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C1 3 l3: now at 6 white special needs coffee house "hear how this brand new coffee house is supporting those with special needs."

L3: now at 6 white live at tent city and we'll take you live to tent city... for the big blue madness campout.

Hello and welcome in.... i'm tom kenny.

And i'm veronica jean seltzer.

Two students are suing the university of kentucky...accusing it of discriminating against female athletes.

The lawsuit says uk athletics needs to add almost 200 female athletes to stop violating title nine....a federal statute that protects people from sexual discrimination in education.

And the students' lawyer says the university has never met title nine's requirements.

The students behind the suit say they've been working to make changes for two years now... that's as abc36's alexus larson reports... she's in the studio with more.

Right, the students say uk's student body is fifty-five percent girls...which means proportionally, there aren't enough female athletes the students want more sports for women.

They say the field hockey, lacrosse, and triathlon club teams approached the athletic department about adding them as varsity sports.

They say they also attempted to talk with the president of the university and the board of trustees... but were denied.

Their lawyer... jill zwagerman... says there should be 183 more female athletes.

She says title ix doesn't mean there must be a female for every male athlete, but the number of athletes of each gender must reflect the number of students in the student body.

She says these women who could be participating in varsity sports...could be missing out on scholarship opportunities.

"if the university of kentucky chooses they can set a precedent for doing the right thing rather than continuing to pretend that title nine doesn't matter.

The university of kentucky must do better."

The university says it fully complies with intercollegiate athletics...and has the broadest based athletics program in the southeastern conference.

In a statement...spokes man jay blanton says: "as a campus community, we care deeply about title nine and its regulations...based on our surveys of our students, the current sports offerings fully accommodate the interests and abilities of our undergraduate students."

Zwagerman says in addition to wanting more sports for women, her clients also are asking for more financial assistance, a declaration u-k is violating title ix, and monetary damages.

Alexus larson, abc36 news.

### now in our nation view... a transcript of a phone call between donald trump and ukraine's president was released today... that call was the subject of a whistleblower report against president trump.

And that whistleblower report was the basis for an impeachment inquiry against the president... announced yesterday.

As rachel scott reports... it was just delivered to the senate this afternoon.

L3: nation view white trump responds to impeachment inquiry l3: nation view white rep.

Hakim jeffries (d) new york l3: nation view white trump responds to impeachment inquiry l3: nation view white rep.

Adam schiff (d) california l3: nation view white trump responds to impeachment inquiry l3: nation view white rep.

Katherine clark (d) massachusetts l3: nation view white trump responds to impeachment inquiry l3: nation view white sen.

Lindsey graham (r) south carolina l3: nation view white trump responds to impeachment inquiry l3: nation view white president volodymyr zelensky ukraine l3: nation view white trump responds to impeachment inquiry l3: nation view white rachel scott abc news democrats - now say they have more evidence to make a case for impeachment?

And it was voluntarily handed oveer to them- by the president?

Sot - rep hakim jeffries, d-ny that is textbook abuse of power and the transcripts have become exhibit a sot adam schiff like any mafia boss, the president need to say "that's a nice country you have, it'd be a shame if something happened to it" sot - katherine clark / ma it's even more damning than what we already had from admissions from this president.

White house releasing - what they describe - as an unredacted transcript of a call?

That is front and the center of an impeachment inquiry launched by house speaker nancy pelosi.

Sot - pelosi no one is above the law the document reveals - the president repeatedly urged the president of ukraine - to work with his personal lawyer rudy giuliani to hep investigate his potential 2020 rival - joe biden?

And his son who had buisness interests there.

President trump - who continues deny any wrongdoing - insisting a recent move to halt aid to ukraine - was not an attempt to pressure the country's leader.

Sot - trump it turned out to be a nothing call republicans backing him up - sot - sen.

Lindsey graham: "to impeach the any president over a phone call would be insane."

But that call - is believed to be tied to a whistblower's complaint - that the inspector general found to be of urgent concern and credible.

That complaint still undisclosed..

After the acting director of national intelligence blocked it from being turned over congress-as required by law.

As this historic showdown between the president and the lawmakers unfolds in washington?

The president sits down ith the world leader who was on the other end of that phone call..

Sot - zelensky "i think you read it that nobody push it.

Pushed me / yes."

Sot - trump: "in other words, no pressure."

Tag: lamakers on both sides of the aisle have been fighting to see the whistblowler complaint - not just that transcript.

It has now been turned over to house intelligence committee this afternoon?

Available for lawmakers to read in- in a secure room, in the basement of the captiol.

Rachel scott abc news capitol hill we told you yesterday about an indictment against franklin c1 3 county superintendent mark kopp... for the attempted bribery of a public servant.

