November 25, 2013 4:33 PM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee doesn't expect to have trouble finding motivation for Saturday's season finale at Kentucky finale even though a bowl bid isn't at stake.
The chance to build momentum by earning its first true road win in three years is all the incentive the Volunteers need.... more »
November 10, 2013 7:02 PM
The Kentucky football team received their first commitment for the 2015 class on Sunday evening. Montrell Custis, a 6-foot, 180-pound cornerback from Georgia is considered a four-star prospect by 247Sports.com. Custis chose Kentucky over the likes of Auburn, Tennessee and West Virginia among others.
October 15, 2013 10:09 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Two Memphis police officers were shot and wounded Tuesday as they tried to arrest a man who barricaded himself in a home later engulfed by flames, authorities said. They added the man's body was later found in the charred and smoldering home.
The Commercial Appeal... more »
October 9, 2013 12:21 PM
A missing Tennessee woman has been found safe in Pikeville.
80-year-old Ruth Poole was found Tuesday night. She was last seen at a friend's home in South Carolina.
She left Monday to go to the store, but never came back. Poole was involved in a minor wreck in... more »
October 7, 2013 1:20 PM
Officials say rain could be to blame in a deadly crash that killed a well known horse trainer from Tennessee.
The crash happened around 8:30 a.m. Monday on Interstate-71 in Gallatin County.
Deputies say 51-year-old Jeffrey Givens was hauling a horse trailer, when it dipped off the side... more »
October 4, 2013 12:36 PM
STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) - He was the oldest victim in the fiery crash of a church bus in Tennessee, but Cloyce Matheny was truly young at heart. The 95-year-old retired aeronautical engineer went skydiving just a couple years ago, and was involved with a seniors group at his North Carolina... more »
October 3, 2013 12:09 PM
DANDRIDGE, Tenn. (AP) -It could take a couple of days to identify some of the eight people killed in a fiery bus crash in Tennessee because some of the victims were so badly burned, the highway patrol said Thursday. Sgt. Bill Miller said said a forensic team expected to use... more »
October 3, 2013 10:36 AM
DANDRIDGE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Highway Patrol says it could take a couple of days before troopers release the names of the eight people who died in a fiery bus crash. THP Sgt. Bill Miller said Thursday morning that positive identification of the victims would be difficult because some... more »
September 12, 2013 3:46 PM
Four people found shot to death on Thursday in a car near a former Tennessee mountain resort were deliberately targeted and not the victims of random violence, authorities said.
Deputy District Attorney General Gary McKenzie said in a telephone interview that investigators are still working to identify the victims.... more »
September 11, 2013 5:43 PM
Police say a man approached an officer Wednesday morning saying he believed to be wanted.
A trooper who was patrolling on US Highway 25 in London Wednesday said 38-year-old Michael Ford, II approached him around 10:45 a.m. ad said he thought he was wanted in Tennessee and wanted to... more »
September 3, 2013 2:30 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A Memphis teen who police say studied close-combat battle tactics and sharpened his knife the night before he fatally stabbed his high school principal pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Tuesday.
Eduardo Marmolejo, 18, told Criminal Court Judge W. Mark Ward that he accepted a plea... more »
September 2, 2013 4:06 PM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee is treating Western Kentucky as if it's a Southeastern Conference opponent instead of a Sun Belt team.
"All you have to do is watch a couple of clips and they have your attention," Tennessee coach Butch Jones said. "They have SEC talent."
They... more »
August 23, 2013 6:20 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - No charges have been filed against a Tennessee kindergartner or his mother after a gun discharged inside the child's backpack in a school cafeteria, but the shooting has led to metal-detecting wands being provided to the district's elementary schools, officials said Friday. Memphis police said the... more »
August 19, 2013 9:32 PM
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - The NCAA has ruled that a Middle Tennessee football player who spent five years in the Marines will be allowed to compete this fall and that he will have four years of eligibility remaining.
