Vincej's double leads Louisville Bats to 4-3 win over Indianapolis Tuesday, Aug 22 2017 

Hey there, Zach Vincej...

      
 
 

Ranking Louisville football's 10 best players in 2017 | Steve Jones Tuesday, Aug 22 2017 

Lamar Jackson is included, of course. Who else made beat writer Steve Jones' list.

      
 
 

How happy are U of L football fans? Very, says ESPN Tuesday, Aug 22 2017 

Hint: One guy is the main reason. #L1C4

      
 
 

Ranking Kentucky football's top 10 players heading into 2017 season Tuesday, Aug 22 2017 

Courier-Journal UK beat writer Jon Hale continues his preview of the 2017 season with a ranking of the Wildcats' top 10 players entering the season.

      
 
 

2017 Travers | Post positions, odds, entries Tuesday, Aug 22 2017 

Winners of all three Triple Crown races entered in Saturday's race at Saratoga

      
 
 

Forged check pays dividends at horse show | Tim Sullivan Tuesday, Aug 22 2017 

Column on Sandy Arnold and her entry in the World's Championship Horse Show at Freedom Hall

      
 
 

UK WR coach Lamar Thomas talks emotion of losing Dorian Baker Tuesday, Aug 22 2017 

UK WR coach Lamar Thomas talks emotion of losing Dorian Baker to injury.

      
 
 

UK OC Eddie Gran: Sihiem King is No. 2 RB Tuesday, Aug 22 2017 

UK OC Eddie Gran has identified Benny Snell's primary running back

      
 
 

Fairly Curious: What Happens When There’s Severe Weather At The Fair? Tuesday, Aug 22 2017 

It stretches over 520 acres of indoor and outdoor exhibits, animal shows, rides and more. How does an operation that’s the size and scope of Kentucky State Fair prepare for, and respond to, severe weather? 

First, operations personnel activate something called the Emergency Operations Center or EOC. It’s a windowless room nestled between the North Wing and Freedom Hall.

Tim Postlehwait, Director of Access Control, describes the EOC. “On the walls we have property maps, screens, cameras going live, our gentleman from the weather service is here.”

Laura Ellis | wfpl.org

John Gordon keeps an eye on multiple radar views

That gentleman is John Gordon.

The National Weather Service alerts the fair’s operations staff if severe weather is coming — and if it’s bad enough, they come monitor it in person. That’s why on Tuesday, Gordon is camped out in the EOC watching radars on multiple screens.

“We’ve got a line of storms moving in right now from the west-northwest,” he warns. “Brief heavy rain, probably from about 4-6 p.m.”

The outdoor tents and stages are safe in winds up to 40 miles per hour. Anything more than that and tent operators will be told to move their patrons indoors.

Laura Ellis | wfpl.org

Tim Postelhwait monitors the weather
with Chris Brawner, Asst. Director of
Venue Services – Public Safety

But everyone in the EOC agrees that in the grand scheme of things, storms aren’t the most dangerous weather. This is Postlehwait’s 24th fair, and he says the danger is more temperature than tempest.

“There’s been years where we’ve had over 100-degree temperatures out here,” he says. “That actually causes more harm than some of the lightning and the wind.”

Tuesday evening’s storm should help cool things off. High temperatures are expected to stay in the 80s for the rest of the week.

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University of Kentucky Launches State’s First Finance Master’s Degree Tuesday, Aug 22 2017 

Some students at the University of Kentucky will have a chance to manage a portion of the school’s endowment.

The program is part of the university’s new Master’s in Science in Finance. Nineteen students are enrolled in the program and the degree is the only one of its kind in the state. Undergraduate degrees in finance exist in Kentucky but not at the graduate level.

Brad Jordan, chairman of the Department of Finance and Quantitative Methods at UK, says a key feature of the program is students managing $5 million of the school’s money.

“If they make good decisions, we prosper and if we make bad decisions we don’t,” he says.

Jordan says there were definitely concerns about hiring students to manage a portion of the school’s finances. But he says the university has a smaller, similar program that’s been in place for 20 years.

“And in fact, that helped when we approached the trustees of the University of Kentucky with a proposal for 23-year-old students to manage $5 million,” he says. “That raised some eyebrows.”

UK’s endowment is more than $1 billion — the largest of all colleges and universities in the state.

Kentucky is not a hub for finance jobs – many students in the program will most likely leave the state after graduation. But Jordan says the benefit of attending the program for Kentuckians is the cheaper tuition compared to schools in financial hubs such as New York or Boston. The tuition and fees for a Kentucky resident to attend the 10-month program is approximately $26,000.

The program was designed for students who majored in a different field — the sciences or humanities, for example, and realize they want a career in money management.

More than half of the students enrolled in the program are from other countries, mainly China. And most of UK’s international students are from China as well.

“They’re students who are mostly already here at the University of Kentucky and are thinking about finance careers in their home countries,” says Jordan.

Classes begin Wednesday, August 23.

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