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  • Outstanding Prosecutors Honored In Lexington

    August 28, 2014 6:11 AM

    (AP) - Kentucky's top prosecutors have been honored during a statewide conference in Lexington. The recipients of the 2014 Outstanding Commonwealth's and County Attorney Awards were announced as part of the Kentucky Prosecutors Conference last week. Letcher County Commonwealth's Attorney Edison Banks and Warren County Commonwealth's Attorney Chris Cohron received... more »
  • Legends Hold On For 4-3 Win Over West Virginia

    August 28, 2014 12:19 AM

    (WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK, Lexington, Ky.) The Lexington Legends held on for a 4-3 win over the West Virginia Power Wednesday night. The Legends took a 3-0 lead in the second inning. Elier Hernandez and Kenny Diekroeger started the inning with singles, and they moved up to second and third... more »
  • Crash Shuts Down I-75 In Tenn. Near Kentucky Border

    August 27, 2014 6:03 PM

    A person has died and three others were hurt after a crash in Jacksboro, Tenn., (Campbell County) just south of the Kentucky border. NBC affiliate WBIR reports two trucks collided just after 3 p.m. just south of exit 134, the Caryville/Jacksboro/LaFollette exit. According to officials, one truck was carrying batteries... more »
  • U of L Basketball Releases 2014-'15 Schedule

    August 27, 2014 3:45 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Appearances in six special early season events, the Cardinals' inaugural season in the Atlantic Coast Conference, at least 20 games on national television and 21 home games in the KFC Yum! Center highlight the 2014-15 University of Louisville men's basketball schedule. Nearly half of the Cardinals'... more »
  • 2 California Preps Added To Derby, Oaks Qualifiers

    August 27, 2014 3:34 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014) - The $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (Grade I) has been added to the list of races that comprise the 2014-15 "Road to the Kentucky Derby." The series of 35 select races - 19 "Prep Season" races and 16 "Championship Series" races - will determine... more »
  • Toyota Expansion In Michigan Relocating 250 Kentucky Jobs

    August 26, 2014 3:10 PM

    YORK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Toyota Motor Corp. says it's expanding its technical center in Michigan and moving 250 jobs from Kentucky. The automaker's expansion in Washtenaw County's York Township near Ann Arbor comes as a result of a $4 million state grant approved Tuesday by the Michigan Strategic... more »
  • Thousands Of Kentucky Records Go To New Building

    August 26, 2014 5:53 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - State officials have moved thousands of boxes of state records into a new facility in Frankfort. The move to the new State Records Center involved about 190,000 cardboard boxes to a new leased building. The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives says the move began in late... more »
  • Davis, Cousins Make Team USA

    August 23, 2014 2:24 PM

    USA Basketball National Team Managing Director Jerry Colangelo announced Friday night the 12 players who will represent the United States at the 2014 FIBA (International Basketball Federation) Basketball World Cup that is being held Aug. 30-Sept. 14 in Spain. The player announcement followed the USA's112-86 exhibition victory over Puerto Rico... more »
  • Kentucky Senate Race Heats Up

    August 23, 2014 7:24 AM

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's bitter U.S. Senate race turned more combative Friday, with both state parties filing dueling complaints against Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. The first salvo came from the state Republican Party, which submitted a complaint to the Federal Election Commission alleging... more »
  • Kentucky, Tennessee Receive Training Funds For Miners

    August 22, 2014 6:06 AM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - Kentucky and Tennessee are receiving funds from the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration's health and safety training grants. The agency announced Thursday it is allocating $8.3 million for 46 states and the Navajo Nation in fiscal year 2014. The grants cover training and... more »
  • Kendall Yount Bringing Gold Back To The Bluegrass

    August 21, 2014 10:54 PM

    Frankfort native, Kendall Yount, is bringing a gold medal back to Kentucky after winning the Taekwondo competition in the Youth Olympic Games. The 16 year old beat a competitor from Uzbekistan 4-2 in the finals and jumped for joy, hugging her coach after the match. Yount started taking Taekwondo... more »
  • Kentucky's Yount at Youth Olympic Games

