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Perry: A Texas stuntman — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has found a solution for the tens of thousands of Central Americans-many of them children-fleeing violence at home as they seek to cross the into the United States. The Republican with presidential aspirations is turning them into political fodder by announcing he's going to call out the Texas National Guard to man the border.

Aging Ky. bourbon barrels top 5 million 1st time since ’70 — The latest evidence of the ongoing bourbon boom is the surpassing of a landmark number of barrels aging in Kentucky. For the first time since 1970, more than 5 million barrels were aging in Kentucky warehouses last year, the Kentucky Distillers' Association announced Tuesday. The 1.2 million barrels filled are the most since 1970.

Tony Dungy might have been willing to put up with Michael Sam, if he was a first-round pick — Tony Dungy is not a hypocrite. He is, or was, a coach. He tends to view football players as a risk/reward proposition: How Much Help vs. How Many Headaches. The better you play, the more latitude you get.
Jul 22, 2014

Column on Tony Dungy, Michael Sam and the sliding scale of coaching tolerance.

Jul 22, 2014

From @TimSullivan_714 | Coaches hate headaches, but love talent via @courierjournal

AAU brings basketball championships to Louisville — If you like to watch basketball, you'll get the opportunity many times over at the Kentucky Exposition Center this week. The facility will for the first time host the boys' AAU National Championships and Super Showcases - massive tournaments for some of the best travel teams in the country - Wednesday through Monday.
Jul 22, 2014

Preview of the AAU Nationals/Super Showcases, times, info, players to watch via @courierjournal

Forecastle Festival hits its stride — It's no longer free and nestled among the limestone and trees of Highlands neighborhood parks, first Tyler and later Cherokee, featuring a lineup of a few local bands. The Forecastle Festival has grown up and grown into its own, just as founder JK McKnight envisioned.

Commemorative Maker's Mark bottle features Louisville's Jurich, ACC — The University of Louisville on Tuesday unveiled a commemorative Maker's Mark bottle featuring athletic director Tom Jurich and an Atlantic Coast Conference logo. It's the latest bottle in a series of those raising money for the school's Academic Center of Excellence, a $14 million project that will attach to the south (closed) end of Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

Sen. Mitch McConnell raises more than $150,000 from Blackstone — Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell's re-election campaign got more than $150,000 in contributions in May from executives of Blackstone, a New York-based financial services company. A review of the campaign finance report for May/June filed by "McConnell Senate Committee 14" shows about 30 Blackstone executives contributed a total of more than $150,000.
Jul 22, 2014

A BIG giver to McConnell; plus updated basic numbers from Grimes, McConnell reports via @courierjournal

Jul 22, 2014

RT @TomLoftus_CJ: Reports: Grimes gets much more in small contributions (less than $200); McConnell more from PACS via @courierjournal

Jul 22, 2014

Reports: Grimes gets much more in small contributions (less than $200); McConnell more from PACS via @courierjournal

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