It's a reversal from the NCAA's earlier decision to rule Steven... more »
August 16, 2013 6:21 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A fifth Vanderbilt football player has been indicted for his alleged role in the rape of an unconscious student on campus. Metro Nashville Police say 21-year-old Chris Boyd gave another defendant advice on how to cover up the crime. Vanderbilt released a statement Friday saying he... more »
July 22, 2013 8:00 PM
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Middle Tennessee police say they have video of a Blue Raiders football player choking his girlfriend last November while two teammates watched and did nothing.
The girlfriend met with university police on Friday and they released a report Monday saying they have a copy of... more »
July 8, 2013 5:26 PM
Crews are on the scene of a small plane crash on Jacksboro Road in the Bronston community in Pulaski County that happened not far from a private airport with a grass field.
The crash happened at about 4 p.m. Two men were on board, and witness Jeremy Thompson said... more »
June 27, 2013 8:05 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Nashville man who fled to Egypt with his two children has been charged with criminal homicide in the death of his wife.
The body of 27-year-old Madiha Roshdy was found last month by a highway mowing crew near Elizabethton, Ky., but authorities were unable... more »
May 24, 2013 6:11 AM
An elderly Tennessee couple died in a crash along I-65 in Hardin County Thursday afternoon.
Police say a car went off the road near mile marker 98, crashed into a tree and came to rest in a creek bed. Firefighters found Claire R. Kahane, 75. dead inside the vehicle.... more »
May 6, 2013 8:44 AM
ONEIDA, Tenn. (AP) - New population estimates of black bears in and around the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area show the population is thriving. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the bears were reintroduced to the area almost 20 years ago after they had been nearly wiped out... more »
March 11, 2013 9:26 AM
SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, Tenn. (AP) - A bus carrying Kentucky college students has crashed on Signal Mountain in southeastern Tennessee. WRCB-TV in Chattanooga reported a brake problem caused the charter bus carrying students from Kentucky Wesleyan College to run over a small hill beside the road. The station reported the bus... more »
March 8, 2013 12:23 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Federal prosecutors have decided to pursue the death penalty against a former prison guard charged with killing two West Tennessee postal workers. U.S. Attorney Edward Stanton told U.S. District Judge Jon McCalla about the decision at a hearing in Memphis on Friday for suspect Chastain Montgomery.... more »
March 8, 2013 6:54 AM
COOPERTOWN, Tenn. (AP) - A police chief hired to rebuild a tiny Tennessee department dismantled by scandal is using a lie-detector test to keep racists off his force. Coopertown Police Chief Shane Sullivan took over the department in November, becoming the 11th chief in as many years. He was hired... more »
January 19, 2013 5:00 PM
Kentucky's football coach Mark Stoops has affirmed the Wildcats interest in arguably the state's best running back.
Madison Southern's Damien Harris was offered a scholarship by Joker Phillips when he was the head coach at Kentucky. However, when Phillips was let go, the sophomore running back didn't know if... more »
January 11, 2013 9:33 AM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A judge is considering whether to grant new trials to three men in the torture killing of a young Knoxville couple.
Lemaricus Davidson, Letalvis Cobbins and George Thomas are seeking new trials after the trial judge was found to be addicted to prescription pain pills.... more »
January 3, 2013 5:39 PM
In Sept. 2012, Lex18 Sports sat down with Madison Southern's Damien Harris. At that time, Harris was already proving that he was one of the best running backs in the state -- as a sophomore.
