February retirement

Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company announced today that John R. Crockett III, chairman of Frost Brown Todd, will join the utilities in early January as general counsel, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary. The company also announced that Dorothy O’Brien, who has been serving as interim general counsel, will stay on until the end of February to ensure...

Three Kentucky law students among recipients of 2017 Frost Brown Todd Diversity Scholarships

Frost Brown Todd (FBT) has announced the recipients of the firm’s 2017 Diversity Scholarship. Launched in 2010, the scholarship fund annually awards financial assistance aimed to support diverse students in their education and exploration of law. “Diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as a law firm,” says Kim Amrine, FBT Director of Diversity and Inclusion. “The FBT Diversity...

UofL President Postel scorches Jurich in dismissal letter; AD’s lawyer responds, threatens lawsuit

By Russ Brown Kentucky Today Turns out that Rick Pitino got off easy.   Although Pitino’s “firing” letter from University of Louisville interim president listed the reasons for his dismissal and the former men’s basketball coach charged that it impugned his integrity and damaged his reputation, the letter seems mild now that the charges leveled against former athletics director...