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Lex PD Helps Family Of Shooting Victim Fill In His Grave

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The family of a Lexington shooting victim was upset that their loved one's grave had not been covered when Lexington police officers came in to help them. Steven "Charlie" Robinson was shot and killed in Lexington on early Saturday morning. He was buried Wednesday at the Cove Haven Cemetery.  When Robinson's loved ones went to visit his grave Thursday, they saw that the grave still had not been filled in. Lexington Officers are now working with...

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Tracking Severe Potential

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Severe Threat Level: 1 “Slight” An incoming cold front is sweeping a line of strong showers and storms eastward across the Midwest today. As of mid-day, a few isolated pop-ups have gotten going in the moisture-heavy eastern counties, but partly to mostly cloudy is the scenario in the Bluegrass and along I-75. Temperatures are seasonal sitting in the mid to upper 80s, but the humid air is making it feel like the mid to upper 90s. Showers and storms will continue eastward a... More>>

Shooting Victim Shows Up At New Circle Gas Station

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A shooting victim managed to drive himself to a gas station on New Circle Road. 

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Decision On Lexington Statues Could Be Made As Early As Tonight

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- The Lexington Mayor's Office confirms that Mayor Jim Gray will ask for a first and second reading on tonight's vote for Confederate statues. That will mean that both phases to pass the ordinance could happen in Thursday's night council meeting. If the council approves the removal of the statues, it would still be November before they 

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Spanish Official Says 2 Arrests Made In Attack, 13 Dead

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Police in the northern Spanish city of Barcelona say a white van has jumped the sidewalk in the city's historic Las Ramblas district.      Police say on their Twitter account there are possibly several injured.      The El Pais newspaper said several people were left lying on the ground. Police cordoned off the street and shut down its stores. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. )

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Arrest Warrant Issued In Imperial Trailer Park Shooting

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- Investigators with the Lexington Police Department have obtained an arrest warrant in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred earlier today. David K. Trent, 41, is wanted for Murder. In the early morning hours of Thursday, August 17, officers responded to a residence in a mobile home park on Loudon Avenue for a reported shooting. A significant amount of blood and other physical evidence were located outside the residence. Investigators late... More>>

Arrest Made After Man Found Dead In Metcalfe Co. Home

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SUMMERSHADE, Ky (LEX 18) KSP says that 46-year-old Bobbie Lawson, of Summershade, was arrested and charged with murder after a man was found dead in a home on Nobob Summer Shade Road.  Lawson was lodged in the Metcalfe County Jail. The State Medical Examiner's Office used fingerprint comparisons to confirm the identity of the victim as 30-year-old Bobby L. Hubert, of Summershade. KSP said that Hubert and Lawson shared the residence where they became involved in an argument that... More>>

Places To Buy Eclipse Glasses, Safe Brands To Use

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- According to the American Astrological Society, some (not all) locations in the following retail chains sell ISO-compliant safe eclipse glasses and/or handheld viewers, so you can confidently buy solar viewers if you find them in their stores, but not on their websites, as some chains use different suppliers for their websites than they do for their stores. 7-Eleven Best Buy Bi-Mart Casey's General Store Circle K Hobby Town Kirkla...

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Body Found In SUV Following Shooting Video included

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Police are investigating a shooting at a trailer park on Loudon Avenue.

Police said they have not located the victim or any suspect at this time.

The Fayette County Coroner said based on the amount of blood and body tissue at the scene, he isn't ruling out multiple victims.

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Kroger Fire is Believed To Be Arson

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PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Kentucky State Police are saying that they believe a fire set at the Kroger Marketplace in Somerset is arson. It happened at the store on South US 27. According to the Commonwealth-Journal, smoke could be seen inside the store which just celebrated its one-year anniversary last week. Police believe the fire was intentionally set. More>>

Move-In 2017 to Impact Campus Traffic, Some Parking

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 17, 2017) — Safety is always a priority at the University of Kentucky and especially now when thousands of new students are transitioning to campus at a time when vehicle and pedestrian traffic are heavy and streets are re-routed. UK Police will be out in full force to assist with Move-In 2017, and everyone is urged to be patient and travel safely. Move-In is an exciting time for the campus community and an important time to begin fostering studen... More>>

Trump Tweets About Monuments

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP)- President Donald Trump says it's "Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart" with the removal of Confederate statues and monuments around the country.    

