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March 5, 2013 by Phyllis Dean (Register to contact)

As of March 1st,2013, I retired from Advocate Healthcare System. I am now living in Wisconsin,new address is: 1452 Meadow Lane,Burlington,Wisconsin,53105. The location is 5 miles this side of Lake Geneva,Wisconsin.i have a place that is out in the country. A wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors,gardening,bird watching,ect.A great golf course very close .My family (mother and sister ) still live in brother lives in the East end of Louisville. I still follow the KY wildcats and Louisville Cardinals. I do come and visit family.

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Fairdale High students dismantle a trapped car  WAVE 3

Fairdale High School students dismantled and removed a car trapped inside the Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana building.

Fairdale High School latest to join Academies of Louisville program  WDRB

Fairdale students will be placed in one of four academies – one for freshmen and others for civil *service*, public *service* and global *service* – throughout their high ...

Fairdale poster project promotes diversity, unity

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – It's a simple concept making a big difference. Fairdale High School in Jefferson County is incredibly diverse and home to more ...

ESL students create websites to showcase Hispanic heritage in Louisville  WAVE 3

Students said the project allows them to give back to the community.

Check out the King of the Bluegrass boys basketball tournament bracket  Courier Journal

The King of the Bluegrass tournament will feature 10 teams ranked in the top 25 in a Courier Journal preseason poll, including Trinity and Ballard.

South Shore downs Collins to win King of the Bluegrass title  WLKY Louisville

Brooklyn's South Shore defeated Collins 62-59 to take home the 2018 King of the Bluegrass title.

King of the Bluegrass is labor of love for its director  Courier Journal

For tournament director Lloyd Gardner, the King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic is a labor of love. The 38th annual boys basketball tournament at Fairdale High ...

South Shore takes 'Brooklyn swagger' to King of the Bluegrass semifinals  Courier Journal

South Shore High School's journey from Brooklyn to Louisville had a slow start, but the Vikings are on cruise control now in the Gardner Law King of the ...

Person killed in hit-and-run at National Turnpike and Outer Loop  WAVE 3

A man was killed by a driver who fled the scene in south Louisville near Fairdale High School.

King of the Bluegrass basketball tournament returns for 38th year  WLKY Louisville

The King of the Bluegrass boys basketball tournament returns Wednesday and will once again feature some of the top teams in the state and quality out-of-state ...

Turnaround efforts at Fairdale High School applauded by state officials  WDRB

Three years after being named one of the state's lowest-performing schools, Fairdale High is making great strides in its efforts to turn around student ...

U of L signee David Johnson injured in Trinity's KOB loss to Collins  Courier Journal

The Trinity High School basketball team suffered its first defeat of the season Saturday but may have lost even more.

KY woman seeking organ donation for baby daughter in need of heart  WAVE 3

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A 16-month-old girl in Louisville needs a new heart. Rori was born with a heart defect. Her mother said corrective surgeries failed and ...

Despite threat of takeover, these 10 people are running for JCPS board  Courier Journal

The threat of a state takeover hasn't scared off school board candidates, with 10 people running for four seats up for reelection this fall.

Tandy, Hollowell lift University Heights over Male in KOB tournament  Courier Journal

Taquan Hollowell scored at the buzzer to give the University Heights Academy boys basketball team a 67-65 victory over Male on Saturday in a ...

Multiple students injured in JCPS school bus accident  WHAS (subscription)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)--Multiple students have sustained minor injuries during a JCPS school bus involved accident Tuesday morning, March 13. The bus ...

Vail, McKnight lead Collins into King of the Bluegrass semifinals  Courier Journal

Collins High School's junior guard tandem of Marcellus Vail and Dayvion McKnight continued to put on a show in the Gardner Law King of the Bluegrass Holiday ...

Man found shot multiple times in vehicle at Louisville park identified  WAVE 3

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A man died after he was shot multiple times inside a vehicle at a Louisville park. Louisville Metro police were called to a report of a ...

