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John Calipari, former UK players shocked and saddened by death of L.A. Lakers star Kobe Bryant

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Like thousands of basketball fans, teams and coaches across the nation, John Calipari was speechless after hearing of the death of Kobe Bryant on Sunday. The Kentucky coach said, “we all are in a state of shock over the news of Kobe, his 13-year-old daughter and those who perished with them. No words work on a day like today; only a prayer.” “Lord, we all mourn...

Applewhite, Gray and Snider to join WKU’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni during Homecoming 2019

A Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, a nationally recognized public health official and an award-winning professor and mathematician will join Western Kentucky University’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni this fall. J. Scott Applewhite, Dr. Shirley B. Gray and Dr. Dixie E. Snider Jr. will be inducted during WKU’s 2019 Homecoming Celebration. The 28th class of noted alumni will be recognized during...

“Appalachian Mining Town” video game designed by EKU students a finalist in national competition

“Appalachian Mining Town” might center around an abandoned mining town in eastern Kentucky, but the video game recently developed by a team of Eastern Kentucky University students wasn’t forgotten by the E3 College Competition, which selected the product as one of five finalists for the national event. “This is an amazing honor,” said Dr. George Landon, EKU Gaming Institute director. Landon...

Bluegrass PRIDE: It’s not always easy, but anyone can be a little ‘green’ while traveling

By Amy Sohner KyForward columnist   Being green is difficult when you are traveling. My family and I recently returned from a trip to Los Angeles for spring break, and other than recycling a crazy amount of stuff, I am sure that we tripled our carbon footprint compared to any other week. But my daughter got to meet Tinker Bell, so I am going to try to excuse that just this once.   Amy Sohner...