Louisville news: UofL men's hoops team wins Big East (relax, it's only in academics) edition [News]

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  • "Kentucky employers could be socked with as much as $660 million in added federal taxes if the state can not make a pending $28 million interest payment on the money it has borrowed from the federal government for unemployment benefits, state officials said Thursday. And Senate President David Williams said, if necessary, Gov. Steve Beshear should call a special legislative session to get authority from the General Assembly to make the interest payment using money from the state's recently replenished budget reserve."[Courier-Journal]
  • "The National Quartet Convention will host former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft at its annual event in Louisville later this year. Ashcroft served as attorney general under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005." [WFPL]
  • "The University of Louisville men’s basketball team earned the 2010-11 Big East Conference Academic Excellence Award, which recognizes the highest collective grade-point averages in each of the league’s 26 sports. The Cardinals’ team GPA has hovered around 3.0 for six straight semesters, including 2.96 for the spring 2011 semester, when seven players surpassed a 3.0." [Courier-Journal]

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