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Tracking Rain, Strong Storms This Evening

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The LEX 18 StormTracker Severe Threat Index remains at a level 1 or slight risk. The combination of the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy and a strong cold front will bring widespread heavy rainfall and the possibility of a few strong to severe storms late this afternoon and this evening. The ride home will be a lot different than it was this morning. Heavy rainfall and flooding remain the primary threats. A Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for the entire Commonwealth through Saturd... More>>

Tornado Watch until 10 PM Friday

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A Tornado Watch has been issued for most of central and eastern KY until 10 PM.  A few strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening will be capable of producing damaging winds, brief spin-ups and flooding downpours. Get the latest weather alerts on the LEX 18 StormTracker Weather app. More>>

Sheriff: Would-Be Burglar Shot By Homeowner

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LONDON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- A man who allegedly broke into a Laurel County home overnight is probably second-guessing that decision. According to the sheriff, a man tried to sneak into a home on Hopewell Estates Road. The homeowner was not home at the time, but returned home shortly after, discovering the prowler. The homeowner grabbed his shotgun and fired into the torso of the man. He then called 911. The suspect, who has not been identified, will be charged with burglary. He was airl...

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Kentuckians Prepare For Storms

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(LEX 18) Kentuckians are bracing for storms later today that could possibly cause damage throughout the state. The storms are brought by a combination of the remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy and an incoming cold front. Just weeks ago, heavy rain caused problems for people in counties across the Commonwealth. Fiesta Mexico is Campbellsville was in bad shape after a storm ripped through the area. The manager said that storm only lasted a few minutes but tore off half of their ro...

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Lexington Police Surpass Popsicle Goal

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police have surpassed their goal of getting enough popsicles to distribute to kids at the Douglass Park pool. Officer Holland was originally hoping he could get enough popsicles to fill up his cruiser, which didn't turn out to be an issue. The police department received 71,202 popsicles, their largest seizure in history. We had to bring K9 Garik out of retirement for the largest popsicle seizure in Lex Police history: 71,202!! #who...

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Former Jessamine Jail Employee Charged With Rape

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NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) -- A former Jessamine County Detention Center employee has been charged with rape and sodomy after she allegedly had a sexual relationship with an inmate. Ex-deputy jailer Jamie Sisson was indicted Friday on charges of third-degree sodomy and third-degree rape.  Jessamine County Jailer Jon Sallee announced that the charges were brought forth to the Grand Jury after a lengthy investigation by the Jessamine County Detention Center’s Internal ...

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Grant Co. Man Found Guilty Of Possession Of Child Pornography

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(LEX 18) A Grant County man was found guilty of four counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. The jury returned the verdict against 39-year-old Michael Fields, of Dry Ridge, after a two-day trial in Scott Circuit Court. Attorney General Andy Beshear said the jury recommended that Fields serve 2.5 years on each count consecutively for a total 10-year sentence. Fields must also complete a sex offender treatment program and register as a sex offender. ...

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Police Department Investigating Theft At Whitaker Bank Ballpark

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The Lexington Police Department is investigating a theft that happened at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. In the overnight hours of Thursday, May 18, two men were seen on surveillance video climbing the back fence near the clubhouse and entering the ballpark. Police say that the two were seen entering two separate concession stands and taking cash drawers and drinks. The cash drawers were empty but are valued at several hundred dollars. Surveillance images have been ...

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LEX 18 Tracking Tropical Depression Cindy, Emergency Management Releases Safety Tips

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) LEX 18 meteorologists are tracking Tropical Depression Cindy and it is predicted that central Kentucky will be feeling the effects.

