Trinity and St. Xavier bring their rivalry to the hardwood in basketball clash Sunday, Jan 5 2020 

Trinity and St. X tipped off another chapter in their storied rivalry in this year's boys basketball matchup between the two teams.

       

Police: Man dies in hospital after altercation at Highlands bar Sunday, Jan 5 2020 

Officers responded to Nowhere Bar where a man was taken to UofL Hospital with serious injuries. He later died from his injuries Sunday night.

        

LMPD: Man found dead in Okolona Sunday, Jan 5 2020 

Police found the man in the woods in the 3100 block of South Park Rd.

        

Golden Globes’ snubbing of female directors derided Sunday, Jan 5 2020 

No female directors were nominated for this year's Golden Globes and it was a hot topic of conversation on the show's red carpet.

        

Leader of Kentucky veterans organization weighs in on Iran situation Sunday, Jan 5 2020 

Thousands of U.S. troops have deployed to the Middle East as tensions continue to rise.

WATCH: Nirvana reunion w/ St. Vincent & Beck Sunday, Jan 5 2020 

That highly-anticipated Nirvana reunion happened yesterday at the Hollywood Palladium and, oh, to have been there! Joining Dave Grohl, Pat Smear and Krist Novoselic for the charity performance benefitting The Art of Elysium were some impressive friends– and even a family member. Standing in for the late Kurt Cobain on vocals and lead guitar were Annie Clark (St. Vincent) and Beck on “Lithium”, “In Bloom” and “Been a Son”, before Grohl’s own daughter, Violet, came out to make dad proud with her rendition of “Heart-Shaped Box”. The reunion culminated with the band performing David Bowie‘s “The Man Who Sold the World”, just as the band originally did in 1994 for MTV Unplugged. Check out the video from Vinyl Villains…

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Coroner identifies man found dead in south Louisville on Sunday Sunday, Jan 5 2020 

No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

“Uncut Gems”: Film Review Podcast Sunday, Jan 5 2020 

Adam Sandler is truly charismatic as a frankly disagreeable character in the Safdie brothers film, “Uncut Gems.”

Howard Ratner is a NYC jeweler, who is also a compulsive gambler, and therefore never quite even with all the people he owes big money to.

His wife in the burbs is divorcing him. Because of the mistress he keeps in a fancy apartment in the city.

He has a raw chunk of opal he thinks is worth a million that he is going to sell at auction, and then pay everybody off.

At least that’s his plan.

But matters never seem to pan out for him.

To learn more about this incredibly energetic movie, listen to the podcast below:

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State Rep. Charles Booker Enters Senate Race Against McConnell Sunday, Jan 5 2020 

Another Democrat has entered the race to challenge Senator Mitch McConnell for his seat in Congress.

Kentucky State Representative Charles Booker announced his Senate run on Sunday in Louisville. He was elected to his first term last year. In his speech he mentioned McConnell and gave a nod to the other Democratic challenger Amy McGrath, who’s raised a lot of money in the race.

 “Money doesn’t vote, people do; So sure [McConnell] has a lot of money, sure his big corporate buddies he sold out to will flood this campaign, but we have power in the people, and there’s a lot of people all over this country that know if we get rid of Mitch McConnell, we’re gonna be doing the whole world a solid,” Booker said. “Anybody that thinks you’re going to out-raise him is not being serious about beating him. This is not about how much money you spend. It’s about the work you put on the ground.”

Booker’s work has mainly been centered in Louisville. He previously served as director of strategic partnerships for a Louisville nonprofit, and as an education and equity policy analyst at the Louisville Urban League.

Booker made the announcement at event venue Manhattan on Broadway in Louisville on Sunday afternoon. He talked about several policy issues, including environmental justice, Medicare For All, the Green New Deal and gun violence.

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Charles Booker speaks at his Senate launch announcement.

Booker hasn’t specified which version of universal health care system Medicare for All he’d go for; there are several different versions in Congress. But he made it clear no one should go without needed care or medicine. 

“I live in one of the poorest ZIP codes in Kentucky; We need to make sure that the wealthiest few are paying their fair share, and there are plenty of ways to do that,” Booker said. “We know it, it’s there, we just have to fight for it. The reality is, making sure that no one dies because they don’t have enough money in their pocket should be something we should all agree on and figure it out.”

Booker lives in Louisville’s Russell neighborhood, where the median household income is around $20,400, according to the Greater Louisville Project. During his speech Sunday he mentioned developing Diabetes Type 1 as a child, and his mother making tough choices to buy his medicine in lieu of paying the electric bill. 

State Representative Attica Scott spoke in support of Booker at the event Sunday.

“As someone who loves Kentucky deeply, I am ready for someone who is going to fight for you because he loves you, who’s not going to reject you because of your language,” Scott said. “I am ready for someone who believes that all of us should be counted, including people who are undocumented; someone who used to work at Kentucky jobs with justice; I am ready for someone who is going to stand up and with organized labor.”

His support for some left-leaning  policies differentiates him from Amy McGrath, a retired Marine fighter pilot who narrowly lost a challenge to incumbent U.S. Rep. Andy Barr last year. She’s called herself a moderate.

McConnell, the longtime senator and now Senate Majority Leader, has never lost a Senate race since first elected in 1984. 

The other Democrat who has filed to run in next year’s primary election is Mike Broihier, a retired Marine, news editor and farmer.

The primary election is May 19, 2020.

 

Kentucky women’s basketball edges Tennessee to pick up first SEC win Sunday, Jan 5 2020 

Rhyne Howard drained seven 3-pointers and scored a career-high 37 points as No. 13 Kentucky held off No. 23 Tennessee 80-76 on Sunday.

       

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