Ex-UC football players added as defendants in lawsuit against university

The University of the Cumberlands doesn’t want to be the only defendant in a lawsuit filed against it last year by a former U of C football player, who was allegedly assaulted in 2015 by another football player and an ex-football player, who had been kicked out of school.

William Hoback, an attorney for the university, filed a third party complaint on March 14 to add the two men allegedly responsible for the assault as defendants in the lawsuit, which a federal judge has allowed.

The third party complaint is a common legal filing and is largely an effort to spread any blame that a jury might find if the case goes to trial. It is also an effort to lessen the amount of any damages the university could be responsible for, if a jury rules against it a trial.

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Patriot Steakhouse closing June 4

Starting next month, Williamsburg residents will have one less dining option.

The University of the Cumberlands confirmed Tuesday afternoon that it would be closing the Patriot Steakhouse effective June 4.

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Cumberlands honors fallen officers

Officer Jason Ellis with his wife, Amy, and their two sons, Hunter and Parker. University of the Cumberlands (UC) recently honored two Kentucky police officers who were killed in the line of duty. Officer Jason Ellis of the Bardstown Police Department and Officer Daniel Ellis of the Richmond Police Department were honored with [...]

Capacity crowd expected at UC tonight to hear Shaq speak

Shaquille O'Neal will be the keynote speaker for the 2017 Excellence in Leadership Lecture Series, which is sponsored by Forcht Group. University of the Cumberlands’ officials are expecting a capacity crowd Wednesday evening to hear former NBA great Shaquille O’Neal speak as the keynote speaker for the 12th Annual Excellence in Leadership Series, [...]

University of the Cumberlands serve neighboring community over spring break

Student, faculty and staff volunteers from University of the Cumberlands (UC) recently spent spring break serving the community of Letcher County, with Mountain Outreach, a service organization at UC. “I believe we have made or are making a tremendous impact in this area,” said Marc Hensley, director of Mountain Outreach. “Folks all over this county [...]

Free tickets now available to see Shaq at UC on April 5

Shaquille O'Neal will be the keynote speaker for the 2017 Excellence in Leadership Lecture Series, which is sponsored by Forcht Group. Free tickets are now available to see legendary athlete and cultural icon Shaquille O’Neal speak at the University of the Cumberlands next month as part of the 12th Annual Excellence in Leadership [...]

Kentucky Harvest Southeast awards ‘Golden Can’ to University of the Cumberlands

Representatives of Kentucky Harvest Southeast presented the “Golden Can” trophy to University of the Cumberlands on February 16. Cumberlands collected over 18,000 pounds of food for local food pantries during the annual competition. Kentucky Harvest South-east awarded the Golden Can to University of the Cumberlands on Feb. 16 at the women’s basketball game [...]

Most of Taylor lawsuit against UC can proceed, judge says

Former University of the Cumberlands President Dr. James Taylor is suing his former employer.

A U.S. District Judge has largely denied a request by the University of the Cumberlands to dismiss a lawsuit against it, which was filed last year by its former long-time president Dr. James Taylor.

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UC’s ‘The Patriot’ brings home 14 KPA Awards

The staff of “The Patriot,” the University of the Cumberlands student newspaper, won 14 Kentucky Press Association Awards Friday, including second place for General Excellence in the student publications class one division. The Patriot, the student newspaper at the University of the Cumberlands, received 14 Excellence in Kentucky Newspaper Awards during the Kentucky [...]

Shaq selected to speak at Cumberlands on leadership

Shaquille O'Neal will be the keynote speaker for the 2017 Excellence in Leadership Lecture Series, which is sponsored by Forcht Group. Very few people are iconic enough to be known by a single name, and one of those individuals will be the keynote speaker for the University of the Cumberlands' 12th Annual Excellence [...]