Firework causes active shooter scare at Iroquois High School  WAVE 3

An apparent prank by a student created a brief scare for students and staff at Iroquois High School in Louisville's Beechmont neighborhood.

Kentucky communities show they are Marshall Strong  WHAS (subscription)

Communities across the state are showing tons of support for Marshall County, Ky. after the fatal school shooting Jan. 23.

King of the Bluegrass brings out top high school teams Preps  Courier Journal

Trinity loses to Collins while Ballard falls to Brooklyn South Shore at King of the Bluegrass Saturday.

Reed: Scotty Davenport, Pinky Gardner embody service, basketball in Louisville  WAVE 3

LOUISVILLE (WAVE) – This is a story about Pinky and Scotty, a couple of guys from Louisville's South End whose giving isn't limited to the holiday season.

Jefferson Co. GOP: Fischer used alleged drug dealer in campaign ads  WAVE 3

Just days before the Mayoral election, there is new criticism of current Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer for including a convicted felon and alleged drug dealer in ...

Enrollment at WKU continues to decline  WAVE 3

BOWLING GREEN, KY (WAVE) - Western Kentucky University continues to face the issue of declining enrollment numbers since the school reached a peak of ...

Mark your calendars, class of 2018. Here's a list of JCPS graduation dates  The Courier-Journal

Here's when and where graduation ceremonies will take place.

JCPS: Graffiti found at Fairdale High School poses no credible threat  WAVE 3

Graffiti, including what appears to be Arabic text, was found spray painted on the wall of Fairdale High School on Saturday morning, JCPS officials confirmed.

Fairdale High student arrested for bringing gun to school  WDRB

In a letter sent home to parents Friday, Fairdale principal Brad Weston said a school administrator acted quickly after hearing a report of a student with a ...

These Kentucky Teachers Protested At The Capitol. Now They're Running For Office.  HuffPost

Amid pension cuts, the state's teachers are seeking public office in record numbers. Four more just chose to run.

Crash shuts down Taylorsville Road  WAVE 3

A car crash has shut down parts of Taylorsville Road in both directions.

Fairdale senior gets accepted to Harvard  The Courier-Journal

Shan'Taya Cowan, a senior at Fairdale High School, has been accepted to Harvard University for the fall of 2017.

Fairdale High School student arrested for carrying gun at school  WAVE

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Fairdale High School student was arrested in the school cafeteria on Friday after he was found to be carrying a handgun, according ...

Running for more: Pain inspires Ironman participants  WAVE 3

86000 people in the United States this year will experience the pain of 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of biking and 26 miles of running in one day.

St. Matthews police officer passes away after ‘valiant' battle with cancer  WAVE 3

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A St. Matthews police officer has passed away after a battle with cancer. The department made the announcement about the death of ...

Adam Edelen announces candidacy for Kentucky Governor  WAVE 3

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Former Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen has announced his candidacy for governor. Edelen and his running mate, Louisville ...

Officer’s testimony could lead to rape charge for Kentucky man  WAVE 3

(WAVE) - A man offered to help a woman whose car broke down, but he instead drove her to a wooded area, raped her and tried to strangle her, an officer ...

Kiyaunta Goodwin began his high school career taller and slimmer  Courier Journal

Now 6-foot-8 and 315 pounds, 14-year-old Kiyaunta Goodwin made his high school debut for the Holy Cross High School Cougars on Saturday.

Brad Cox enjoys ascent as trainer, to saddle 2 horses in Kentucky Oaks  The Courier-Journal

Trainer Brad Cox, a Louisville native, used to sit in his high school classes trying to figure out his bets. Now, he has two fillies in Kentucky Oaks.

Andrew Bailey: Teacher & Candidate for KY Senate  Wortfm

Hot on the heels of similar victories in Oklahoma and West Virginia, striking teachers in Kentucky celebrated last week's override of Governor Matt Bevin's veto of ...

Kick it: New public soccer field opens in Beechmont  WAVE 3

The field at the Beechmont Community Center is the first public soccer field in South Louisville, but more are in the works.

