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Today on KSR: All eyes on Louisville

Good morning, everyone. For the second straight day, all eyes are on Louisville as we await potential charges in the Breonna Taylor case. Yesterday, the city was placed under a state of emergency and downtown essentially closed, with city streets blocked off and businesses boarded up. Neither Louisville mayor Greg Fisher, Governor Andy Beshear, nor LMPD interim Cheif Rober Schroeder say they know when the decision is coming from Daniel Cameron, Kentucky’s Attorney General, but everyone remains on edge.

If you do need to get in and out of downtown Louisville, you can notify officers in the following intersections:

  • Into downtown: Second and Jefferson streets, Ninth and Chestnut streets, Eighth and Market streets, and Seventh Street and Broadway.
  • Out of downtown: Ninth and Jefferson streets, Second and Chestnut streets, Third and Market streets, and Fourth Street and Broadway

Image: @LMPD

Here’s what else is happening today…

We’ll hear from Stoops, Brad White, DeAndre Square, AND Josh Paschal

With the season opener just days away, we’re getting not one, but TWO football media opps today. Just after lunch, Mark Stoops will take his turn on the first SEC Teleconference of the season, and this evening, Brad White, DeAndre Square, and Josh Paschal will hop on Zoom to update reporters on the defense’s preparations for Saturday. We’ll have complete coverage on KSR, so check back early and often.

Last night, Eddie Gran, Terry Wilson, and Landon Young chatted with reporters. Highlights include:

— Landon Young says Kentucky is (once again) embracing the underdog role 

Auburn is still at least a touchdown favorite on Saturday, but one of Kentucky’s senior leaders said the Cats wouldn’t have it any other way.

“We go out there every single week and prove to somebody that we’re a lot better team than what they have us out to be, but also, it gives us a little bit of fire,” Young said. “I’d much rather see an underdog win. We have nothing to lose and everything to gain.”

Based on social media yesterday, the team also saw Charles Barkley’s comments that the Tigers would “kill” Kentucky.

Speaking of Charles, did he and John Calipari make a beard bet on Saturday’s game last night?

— Joey Gatewood is helping with Auburn prep

The former Auburn QB may not be able to play on Saturday, but he is giving his team an assist with the scouting report.

“Joey knows those guys pretty well,” Wilson said. “Starting the prep, he gave us an inside prep, an inside breakdown on a couple of their guys. He’s been phenomenal in the meeting room, just helping us get a better look on those players. Joey, he’s been doing great.”

For more on how the offense is preparing for Auburn, check out Roush’s complete practice report, along with Wilson’s comments:


Not enough football for you? This afternoon, the KSR staff will share our predictions for the upcoming season. Even with an unprecedentedly difficult schedule, we feel good about the Cats.


More BBNBA Playoffs

Tonight, Bam Adebayo, Tyler Herro, and the Miami Heat will attempt to take a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics. Last night, Jamal Murray kept the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals, scoring 28 points and dishing 12 assists to get the 114-106 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. The Nuggets almost blew a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter, but Murray did as Murray does, hitting two clutch threes, including this one over fellow former Cat Anthony Davis:

The Lakers lead the series 2-1, with the next game scheduled for Thursday night.


Meanwhile in the Joe Craft Center…


Olivier Sarr Watch

Speaking of Olivier Sarr, Dick Vitale (who is all over this story) tweeted last night that the NCAA has cleared the former Wake Forest big man, but it’s now in the SEC’s hands due to a league policy that requires undergraduate transfers to have two seasons of competition remaining:

If you’re keeping count at home, that means the SEC now controls the fates of Sarr AND Joey Gatewood. Hopefully we’re on Greg Sankey’s good side.


Skyy Clark sets a commitment date

Last night, the 2022 combo guard tweeted that he will reveal his college decision on October 22. He’s down to Kentucky, Memphis, North Carolina, and UCLA, and although the Cats have long been considered the favorites in his recruitment, the Tarheels are trending, with seven straight picks in his Rivals Commitment Forecast.


New Free Money and Sources Say podcasts

Need something new to listen to? Today, new episodes of Free Money AND Sources Say should drop, so make sure you’re subscribed. In fact, take a moment and subscribe to all of our wonderful podcasts.


Love Lines With Lemond

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to check in with the Lemonds. Tonight, Ryan and Amanda will go live on KSR’s Facebook page to tell stories and answer questions (they can see comments now!). You can watch on Facebook or this here website beginning at 9 p.m.


KSBar: WINGSDAY, Reds Watch Party, and Trivia

If you need to get out of the house or simply just don’t want to cook, KSBar is here for you. It’s WINGSday, meaning you can get 25 of our delicious wings for only $20. Tonight, we’ve also got trivia and a watch party for Game Three between the Reds and the Milwaukee Brewers. Trevor Bauer is on the mound for the Big Red Machine, and first pitch is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. Come watch it with us.


KSR Dogs of the Day

Why one when you can have three?


Marion County Day on KSR

Marion County friends, this is your day to shine. The fun all starts one hour from now on Kentucky Sports Radio the radio show.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

15 Comments for Today on KSR: All eyes on Louisville

  1. DaaaaCats
    9:03 am September 23, 2020 Permalink

    Daycares in Frankfort are closing early because word is the decision has been moved here. The time we’re hearing is 1:30

  2. rockyou
    9:31 am September 23, 2020 Permalink

    when do peaceful protests cause businesses in downtown Louisville to close and board up there property? I live in the area and the last time I saw something like this was while living in Florida, waiting for a hurricane. They are expecting BLM and antifa(the “peaceful”) groups as well as that idiot with the black militia. They should bring in the national guard and start locking up everyone that starts ANY trouble. Lock their leaders up first and watch them scurry. The Jefferson county taxpayers are going to pay for this BS.

