A nonprofit publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Seventy to graduate from Tubby's Klubhouse, a program named for former UK Coach Smith

About 70 students have spent 10 days this summer learning about computers as part of Tubby’s Klubhouse/Dell TechKnow program and will graduate on Friday, June 14.   The graduation ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Fayette County School’s Norsworthy Auditorium. The ceremony will bring the total number of Tubby’s Klubhouse graduates since 2004 to 1,495.   The students have...

These teachers – 150 from 12 states – did indeed 'Make a Difference' in others' lives

Since 1998, Mary Ann Vimont has overseen a program that has honored nearly 1,900 educators throughout Kentucky and across the United States. The idea was born one day when she visited a local school where she saw a large group of the school’s students sitting on the floor listening to then-University of Kentucky Head Basketball Coach Tubby Smith. Coach Smith told the students how important education...

Wesley Eversole: High-stakes games, coaching intrigue make UK-UofL best rivalry

Chances are, if you ask the average person what the best rivalry in college basketball is, nine times out of ten, they will tell you that it is Duke versus North Carolina.   With nine NCAA Championships and 33 Final Fours between them, it would be hard to argue with that statement, but I believe a case can be made for another rivalry as the best in college basketball. That rivalry, of course,...

Teacher recognitions begun 15 years ago by professor who witnessed coach's lesson

by Rachel Ely KyForward contributor   The Teacher Who Made a Difference program has been recognizing teachers, coaches, principals and many others in Kentucky for 15 years thanks to Mary Ann Vimont.   Ramon Osorio (center) of Louisville was one of nearly 150 honorees in 2012 (Photo from UK) Vimont, a University of Kentucky College of Education professor, created the program to honor nominated...

UK basketball: Where are they now? J. P. Blevins enjoys career beyond basketball

By Stephen Burnett KYForward contributor   Former University of Kentucky men’s basketball player J. P. Blevins may have left Kentucky, but he has kept his Wildcat legacy with him. His phone number is the same. He still teaches summer basketball camps in the Bluegrass. And at his office in a North Carolina bank is recent addition proclaiming his allegiance.   “I went and bought an ‘UK:...

UK basketball: Where are they now?
J. P. Blevins enjoys career beyond basketball

By Stephen Burnett KYForward contributor   Former University of Kentucky men’s basketball player J. P. Blevins may have left Kentucky, but he has kept his Wildcat legacy with him. His phone number is the same. He still teaches summer basketball camps in the Bluegrass. And at his office in a North Carolina bank is recent addition proclaiming his allegiance.   “I went and bought a ‘UK:...

UK basketball: Where are they now? Randolph Morris finds pro career in China

By Ken Howlett CoachCal.com   Randolph Morris arrived at Kentucky in 2004 as one of the top rated players in the nation. A Parade and McDonald’s All-American out of Landmark Christian School just outside of Atlanta, Morris had great size at 6-foot-11, 260 pounds, soft hands and a nice around-the-basket game.   While at UK, Morris showed great promise as a freshman as he averaged 8.8 points...