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Kentucky Horse Park Hosts Park In The Dark Eclipse Viewing Party August 21

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Kentucky Horse Park will host Park in the Dark, a solar eclipse viewing party, on August 21, 1:30 – 3 p.m. at Rolex Stadium. The sun in Lexington is going to be 95% covered by the moon, with peak darkness at about 2:30 p.m. During the event, the eclipse will be broadcast on the scoreboard monitor in Rolex Stadium, kids crafts will be held 1:30 – 2:15 p.m., and there will be music and food trucks available. The park will also offer ... More>>

Lawnmower Hit Gas Meter Hours Before Murray State Explosion

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MURRAY, Ky. (WPSD) - New information has been released involving the events that led up to an explosion at a dorm on the campus of Murray State University. Police said a gas leak was what caused the blast on June 28. WPSD reports filing records requests from the Kentucky Department of Housing. In an interview, the reporter heard that a lawnmower had hit a regulator. That device is said to help regulate gas coming from the ground, into the meter and then into the building. The regul... More>>

Letcher Co. Woman Missing After Army Helicopter Crash

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LETCHER COUNTY, Ky (EKB) An eastern Kentucky news station has confirmed that a Letcher County native was aboard the helicopter that crashed off the coast of Hawaii overnight.  Five people were aboard the helicopter. The Associated Press reports that officials lost contact with the crew of a UH-60 Black Hawk during a training exercise. Several aircrafts and boats are searching for crew members and Army officials said that crews began searching the waters off of Oahu immedia...

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Darkness In Daylight: How To Make A Pinhole Camera

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Having trouble finding eclipse glasses? You aren't the only one. Most online & local stores are out of stock but there is another way to safely (and indirectly) view the solar eclipse. Build your own pinhole camera- it's simple, easy, only uses a few items and is a fun project for kids. Fold a piece of paper in half (heavy card stock works the best) and cut a square hole in the middle. Cut a slightly larger piece of aluminum foil to cover the hole and tape it in place. Use a toot...

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American Idol Auditions Coming To Kentucky

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - If it's your dream to be a superstar, you'll be wanting to get in line for American Idol auditions this month. Open auditions will be held Wednesday, August 30 at Water Front Park located at 401 River Road. You can click here for more information on auditioning. More>>

Powerball Jackpot Climbs To $510 Million Video included

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - With no winner in the latest drawing, the Powerball Jackpot has climbed to $510 million. People hoping to win big told LEX 18 what they would do with all that cash. "I couldn't imagine what you would do that money," said Dylan Frazier of Lexington. Gas station employees said they've seen more ticket buyers as the number grows. "They would buy twenty dollars at a time and such. Forty dollars." For those who pay to play or just dream ab...

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Five Missing After Army Helicopter Crashes In Ocean Off Hawaii

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HONOLULU (AP) - A multi-agency team scoured the ocean off Hawaii for five soldiers aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a nighttime training exercise.      The UH-60 Black Hawk went missing when another Army helicopter training with it lost visual and radio contact about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Lt. Col. Curtis Kellogg, a spokesman for the 25th Infantry Division.      Two pilots and three crew members were on board, he said. The Army has notifie... More>>

Missing Montgomery Co. Inmate Caught In Ohio Video included

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MOUNT STERLING, Ky. (LEX 18) - The inmate who escaped from the Montgomery County Detention Center has been caught in Ohio.

Police said Wesley Davis escaped Wednesday sparking a multi-agency search.

The Montgomery County Sheriff said Davis was caught in Lawrence County, Ohio about 1:30 Thursday morning after crashing a stolen car.

