Rick Howlett http://wkms.org en Announcement Planned Soon on Deal to Bring Pro Soccer to Louisville http://wkms.org/post/announcement-planned-soon-deal-bring-pro-soccer-louisville A formal announcement is expected next month that Louisville is getting a professional soccer team.<p>Architect Wayne Estopinal&#160;is among a group of local investors behind a plan to bring the successful <a href="http://orlandocitysc.com/">Orlando City</a> franchise to Louisville. Tue, 27 May 2014 15:12:11 +0000 Rick Howlett 40856 at http://wkms.org Announcement Planned Soon on Deal to Bring Pro Soccer to Louisville UK's Aaron Harrison Not Suprised by Wildcats' NCAA Success http://wkms.org/post/uks-aaron-harrison-not-suprised-wildcats-ncaa-success The University of Kentucky Wildcats are preparing for their matchup against Wisconsin Saturday night in the men’s NCAA Final Four. &#160; &#160;&#160;<p>UK advanced to the national semifinals Saturday with a three-point victory over Michigan. &#160;&#160;<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some had begun to give up hope of any UK tournament success as far back as early March,</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;when the slumping Wildcats lost at 10-18 South Carolina. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:09:34 +0000 Rick Howlett 39743 at http://wkms.org UK's Aaron Harrison Not Suprised by Wildcats' NCAA Success Soon To Be Big In Japan, Jim Beam's Roots To Stay In Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/soon-be-big-japan-jim-beams-roots-stay-kentucky In a $16 billion deal this week, Japanese beverage giant Suntory announced it plans to purchase Beam Inc., the maker of Jim Beam bourbon and the owner of other popular bourbon brands like Maker's Mark.<p>Those and most other bourbons are made in Kentucky, and the deal has some hoping the drink's growth in the global market won't come at the expense of its uniquely Kentucky heritage.<p>For more than a century, Suntory has been in the beer and spirits industry in Japan, but what many Americans think of when they hear the name is the scene from the 2003 film <em>Lost in Translation</em>, in which Wed, 15 Jan 2014 10:17:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 38037 at http://wkms.org Soon To Be Big In Japan, Jim Beam's Roots To Stay In Kentucky USC Professor's Work on Nuclear Proliferation Receives Grawemeyer 'World Order' Award http://wkms.org/post/usc-professors-work-nuclear-proliferation-receives-grawemeyer-world-order-award The University of Louisville’s 2014 <a href="http://www.grawemeyer.org/">Grawemeyer Award</a> for Ideas Improving World Order goes to a professor and researcher for his writings on nuclear proliferation.<p><a href="http://dornsife.usc.edu/cf/faculty-and-staff/faculty.cfm?pid=1020019"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jacques </span>Hymans</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is associate professor of international relations at the University of Southern California.&#160; He’s being honored for his 2012 book, "Achieving Nuclear Ambitions: Scientists, Politicians and Proliferation."</span><p>Hymans Tue, 03 Dec 2013 15:30:34 +0000 Rick Howlett 37042 at http://wkms.org USC Professor's Work on Nuclear Proliferation Receives Grawemeyer 'World Order' Award Longtime Bourbon Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson Dies at 75 http://wkms.org/post/longtime-bourbon-master-distiller-lincoln-henderson-dies-75 One of the legends of Kentucky’s bourbon industry has died.<p>Longtime master distiller Lincoln Henderson died Tuesday at the age of 75.<p>Henderson spent 40 years as master distiller for Louisville-based Brown-Forman Corporation, helping develop brands such as Woodford Reserve and Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel.<p>Henderson came out of retirement in 2006 to start a new brand, Angel’s Envy, with his son and grandson.<p>The Hendersons announced in July that they would renovate the <a href="/post/angels-envy-bourbon-be-produced-renovated-louisville-building">old Vermont American building on East Ma Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:53:34 +0000 Rick Howlett 34791 at http://wkms.org Longtime Bourbon Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson Dies at 75 Cards Prepping for College World Series Showdown with IU http://wkms.org/post/cards-prepping-college-world-series-showdown-iu The University of Louisville baseball team is preparing for the program’s first College World Series appearance since 2007, and just the second in school history. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 21:26:44 +0000 Rick Howlett 31944 at http://wkms.org How Louisville Went From 'Little Brother' To Powerhouse http://wkms.org/post/how-louisville-went-little-brother-powerhouse University of Louisville fans have had a lot to cheer about lately — and not just basketball.<p>Monday's big victory by Louisville's men's basketball team over Michigan is just the latest success for the school and for an athletic department that is quickly becoming one of the country's most admired.<p>In January, the football team upset fourth-ranked Florida to win the Sugar Bowl, and coach Charlie Strong turned down a lucrative offer from the University of Tennessee to continue rebuilding the Louisville program.<p>Louisville also fields some of the nation's best teams in other sports, like s Tue, 09 Apr 2013 21:28:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 30357 at http://wkms.org How Louisville Went From 'Little Brother' To Powerhouse Tuesday Second Court Furlough Day http://wkms.org/post/tuesday-second-court-furlough-day <p></p><p>Tomorrow marks the second of three furlough days in Kentucky’s state judicial system. Courthouses across the state will be closed as part of the system’s budget cutting plan. Most court operations, including pre-trial services, driver license branches and bond processing will be shut down. Mon, 03 Sep 2012 19:35:46 +0000 Rick Howlett 21650 at http://wkms.org Tuesday Second Court Furlough Day I'll Have Another Retired; Dullahan New Belmont Favorite http://wkms.org/post/ill-have-another-retired-dullahan-new-belmont-favorite Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I&rsquo;ll Have Another&rsquo;s racing career is over.<p>The colt&rsquo;s handlers withdrew him from tomorrow&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.belmontstakes.com/story/2012/06/08/ill-have-another-scratched-from-belmont-stakes-and-retired-with-a-tendon-injury/">Belmont Stakes</a> after a swollen tendon was discovered in his left foreleg.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Owner&nbsp;Paul&nbsp;Reddam&nbsp;says he&#39;ll be retired.&nbsp;<p>I&rsquo;ll Have Another was the 4-5 favorite to win the Belmont Stakes and become racing&rsquo;s first Triple Crown winner since 1978.<p>Ed Fri, 08 Jun 2012 19:55:47 +0000 Rick Howlett 18299 at http://wkms.org I'll Have Another Retired; Dullahan New Belmont Favorite I'll Have Another Scratched From Belmont Stakes http://wkms.org/post/ill-have-another-scratched-belmont-stakes Triple Crown contender I&rsquo;ll Have Another has been scratched from tomorrow&rsquo;s Belmont Stakes.<p>Trainer Doug O&rsquo;Neill says he pulled the colt from the race after he showed early signs of tendonitis in his left front leg.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; O&rsquo;Neill told radio talk show host <a href="http://www.danpatrick.com/2012/06/08/doug-oneill-says-ill-have-another-will-not-race-in-belmont/">Dan Patrick</a> that he&rsquo;s not sure how I&rsquo;ll Have Another was injured, but he&rsquo;s not taking any chances by running him Saturday.<p>I&rsquo;ll Have Another was positioned to become rac Fri, 08 Jun 2012 16:43:54 +0000 Rick Howlett 18293 at http://wkms.org I'll Have Another Scratched From Belmont Stakes