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Billy Gillispie is out

University of Kentucky officials are aiming to settle for less than the $6 million buyout provision in ousted basketball coach Billy Gillispie’s “memorandum of understanding.” ORDER PHOTO REPRINTS


While Billy Gillispie took the high road Saturday in talking about his two seasons as Kentucky coach, his attorney sounded ready to go to court to get his client $6 million in compensation. UK’s buyout obligation remained unresolved as the school fired Gillispie as coach on Friday. Story

Celebration of the new president Obama in D.C.

January 20, 2009 by Helena Hau  
Filed under David Stephenson, Helena Hau, Second Look, Videos

Millions gathered at the National Mall in D.C. to celebrate the inauguration of President Obama.
Barack Hussein Obama became the 44th president of the United States on Jan. 20, 2009.


Frankfort High School students hit the Capitol building on the day before the inauguration of Barack Obama in Washington D.C., on Monday, Jan. 19, 2009.

East Jessamine coach battles cancer, brings joy

January 18, 2009 by David Stephenson  
Filed under David Stephenson, High School, Sports, Videos


For East Jessamine Coach Ralph Sallee and his girls’ basketball team, this season has been more a journey of faith and inspiration than a trail of victories and defeats. Sallee lost his battle with cancer on Friday January 23, 2009. FULL STORY

The Turtle Man

December 28, 2008 by David Stephenson  
Filed under David Stephenson, Multimedia, Videos

Video by David Stephenson and Amy Wilson | Staff

Story by Amy Wilson

In a world without the Crocodile Hunter, there has been since 2006 a
swashbuckling-swamp-hero fame vacuum waiting to be filled.

Now comes Ernie Brown Jr., a rogue naturalist of sorts who thinks he
might just be able to step in and be that guy.

The man from Lebanon calls himself, variously, “Kentucky’s best-kept
secret” and “the poorest famous guy around.”

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3-year old Bluegrass Boy


Jonathan Rader has been playing bluegrass music since he was 16 months old. Now at the ripe age of three years old, he’s playing at local music festivals. Video by Charles Bertram | Staff

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