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"Take Back Cheapside" Hosts Press Conference Video included

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Leaders of the Lexington Coalition "Take Back Cheapside" held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to discuss Thursday's City Council vote regarding the two Confederate statues at Cheapside possibly being relocated. The press conference was held at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning. Dozens of the Take Back Cheapside supporters attended the conference to present a united front to the city and the nation that they will continue to keep pu...

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Deputies: Man Arrested After Pointing Loaded Gun At Them

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Deputies in Laurel County arrested a man Wednesday after they say he pointed a loaded handgun at them. Deputies in London were dispatched to a domestic violence complaint on Helvetia Road. Deputies were advised that the man was armed with a gun. The man had fled the scene of the domestic assault and was hiding in an out building on Glenview Road, according to deputies.  When deputies arrived at the building, they said that the man exited the building ... More>>

1 US Soldier Killed In Combat; Others Wounded

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says one soldier died and an unspecified number of American and Afghan soldiers were wounded in a combat operation against the Islamic State affiliate in eastern Afghanistan. The Utah National Guard says the soldier who died Wednesday was one of its members and approximately seven other National Guardsmen were among the wounded. The names were withheld pending notification of family members. The wounded soldiers were evacuated for medical tr... More>>

Federal Court: Arkansas Can Block Planned Parenthood Money

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By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, two years after the state ended its contract with the group over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group. In a 2-1 ruling, an 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel vacated preliminary injunctions a federal judge issued preventing the state from suspending any Medicaid payments for services rendered to p... More>>

Former Custodian Teaches First Class At Tates Creek High

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Wednesday was the first day of school for Fayette County students and the day a former custodian at Tates Creek High taught his first class. Lowell Outland told LEX 18 that he is a two-time high school drop out. "I would not have been ready for college if I had graduated. It took the military to give that to me," he told LEX 18's Joe Ducey.  When Outland was 23, he joined the Air Force and earned his G.E.D. He served in the Air Force for 12 yea...

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"One Voice, One Commonwealth Rally" Held At Capitol

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FRANKFORT, Ky (LEX 18) A number of Kentuckians gathered at the capitol Wednesday afternoon in a show of unity called the "One Voice, One Commonwealth Rally". Democrats and Republicans got together to show that Kentuckians don't agree with what happened in Charlottesville over the weekend.  Current State Congressman spoke to a small crowd in the rotunda, along with party leaders and the former state treasurer.  Speakers also called for the Historical Properties A...

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Arrest Made In Connection With Child's Murder

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LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) An arrest has been made in connection with the murder of 7-year-old Dequante Hobbs Jr, according to WDRB. The child was shot by a stray bullet in May. At the time of the shooting, he was sitting at his kitchen table eating a piece of cake.  WDRB reports that 23-year-old Wyatt Williams has been arrested in connection with the crime. 

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Mascot Announced For Frederick Douglass High Video included

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - It's back to school for Fayette County on Wednesday morning.

That means it's also the first day in history students will be walking through the doors to learn at Frederick Douglass High School.

Nearly 900 students are expected at the new high school.

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Police: Three Shootings Could Be Related

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) -- There were two shootings within minutes of each other in Lexington on Wednesday.  A third house was shot up several hours later and now police believe that the shootings are all connected.

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Lexington Church Holds Prayer Service On Charlottesville Video included

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The Christ Church Cathedral held a special service following the events that happened in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend that threaten our own community.

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Congressman Yarmuth Sends Letter To President Responding To Charlottesville Remarks

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WASHINGTON DC (LEX 18) Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth wrote a letter to President Donald Trump responding to his latest remarks made during Tuesday's press conference on the tragedy in Charlottesville.  

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AMBER Alert Cancelled, Children Found Safe

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BROWNSBURG, IN (WAVE) - An AMBER Alert has been issued for three children from Indianapolis who are believed to be in extreme danger. Johnson Garcia, 2, Christhian Garcia, 5, and Marcos Garcia, 8, were last seen at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night in Indianapolis, according to the Brownsburg Police Department. Johnson is described as being 2' 11'' tall and weighing 33 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Christhian is described as being 3'7'' tall and weighing 40 pounds with brown hair a...

