University of Louisville to make several stops in Paducah Sept. 26


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — University of Louisville President Dr. James Ramsey will meet with students at Paducah-area high schools and host a “Celebration of the Arts” concert Sept. 26.

    The visit is part of UofL’s 2011 Presidential Outreach, a program where Ramsey and other university officials reach out to potential students, their families and UofL alumni across Kentucky. UofL has 320 students and nearly 700 alumni from McCracken and surrounding counties.

    During the school visits, Raine Thompson and Brooke Cantwell—who are UofL students and graduates of Paducah Tilghman High School—will speak along with Ramsey. Also, the UofL Jazz in Schools Ensemble will perform at all of the schools except Reidland High School.

    Here’s the schedule (all times are local):

    Mark Hebert
    Following a 28-year career as a radio and television reporter, Mark Hebert joined the University of Louisville as the Director of Media Relations in 2009, serving as the main spokesperson. In 2015, Mark was named Director of Programming and Production. He’s now producing and hosting a radio show about “all things UofL”, overseeing the university’s video and TV productions and promoting UofL’s research operation. Mark is best known for his 22 years as the political and investigative reporter for WHAS-TV in Louisville where he won numerous awards for breaking stories, exposing corruption and objectively covering Kentucky politics. In 2014, Mark was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.