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University Of Missouri Revokes Cosby’s Honorary Degree

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri’s Board of Curators has voted unanimously to revoke an honorary degree it granted to Bill Cosby. University system President Mun Choi recommended that the board strip the comedian of a doctorate in humane letters he received in 1999. Choi cited allegations from several women that Cosby sexually assaulted them. Choi says Cosby’s actions do not reflect the university’s values. The university said at least 25 other... More>>

Jobless Rates Fell In 74 Kentucky Counties In May 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky officials say unemployment rates fell in 74 of the state's 120 counties between May 2016 and May 2017. The state Office of Employment and Training says jobless rates rose in 28 counties during that period and stayed the same in 18 counties. The agency says Woodford County had the state's lowest jobless rate at 3 percent. It was followed by Oldham County at 3.3 percent and Shelby County at 3.4 percent. Next were Fayette and Spencer counties at 3.5 perce... More>>

Severe T-Storm Watch Northeast

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The first Severe Thunderstorm Watch of the day has been issued for northeastern Kentucky including Pendleton, Robertson, Bracken, Mason and Lewis counties until 10:00. We're tracking the remnants of Cindy continue moving toward the Bluegrass and an increase in both coverage and intensity of thunderstorms is likely late this afternoon and evening. Additional watches and warnings are possible this afternoon and evening. A Flash Flood Watch continues area wide through tonigh... More>>

Louisville Native Jennifer Lawrence To Get Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

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LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) Actress and Kentucky-native Jennifer Lawrence is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  She is part of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce's 2018 class of motion picture honorees along with Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Goldblum and Mark Hamill and Minnie Mouse.  The stars will be dedicated next year.  Hundreds are nominated for the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but only about 30 receive the honor each year.  More>>

Burglary Investigation Leads To Drug Trafficking Charges

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A man who lives at a residence that was the target of a home invasion earlier this week has been charged with drug trafficking. Police say that on Wednesday, officers were dispatched to a home in the 200 block of Forest Park Drive for a burglary. The victim stated that two men dressed in black and armed with guns had kicked open the door. One of the men fired a shot and then they both fled, according to police.  They say that while officers were investiga...

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Corbin Man Charged Federally In Murder-For-Hire Plot

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LONDON, Ky. – William Timothy Sutton, 55, of Corbin, Ky., has been indicted on several charges relating to a murder-for-hire scheme. On Thursday, a federal Grand Jury sitting in London returned the indictment charging Sutton with four counts of using the mail or a facility of interstate commerce, with the intent that four individuals be murdered in exchange for a promise and agreement to pay another to commit the murders. Sutton’s appearance before the United States Dist... More>>

Michael Brown’s Family Received $1.5 Million Settlement With Ferguson

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ST. LOUIS (AP)— The insurance company for the city of Ferguson, Missouri, paid $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown's parents, the city attorney said Friday. Attorney Apollo Carey disclosed the amount in an email in response to an open records request. The settlement of the federal lawsuit was announced Tuesday, but financial details were not initially released. Carey declined further comment on the settlement. A phone message seekin... More>>

City Councilman Asks If It's Possible To Stop Responding To Overdoses

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MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) - A city councilman in southwest Ohio has asked if it’s possible for city emergency crews to stop responding to drug overdose calls as costs for those calls mount. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal News reports Middletown City Council member Dan Picard has asked if there is a law requiring the city to respond to overdose calls. Picard says arresting people who overdose increases the burden on taxpayers and strains the court system. He suggests issuing ... More>>

LFCHD: Rabid Bat Confirmed In Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department received word Thursday afternoon that a bat in Lexington has tested positive for rabies. The bat was discovered in a home in the Chenault Road area. The health department posted signs in the area on Thursday to notify residents of the discovery.  Rabies, a viral disease of humans, pets and wild animals, is transmitted from animals to humans by the saliva of a rabid animal, usually from a bite. State l...

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Teen Drowning Victim Identified By School District

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HARDIN COUNTY, Ky. (WAVE 3)-- The 17-year-old who drowned in a pond Thursday night has been identified by Hardin County Schools. "There are certainly lots of broken hearts today" over the death of North Hardin High School junior Elijah Thornton, Superintendent Teresa Morgan said in a written statement. "He was a young man with an incredibly kind heart," Morgan continued. "Many teachers are remembering him as someone with a kind and gentle soul who ...