Legacy of Lou City founder lives through spirit of soccer fans  WAVE 3

Wayne Estopinal died November 30 in an plane crash. But the love of soccer he instilled in the city of Louisville lives on.

KY couple responsible for putting baby sea turtles in GA hotel trash can  WAVE 3

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Kentucky couple is under investigation for taking sea turtles from the beach to their hotel room while on vacation in Tybee Island, ...

Football previews | Atherton, Doss, Fairdale, Fern Creek, Iroquois, Southern  The Courier-Journal

ATHERTON (3-7 IN 2016). Coach: Kenneth Walker (ninth season, 10-70). Class: 5-A, District 4. Offense (5 starters back): After sitting out last season because of ...

JCPS student discipline policies may ease | News  WDRB

JCPS is considering loosening its student code of conduct policies to reduce punishments for some offenses. The school board will hear recommendations on ...

Cyber Monday deals headline big week of shopping  WAVE 3

Many shoppers spent the last few days shopping for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday deals. But a lot deals are already out there for Cyber Monday.

Here's the updated graduation calendar for JCPS' class of 2018  The Courier-Journal

Thanks to Friday's school closure, high school graduation dates were pushed back for the class of 2018.

Uncle of Fairdale teenager killed in hit-and-run: 'Turn yourself in'  WDRB

Countless pictures have captured the life of Trey Royse-Monroe. Clutching one of those photos, Jesse Monroe describes his nephew as a jokester, an athlete, ...

JCPS test scores show little progress, achievement gap widens among student groups  WDRB

JCPS student test scores for the 2015-16 year have bounced back from the plateau the district saw the previous year, but a grim fact remains: less than half of ...

FAQ: Brain-eating amoeba and how to protect yourself  WAVE 3

The rare but devastating infection is found in warm freshwater places, like lakes, rivers and hot springs.

Groups aim to revitalize West Louisville, decrease violence  WAVE 3

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - West Louisville community members gathered to discuss revitalization on Saturday morning, just after two overnight shootings in the ...

Louisville and Kentucky basketball royalty will reign over the 2018 Pegasus Parade  The Courier-Journal

Two of Kentucky's favorite basketball coaches will share Grand Marshal duty in the Kentucky Derby Festival's 2018 Republic Bank Pegasus Parade.

Attorney blasts 'morally bankrupt' NCAA as Louisville players aim to restore 2013 crown  WAVE 3

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Lawyers representing several former UofL basketball players spoke for about an hour at a news conference Wednesday, sharing with ...

Penn Station Athlete of the Year finalist for January announced  WLKY Louisville

January's Penn Station Athlete of the Year finalist is Fairdale High School senior cheerleader Kelsey McCoy!

King of the Bluegrass players to watch: Mr. Basketball favorite could emerge  The Courier-Journal

The race for Kentucky's Mr. Basketball award appears to be fairly wide-open this season, but a front-runner could emerge this week at Fairdale High School.

Gulf Breeze's Ottensmeyer joins fellow alums with success at school  Pensacola News Journal

The Gulf Breeze athletic department is making the most of its ability to lure graduates back to their old stomping grounds.

4 Fairdale HS students injured after car crashes into tree

Four students from Fairdale High School were injured, three of them seriously after the car they were riding in struck a tree on Fox Avenue on their way home ...

BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Trinity rocks Hawks | Sports  Elizabethtown News Enterprise

LOUISVILLE — The LaRue County Hawks waited more than three decades to return to the King of the Bluegrass at Louisville Fairdale, but it didn't take long for ...

Southern Indiana fire house, equipment destroyed in fire  WAVE 3

DEPUTY, IN (WAVE) – A volunteer fire department suffered extensive damage in a fire on Monday morning, despite a large effort by neighboring agencies to ...

Remember when Jeff Brohm coached an arena football team in Louisville?  Courier Journal

Like so many in Louisville, Leland Taylor knew Jeff Brohm when. Before Taylor played on Brohm the coach's first football team, he played against Brohm the ...

Kentucky Gov. declares state of emergency  WAVE 3

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin declared a state of emergency for the commonwealth due to storms throughout the month of February.

