UofL Scandals Are Always In The News

Welp, that was messed up for a while. An all-clear was given Wednesday after the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services building in Frankfort was evacuated on reports of a man who might have had a gun. [H-L]

A prominent advocacy group is trying to enlist basketball fans to do something about the scourge of gun violence in America. [HuffPo]

Katina Powell, the author of “Breaking Cardinal Rules,” has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against her by a University of Louisville student seeking the profits from her book that claims a former Louisville basketball staffer paid the self-proclaimed “escort queen” and others to provide strip shows and sex for recruits and players. [C-J/AKN]

Donald Trump maintains his lead among the GOP field but half of Americans would be embarrassed to have the real estate mogul as president, a new poll found. [The Hill]

Representatives from Addiction Recovery talked to the city council about its faith-based recovery center being established in Catlettsburg. [Ashland Independent]

While pretty much every aspect of the global ecosystem has been heating up, freshwater lakes are warming faster than the oceans or the air, according to a new study from NASA and the National Science Foundation. [ThinkProgress]

Seems Kim Davis still wants to be the center of attention. Fortunately for her, the Associated Press and people like Matt Bevin are hanging on her every word. [AP/WKYT]

A suicide bombing in Afghanistan has killed six US service members in one of the deadliest attacks on American forces this year, US officials say. [BBC]

The Perry County Community Foundation has awarded $9,000 to Teach for America-Appalachia in to support education in Perry County. [Hazard Herald]

The warm air surging up the East Coast on Christmas Eve will prove nothing short of historic. Dozens of records will fall, some by very large margins. [WaPo]

The Harlan County Board of Education is exploring the idea of returning at least a thousand dollars per year to the salaries of the district’s academic coaches. [Harlan Daily Independent]

Lindsey Graham’s departure from the race set off a scramble among his rivals to try to pick up the support of the South Carolina senator and his backers, a valuable commodity given the state’s first-in-the-South primary. [Politico]

So much for that billion bucks. The maker of OxyContin will pay $24 million to settle a claim that it misrepresented how easy it is to get hooked on the powerful painkiller, driving up drug problems and deaths in Kentucky, Attorney General Jack Conway announced Wednesday. [H-L]

The “Seinfeld” writer who coined “Festivus” wants Sen. Rand Paul (R-Cookie Tree) to stop tweeting about his beloved secular holiday. [HuffPo]

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