No. 9 Louisville women’s basketball gets scoring from everywhere to beat WKU in opener Tuesday, Nov 5 2019 

Junior Dana Evans led the team with 19 points while newcomer Elizabeth Balogun had 15. Liz Dixon also had 10 points and 13 rebounds

       

U of L professor analyzes governor’s race and its impacts on 2020 Tuesday, Nov 5 2019 

Next year, Kentucky voters will vote in the presidential and senate election.

Western Kentucky coach Greg Collins talks after the Hilltoppers’ loss to Louisville Tuesday, Nov 5 2019 

Western Kentucky coach Greg Collins was pleased in his team's fight against Louisville.

       

Louisville women’s basketball pulls away from Western Kentucky for season-opening win Tuesday, Nov 5 2019 

Louisville coach Jeff Walz and players Dana Evans and Elizabeth Balogun share thoughts on the season opening win against Western Kentucky.

       

Democrat Andy Beshear Garners Most Votes As Republicans Sweep Down Ballot Races Tuesday, Nov 5 2019 

Democrat Andy Beshear got about 4,500 more votes on Election Day than incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin. Several media outlets called the race for Beshear, but the Associated Press deemed it too close to call late Tuesday as Republicans swept all other statewide races.

Bevin called the race “a squeaker” when he spoke first Tuesday evening but he promised not to concede.

“This is a close, close race,” Bevin said at the Republican gathering at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville. “We are not conceding this race by any stretch. Not a chance.”

But Beshear, the current attorney general and son of former Gov. Steve Beshear, claimed victory.

“From now on, the doors of your state capitol will always be open,” Beshear said to cheers at the Democratic party at the C2 event venue in downtown Louisville.

The State Board of Elections reported voter turnout was around 41 percent; far higher than predicted.

It was a contentious campaign for the two front-runners, with Bevin and Beshear frequently at odds and trading words.

As Attorney General, Beshear challenged Bevin through a series of lawsuits. He pushed for expanding gaming in Kentucky to bring in revenue, rather than raising sales taxes.

The two disagree on abortion, with Bevin favoring policies that would restrict access.

“It wouldn’t bother me one lick if there wasn’t an abortion provider in this state. It wouldn’t. Our state wouldn’t be less well-served by that,” he said last month at a campaign event.

Beshear is opposed to late-term procedures.

“When you’re the attorney general, you work with victims of that trauma and they deserve options,” he said during a debate last week.

Incumbent Bevin received a burst of support from prominent Republicans in recent days, including President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson. That did not end up being enough to carry the governor to victory.

Bevin is known for his conservatism, including his attempts to change programs like Medicaid in Kentucky.

Some voters who support educators said that they opposed Bevin because they perceived him of being disrespectful of teachers. His administration also sought to investigate teachers who participated in sickouts earlier this year to protest legislation at the Capitol.

Democrat Andy Beshear leading Matt Bevin in contested Kentucky governor’s race Tuesday, Nov 5 2019 

"We are not conceding this race by any stretch," Gov. Matt Bevin told supporters.

Louisville basketball rolls in season-opening win at Miami Tuesday, Nov 5 2019 

It was a shaky start but a fantastic finish for Louisville basketball Tuesday as the Cardinals throttled host Miami to start the season with a win.

       

Cameron becomes Kentucky’s first African-American attorney general; Trump sends congratulations Tuesday, Nov 5 2019 

Cameron defeated former Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo.

        

California professor illuminates the Hubble telescope’s history Tuesday, Nov 5 2019 

By Jordan Geisler — 

The University of Louisville’s Astronomy department welcomed astronomer Robert Williams to the Rauch Planetarium Oct. 31 as part of the Bullitt Lecture Series.

The annual fall lecture series brings in celebrated scientists to enlighten the U of L community on happenings within our universe. Students from all fields of study are welcome to every installment of the lecture series at no charge.

Williams is a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz and is a former director of the space telescope institute. He spoke at the planetarium about the beginning of the Hubble space telescope and how it has evolved over time.

The telescope, which he said cost approximately two billion dollars (courtesy of taxpayers), is the most expensive science project the United States has had. The telescope has needed five servicing missions for maintenance since its launch in 1990.

Williams said the telescope needed repair shortly after being launched, but the cost to move it would be too much, meaning astronauts would have to perform maintenance in space.

“Of all the sciences,” Williams said, “astronomy is the only one where you can look into the past. It’s always important to know what preceded the state that you’re studying.”

He said that whenever we look at the sky, we’re seeing how it was in the past.

He also talked about the expanding universe. “The universe is in a state of uniform expansion,” Williams said. This expansion is due to an unknown source of dark energy in the universe which is counteracting gravity.

“The galaxies themselves don’t move, but the space between the galaxies is expanding in a uniform manner,” he said.

Williams then discussed Einstein’s theory of relativity. “He demonstrated that light could be bended by mass,” he said. He showed photos taken with the Hubble telescope to demonstrate the concept, and the concept could be seen as arcs of light.

“I had no idea about the problems with the Hubble space telescope mission in its beginning and how they had to go into space to fix it,” astronomy major Courtney Bolt said.

After hearing Williams lecture, Bolt became intrigued about the future of the Hubble telescope. “I’m sure they’re going to build a stronger telescope and we’re going to be able to keep seeing more.”

Regardless of if we create a new telescope or not, things will surely continue to change within the universe and the Bullitt Lecture Series will help keep us all up to date on all things out of this world.

Graphic by Alexis Simon // The Louisville Cardinal

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Daniel Cameron wins Kentucky attorney general contest Tuesday, Nov 5 2019 

Cameron, an attorney at Frost Brown Todd and former legal counsel to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, topped former Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo in Tuesday's race for attorney general.

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