IU basketball transfer Grant Gelon: 'I wanted to stay' Tuesday, Aug 22 2017 

“I’m lucky and thankful for the year I had with coach Crean and those guys. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.”

      
 
 

Four-star Waggener cornerback Jairus Brents reveals final 10; UK, IU are in, U of L is out Tuesday, Aug 22 2017 

UK and IU on the list for the four-star cornerback, but U of L isn't.

      
 
 

How LouisvilleKY’s American Printing House for the Blind celebrated Monday’s Eclipse Tuesday, Aug 22 2017 

LOUISVILLE, Ky.Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — For the first time in known history, people who are blind experienced the solar eclipse, as it happened, thanks to a developing technology that allowed them to feel a real time, changing image.

Employees of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), the co-inventor of the Graphiti™, and students of the Kentucky School for the Blind gathered together to “touch” the sun and experienced this historic event with their friends, family, and co-workers.

Graphiti, a device being developed by APH and Orbit Research, combines an array of 2400 movable pins with image software to create a tactile representation. A camera provided the eclipse image, and the shape of the moon and sun crossing paths refreshed every 10 seconds.

Graphiti American Printing House for the Blind

For people who are blind, the experience of “touching” the sun, in real time, was a thrill. It also gave participants the opportunity to share in a worldwide event.

“No one was sitting on the sidelines today,” said APH President Craig Meador. “Learning equality is not just about providing the same information that people who are sighted have. It’s about providing the same social, historical and other experiences that everyone else is enjoying.”

The prototype Graphiti used at the eclipse viewing is currently the only one in existence, but APH hopes to have them ready for sale next year. “Ideally we would have had units for everyone around the world today,” said Larry Skutchan, one of the Graphiti’s developers. “We are excited to see how Graphiti will be used in science classrooms, business workplaces, museums …  the possibilities are endless. Just imagine where this technology will be by the time of the next eclipse!”

Learn more about Graphiti and the work of the American Printing House for the Blind at: www.aph.org.

About APH – The American Printing House for the Blind
The American Printing House for the Blind, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in, Louisville, Kentucky, is the world’s largest company devoted solely to creating educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are blind and visually impaired.

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Sure, you can wear designer clothing in Kentucky – but don't add a hashtag Tuesday, Aug 22 2017 

Treasure Secretary Steve Mnuchin's wife flaunts wealth in Instagram post during Kentucky visit

      
 
 

Florida coach Jim McElwain: We're going to 'beat the heck out of Michigan' Tuesday, Aug 22 2017 

Florida head coach Jim McElwain had a message for students on campus this past weekend.

      
 
 

Two Louisville-area distilleries need your vote in a national craft spirits poll Tuesday, Aug 22 2017 

You vote can mean national attention for these two Louisville-area distilleries

      
 
 

Aetna To Donate Anti-Overdose Drug To 4 Kentucky Counties Tuesday, Aug 22 2017 

Over 700 doses of Narcan will be distributed to first responder agencies in four Northern Kentucky counties. Gov. Matt Bevin and officials from insurance company Aetna will make the official announcement Wednesday morning at the Boone County Sherriff’s Training Center.

Aetna is donating the overdose antidote to first responders in Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton counties. Narcan is often sold under the generic name naloxone.

Chief Medical Officer Harold Paz says the donation is part of the work the insurance provider is doing to aid in the opioid epidemic. He says the company hopes to reduce the amount of opioids prescribed to its members by 50 percent over the next five years.

“We’ve seen a reduction in opioid prescriptions, with almost a 12 percent decrease with opioid prescriptions in 2017 compared to 2016 based on the data we have now,” Paz says.

But non-prescription opioids, like heroin, are a growing problem. The drug is increasingly mixed with fentanyl, which is sometimes used as an elephant tranquilizer.

According to the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, nearly half of the state’s overdose deaths last year were attributed to fentanyl — either alone or mixed with heroin.

Louisville football's Jaire Alexander No. 10 in ACC Network's Top 30 player rankings Tuesday, Aug 22 2017 

All aboard the Jaire Alexander hype train.

      
 
 

CardsHQ Podcast: Predicting Louisville football's 2017 record, game-by-game Tuesday, Aug 22 2017 

The CJ's U of L writers Steve Jones and Jeff Greer break down the Cards' football schedule and pick winners.

      
 
 

Where NFL quarterback battles stand heading into Week 3 of preseason Tuesday, Aug 22 2017 

Heading into third week of preseason, one has been settled, but at least three more are undecided.

      
 
 

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