By LARRY VAUGHT
Mike Perros is a University of Kentucky graduate — and he also happens to be mayor of Danville.
He’s read about the dilemma UK put sorority members, as well as those hoping to join a sorority, in by scheduling rush for the same time Saturday when Kentucky is hosting Central Michigan in the season-opening football game.
“I rarely comment but in this case, I feel I can add something to this situation. For 15 years or so, UK has steadily made it more difficult for students, particularly fraternities and sororities, to enjoy football games,” Perros said.
“At other SEC schools, games are promoted to students, particularly fraternities and sororities. This adds to the energy and excitement of the day. Also, alumni of the fraternities and sororities enjoy visiting their past groups before the games.”
Perros then makes a point UK obviously either disagrees with or didn’t consider.
“These same alumni (in fraternities and sororities) are the majority of those that annually contribute to the school,” Perros said. “UK continues to ignore these young people and their future capabilities. To say nothing of denying them of great times at football games.”
Or denying Kentucky football players the chance to have more students in the stands for Saturday’s game.
Another friend, Danville attorney Matt Walter, thinks it’s “ridiculous” what UK officials did to create the conflict for Saturday’s game.