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Sports wagering bill set to be considered by Kentucky House committee Wednesday

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today A sports wagering bill will have its first consideration by a legislative committee this week. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Adam Koenig, R-Erlanger, is scheduled to be heard by the House Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations Committee Wednesday morning. Under the measure, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission would be the state body that oversees sports...

Former New England Patriots player Malcolm Mitchell joins education leaders to emphasize early learning

By Jacob Perkins Kentucky Teacher A former National Football League player-turned-children’s book author told attendees at the Early Childhood Institute that it is imperative to focus on early childhood education and literacy because a lack of education can become a “generational curse.” Malcolm Mitchell, a former wide receiver for the New England Patriots who was named the 2016 Children’s...

National Football League taking notice as Kentucky senior Josh Allen sets example for teammates

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Josh Allen’s decision to return for one last season is paying dividends and the Kentucky defensive end is earning praise from the National Football League for making the most of his senior campaign. “I was just talking to a couple pro scouts (last week) and they’re using him as a reference to other juniors across the country,” Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said....

UK/NFL football star Jacob Tamme taking his MBA to family farm in Boyle County, building cattle operation

After spending nine seasons in Indianapolis, Denver and Atlanta as a tight end in the National Football League (NFL), former University of Kentucky football star Jacob Tamme decided to take on a new challenge — building and running a farm on his family’s land in Boyle County. But it’s not just any farm. He and his wife, Allison Tamme, are building a registered Angus cattle operation from the...

Jamie Vaught: Lexington native, Cleveland Browns legend Frank Minnifield building business back home

Remember Frank Minnifield? One of the top players in pro football many years ago, he is a Cleveland Browns legend who grew up in central Kentucky. Minnifield, who now has several business ventures in the Lexington area, played for the Browns during the 1980s and early 1990s. He was a three-time All-NFL choice by the Associated Press. In addition, the four-time Pro Bowl selection has been nominated...