Forget the overpaid and sometimes unmotivated players: America’s pastime is still the heartfelt sport it’s always been—in the Minor Leagues, says author Katya Cengel. The former reporter for the Louisville Courier–Journal takes us behind the scenes of minor league baseball in Kentucky. The seasoned journalist spent a year with the teams and writes about players and coaches she talked with and followed.

The Northern Kentucky University Student Government Association, Office of Student Life and Scripps Howard for Civic Engagement are collaborating to provide the university community with opportunities to help tornado victims in our region.

As deadly and destructive storms whipped through parts of the Midwest Friday, Piner, Kentucky was especially hard hit.  By Sunday afternoon there were 20 confirmed fatalities in the state, four of those in Kenton County.

WNKU’s Cheri Lawson reports now the community’s focus is recovering from the physical and emotional damage .