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Keep fire safety in mind during Thanksgiving feast; No. 1 day of year for U.S. home cooking fires

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is urging the public to make fire safety a priority when preparing this year’s Thanksgiving feast. The association’s latest Home Cooking Fires report shows that Thanksgiving is the peak day for U.S. home cooking fires followed by the day before Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. According to the report, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated...

Keven Moore: COVID-19 lawsuits spreading in American court system like an unchecked virus

The coronavirus pandemic will radically change many things about American life by the time it has run its course. But one thing is for sure, and that is it will not change our reliance on the court system to resolve disputes. Like with any new exposure, the COVID-19 pandemic has produced a tsunami of litigation across the country that has spread like an unchecked virus growing across the continent....

Bellarmine unveils national price match with public universities called ‘Public Price Promise’

Bellarmine University is unveiling Public Price Promise, a unique merit scholarship to attract students from across the United States. Starting fall 2021, Bellarmine will match the direct cost of qualifying students’ state flagship university – that’s often a state’s largest, oldest public university. For example, for students in Kentucky, Bellarmine will match University of Kentucky’s tuition,...

Terry Foody: Collaboration and cooperation against epidemic threats is legacy of our global health

The United States disjointed response to the coronavirus with the corresponding spike in cases has resulted in the European Union and Canada removing the welcome mat. Previous pandemics illustrate a more cohesive approach. In the 1800s the world was assaulted by repeated cholera epidemics that killed thousands. The collaborative efforts of politicians, physicians and the military in the fight against...

Preparations in full swing for annual $250,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks at Turfway Park on March 14

The road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) runs through Northern Kentucky on March 14 when Turfway Park hosts its annual Derby prep race, the $250,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3). The signature race is one of 12 races on the day, including six stakes races. As Jeff Ruby Steaks day is the highlight of Turfway’s racing season, so the VIP tent is the centerpiece of the day itself. Situated...

AAA: Gas prices continue slight downward trend heading into fall; new season brings lower demand

Gas prices continue to trend lower, with half of all states seeing pump prices drop two cents on the week. The national average to push is cheaper by a penny, down to $2.56. Today’s average is 11 cents less than a month ago and 28 cents cheaper than a year ago. Kentucky’s downward trend in gas prices has been less dramatic of late. The average dropped just a penny this past week after making greater...

Live in Lou named title sponsor of Louisville Cross Country Classic — the nation’s largest college meet

The Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) has announced that Live in Lou – the talent attraction initiative of Greater Louisville Inc. – has been named title sponsor of the Louisville Cross Country Classic, the largest college cross country meet in the United States. LSC owns and operates the prestigious meet that has been held annually at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park since 2001. The 18th annual...