Now... we're learning more about what exactly kopp is accused of.

L3: developing news white report: superintendent charge stems from sex abuse case franklin county according to the herald leader... the charge stems from comments he made to a school resource officer... about an ongoing sex abuse investigation... involving a teacher at bondurant middle school.

So far... no specifics about what he may have said.

Full mug:teacher indicted on sex abuse charges franklin county / photo courtesy of state journal todd smith ... the teacher in question... todd smith... was indicted tuesday on two counts of sexual abuse... for two separate incidents... according to the herald.

School officials say he no longer works there.

Full mug:principal charged for failing to report abuse franklin county / photo courtesy of state journal wh ... whitney allison... principal at bondurant middle... is also facing charges of failing to report child abuse.

After a very fall like morning with temperatures in the 50s, we had plenty of sunshine today but dropping humidity and temperatures swing for much of the first half of the week.

What to expect tonight will be mostly cloudy and mild as a cold front approaches the region!

We'll see a chance of scattered showers and even a thunderstorm or two starting after midnight.

Thursday, scattered showers will be possible in the morning hours but don't get your hopes up with most showers possible east of i-65 and south of i-64.

Expect gradually clearing after about noon with mostly sunny skies by the afternoon.

Thursday night, expect mostly clear skies into the ohio valley which will provide some radiation cool and should allow temperatures to drop into the mid to upper 50s.

Looking ahead behind this, we warm-up.

We'll have highs back in the upper 80s to low 90s on friday, possibly record breaking temperatures, and then back to 90s this weekend.

Things don't change up with maybe a pop-up shower across the southern half of kentucky friday afternoon.

Otherwise temperatures will stay 10-15 degrees above normal for the next week.

Tonight: increasing clouds throughout the overnight hours, and lows in the mid 60s thursday: mostly cloudy skies with a scattered shower or thunderstorm possible in the morning hours then gradual clearing with mostly sunny skies in the afternoon, high in the low to mid 80s.

Friday: mostly sunny skies with a scattered shower possible mainly in southern kentucky, highs in the upper 80s to low 90s saturday: mostly sunny skies, highs in the upper 80s to low 90s sunday: mostly sunny skies, highs in the upper 80s to low 90s monday: mostly sunny skies, highs in the low 90s tuesday: mostly sunny skies, highs in the low 90s wednesday: mostly sunny skies, highs in the low 90s it's not exactly common for the football cats to have a winning streak against an s-e-c opponent...but they have one against south carolina and they will look to extend this weekend.

Mark stoops and his cats have won five straight against the game cocks.

They haven't exactly been blowouts...all five wins by two scores or less...including two on the road in columbia.

This year stoops knows extending that record won't be easy and don't let s-c's 1 and 3 record fool you.

You better believe the south carolina players are ready to end that streak.

C1 3 hear from them later in sports.

Tom and v-j back to you.

Big blue madness is still a couple of weeks away... right now, it's still madness over at memorial coliseum.

Tent city is back for the 37-th edition of the event... originally started by legendary coach joe b.

Hall.

Boxes:2x1 abc 36 studio tent city location three location four l3: white big blue madness campout underway memorial coliseum abc36's alex king is live at memorial taking in the sights and sounds.

Alex... what's the mood like over there?

L3 alexandra:live white l3:live white big blue madness campout tent city, memorial coliseum i'm live here at memorial coliseum where as you can see.

There are so many tents.

They're actually wrapping around the building right now.

They're here in preparation for this year's big blue madness ticket release.

L3:none white big blue madness campout tent city, memorial coliseum now it is so hot out here that security here says most people came to set up their tents and then left... planning to come back thursday evening or friday at some point.

Just to avoid the heat.

Angela and zack mccoy have come to tent city every year for nine years .... but they say they aren't leaving their tent until they get their tickets.

L3:none white angela mccoy solid blue fan angela mccoy "it's kentucky basketball.

I mean it's you know our first chance to get to see them.

The first practice they're allowed to be out so we can see them and it's just i dont know it's really hard to explain unless you're a true blue kentucky fan."

L3:none white big blue madness campout tent city, memorial coliseum the tickets are free and will be available at 10 p.m.

On friday.

L3:live white big blue madness campout tent city, memorial coliseum l3 alexandra:live white of course you'll be introduced to both the men's and women's basketball teams. and you'll most likely see coach matthew mitchell's newest dance routine.

Live in lexington, alex king, abc 36 news.

Lexington's newest coffee shop has a purpose bigger than profits.

C1 3 l3: coming up white coffee shop with a purpose coming up... we'll take you there... where employees are finding their place in society.