    August 18, 2014 7:58 PM

    Kendall Yount has departed for the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, as the lone athlete to represent USA Taekwondo at the prestigious international event. More than 3,700 competitors between the ages of 15 and 18 will vie for medals in 28 sports at the Aug. 17-23 Youth Olympic... more »
  • UK-Dominican Republic Post-Game Notes and Comments

    August 15, 2014 9:19 PM

    Kentucky Basketball Postgame Notes Kentucky 83, Dominican Republic National Team 71 August 15, 2014 Sir Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium Team Records, Notes Kentucky improves to 4-0 on its 2014 exhibition tour in the Bahamas. Including a trip to Canada for an exhibition series in 2010, the Wildcats are now... more »
  • Corn, Soybean Production Drop Forecast In Kentucky

    August 14, 2014 7:08 AM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - A double-digit drop in corn and soybean production by Kentucky farmers is being predicted in a new report. Corn production in the state is forecast at 200 million bushels, down 18 percent from the prior year. Soybean production for Kentucky is forecast at 67.6 million bushels, a... more »
  • Appellate Panel Upholds Dismissal In Bridge Case

    August 12, 2014 11:15 AM

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The dismissal of a lawsuit over the $2.3 billion Ohio River bridges under construction at Louisville has been upheld. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously in rejecting claims that Kentucky and Indiana violated the National Environmental Protection Act... more »
  • State Revenue Up 2.2 Percent In July

    August 12, 2014 7:26 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - State officials say Kentucky's 2015 budget is off to a good start. The state collected more than $705 million in taxes and fees in July. That's 2.2 percent more than the state collected in July 2013. Kentucky finished the 2014 fiscal year with a $90 million shortfall.... more »
  • UK Football Fan Day

    August 9, 2014 8:36 PM

    An estimated 4,000 people showed up for UK Fan Day on Saturday, Aug. 9. That number includes the fans that showed up for the autograph session that begin at 9 a.m. and the practice that followed at 10:45 a.m. "I was shocked, because I thought in the morning... more »
  • 96th PGA Championship Notebook ~ Friday, Aug. 8

    August 9, 2014 12:25 AM

    FIRST TEE TIME AT 8:30 A.M: The first twosome tees off in the third round Saturday at 8:30 a.m. on No. 1. The final twosome of the day, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day, start their rounds at 3:00 p.m. McILROY HALFWAY HOME TO SECOND PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: Even on... more »
  • Grant To Promote Dental Health In Eastern Kentucky

    August 8, 2014 6:19 AM

    MOREHEAD (AP) - Morehead State University has been awarded a $500,000 grant to promote dental health in the region. U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers' office says the grant comes from the Appalachian Regional Commission. The money will be used to continue the Appalachian Rural Dental Education Partnership Program with the... more »
  • 96th PGA Championship Notebook ~ Thursday, Aug. 7

    August 7, 2014 8:43 PM

    CHAPPELL, PALMER, WESTWOOD SET PERSONAL BESTS, SHARE FIRST-ROUND LEAD: Kevin Chappell, making just his sixth major championship start, Ryan Palmer, who has never finished among the top 15 in this major championship, and Lee Westwood of England, who began his 67th major championship today at Valhalla Golf Club, each fired... more »
  • Westwood, McIlroy Ride Momentum At PGA

    August 7, 2014 8:36 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Rory McIlroy showed no sign of letting up. Lee Westwood might just be getting started. Momentum was a big theme Thursday in the opening round of the PGA Championship, and it even applied to Tiger Woods. Except that Woods kept going the wrong direction. Westwood followed... more »
  • Grants Announced During Health Series

    August 7, 2014 7:12 AM

    MOREHEAD. (AP) - A series of meetings to address health care issues in southern and eastern Kentucky have come with announcements of grants to fund several programs. On Wednesday, Morehead State was awarded a $500,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to continue a dental education partnership program with the... more »
  • Counties Getting Refunds From Mining Permit Fees