The Eagles running back finished the season with 160 carries for 1,911 yards (11.9... more »
December 7, 2012 8:28 AM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee selected Cincinnati's Butch Jones as its fourth football coach six seasons, ending a tumultuous couple of days for both parties. The university has scheduled a news conference for 2:30 p.m. Friday to announce the hiring, which was first reported by VolQuest.com. Cincinnati already has announced... more »
November 29, 2012 8:53 AM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The judge who presided over the retrial in which a Kentucky woman was convicted in a young Tennessee woman's killing is aiming for a February sentencing. Vanessa Coleman of Lebanon, Ky., was convicted in Knoxville earlier this month of facilitation of felony murder. The Knoxville News... more »
May 21, 2012 8:32 AM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Department of Transportation expects to open at least one southbound lane of Interstate 75 at the site of a massive rockslide in Campbell County. According to The Knoxville News Sentinel, TDOT intends to open one of the two southbound lanes Monday at the 143... more »
May 8, 2012 9:38 AM
GUNTOWN, Miss. (AP) - The intense search for a man accused of abducting a Tennessee woman and her three daughters continued Tuesday after authorities said the mother and her oldest daughter were found dead in north Mississippi, behind a house the alleged kidnapper rented. Authorities are looking for Adam Mayes,... more »
March 23, 2012 10:26 PM
Tennessee starting pitcher Zack Godley worked eight innings and allowed only one run on four hits to lead the Volunteers to a 4-1 win over No. 2 Kentucky in the series opener, snapping UK's school-record 22-game winning streak to open the season and hand the Wildcats their first loss of... more »
February 22, 2012 8:49 AM
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued an Amber Alert for two missing children Wednesday morning.
Investigators say they think non-custodial parents Jeremy Knasel, 32, and Ashley Norberg, 24, abducted Summer Knasel, 3, and her 4-year-old sister Lovell in Van Buren County, Tenn. The county is located in the center... more »
February 20, 2012 5:09 AM
JELLICO, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee state police say a juvenile was seriously injured and others were hurt when blinding snow and fog contributed to a string of crashes along a three-mile stretch of Interstate 75 near Jellico. The eight crashes were original reported by Campbell County dispatch as a chain-reaction... more »
January 31, 2012 10:19 PM
An Interview With:
COACH JOHN CALIPARI
Q. On a scale of 1-to-10, 10 being the highest, how good was the defense? COACH CALIPARI: We were really good defensively. We were really good. You know, the way we scored the ball in the first half, we were able to... more »
January 10, 2012 6:20 AM
Erick Fountain says he was relieved when police captured two Powell County Jail escapees in Tennessee.
Police say Phillip Wells and Josh Abner stole Fountain's car after they broke out of the jail last month. The duo headed south and officers eventually found them, along with the stolen vehicle,... more »
December 26, 2011 10:34 AM
MOUNT JULIET, Tenn. (AP) - A Mount Juliet car dealership has been shuttered after federal agents froze the assets of its owner, who is accused of having ties to terrorists. The accusations against Cedar Exports & Auto Sales in Mount Juliet are spelled out in a federal lawsuit that was... more »
November 29, 2011 9:59 AM
Since UK last beat Tennessee way back in 1984,Calvary Baptist Church associate pastor Hank Ellington has sported a beard.
That's 26 years of facial hair.
Ellington is now clean-shaved.
After that win in the 80s, Ellington made a bargain with his youth group.
... more »
November 27, 2011 2:51 PM
(AP) - When Avery Williamson and his Kentucky teammates finally had nothing left to lose, the Wildcats pulled off two of their best performances of the season. Now, coach Joker Phillips must find a way to continue the good vibes gained with Saturday's 10-7 upset of Tennessee in the season... more »
November 26, 2011 6:43 PM
JOKER PHILLIPS: The injury report? There is none. What an amazing game. How many if we lined up the last 26 years, how many quarterbacks have we had, probably 15? Who would pick out Matt Roark as the guy who broke the streak? You know we had a few goals... more »
November 26, 2011 6:34 PM
2011 Kentucky Football Kentucky vs. Tennessee Lexington, Ky. -- Commonwealth Stadium Nov. 26, 2010 Post-Game Quotes
#3 Matt Roark, WR/QB
On his overall thoughts on the win ... "I never expected to do anything like that. Not the part of beating Tennessee, but the me... more »
November 26, 2011 5:58 PM
(AP) - Matt Roark's knowledge of the playbook as quarterback came down to a single sheet of paper. The 51 plays the wide receiver said he learned this week were good enough to snap a streak dating back 26 years. Roark filled in at quarterback with 124 yards on 24... more »
June 23, 2011 9:13 AM
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A Chattanooga man's body is being exhumed to remove dentures that belong to another man after a hospital employee mistakenly gave them to the wrong family. Parkridge Medical Center spokeswoman Alison Counts told The Chattanooga Times Free Press that the body of 76-year-old Kenneth Ray Manis... more »
April 26, 2011 11:34 AM
FAIRVIEW, Tenn. (AP) - Many Internet users rely on Google to instantly find information about almost anyone and anything. Philippe and Thao Jeanty went a step further. They used Google to design their solar-powered home in rural Fairview. "The beauty of Google Sketchup is you can move things around until... more »
April 21, 2011 2:53 PM
Kentucky State Police say a man wanted in a double shooting in Knox County Tuesday afternoon was captured in Tennessee Thursday.
