From the Bluegrass to Brazil: Athletes with Kentucky ties pursue Olympic dreams

Former Wildcat DeMarcus Cousins and Louisville swimming sensation Kelsi Worrell might be the most recognizable athletes with Kentucky ties at this year’s Summer Olympics, but the commonwealth boasts 15 other athletes pursuing Olympic glory this month and two coaches trying to help. One of those coaches, Kentucky track Coach Edrick Floreal goes to Rio mostly on his own accord as unpaid personal coach to UK sophomore Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, the first-ever freshman winner of the NCAA 100 meter hurdles title, and former UK athletes Leah Nugent and Rondel Sorrillo. Fencer Lee Kiefer of Paul Laurence Dunbar goes into her event as the third-ranked women’s foil fencer in the world.

More storms to start August

We are putting the wraps on an incredibly wet month of July across the bluegrass state. Rounds of thunderstorms have drenched the region, and it looks like early August could bring more of the same.

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In Depth

Lexington couples who lost babies help others by donating Cuddle Cots

Cooling devices give families more time with their stillborn babies

One has been donated to Central Baptist Hospital

Couples say every moment spent with their little ones is a precious memory

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Stories of the Herald-Leader press

Brothers Scotty and Gary Mitchell, who have helped print for the Lexington Herald-Leader for over 40 years, describe the history of the press in the Midland Avenue building and how generations of their family were involved with maintaining it.
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Stories of the Herald-Leader press

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Really, Really Free Market

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Devin Booker on how to shoot free throws

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Devin Booker and Malik Monk shooting demonstration