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Kentucky Championship Coach Coming to Paducah

Apr 11, 2012
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The National Champion Kentucky Wildcats’ Trophy Tour will make a stop in Paducah on Friday. The visit is part of a state wide trip both by the championship trophy and the Wildcat’s coach, John Calipari. Fans will have the opportunity to take a picture with the trophy during the event at the Park Avenue Kroger between 7:30-8:30pm on Friday.

Afternoon Round-Up 4/03/12

Apr 3, 2012
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Today on NPR: The Obama administration has proposed big changes for the early childhood education program Head Start.

Central Kentucky:

A bill to help students from coal mining counties in Kentucky finish their education is once again in limbo.

UK Celebrations Continue

Apr 3, 2012
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Thousands of UK fans packed into Rupp Arena this afternoon for a celebration of the men’s basketball teaming winning the NCAA title.

Think of it as a mini version of Big Blue Madness. More than 20,000 people got free tickets to the Kentucky celebration at Rupp Arena this afternoon. Robert Rose drove up from Powell County to get a look at the 2012 Wildcats and their championship trophy.

“Means everything to me and my family. We’ve been UK fans, raised on it since we was little.”

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There's a rumor quietly circulating in secret circles that the University of Kentucky Wildcats won the NCAA National Championship. But you didn't hear it from me. 

NPR reports the Wildcats are national champs for the first time since 1998, and UK fans did not go quietly into the night.

The University of Louisville/University of Kentucky rivalry will reach new heights tomorrow night when the Cards and the Cats clash in the NCAA Final Four in New Orleans. And as each team’s coach tries to play down any personal rivalry this week, Louisville Head Coach Rick Pitino acknowledges the die-hard nature of many fans, especially when it comes to games like this one.

“It ends up with a lot of bad marriages. A lot of mixed marriages that end up bad.  You have a Louisville woman with a Kentucky man and it always ends up bad,”

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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer presented his Lexington counterpart with a bottle of Woodford Reserve Bourbon today as part of a friendly wager on who will win the Final Four matchup between U of L and UK.

Fischer says Lexington Mayor Jim Gray needs to brace himself for a loss in New Orleans.

“I think later this week you all need to be focused on starting to medicate yourself because there’s going to be a huge disappointment in Catland come Saturday.”

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