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Docks, Ramps Removed As Flooding Precaution

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HENDERSON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- In Western Kentucky, boat docks have been removed because of the river rising. The City of Henderson removed the docks and the Hays Boat Ramp because the levels are expected to rise in the next week. Boat ramps have to come out when the river gets above 22-feet to prevent them from breaking away. The city plans to reinstall the docks when the water levels recede. More>>

Important Reminders For Debris Removal, Floodwater Safety

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FRANKFORT, Ky.-- Tropical Storm Cindy is due to blow into Kentucky this evening, and could bring with it several inches of rain and damaging winds. Due to the damage that is possible with this storm, the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) would like to remind everyone that there are specific guidelines for proper disposal of woody and vegetative debris left in the aftermath of severe storms. At the same time, flash flooding is expected with this storm, and DEP wa... More>>

Lawyers Request To Move Shayna Hubers Retrial Denied

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NEWPORT, Ky. (WLWT) -- Shayna Hubers' defense lawyers submitted another request Thursday to move her retrial out of Campbell County after throwing out their last request Wednesday. Friday morning a judge denied that request.

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Suspect Charged In Connection To Daniel Ellis Sentenced To Probation

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RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18) --- The woman charged in connection to a robbery that led to the death of a Richmond Police Officer was sentenced to three years probation. Rita Creech received the probated sentence in a Madison County courtroom on Friday. Offier Daniel Ellis was shot after investigating a robbery that took place earlier in the day. Creech, Carl Banks and Raleigh Sizemore are accused of robbing a woman at a gas station.   An arrest citation said the two office...

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Inmates Who Saved Guard Who Collapsed Get Reduced Sentences

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POLK COUNTY, Ga. (NBC News)-- Six convicts are getting their sentences shortened after saving a guard who collapsed on duty last Monday. The deputy, who wished to remain anonymous, collapsed during a work detail at a local cemetery with six inmates who he'd grown to know well from working alongside for seven hours a day, five days a week, reported NBC Atlanta affiliate WXIA. "I started coughing spells, and every time I got those, I'd get hotter," the deputy ... More>>

"Meet My Abuser And Neighbor" Convicted Sex Offender Moves Next To Victim

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BRISTOW, OK (KFOR/CNN) -  A man convicted of molesting an Oklahoma woman when she was a child is now out of prison, and he moved in right next door to his victim. Harold English was convicted of molesting his niece Danyelle Dyer when she was a 7-year-old girl. After getting out of prison, he moved into his mother's house whose property is just over the fence. "Not only is my daughter feeling her past come back to haunt her, but a lot of years of rage and anger that I'... More>>

World’s Ugliest Dog Contest Awards Underdogs’ Inner Beauty

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PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — The World’s Ugliest Dog Contest is celebrating man’s best friend’s perfect imperfections in California on Friday. The pooches — many of which are adoptable or previously adopted — will face off in a red carpet walk and “Faux Paw Fashion Show,” organizers said. The contestants are judged on first impressions, unusual attributes, personality and audience reaction. A blind Chihuahua-Chinese Crested mix named Sweepe... More>>

Drug Trafficking Investigation Leads To Large Number Of Indictments

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WAYNE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The sheriff’s office presented the most drug trafficking cases with the largest number of individuals being indicted in its history to the grand jury on Monday, according to Sheriff Tim Catron. These indictments are the result of a 6-month undercover drug trafficking investigation into the illegal sales of narcotics in the county.  The grand jury received 148 drug trafficking cases from the sheriff’s office on 66 individuals. They r... More>>

Weather Causes Camping Area To Temporarily Close

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ROWAN/BATH COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The United States Forest Service has issued a temporary closure for a campground at Daniel Boone National Forest. The Paragon dispersed camping area in the headwaters of Cave Run Lake will temporarily close this weekend, June 23 through June 25, due to potential for flooding. The campground will reopen once the risk of flooding is past. More>>

Former Judge Indicted On Additional Felony Charges

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FRANKFORT, KY. (LEX 18)– Attorney General Andy Beshear announced Thursday that former Campbell County District Judge Timothy Nolan has been indicted by a grand jury on additional felony counts. The new charges include two counts of human trafficking with a person under age 18, two counts of human trafficking with an adult, and one count of unlawful transaction with a minor. Following the second grand jury indictment, Nolan, 70, of California, Ky., has been indic... More>>