    August 7, 2014 5:08 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - Thirty-four coal counties in Kentucky are in line to receive refunds totaling nearly $400,000 from mining permit and acreage fees. Gov. Steve Beshear's administration said Wednesday that the amount being refunded to fiscal courts is up slightly from last year. The state Department for Natural Resources collects... more »
  • 96th PGA Championship Notebook ~ Wednesday, Aug. 6

    August 6, 2014 10:57 PM

    ALL 156 HAVE REGISTERED: Including four-time PGA Champion Tiger Woods, all 156 players in the field have registered for the 2014 PGA Championship. The others who notified the PGA of America that they would be registering after the 5 p.m. (EDT) Tuesday deadline, were 1997 PGA Champion Davis... more »
  • Perry Ready For-Final?-PGA Championship

    August 6, 2014 1:09 AM

    Kenny Perry has seen the good, the bad and the ugly at Valhalla Golf Club. And, he hinted that he might be seeing it in competition for the final time. Perry played 18 holes on Tuesday and then spent more than an hour signing autographs for fans behind the... more »
  • 96th PGA Championship Notebook ~ Tuesday, Aug. 5

    August 5, 2014 10:52 PM

    LOUIE'S THE LONGEST: All day long, they stepped to the 10th tee, only one shot away from prodigious glory. In the end, and it was 340 yards later when his ball stopped in the fairway, Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa emerged as the winner of the PGA Championship Long Drive... more »
  • Challenges To Gay Marriage Bans: Where They Stand

    August 5, 2014 12:45 PM

    State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since last summer, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages. The remaining state bans all face legal challenges to overturn them, and a federal Court of Appeals in Cincinnati will hear arguments Wednesday... more »
  • 96th PGA Championship Notebook ~ Monday, Aug. 4

    August 4, 2014 11:09 PM

    RORY NO. 1 AGAIN: Victories in consecutive appearances -- the Open Championship and the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational -- have propelled Roy McIlory back to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking. McIlroy, the 2012 PGA Champion, held the top spot in the Ranking for 39 weeks (not consecutively)... more »
  • Indiana Woman Who Ran Away With Daughter Found In Clark County Play Video

    August 4, 2014 6:21 PM

    Federal investigators say an Indiana woman took her 9-year-old daughter on the run after a judge awarded custody to the girl's father. A year later, the woman and daughter were found hiding in a bunker underneath a Clark County trailer. 35-year-old Aprille Hutsinpiller had been on the run since... more »
  • Stoops Fired Up for Fall Camp

    August 2, 2014 1:38 PM

    Mark Stoops knew this offseason was an important one. Through his debut season at Kentucky, he coached a group that was almost always competitive, but clearly had a long road ahead to become the team he was brought to Lexington to build. "That first year, there's so much... more »
  • Lost River Cave Now Offers Kayaking Tours

    August 2, 2014 11:31 AM

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Boat tours of Lost River Cave have been offered for years, but now people can explore the underground river in a different way with the new Kayaking in the Cave Tour. Lost River Cave received a grant from the General Motors Foundation to buy nine kayaks,... more »
  • Former Cat Pitcher Traded To The Cardinals

    July 31, 2014 9:50 PM

    The Major League Baseball trade deadline was Thursday at 4 PM and one of the trades involved a former UK player. Pitcher Corey Littrell was sent from the Red Sox to the St. Louis Cardinals along with John Lackey. Littrell was in the minor league's in high class... more »
  • Justice Mines Have 266 Violations In 5 States

    July 31, 2014 10:53 AM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A West Virginia coal billionaire has more than 250 pending violations at mining operations in Kentucky and four other states. The Courier-Journal cited data from the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement in reporting that almost half of the citations against mines owned by... more »
  • Kentucky House Speaker Says Local Option Sales Tax Is Focus

    July 31, 2014 5:57 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - House Democrats' top priority in January could be allowing local governments to temporarily raise taxes to help pay for construction projects, House Speaker Greg Stumbo said Wednesday. Stumbo had previously said that House Bill 1 - the spot reserve for the House majority's top priority - would... more »
  • State Social Worker Accused Of Trading In-Home Visit For Drugs Play Video