    • peaches76
      9:42 am September 23, 2020 Permalink

      It won’t just be the Jefferson Co taxpayers footing the bill.

    • 4everUKBlue
      9:46 am September 23, 2020 Permalink

      Amen Rockyou and peaches is right, anyone who pays taxes in KY will be paying for it.

    • Corder
      9:57 am September 23, 2020 Permalink

      Until our government officials decide to quit playing games and man up to protect this city and state they should be seen as one of the rioters and worse to be honest. They have set by and allowed this to happen time and time agin and also give the family money before the trial was even over. Since when do civil cases get settled before the actual case has given us a verdict.

  3. jwhit80
    9:56 am September 23, 2020 Permalink

    Amen rockyou! Totally agree

  4. Han
    10:53 am September 23, 2020 Permalink

    Ya’ll need to consider something when you talk about peaceful protests and rioters and the boogeyman Antifa and socialist BLM you try to cite to invalidate all of it.

    Some of the rioters are just violent people looking to loot or cause harm. Much like that murderous teenager who illegally took a gun to another state looking to get his kill on. There are plenty of them on both sides. But a lot of the so-called “terrorists” as Barr and Trump calls them are following in a long line of examples of Americans doing whatever it took to get people to notice and respond to injustice.

    When people peacefully protest, they get ignored. People have been peacefully protesting for their whole lives to no avail. Sometimes the law just doesn’t let you get reprieve because it protects the very people oppressing you. That’s why revolutions happen. Boston Tea Party, anyone? Or maybe a group of black people going into a whites only diner. They broke the law and were called all kinds of evil things and criminals because the system didn’t care about their human rights. MLK Jr. was called a violent terrorist for calling for disruptive protests. People now all talk about how he was right, but back then, people talked about him the same way ya’ll talk about BLM. Socialist/Communist. Anarchist. Terrorist. Criminal. Or maybe people should just peacefully protest by kneeling during a national anthem–except you call them thugs and traitors, too. You tell them to keep politics out of sports because the “politics” don’t impact your life except when they inconvenience your entertainment.

    When you deal with that kind of thing all your life, with the law marginalizing you, and the very people tasked with protecting you under the law brutalizing you, murdering you when you’re unarmed, using deadly force when they should deescalate, calling you thugs and punks and lesser people no matter how you behave, then you don’t see much value in peaceful protests in the officially-approved, out-of-the-way manner. And you don’t much care if other people get inconvenienced or suffer financially when you’ve been suffering prejudice and oppression your whole lives. And they have. The Civil Rights Movement wasn’t 400 years ago. It didn’t cleanse the country of inequality.

    So if people have to do damage to be heard, that’s what they’re going to do.

    • 4everUKBlue
      11:23 am September 23, 2020 Permalink

      Han you really need a reality check, not going to resort to name calling but seriously, you need to read and study the Trivium and Quadrivium.

    • Mc12
      11:35 am September 23, 2020 Permalink

      Just stating facts but this post will be deleted:

      Twice as many whites are killed by police vs. blacks.
      Whites are a larger % of the population although a small segment of society (and a small % of black men) commit over 50% of violent crimes. It stands to reason that those committing violent crimes are more likely to be involved in negative interactions with cops.

      The big question: If twice as many whites are killed by police, why does the media show an overwhelming amount of stories involving black people? Why is that so lopsided?

      What are they trying to accomplish by reporting one-sided news in a biased manner? In a manner that attempts to vilify and create generalizations that would make a reader think that all of the officer involved shootings are similar….and racist when that is most likely not the case in these instances? Now you have well-known celebrities, and athletes stirring the pot and saying cops are hunting black people…….when in fact the numbers are dropping.

      There is an inverse relationship between the outrage and the statistics.

      Another question, do the violent rioters think that attacking police officers will make those cops less likely to be paranoid and nervous during future encounters? Or will this be counter-productive?

      Most of the population just want to work and provide for their family. However, there are a lot of terrible people in all races and for the most part cops are doing a pretty good job in my opinion. There are always going to be instances where a cop is required to use deadly force in split second situations because there are always going to be situations where some idiot does something stupid or threatens them. The problem is now every case is delivered in a manner depicting cops as wrong, or racist…even when a dude pulls a gun on a cop. The rush to judgment and generalizations are problematic. Just my opinion.

    • rockyou
      12:08 pm September 23, 2020 Permalink

      Han, nice liberal BS, if you think rioting and looting and attacking people is okay, I highly recommend they start at your house and in your neighborhood. Please post pictures for all of us to enjoy!!

  5. Kentucky3203
    11:09 am September 23, 2020 Permalink

    Well said Han!

  6. Robert
    11:10 am September 23, 2020 Permalink

    By burning, looting and destroying other peoples property is wrong. Always has, always will. Simple really. You can make excuses, but not buying it. You can try to make the the claim that ‘since people have treated me bad, I then have the right to loot, burn, and destroy some property’, but that will never square with law-abiding citizens. It hurts any argument that you are trying to make.

  7. Miller45
    12:02 pm September 23, 2020 Permalink

    They are Boarding up most buildings in the capitol as we speak

  8. ziplock
    12:33 pm September 23, 2020 Permalink

    Wall Street Journal which is middle of the road as you can get, archive,