Doss High School principal to be replaced after poor leadership assessment  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The principal of Doss High will no longer be able to lead the school after a state leadership assessment has determined he does not ...

Parents Divided Over A Return To Neighborhood Schools : NPR Ed  NPR

Nearly every year a decades-old school busing program is threatened by the Kentucky legislature in one of the state's largest — and most segregated — cities.

Bill Could Upend Cross-County Busing In Louisville  NPR

To address racial segregation, students in Louisville, Ky. have long been bused to schools across the city. A bill advancing in the state legislature would end that ...

10 students honored as Black History Makers of Tomorrow by McDonald's  WAVE 3

McDonald's of Kentuckiana is celebrating Black History Month by honoring ten local high school students.

Businessman, teacher get MSD board nod  The Courier-Journal

Mayor Greg Fischer has appointed a businessman and a Fairdale High School teacher to the board of the Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District.

Louisville events this week: Kosair Shrine Circus, puppet prom and more  The Courier-Journal

From Kosair Shrine Circus to the Louisville Jewish Film Festival or 'A Winters Ball,' you're sure to find something in Louisville.

#NotADisaster: JCPS teachers respond to Bevin |

In response to Gov. Matt Bevin labeling Jefferson County Public Schools an "unmitigated disaster," teachers and administrators on Thursday started a social ...

Does your school have a new principal? Here's a list of new faces as JCPS gets ready for another year  The Courier-Journal

More than a dozen schools in JCPS will start their first day of classes with a new principal in charge. Here's who will be leading new campuses.

Louisville basketball signee David Johnson plays at Trinity Preps  Courier Journal

Trinty coach Mike Szabo lauded Trinity student and basketball player David Johnson before the senior signed his letter of intent to play for the University of ...

Prep school tries to gain footing in a basketball town ravaged by scandal  WAVE 3

DeSales' President Doug Strothman said Aspire pays the full $13000 tuition for each athlete, and he intends to continue this arrangement, though he said it took ...

See who’s headed to the KHSAA Hall of Fame in 2018  Lexington Herald Leader

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced its latest Hall of Fame class at its offices on Sunday, November 19, 2017.

Area students clean post-Derby trash for school funds  WHAS (subscription)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Students from across Metro Louisville spent Sunday morning at Churchill Downs cleaning up one day after the 143rd Kentucky ...

UPDATE: Pedestrian hit by semi on Poplar Level Rd dies from injuries  WAVE 3

The cause of the crash is under investigation but no charges are expected.

For David Johnson, relationship with Chris Mack sealed deal for U of L  Courier Journal

Trinity star David Johnson made it official Wednesday by signing with the Cardinals.

Penn Station 'Athlete of the Month' for March: Bradlee Sanford  WLKY Louisville

The sixth of this school year's eight Penn Station "Athletes of the Month" is Bradlee Sanford.

US ambassador vows to scrap visas for Poles _ but can she?  WAVE 3

The new U.S. ambassador to Poland has made a promise to Poles that could be hard to keep _ to lift the visa requirement on them for travel to the United States.

Trinity High School's David Johnson is still 'strongly considering' Louisville basketball  The Courier-Journal

Kentucky's top recruit in the 2019 class, David Johnson, decommitted from Louisville basketball in the wake of the FBI investigation.

1 person shot in Iroquois neighborhood  WAVE 3

It happened around 10:45 p.m. in the 4400 block of Lonsdale Avenue.

KONZ | Remembering Jenny Pruett and her passion for students  WDRB

Jenny Pruett had a great sense of humor and had such a passion for teaching and her students. It's evident that Jenny's students were very much Jenny's "kids" ...

Substitute teachers are in short supply at JCPS  The Courier-Journal

Requests for fill-in instructors can sometimes go unanswered at JCPS, particularly at schools with poor children.

Louisville shows this week: Chris D’Elia, Ja Rule, Jazz Jam and more  Courier Journal

From Chris D'Elia to Ja Rule, there's something for everyone in Louisville Jan. 6-13.