    July 30, 2014 5:22 AM

    Lexington police arrested a state social worker accused of trading drugs for an in-home visit with a child. Police say Chad Albert Buckley made a deal to obtain four Oxycontin pills valued at $100 in exchange for the home visit. According to the police report, Buckley paid $30 cash,... more »
  • Top 100 Set To Compete In PGA Championship At Valhalla Golf Club

    July 29, 2014 8:13 PM

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - (July 29, 2014) The PGA of America announced today that the top 100 players in the Official World Golf Ranking have committed to play in the 96th PGA Championship, Aug. 7-10, at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. Barring any withdrawals before the opening round,... more »
  • Boone Has Lowest June County Jobless Rate In Kentucky

    July 25, 2014 6:28 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - The state says Boone County had the lowest unemployment rate among Kentucky's 120 counties in June. The rate in the northern Kentucky county was 5.5 percent. Kenton County, also in northern Kentucky, had the second-lowest rate at 5.8 percent. Next were Campbell, Larue and Woodford counties at... more »
  • Kentucky Has 237 Of The Children Crossing Into US

    July 25, 2014 6:17 AM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - Kentucky has received less than 1 percent of the unaccompanied children crossing into the United States. New federal data published Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families showed Kentucky received 237 of the more than 30,000 children who have been... more »
  • Kentucky Among States With Largest Drop In Unemployment Applications

    July 24, 2014 9:14 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits plunged last week, a sign that the economy is building strength. The Labor Department said Thursday that applications for jobless aid fell 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000. The fewest people sought benefits since February 2006, almost two years before the start... more »
  • Kentucky Pushing Court Records Online

    July 24, 2014 8:26 AM

    COVINGTON (AP) - Kentucky is pushing to digitize court records and eventually make them more accessible to the public. State Supreme Court Justice Michelle Keller says the goal is to get all 120 Kentucky counties and all types of cases operating on a single system by the end of 2015.... more »
  • PGA Long Drive Competition Taking Place At Valhalla

    July 23, 2014 3:32 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - (July 23, 2014) The 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club will host the return of the PGA Championship Long Drive Competition, which originated in 1952 when the Championship was conducted at Big Spring Country Club in Louisville. During a practice round on Tuesday, Aug.... more »
  • Kentucky Retail Food Prices Rise In Second Quarter

    July 18, 2014 6:15 AM

    LOUISVILLE,(AP) - A survey shows average retail food prices in Kentucky supermarkets made a small but steady climb in the second quarter of this year. The Marketbasket Survey by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation shows the total cost of 40 basic grocery items was $122.23. That was $1.53, or 1.3... more »
  • Test Hemp Crop Grows With Arrival Of More Seeds

    July 15, 2014 6:30 AM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - Another shipment of imported seeds is bolstering Kentucky's experimental hemp crop, this time with none of the drama that surrounded an earlier shipment that set off a legal fight between the state's Agriculture Department and the federal government. Nearly 950 pounds of Canadian hemp seeds cleared customs... more »
  • New Law Aims To Help Newly Insured Find Treatment

    July 15, 2014 6:26 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - More than 420,000 Kentuckians have health insurance now because of the federal Affordable Care Act, many for the first time in their lives. Now who is going to treat them? A state commissioned study last year said Kentucky is already short about 4,000 doctors - and that... more »
  • Monday A Weather Aware Day

    July 14, 2014 4:36 AM

    Monday is a weather aware day for central and eastern Kentucky. Heavy rain will fall across the area today and could cause some localized flooding issues. After one line of storms moved through the area early Monday morning, the chance for some additional strong thunderstorms also exists later in... more »
  • Panel To Hire More Staff To Review Child Deaths

    July 11, 2014 9:13 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - A volunteer panel reviewing the deaths and near-deaths of abused or neglected children in Kentucky is planning to hire additional staff to analyze hundreds of social worker case files. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the Child Fatality and Near Fatality External Review Panel hopes to hire a... more »
  • Kentucky Ends 2014 With $90 Million Shortfall

