Lexington beautillion celebrates excellence for young black men

On Saturday night Lexington Center was the scene for a beautillion, a rite-of-passage celebration in which 39 young black men or “beaus” were introduced to the community. The event was the fourth organized by Black Males Working or BMW, a privately funded program that promotes excellence in African-American youths. Beautillions are more common in the South, but more are popping up across the country to counter negative images of black youths trapped in unemployment, violence and unintended fatherhood.

A different kind of March Madness: ‘The Lumberjack games of mining’

The University of Kentucky hosted the 39th International Intercollegiate Mining Competition, in which students competed in seven old-fashioned mining skills. The mucking competition began as a memorial to 91 miners who died in a 1972 Idaho mine disaster; now it helps students build teamwork and network for future jobs.

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Dominique Hawkins: End of my career, but I have a bright future

Kentucky senior Dominique Hawkins was disappointed with the loss to North Carolina but proud of what the team accomplished.
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Dominique Hawkins: End of my career, but I have a bright future 0:52

Dominique Hawkins: End of my career, but I have a bright future

Just a few of his favorite shoes 1:06

Just a few of his favorite shoes

He makes a living painting sneakers 3:05

He makes a living painting sneakers

Fans welcome home UK basketball team 1:25

Fans welcome home UK basketball team