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Accused Shooter In Court

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ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A man accused of shooting a Madison County man faced a judge Wednesday for the first time. Investigators said Steven McDowell, 35, shot Dustin Estes, 31, several times Saturday morning on Elmer Richardson Road in Irvine. McDowell was arrested following a short manhunt. Estes was flown to UK Hospital. McDowell was arraigned Wednesday morning. More>>

Donation Jar Stolen From Lexington Humane Society

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The Lexington Humane Society is asking for your help after someone stole a donation jar from its adoption center earlier this week. The Humane Society said about $50 was in the "doggie bank" when it was taken on Monday. "We work extremely hard for every dollar, and every dollar truly does make a difference. For someone to walk in and steal from the animals is appalling," said Ashley Hammond, the Senior Manager of Donor Relations. Hammon... More>>

Man Recounts Pushing Fiancee Away From Car During Protest

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - With tires screeching and bodies flying, Marcus Martin shoved his fiancee out of the way of a car charging through a crowd of peaceful protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia.      Marcus Martin was promptly hit and upended by the car as it plowed through the crowd. Flat on his back with a broken leg, he says he experienced several minutes of terror.      "The only thing running through my mind was: please don't let her be... More>>

McConnell Releases Statement On Hate Groups, Rally

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has released a statement speaking out against hate groups and reports of a rally in Lexington. On Wednesday morning, the following statement was posted: “The white supremacist, KKK, and neo-nazi groups who brought hatred and violence to Charlottesville are now planning a rally in Lexington. Their messages of hate and bigotry are not welcome in Kentucky and should not be welcome anywhere in America. “We... More>>

Coast Guard: Army Helicopter Reported Down Off Hawaii

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HONOLULU (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard and military crews are responding to a report that an Army helicopter with five aboard went down in the ocean off Hawaii.      The Coast Guard says Wheeler Army Airfield reported losing communications late Tuesday with the crew of a UH-60 Black Hawk.      Responding teams reported spotting a debris field about 2 miles (3 kilometers) west of Kaena Point, Oahu, shortly before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.      Sever... More>>

Food Insecurity Among Seniors Still High Nearly a Decade After Recession

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Berea, KY (LEX 18)- – The Kentucky Association of Food Banks announced the release of The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2015, a study about food insecurity among seniors in the U.S. produced by Feeding America and released in partnership with the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH). The report shows that nationally, 5.4 million seniors age 60 or older (8.1 percent) were food insecure in 2015, the most recent year for which data is available. In Kentucky, 9.8... More>>

Company Announces Warehouse To Be Built In Kentucky

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CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A manufacturer is expanding its operation in Kentucky, adding 20 jobs.      Gov. Matt Bevin's office said in a statement that Murakami Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. will build a more than $2.7 million warehouse on its campus in Campbellsville.      The company makes rear- and side-view mirrors and related systems for the auto industry. It employs 256 people in its Campbellsville plant.      The statement said the expe... More>>

Several Cars Broken Into Overnight

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Some juveniles were breaking into cars in the Ashbrooke area early Wednesday morning, and one of those cars was an unmarked police vehicle, according to Lexington Police.
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Deputies: Man Kidnaps Girlfriend's Baby Video included

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A Corbin man has been arrested and accused of kidnapping his girlfriend's baby. Deputies said it happened after an argument about 8 p.m. Tuesday on Hawk Creek Road, just west of London. According to deputies, Charles Shores, 21, assaulted his girlfriend before taking her 7-month-old baby. They said he ran into the woods saying he was going to kill the baby. Less than an hours later, neighbors found the baby in a ditch, and he was taken to the hospital ...