    July 11, 2014 5:59 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - Kentuckians are buying more stuff, they just aren't paying as much in taxes. That's why the state ended the 2014 fiscal year on June 30 with a $90 million shortfall in its general fund. Sales taxes - the extra 6 percent consumers pay on their purchases -... more »
  • Cost Lowered To Take GED Test In Kentucky

    July 10, 2014 5:49 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - The cost of taking the GED test in Kentucky is being reduced for a limited time. Effective immediately, eligible Kentucky adults can take each module of the GED test at the reduced cost of $10. The state Council on Postsecondary Education says the offer is being made... more »
  • Legends Edge Augusta 6-5; Former UK Star Riddle Up Next

    July 1, 2014 12:04 AM

    (WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK, Lexington, Ky.) The Lexington Legends took the lead with three runs in the sixth inning and held on for a 6-5 win over the Augusta GreenJackets Monday night. The Legends took an early 2-0 lead. They scored a run in the first inning on a... more »
  • UK Police Search For Suspect In Fraudulent Credit Card Case

    June 26, 2014 3:52 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky Police is asking the public for help in identifying a woman suspected of fraudulent use of a credit card in connection with four cases of stolen credit cards at the UK Chandler Hospital in May and June. Police say the credit cards belonged... more »
  • Deadline Is Monday For Company Annual Reports

    June 26, 2014 6:22 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - Kentucky businesses have until Monday to file their annual reports and pay a $15 filing fee with the secretary of state's office. So far, more than 148,000 of Kentucky's 200,000 registered businesses have filed their paperwork. About 70 percent of those businesses filed online. Companies already registered... more »
  • Kentucky Small Business Support Most Improved

    June 25, 2014 6:25 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - The state says a survey of small businesses across the country shows Kentucky has made the most improvement in supporting entrepreneurs. Gov. Steve Beshear's office said in a news release Tuesday that Thumbtack.com surveyed more than 12,000 small businesses across the U.S. asking about the friendliness of... more »
  • Report Shows Gains In College Degrees Awarded

    June 23, 2014 6:01 AM

    DANVILLE (AP) - A preliminary report shows that Kentucky's public and private colleges and universities awarded 63,148 degrees and credentials during the past academic year. State officials say that amounts to a 1.2 percent increase from the prior year and a 60 percent increase in the past decade. The statewide... more »
  • State Wildlife Officials Warn Not To Disturb Tern Nests

    June 23, 2014 5:41 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking the public not to disturb the nest of least terns, the only endangered species that nests in Kentucky. According to the department, least terns are nesting now on sand bars in the Mississippi River along Kentucky's western border.... more »
  • Kentucky Receiving $900K For Workforce Database

    June 20, 2014 6:05 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - Kentucky's Education and Workforce Development Cabinet is receiving more than $900,000 to help with a database to link workforce and education information. The U.S. Labor Department grant is part of nearly $6 million being awarded in the fourth round of the Workforce Data Quality Initiative. The Labor... more »
  • Cannabis Supporters Push For Medical Marijuana

    June 19, 2014 6:48 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - As Kentucky embraces marijuana's less potent cousin, hemp, cannabis supporters hope to use that momentum to push lawmakers to legalize medical marijuana. State lawmakers on Wednesday held their second public hearing this year on the subject, taking testimony from a quadriplegic who said marijuana eases his pain... more »
  • Kentucky To Expand Preschool Education Program

    June 17, 2014 5:46 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - Kentucky officials are expanding a program that seeks to help parents turn everyday life into learning experiences for their preschool-aged children. Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear announced Monday the state would pay for 25 "bornlearning Academies" this fall. It's part of a four-year plan to establish 150 academies... more »
  • Officials Preparing For Major Kentucky Earthquake Play Video

    June 16, 2014 7:06 PM

    It's been more than 200 year since Kentucky saw its last catastrophic earthquake, but officials said the state is at high risk for another one. "It's not if it's going to happen, it's when it's going to happen," Michael Dossett of Kentucky Emergency Management said. Officials from all... more »
  • Garden Party Planned At Governor's Mansion

