Ethan the dog’s journey contrasts that of many Kentucky pets

Jessica Wong

On Thursday, an LG&E employee found a dog dead inside a crate abandoned in an alley — a stark contrast to Ethan’s story of survival.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As all eyes continue to be on Ethan’s journey since being dropped off at the Kentucky Humane Society on January 29, his story of survival reminds everyone that there are many other pets in the area who do not get this same outcome.

“For every Ethan in this town, there are hundreds of this dog, who I named Brave heart,” community advocate Tara Bassett said.

LG&E employee Brittni Allen was walking down

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Top Women’s Hockey Players Renew Their Olympic Journey

Jessica Wong

When the United States women’s hockey team won Olympic gold for the first time in 20 years in 2018, the star forward Hilary Knight believed the moment would be a steppingstone to greater visibility for the sport and for more players to have the opportunity to earn a living playing professional hockey.

“It’s easier to have conversations when you’re winning,” Knight said. “I think the future in the U.S. is extremely bright for the sport. By winning, it helps us continue to break down the barriers that we faced for many years.”

Those barriers have included an inability to earn

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Michigan author mistakes Journey for Twisted Sister in Final Jeopardy, still wins big becoming new champion

Jessica Wong

An author from Michigan mistook Journey for Twisted Sister in Final Jeopardy, but still won big to become the new “Jeopardy” champion. Laura Portwood-Stacer appeared on the game of answers and questions on March 5, 2021.

Portwood-Stacer was born in Royal Oak and raised in Livonia. A graduate of Livonia Churchill High School, she received her undergrad degree from Michigan State University in Telecommunication Information Studies and Media. She then moved to Los Angeles where she got her masters and PhD from USC.

She taught Media Studies at New York University before recently moving back to L.A

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Wing stop: Mack’s interesting journey propelled her to the spotlight | Sports

Jessica Wong

Monday through Sunday from 7:45 a.m. until 5 p.m., Natasha Mack grinded.

Far from any basketball floor.

Mack’s daily work schedule at a poultry plant in Lufkin, Texas, seemed to never stop. For about nine months after committing to Houston as a part of its 2016 recruiting class, the former ESPN four-star recruit made a living shearing the wings off chickens inside a Pilgrim’s Pride warehouse in her hometown.

The day after getting hired, Mack started a two-week training process before going straight to work, estimating she dealt with 90 chickens per minute during her usual shifts.

“I remember everything

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Ukrainian female referee recalls journey to the top

Jessica Wong

In 2016 Kateryna Monzul made history.

She became the first female referee in Ukraine to officiate a soccer match in the men’s top division.

[Ukrainian Soccer Referee, Kateryna Monzul]

“I’ll be honest with you – I was very emotional and nervous. I prepared myself for the match. But despite mental training, when I went out on a soccer pitch and watched teams lining up, I could even hear my heart racing. I was overwhelmed with emotions.”

Monzul’s career has taken her from refereeing children’s and youth championships

to the 2015 Women’s World Cup Final between the U.S. and Japan.


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