U of L

Regional
2:09 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Contractor Hired To Tear Down Well-known Silos

The silos along I-65 will come down by October
Credit flickr

A Louisville landmark will be coming down with the hiring of a contractor to demolish 22 concrete silos that spell out University of Louisville.

The UofL Foundation said Friday it has hired a demolition firm to begin work to clear the site along Interstate 65.

The school says the winning bidder submitted the lowest proposed price of $687,800 for the project.

The firm will remove the silos and several smaller structures on the 15-acre site.

UofL's foundation purchased the property for $3.3 million from Solae Co., a DuPont subsidiary, last December.

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Health
9:55 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Top Cancer Research Team Leaving U of L for UK

An internationally-recognized cancer research team is leaving one Kentucky university for another.

A group of top researchers is leaving the University of Louisville for the University of Kentucky, one month after UK announced it was becoming home to the state’s first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center.

The Courier-Journal reports the four researchers will establish the UK Center for Regulatory and Environmental Analytical Metabolomics, or UK-CREAM. The center is expected to bring to UK over $17-million in federal funding over five years.

Officials at UK say they didn’t actively recruit the U of L researchers, but were instead approached by them.

One of the researchers, Andrew Lane, said he and colleagues made the move because UK was in “an expansion phase, particularly in cancer, which is very attractive to us.”

Business
8:33 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Famous Kentucky Philanthropist, Business Leader Dies

Owsley Brown Frazier suffered from poor health late in this life.

One of Kentucky’s most famous philanthropists has died in Louisville. Owsley Brown Frazier was 77. Frazier was the great-grandson of the distiller who founded Brown-Forman Corp., whose brands include Woodford Reserve, Jack Daniels, and Old Forester.

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Education
1:52 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Tuition Set to Increase Again at Kentucky's Public Schools

The panel that regulates tuition rates for Kentucky's state colleges and universities has finalized tuition hikes for the 2012-2013 school year that go as high as 6%.

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