    June 16, 2014 6:50 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - The Governor's Mansion Centennial Celebration is hosting a Summer Solstice Garden Celebration next weekend. The June 21 event will include several sessions featuring experts in horticulture, garden design, culinary arts and entertaining. There will be a breakfast session hosted by Kentucky floral designer Roiann Ridley and lunch... more »
  • Indiana Tops Kentucky 83-70 In Girls All-Star game

    June 13, 2014 10:57 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Ana Owens scored 26 points to lead the Indiana girls All-Star basketball team to an 83-70 win over Kentucky on Friday night. Owens, a University of Cincinnati signee, made 9 of 15 field goals and scored 10 in the second half as Indiana pulled away from... more »
  • Ohio Man Accused Of Inappropriate Relationship With Kentucky Juvenile

    June 9, 2014 12:16 PM

    An Ohio man has been arrested accused of having a relationship with a Kentucky juvenile online and discussing possible trips to meet the child. 31-year-old James Cotner was arrested after a several-month investigation by Kentucky State Police led them to discover Cotner had met a 12-year-old online and begun... more »
  • Storms Spawn Funnel Clouds, Leave Behind Scattered Damage Play Video

    June 5, 2014 5:00 AM

    Strong storms rumbled across Kentucky Wednesday evening and into the overnight hours bringing with them strong winds, heavy rains and at least two reported tornadoes. Funnel clouds were spotted in Webster and Christian Counties. According to strom reports, the funnel cloud over Christian County was wedge shaped and about... more »
  • Yard Sale Meanders Through 400 Miles Of Kentucky

    June 2, 2014 5:50 AM

    MAYSVILLE (AP) - Four days, 400 miles of scenic roadways. And all the yard sale goodies, antiques and collectibles you can carry. Tables and tents are setting up again along U.S. 68 from Maysville in northeastern Kentucky to Paducah in western Kentucky and venturing off to the south across the... more »
  • Louisville Knocks Cats Out Of NCAA Baseball Tourney

    June 2, 2014 4:38 AM

    Louisville ended the University of Kentucky's baseball season with a 4-1 win in the NCAA Tournament Sunday night. Eighth-ranked Cardinals plated a run in the third inning, broke open the game with three runs in the seventh, and got a strong pitching performance from Josh Rogers. Kentucky (37-25)... more »
  • Groups Form Network To Preserve 'Sacred Spaces'

    May 27, 2014 6:50 AM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - Friends of Eastern Cemetery and Preservation Louisville have formed a new network that will focus on helping people interested in preserving and maintaining historic spaces, such as cemeteries, churches and church school buildings. The Sacred Spaces group will allow members to learn from one another about the... more »
  • Kentucky Gains Federal Permit For Its Hemp Seeds

    May 23, 2014 7:21 AM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - Hemp seeds will be sprung from confinement and planted in Kentucky soil in coming days after federal drug officials approved a permit Thursday ending a standoff that had imperiled the state's experimental plantings this spring, agriculture officials said. Kentucky's Agriculture Department expects to receive delivery of the... more »
  • Coach Stoops Talks U of L & Recruiting

    May 22, 2014 11:59 PM

    UK Football Coach, Mark Stoops, has been pretty quiet since spring football practice ended. But, he was a guest on Thursday for The Paul Finebaum Show on ESPN Radio. Finebaum, who does his show out of Birmingham, AL, pointed out that UK made some headlines there when they beat... more »
  • State Ag Officials Upbeat About Gaining Hemp Seeds

    May 22, 2014 6:56 AM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - Attorneys for the Kentucky Agriculture Department and federal government resumed discussions with a judge on Wednesday to try to resolve a standoff over hemp seeds from Italy that customs officials have blocked from reaching fields for spring planting. Afterward, a top aide to Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James... more »
  • Proposed Update To Transportation Plan Available

    May 22, 2014 6:19 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - A proposed update to Kentucky's long-range transportation plan is available for public review. The draft updates the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's 2006 long-range plan and was developed with help from more than 16,000 public survey responses. The cabinet says the draft plan's goals include more emphasis on longer-lasting... more »
  • UK Baseball Topples No. 7 Florida In SEC Tournament