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MoviePass Offering Daily Movie Theater Visits For $10 Per Month

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(RNN) - A Netflix co-founder has created a plan for people to see a movie every day in theaters for $10 a month. That's the about the price of a single ticket. Mitch Lowe, the Netflix co-founder, now runs a company named MoviePass. The startup plans to drop the price of its movie-ticket subscriptions to $9.95 a month, according to Bloomberg. Subscribers would be able to attend one showing a day at any theater in the U.S. that accepts debit cards. MoviePass would pay the full price ... More>>

New Events Offered At Kentucky State Fair

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The 2017 Kentucky State Fair is adding some new events to this year's festivities.
    
A statement from organizers says the fair that opens Thursday and runs through Aug. 27 will offer new events, new music and new foods to compliment the displays and festivities that are a regular part of the annual celebration.

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  • YAHTZEE !! UK Gets Another Cornerback From Florida

    YAHTZEE !! UK Gets Another Cornerback From Florida

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    YAHTZEE is Mark Stoops favorite word for the second day in a row. Jamari Brown, a 6-3 180 pound prospect who is rated by 247Sports as the nation's  No. 63 cornerback turns down schools like Auburn, Louisville and South Carolina, will play for UK.  On Wednesday, 4-star cornerback Stanley Garner, also from Florida picked UK.   UK now has 18 commitments in the Class of 2018.  Five are from Florida.   247Sports ranked UK No. 16 nationally in recruiting fo...
    YAHTZEE is Mark Stoops favorite word for the second day in a row. Jamari Brown, a 6-3 180 pound prospect who is rated by 247Sports as the nation's  No. 63 cornerback turns down schools like Auburn, Louisville and South Carolina, will play for UK.  On Wednesday, 4-star cornerback Stanley Garner, also from Florida picked UK.   UK now has 18 commitments in the Class of 2018.  Five are from Florida.   247Sports ranked UK No. 16 nationally in recruiting fo...
  • Jarred Vanderbilt Is Excited To Be At UK

    Jarred Vanderbilt Is Excited To Be At UK

    Thursday, August 17 2017 12:36 PM EDT2017-08-17 16:36:01 GMT
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    The best news for this summer with UK Basketball might be that Jarred Vanderbilt, who hurt his ankle in the Jordan Classic is healthy.  He talks about that and many other subjects with this video produced by Kentucky Wildcats TV. Vanderbilt was rated as the No. 8 overall prospect by 247Sports.  Rivals has him at No. 13.  ESPN has the native of Houston at 18.   Vanderbilt averaged 28 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists for Victory Prep Academy last season.  The...
    The best news for this summer with UK Basketball might be that Jarred Vanderbilt, who hurt his ankle in the Jordan Classic is healthy.  He talks about that and many other subjects with this video produced by Kentucky Wildcats TV. Vanderbilt was rated as the No. 8 overall prospect by 247Sports.  Rivals has him at No. 13.  ESPN has the native of Houston at 18.   Vanderbilt averaged 28 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists for Victory Prep Academy last season.  The...
  • Plan Of Attack: How A College Football Coach Game-Plans

    Plan Of Attack: How A College Football Coach Game-Plans

    Thursday, August 17 2017 10:55 AM EDT2017-08-17 14:55:30 GMT
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    (AP) — A big dry erase board hangs on the wall of one side of the meeting room. It has rows and rows of numbers and words handwritten in blue marker that only make sense to someone who speaks the language of football. On the opposite wall sits another big white board, mostly empty with a few categories written in red marker: 3rd and 1-2; 3rd and 3-6; Red Zone; Goal Line. The task for Fordham's offensive staff, led by 33-year-old coach Andrew Breiner, on this muggy summer day i...
    (AP) — A big dry erase board hangs on the wall of one side of the meeting room. It has rows and rows of numbers and words handwritten in blue marker that only make sense to someone who speaks the language of football. On the opposite wall sits another big white board, mostly empty with a few categories written in red marker: 3rd and 1-2; 3rd and 3-6; Red Zone; Goal Line. The task for Fordham's offensive staff, led by 33-year-old coach Andrew Breiner, on this muggy summer day i...
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