James Bargo, 57, of Woodbine was arrested for criminal impersonation and drug charges by Knoxville Police Department at about 1:45 a.m. Investigators say Bargo shot his girlfriend and... more »
March 21, 2011 10:09 PM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee has fired Bruce Pearl after a season that saw the coach charged with unethical conduct for lying to NCAA investigators during a probe into recruiting. In a statement released late Monday night, athletics director Mike Hamilton said Tennessee officials made the decision to relieve Pearl... more »
March 21, 2011 2:25 PM
Sources are telling several different outlets, including ESPN, CBS Sports and Fox Sports that Bruce Pearl is out as the coach at Tennessee.
According to multiple sources, the Vols head coach - who is the subject of an NCAA investigation in which he admitted to lying to the NCAA... more »
February 23, 2011 11:27 AM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The NCAA has charged Tennessee with at least a dozen rules violations committed by the university's basketball and football programs.
Included in the allegations after the NCAA's 22-month investigation are charges that coach Bruce Pearl acted unethically and failed to monitor compliance activities by his... more »
February 9, 2011 1:12 PM
(AP) - Kentucky coach John Calipari jotted down a simple message on the whiteboard in locker room before the 18th-ranked Wildcats faced rival Tennessee on Tuesday night.
"I put on the board: Refuse to lose," Calipari said. "It's that time of the year. Refuse to lose. Figure out a... more »
February 8, 2011 11:12 PM
(AP) - DeAndre Liggins tied a career-high with 19 points and No. 18 Kentucky ruined Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl's return to the bench with a 73-61 victory on Tuesday night.
Josh Harrellson added 16 points as the Wildcats (17-6, 5-4 Southeastern Conference) broke a modest two-game losing streak by... more »
February 8, 2011 9:58 PM
The Cats came out fast, but didn't finish off the first half. Kentucky leads Tennessee 35-28 at the break. DeAndre Liggins leads the way with 11 points. Doron Lamb has eight.
Kentucky went on a 11-2 run capped off by a Terrence Jones fast break to give the Cats... more »
February 7, 2011 11:53 PM
(AP) - Shekinna Stricklen scored 20 points and No. 4 Tennessee overcame major turnover trouble to beat No. 15 Kentucky 73-67 on Monday night. The Lady Vols (22-2, 10-0 Southeastern Conference) won their 13th straight despite turning it over 24 times in the face of the Wildcats' relentless pressure. Meighan... more »
February 7, 2011 3:45 PM
The 16/18th-ranked Kentucky women's basketball team puts its seven-game winning streak on the line in an ESPN2 "Big Monday" showdown against undefeated and No. 5/4 Tennessee tonight. Game time in Memorial Coliseum is 9 p.m. EST..
Monday's matchup will showcase two of the Southeastern Conference's top teams as Tennessee... more »
December 30, 2010 11:42 AM
Police in Tennessee are looking for a Kentucky man who they say robbed a restaurant and ran over the manager with his truck.
A Tennessee TV station reports police have issued an arrest warrant for Jeffery Everly, 38, from Ohio County.