Miss Kentucky Contestants To Volunteer At Food Bank

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- With the upcoming Miss Kentucky Pageant (June 29 and 30) the contestants will be getting out into the community, volunteering at God’s Pantry Food Bank on Jaggie Fox Way before their day on stage. The 30 contestants, and reigning Miss Kentucky Laura Jones, will be visiting the food bank on Tuesday, June 27, from 10:30 a.m. till 12 p.m. They will be helping sort donated food and repacking food for distribution into the 50 count... More>>

Depp Talks Presidential Assassination, Sparks Controversy

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GLASTONBURY, England (AP)-- Johnny Depp has asked a crowd at the Glastonbury Festival when was the last time an actor assassinated a president. The remarks came during a segment Thursday in which Depp was speaking about President Donald Trump. He asked the question at the annual festival that celebrates the performing arts. The 54-year-old "Pirates of the Caribbean" star followed by saying that he is not an actor, but someone who lies for a living. However, he s...

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ID Of Suspect, Officer Released In Shooting

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3)-- The name of the suspect and the officer involved in a shooting have been released. Investigators say on Wednesday night Dimitri Harris, 24, was spotted trying to open doors to several homes. When officers were called to the scene police say Harris ran, and then allegedly shot officer Brad Shouse in the foot. Shouse is expected to make a full recovery. Harris was taken into custody Thursday after a 12 hour standoff with police. He is sched...

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Three Jailed After Child Wanders Into Highway

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FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (EKB)-- Three people were arrested after a child with special needs was found wandering in the roadway. 

It happened Thursday afternoon on KY 302/ Water Gap Road.

Officials say an autistic child climbed out a window of his grandmothers house and was walking on the road when a coal truck driver saw the child and stated she had to swerve to miss hitting him. 

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Man Arrested For Allegedly Kidnapping Ex-Girlfriend

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man is in jail Friday morning after police say he kidnapped a woman who had a protective order against him. Police say Jonathan Hunter, 29, hid outside his ex-girlfriend's house on Hisle Way until she got home Thursday. When she got out of her car, he allegedly attacked her and took her inside.  Police say he continued to hold her against her will for two and a half hours, until he fell asleep and she escaped. When officers showed up to arrest... More>>

Teen Drowns In Private Pond Video included

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HARDIN COUNTY, Ky. (WAVE 3)-- Police are investigating the apparent drowning of a teenage boy. It happened around 6 Thursday night just outside the Radcliff city limits. Police say some kids were swimming in a pond when a 16-year-old boy started having trouble swimming. Neighbors say two kids tried to save the teen but weren't able to, and that's when they heard cries for help. "We heard screaming, help help help and then my husband took off running and he jumped in the ... More>>

Stabbing Happens During Burglary Video included

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FRANKFORT, Ky (Frankfort State Journal) Police say that a man burglarized a home and then stabbed a neighbor during a struggle. The burglary happened on Thursday. According to the Frankfort State Journal, a neighbor called the homeowner who saw someone knock on the front door then go to the back of the home on Holmes Street. Major Robert Warfel tells the paper that the homeowner came home from work to find the man in his home going through his belongings. A struggle ensued. The neig...

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Man Sentenced To Death Penalty In Girlfriend's Ohio Slaying

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LEBANON, Ohio (AP) - An Illinois man convicted of abducting his estranged girlfriend from Kentucky and killing her along an Ohio interstate has been sentenced to receive the death penalty. A judge in southwest Ohio's Warren County sentenced Brookport, Illinois, resident Terry Froman on Thursday. The judge followed the recommendation of jurors who this month found Froman guilty of aggravated murder and kidnapping in the September 2014 slaying of Kimberly Thomas. A message left at Fro... More>>

California AG Bans State Travel To Texas, 3 Other States

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's attorney general is blocking state-funded travel to Texas and three other states in response to what he considers anti-LGBT rights laws enacted this year. Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Thursday added Texas, Alabama, South Dakota and Kentucky to the list of places where state employee travel is restricted. Lawmakers passed legislation last year banning non-essential travel to states with laws that discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual ... More>>

