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Politics
6:08 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Mitch McConnell's Campaign Receives Cease and Desist Letter for Using Kentucky Player's Image

University of Kentucky star Julius Randle in a McConnell campaign ad

Originally published on Tue March 25, 2014 7:33 pm

The University of Kentucky's athletics department sent Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell's re-election campaign a cease and desist letter for using an image of a standout men's basketball player in a campaign video.

McConnell's team was under fire for most of Tuesday after mistakenly using footage of Duke University's 2010 NCAA championship victory when highlighting the state's basketball dominance.

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Education
4:11 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

UK faculty senate says Capilouto spending led to budget crisis

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The University of Kentucky Faculty Senate says UK President Eli Capilouto's fifty million dollars in new spending following a round of layoffs this summer has created a budget crisis.  The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the group sent a memo to Capilouto Thursday acknowledging dwindling state support while allegin the UK president's budget priorities have led to the crisis.  Capilouto says he set those priorities after consultations with the Board of Trustees and the UK community.  University officials announced 140 layoffs in June, the first in UK's history.  They say another round of cut