Eleanor Klibanoff joined the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting in June 2017. Klibanoff previously worked at Keystone Crossroads, a public radio project covering urban decline and recovery in the Rust Belt. She was a Kroc Fellow at NPR and a recipient of a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting grant to cover maternal healthcare in Nicaragua and El Salvador.
The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting first reported on J. Campbell “Cam” Cantrill III in 2016, when he took a one-year special assignment that paid more than $137,000. The role of “special assistant to the president” of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System was part of a settlement Cantrill signed after a months-long investigation into his workplace conduct.
The NCAA has strict rules to prevent teams from recruiting top players through jobs for parents or high school coaches. If teams want to hire an individual associated with a prospect, they have to offer one of just a few coveted top jobs.
Aspire Academy has parted ways with its academic partner and the controversial international recruiter who brought much of the team’s talent to Louisville — a week after one of those star players left early for Western Kentucky University.
Prep academies offer what most traditional high schools can’t: athletic scholarships, mid-season transfers and a national playing schedule. The talent they attract brings shoe deals, sponsorships — and controversy.
White nationalist leader Matthew Heimbach was arrested Tuesday for felony domestic battery in southern Indiana, raising questions about his organization’s future and his role in the so-called “alt-right” movement — and potentially violating his probation in Kentucky. Police records obtained by the Southern Poverty Law Center show that Heimbach was arrested Tuesday by Paoli Police and charged with domestic battery committed in the presence of a child less than 16 years old, as well as intimidation and strangulation. Heimbach allegedly assaulted his wife and his wife’s stepfather, David Matthew Parrott. He was released from jail after posting $1,000 bond, according to online court records. Heimbach and Parrott co-founded the Traditionalist Worker Party, a white nationalist political group that has worked to unite the “alt-right” movement.