Let’s Get Fired UP for Another Week in Louisville KY

Sure, the big news may have been that big Rand Paul announcement, but here are some very interesting stories making the rounds in Louisville KY this week:

This is NOT Hazing: A U of L fraternity, TKE, is being investigated because members forced pledges to be designated drivers, paint themselves for sporting events, and, if you can believe it, carry books. Is this something worth investigating? Frats are getting a bad rap these days, thanks mostly to the racist video of University of Oklahoma SAE’s, but being forced to carry books? Insert sarcastic comment here. (WLKY)

Now THIS is Hazing: The swim team at WKU is the subject of a report which contains this sentence: The photographs also showed individuals with a penis drawn on them, the words “insert dick here” with an arrow drawn to the mouth, the word “nigger” written on an individual that appeared to be passed out and females passed out in various positions, in one of which a female is passed out in the bathroom with her underwear pulled down. expect harsh penalties ahead. (WKU Herald)

Rodden Treatment: Former Clark County Sheriff Danny Rodden will find out Monday if a plea deal he signed that allows him to avoid jail time will be signed by a judge. According to the C-J, here’s what he did:  In May 2013, Rodden gave a known prostitute law enforcement credentials and a badge so she could get a government employee rate at area hotels. Later that month, he met her at a downtown Louisville hotel, where he gave her a uniform shirt and other clothing with the sheriff’s department insignia before paying her about $300 for oral sex, according to court documents. (Courier)

Seven Wildcats Let Loose in Lexington: All seven of the UK basketball players expected to enter the NBA draft confirmed that they will do just that. That doesn’t mean they will all be drafted, or that they will ever play in the NBA. But if they do, it would be some kind of record. (USA Today)

One Bad Night For Jeff Woods: The family of a woman who died after being hit by a tow truck downtown has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. WHAS-TV sports reporter Jeff Woods, who was driving by the scene in a station vehicle, is accused of running over the woman, stopping momentarily, then fleeing the scene. He hasn’t been on the air since, and is named in the suit. (Courier)

Guy Walks Into Bar, Proceeds to Ruin His Career: Because of sexual assault allegations, Xavier Morales won’t get the top job in the Secret Service in Louisville. Insider reports he “allegedly told the woman, while still at the pub, that he loved her and wanted to have sex with her. Later, at Secret Service offices, he is alleged to have grabbed her and made unwanted sexual advances.” (Insider Louisville)

RS92JeffRehmet rs92MarkHitchingsIt’s the Weekend – Enjoy Gonzofest at Waterfront Park, the first Louisville Bats home stand, the last week of the Humana Festival of New American Plays, and watching The Masters on TV (Jordan Spieth leads after Thursday’s first round with a 64.)

Rusty Satellite Is Jammin — Catch the latest show with musician Jeff Rehmet and Fern Creek wrestling coach Mark Hitchings. (Rusty Satellite Show)

And Some Interesting Stories on LouisvilleKY.com:

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