    May 22, 2014 12:18 AM

    HOOVER, Ala. -- Kyle Cody and Chandler Shepherd combined to hold No. 7 Florida to two runs and Max Kuhn belted a two-run homer in the third inning, leading Kentucky to a 4-2 win over the top-seeded Gators, in the second round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament, on a perfect... more »
  • NBA Draft Lottery Set For Randle And Young

    May 21, 2014 12:16 AM

    The NBA Draft Lottery was held Tuesday night before the Eastern Conference Playoff game. It sets the top 14 teams to pick for the June 26th Draft. So, former UK Basketball players, Julius Randle and James Young, would have a better idea of where they might be headed. The... more »
  • Another Cal To The NBA Rumor

    May 20, 2014 1:28 PM

    Another day and another rumor about John Calipari and the NBA. In the past few months, Cal's name has been out there with the Lakers, Cavs, the Knicks and now Memphis. The Memphis Grizzlies still have Dave Joerger as their coach. They are making a number of changes in... more »
  • Kentucky Voters Head To Polls In Primary Play Video

    May 20, 2014 5:58 AM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - Kentucky voters are heading to the polls for a primary election headlined by a hotly contested U.S. Senate race. But voters Tuesday will also choose nominees for state legislative races, with all 100 seats in the Kentucky House and half of the state Senate's 38 seats on... more »
  • Trail Features Indiana, Kentucky Baseball Sites

    May 19, 2014 5:56 AM

    HUNTINGBURG, Ind. (AP) - A southern Indiana baseball stadium that was used in the 1991 movie "A League of Their Own" will be the official launch site for the Heartland Historic Baseball Trail highlighting baseball landmarks along the Interstate 64 corridor. Organizers say the goal of the trail is to... more »
  • Cumbess, Nunley Lead No. 14 Softball to 2-0 Win Over Ohio

    May 17, 2014 12:33 AM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Kentucky senior pitcher/infielder Lauren Cumbess launched her ninth home run of the season in the second inning and followed with an insurance run in the sixth inning on a RBI sacrifice fly, giving sophomore pitcher Kelsey Nunley all the run support she needed as UK... more »
  • Cody, Nelson Shutout Georgia To Claim Series Win

    May 17, 2014 12:31 AM

    ATHENS, Ga. -- Kyle Cody and Andrew Nelson combined to throw a six-hit shutout, and Kentucky got homers from A.J. Reed and Max Kuhn, posting a 10-0 series-clinching win over Georgia, on Friday night at Foley Field. Kentucky (32-21, 14-15 Southeastern Conference) clinched the series with its second... more »
  • UK Baseball Clinches Third Straight SEC Tourney Berth

    May 16, 2014 12:20 AM

    ATHENS, Ga. -- A.J. Reed worked eight shutout innings for his 10th win of the year and collected four hits at the plate, leading Kentucky to a 13-0 rout of Georgia, clinching UK's third consecutive berth in the Southeastern Conference Tournament, on Thursday night in front of 2,003 at Foley... more »
  • Famurewa Scores Five To Begin SEC Outdoor Championships

    May 16, 2014 12:13 AM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - The sixth-ranked Kentucky women's track and field team raced to a roaring start to the 2014 Southeastern Conference Championships behind Rebecca Famurewa's five points in the hammer throw. Famurewa was part of the best competition in the history of the UK track and field complex (reopened... more »
  • All Public High Schools Online With Transcripts

    May 15, 2014 6:43 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - Public high school students in Kentucky may find it easier to have records sent to colleges and universities now that their schools are online with electronic transcripts. Kentucky education officials say the transcripts can be sent directly to 44 public or private colleges and universities in Kentucky... more »
  • McConnell To Fly Around State Day Before Election

    May 14, 2014 5:58 AM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell will spend Monday flying around Kentucky for campaign events on the eve of the state's primary election. McConnell, who is seeking a sixth term, faces Louisville businessman Matt Bevin in the primary. McConnell will start at Louisville's Bowman Field, then continue to... more »