Weather reopen c1 3 sunshine today but dropping humidity and c1 3 temperatures swing for much of the first half of the week.

What to expect tonight will be mostly cloudy and mild as a cold front approaches the region!

We'll see a chance of scattered showers and even a thunderstorm or two starting after midnight.

Thursday, scattered showers will be possible in the morning hours but don't get your hopes up with most showers possible east of i-65 and south of i-64.

Expect gradually clearing after about noon with mostly sunny skies by the afternoon.

Thursday night, expect mostly clear skies into the ohio valley which will provide some radiation cool and should allow temperatures to drop into the mid to upper 50s.

Looking ahead behind this, we warm-up.

We'll have highs back in the upper 80s to low 90s on friday, possibly record breaking temperatures, and then back to 90s this weekend.

Things don't change up with maybe a pop-up shower across the southern half of kentucky friday afternoon.

Otherwise temperatures will stay 10-15 degrees above normal for the next week.

Tonight: increasing clouds throughout the overnight hours, and lows in the mid 60s thursday: mostly cloudy skies with a scattered shower or thunderstorm possible in the morning hours then gradual clearing with mostly sunny skies in the afternoon, high in the low to mid 80s.

Friday: mostly sunny skies with a scattered shower possible mainly in southern kentucky, highs in the upper 80s to low 90s saturday: mostly sunny skies, highs in the upper 80s to low 90s sunday: mostly sunny skies, highs in the upper 80s to low 90s monday: mostly sunny skies, highs in the low 90s tuesday: mostly sunny skies, highs in the low 90s wednesday: mostly sunny skies, highs in the low 90s turning to sports..

After last saturday's game... solid blue fans were c1 3 on edge about sawyer smith's status for this saturday.

Coming up next... coaches give an injury update on smith's shoulder.

C1 3 quarterback sawyer smith...this after he hurt his shoulder on saturday.

Gran said smith was still sore when he started throwing, but that's expected just like any other player.

Gran also did say something else...he took the blame for smith's rough game on saturday.

Smith finished 15 for 41 and 232 yards no touchdowns and an interception.

After that mississippi state loss, lynn bowden junior said it c1 3 felt a little like the old kentucky.

On saturday, he and his teammates will have a chance to right the ship in columbia and they know saturday is one they need to win.

It's early, but this matchup is turning into an important game c1 3 for both teams. it is kind of crazy to think, but pretty much every player on south carolina's team has never beat kentucky.

Cats have won the last five.

The gamecocks are ready to end that streak on saturday.

Sports banter, toss to break break 3 c1 3 the menu.

It will be staffed entirely by people with special needs.

Abc 36's christy bollinger gives you a sneak peak of mcleod's coffee house, opening in mid-october.

Door bell walking through the doors of mcleod's coffee house on southland drive... you'll find yourself surrounded by employees with special needs...ready to serve everything...but stereotypes.

"there's not one thing that i'm not excited for."

Walker redmon will wash dishes....megan gaines the cashier.

She was born with spina bifida..

And is paralyed from the waist down.

"i'm exactly like everybody else.

I can do the same things you can do i just may do things differently."

But she says different is beautfiul... and she's excited to work at a place that embraces that.

'it really is a place for everyone.

Whether you're in a wheelchair, have a walker.

Have a speech impediment or whatever.

It's a place where you can feel included."

Brewster mcleod, a retired pastor, came up with the idea for the coffee house about five years ago.

"i don't do it for that pat on the back because that can be very addicting i do it because i really care about them and i know that they are gifted."

He loves working with people with special needs...that devotion was on display when he started putting on a prom at southland christian church years ago just for those with special needs.

"i just want them to know they have great value."

So they know that value..

He's calling the employees v-i- p's... who will walk- in to work on a red carpet.

One of their uniforms will be a superman shirt.

'because their our superheroes."

Mcleod wants the customers experience to be eye opening.

'if you're nervous around them just give em a chance.

If they're in a wheelchair just kneel down and talk to em.

If you can't understand them you can ask them five more times what they said.

They appreciate that than you just ignoring them."

He hopes others will come out to the coffee house..

See the v-i-p's value..

And want to hire them, too.

Reporting in lexington, christy bollinger, abc 36 news.

A last check of your forecast... next.

Your forecast... next.

Bevin: somewhere in kentucky today, a child was sexually assaulted that was left at home because there was nobody there to watch them.

This is a group of people that are throwing a temper tantrum.

It's like saving a drowning victim.

You just need to knock them out and drag them to shore.

I regret nothing that i have ever said about an educator.

Nothing.

C1 3 that's all the time we have world news tonight with david muir is next.

Have a good evening.