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for Cats in clutch
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DECEMBER 3, 2012
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METRO FINAL EDITION
A NEW BEGINNING
UK WELCOMES HEAD COACH MARK STOOPS TO LEXINGTON WITH A FLOURISH
Light up your night at
the Christmas parade
The annual Lexington Christmas
parade will start at 7:30 p.m.
at Main Street and Midland
Avenue and travel down Main to
Mill Street. Food and drink vendors will be at Cheapside Park,
Robert F. Stephens Courthouse
Plaza and Phoenix Park.
Who’s ready to swing
to some holiday music?
The Brian Setzer Orchestra, famous for their 1990s swing and
jump blues music (remember
Jump Jive an’ Wail?), will add
some energy to holiday tunes in
their Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza. 7:30 p.m. University of
Kentucky Singletary Center for
the Arts, 405 Rose St. $45-$65.
(859) 257-4929. Singletarycenter.com.
As Kentucky’s band played On, On U of K, Mark Stoops got a hero’s welcome at Nutter Fieldhouse Sunday as he arrived for his first news conference as head football coach.
COMMITMENT TO FOOTBALL
brightens the evenings
Saturdays in December are
Illuminated Evenings at Shaker
Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501
Lexington Road, near Harrodsburg. From 4 to 8:30 p.m.,
visitors can enjoy live music,
guided tours of the Centre
Family Dwelling, the lighting of
the tree, storytelling with Mrs.
Claus and more. Admission for
ages 13 and older is $5 with
the donation of a canned good,
free for ages 12 and younger.
Looking for something to do?:
Visit LexGo.com for more events.
There was a band playing On, On,
U of K. There were seats and food
and special guests and blasting music
and video monitors and dignitaries,
all at the Nutter Field House to celebrate the arrival of the new football
That’s right, the football coach.
“This just blows me away,” said
Freddie Maggard, the former Kentucky quarterback, his eyes wide marveling at the crowd of what turned
out be somewhere in excess of 700.
And when 45-year-old Mark
Stoops walked into the indoor facility,
there were cheers. When he said, “I
Talk of championships: Mark Stoops doesn’t
shy from lofty expectations. Page C1
Tim Couch: Former All-America QB for Cats
talks about his role in the hire. Page A2
Photo galleries, videos: See more images
from Sunday’s event and video interviews.
Read the contract: See the complete Mark
Stoops UK contract online.
cannot tell you how excited I am to
be your football coach,” there were
cheers. When he said, “I’m not really
interested in what happened here
before,” there were cheers.
It wasn’t just Kentucky’s new footSee CLAY, A2
Contract for five years,
$11 million in base salary
By Bill Estep
The University of Kentucky’s
new head football coach, Mark
Stoops, will receive a base salary of $11 million over the five
years of his contract, UK announced Sunday.
The contract also includes
incentive bonuses that would
push Stoops’ pay higher for
success in the Southeastern
Conference and bowl games.
For instance, after Stoops
wins one SEC game, he will
get a $100,000 bonus for each
subsequent SEC win a season,
the contract says.
The contract also includes
bonuses for winning five or
more SEC regular-season
games; for winning the SEC
Eastern Division and league
championships; and for playing in the Bowl ChampionSee CONTRACT, A2
It’s not a party without his tea
College football’s best
player strikes a pose
Can Texas A&M freshman
quarterback phenom Johnny
Johnny Football” Manziel add
a Heisman Trophy to his cool
nickname and growing legend?
(8 p.m., ESPN)
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Buy photo reprints at Kentucky.com
PERRYVILLE MAN LENDS AUTHENTICITY TO BOSTON EVENT
By Greg Kocher
DANVILLE — When the Boston Tea Party is re-enacted later
this month, the tea pitched from
ships into the harbor will be supplied by Bruce Richardson, an
expert on anything involving the
Richardson, 59, of Perryville
is also “tea master” for the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, a
once-closed tourist attraction that
reopened in June to accurately portray the Dec. 16, 1773 event that
was a catalyst for the American
“We have shipped them 80
pounds of tea, which is not near
the amount that was thrown overboard, which was 340 chests at
maybe 60 to 70 pounds each,”
He and his wife, Shelley, and
son, Ben, operate a retail store
See TEA, A6
Bruce Richardson, of Elmwood Inn Fine
a pitcher to
serve at his
on the drink.
News: (859) 231-3200
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’Tis The Season
WALK-IN FLU CLINIC
NOV. 28–DEC. 1 and DEC. 5–8
1250 Keene Road
Nicholasville – Across from Lowe’s
Wednesdays through Fridays, 4 to 7 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: $15 — ADULTS ONLY
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