Police say Everly walked into a Shoney's... more »
November 27, 2010 3:44 PM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tyler Bray threw for 354 yards and two touchdowns as Tennessee extended its winning streak over Kentucky to 26 straight games to become bowl eligible with a 24-14 victory on Saturday. After losing four games in October, the Vols (6-6, 3-5 Southeastern Conference) were perfect in... more »
November 27, 2010 1:49 PM
Tennessee returned the opening kickoff 83 yards and started their first possession in the red zone, but missed a 28 yard field goal.
That changed the momentum. The Cats orchestrated an 80 yard drive on their first possession. Mike Hartline was right on with a couple passes to Tyler... more »
November 26, 2010 4:39 PM
Everyone knows this isn't just another game. When the Cats play the Vols in Knoxville Saturday, there will be a different feeling in the air.
There is something on the line for both teams. For Tennesse, they need to win to get bowl eligible. For Kentucky, obviously they want... more »
November 26, 2010 1:55 PM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee suffered four straight losses in October. A win over Kentucky would mean four straight wins and a bowl bid for the Volunteers. It would also bring a happy ending for the Tennessee seniors, who have been a part of the most tumultuous stretch in Vols... more »
November 23, 2010 5:14 PM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Coach Derek Dooley has told the Volunteers offense it needs to practice much better this week for Tennessee to beat Kentucky. Dooley had a feeling the Vols (5-6, 2-5 Southeastern Conference) would stumble offensively as they did against Vanderbilt because they weren't fully focused while preparing... more »
November 22, 2010 9:48 PM
What is 517?
It's what's on a T-shirt that every member of the UK football team got in preparation for the Tennessee game on Saturday. So we tried to figure out what it meant.
We asked Randall Cobb.
"It's an area code," Cobb said with a smile.... more »
November 22, 2010 1:59 PM
(AP) - Randall Cobb refused to take the bait. The Kentucky wide receiver spent 10 minutes Monday fielding the same question in slightly different form, and refused to budge from the party line. This weekend's regular season finale against Tennessee is just another game, Cobb said. No different than Louisville... more »
November 19, 2010 12:22 PM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive has suspended Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl for the Volunteers' first eight conference games as punishment for violating NCAA rules and misleading investigators.
Slive sent a letter Thursday that informed Pearl he is prohibited from participating in practices, meetings and any... more »
November 16, 2010 10:58 PM
There are a few players on this year's Kentucky team who have been here five years. When they made the decision to come to Lexington, they did so strictly on the hope that they would play in the post season. This year will be their fifth straight bowl.
They've... more »
November 8, 2010 10:23 PM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Darius Adams scored 27 points and Indianapolis upset No. 23 Tennessee 79-64 in exhibition game Monday night. Indianapolis coach Stan Gouard, who played for Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl at Southern Illinois, had his players use Pearl's trademark style of full-court pressure to force 25 turnovers. The... more »
October 7, 2010 1:29 PM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The University of Tennessee's presidential search panel has narrow candidates to five finalists.
A university e-mail statement says UT Institute of Agriculture chancellor Joe DiPietro and West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission chancellor Brian Noland were top choices under a panel scoring system.
The... more »
September 10, 2010 4:08 PM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl has acknowledged providing misleading and incorrect information to the NCAA during a 17-month investigation into possible recruiting violations. Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton is reducing Pearl's pay by $1.5 million over five years and prohibiting him from participating in off-campus... more »
August 6, 2010 7:47 PM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The NCAA has interviewed several current and former Tennessee coaches and recruits regarding an investigation into possible recruiting violations, people with knowledge of the probe have told The Associated Press. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. ESPN reported Friday that... more »
July 21, 2010 8:44 AM
CLINTON, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash on Interstate 75 in which a tractor-trailer truck struck a stopped car. The crash on Tuesday morning near Clinton, north of Knoxville, killed Lillian Michelle Clarke of Miramar, Fla., and her granddaughter, 3-year-old Catherine R. Howard of... more »