Kind Act Spreads To 167 Drivers At Indiana McDonald's

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SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (AP) - A customer's act of kindness at a southern Indiana McDonald's sparked a chain reaction of niceness in its drive-thru line. Hunter Hostetler is a cashier at a McDonald's in Scottsburg, about 50 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky. He says an older woman waiting in the restaurant's drive-thru Sunday decided to pay for the big order of a man with four children in a van behind her. Hostetler says she asked him to tell the man "Happy Father's Day," then ... More>>

Bam Adebayo Taken with the 14th Pick by the Miami Heat

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Former University of Kentucky Forward, Bam Adebayo, was taken with the 14th overall pick by the Miami Heat in Thursday night's NBA Draft. At Kentucky, Adebayo averaged 13 points and 8 rebounds per game but that went up during the post season for the big man who averaged a double-double down the stretch. He also had 57 blocked shots and a lot of thunderous dunks. Bam goes to a Miami Heat team that finished 41-41 last season, finishing 3rd in the Southeast Division just short of makin... More>>

Malik Monk Taken with the 11th Pick by the Charlotte Hornets

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Former University of Kentucky Guard, Malik Monk, was taken by the Charlotte Hornets with the 11th overall pick in Thursday night's NBA Draft. Monk is an athletic, three point shooter. At Kentucky, he led the Wildcats with 20 points per game and also had the most three pointers with 104, hitting 40% behind the arc. He scored 47 against North Carolina during their regular season meeting in Las Vegas. If there's one area he admits that he needs to improve it's...

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    In what has become an annual tradition for the Kentucky men’s basketball program, it was more of the same as three Wildcats achieved their dreams when they heard their names called in the 2017 NBA Draft. De’Aaron Fox (No. 5, Sacramento Kings), Malik Monk (No. 11, Charlotte Hornets) and Bam Adebayo (No. 14, Miami Heat) were selected during the 2017 draft on Thursday. Fox is the 12th UK player since 2010 to go in the top seven picks. Monk and Adebayo added to UK...

    In what has become an annual tradition for the Kentucky men’s basketball program, it was more of the same as three Wildcats achieved their dreams when they heard their names called in the 2017 NBA Draft. De’Aaron Fox (No. 5, Sacramento Kings), Malik Monk (No. 11, Charlotte Hornets) and Bam Adebayo (No. 14, Miami Heat) were selected during the 2017 draft on Thursday. Fox is the 12th UK player since 2010 to go in the top seven picks. Monk and Adebayo added to UK...

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    Friday, June 23 2017 1:00 AM EDT2017-06-23 05:00:26 GMT
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    Pat Riley turned to his alma mater for Miami's latest first-round draft pick.      The Heat took Kentucky's Bam Adebayo with the No. 14 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night, adding someone who got to the rim with ease in his lone college season. Adebayo made 170 shots from the field for the Wildcats, 101 of those being dunks.      "I'm ready to get started," Adebayo said. "I'm ready to get in that Heat jersey."      A...
    Pat Riley turned to his alma mater for Miami's latest first-round draft pick.      The Heat took Kentucky's Bam Adebayo with the No. 14 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night, adding someone who got to the rim with ease in his lone college season. Adebayo made 170 shots from the field for the Wildcats, 101 of those being dunks.      "I'm ready to get started," Adebayo said. "I'm ready to get in that Heat jersey."      A...
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    Making A Difference: Cancer Survivor Helps Feed Local Kids

    Friday, June 16 2017 7:19 PM EDT2017-06-16 23:19:59 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) One Lexington resident didn’t let a cancer diagnosis keep her from making sure that children-in-need are fed. Tenay Adams was diagnosed with throat cancer two years ago. “It was passed down from my parents' parents to me.  I lost two grandparents to throat cancer,” said Adams. She is done with chemo and radiation and has been in remission for a year now. Five days a week she is out at Green Acres Park carrying out her mission. &ldqu...

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) One Lexington resident didn’t let a cancer diagnosis keep her from making sure that children-in-need are fed. Tenay Adams was diagnosed with throat cancer two years ago. “It was passed down from my parents' parents to me.  I lost two grandparents to throat cancer,” said Adams. She is done with chemo and radiation and has been in remission for a year now. Five days a week she is out at Green Acres Park carrying out her mission. &ldqu...

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