We’ve been mispronouncing Ariana Grande and Chrissy Teigen’s names this whole time  WAVE 3

Whether or not the correct pronunciations of their names will catch on remains to be seen. Grande seems far too kind to correct you and Teigen has said she ...

JCPS names Waggener High principal Katy Zeitz new assistant superintendent  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens has named Waggener High principal Katy Zeitz as the district's new Achievement Area ...

Boil water advisory issued for some Crawford County Water Co. customers  WAVE 3

MARENGO, IN (WAVE) - Crawford County Water Co. of Marengo, Indiana has issued a boil water advisory for all Crawford County Water Company customers ...

16-year-old suspect arrested in teen's death | News  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Police have arrested a 16-year-old male in connection with the death of 16-year-old Shavonna Ross. Ross was shot Saturday night ...

JCPS battling inequity 40 years after busing  The Courier-Journal

For thousands of people in Jefferson County, the public school system was desegregated 40 years ago simply to fulfill a court order. But for supporters, it was a ...

'ReImage' Looks To Help Louisville Youth Stay Out Of Trouble  89.3 WFPL

Getting other young people to adopt that mindset is the goal of a new program announced this week by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.

If teachers lose tax break for school supplies, will parents pick up the tab?  The Courier-Journal

Since 2002, teachers have been able to deduct $250 from their taxes for money spent on supplies. Under the House tax reform bill, that break is gone.

From Bevin to angry teachers: 5 things to know about Fancy Farm  Courier Journal

The 138th Fancy Farm event is expected to be a continuation of the pension reform fight and a preview of next year's race for Kentucky governor.

JCPS teachers: 1% salary increase not enough  The Courier-Journal

Salary negotiations between Jefferson County Public Schools and its teachers have stalled because the district has refused to offer more than a state-mandated ...

88 students graduate in the WKU Gatton Academy's 11th class – Lane Report | Kentucky Business & Economic News  The Lane Report

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (May 14, 2018) — On Saturday, May 12, eighty-eight students representing forty-eight counties from across the Commonwealth of ...

These potential Louisville teammates enjoy facing off in travel hoops  Courier Journal

LADERA RANCH, Calif. — For Louisville basketball fans, it would've been an enjoyable preview of what Cards' practices could look like in the near future.

Look for Connie Leonard in "Today's Woman" magazine  WAVE 3

WAVE 3 News anchor Connie Leonard is being featured in Today's Woman Magazine.

Prosecutor explains court process for juveniles charged in Highlands murder  WAVE 3

Four teenagers are now charged in the November 5 murder of a man walking in the Highlands neighborhood. Because all four suspects are juveniles, their court ...

Norton Children's Hospital raffle winners get new house, car  WAVE 3

The grand prize winners of the 2017 Norton Children's Hospital Home and BMW raffle were announced during the Snow Ball on Saturday night.

1 shot in Valley Station  WAVE 3

The shooting was reported in the 10800 block of Marcitis Road around 11:55 p.m. Thursday, according to MetroSafe.

Gatton Academy Students Awarded NSLI-Y Scholarships for 8th Consecutive Year  WKU News

BOWLING GREEN - Four students at the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU have received nationally-competitive ...

45.5% of JCPS students in classes after threat  The Courier-Journal

Fewer than half of Jefferson County Public Schools students went to class Friday after an anonymous threat Wednesday prompted school officials to increase ...

Ex-dope dealer using criminal past to motivate youth  WAVE 3

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - One of the biggest drug dealers Louisville has seen was released from prison and is devoting his life to encouraging young people.

Moberly Greyhounds sign four prep standouts to 2018-19 team  Moberly Monitor Index

Raeqwon Drake from Chicago, Markelo Sullivan from Louisville, Kent., Leon Perry of St. Louis and DeMarcus Sharp of Charleston are all high school seniors ...

The Red-State Teacher Revolt Has Been Brewing For Decades  HuffPost

OKLAHOMA CITY and FRANKFORT, Ky. ― Kenny Bridges spent five years as a school superintendent in Kansas, a state famous for the anti-tax, austerity ...

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