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  • Fearsome Final Foursome headed to North Texas Play Video

    March 31, 2014 6:49 AM

    The Final Four will not have any upstarts like the past few years. The power programs that did make it will still have plenty to prove in North Texas. Florida, the top overall seed, is back in the Final Four for the first time since winning consecutive titles in 2006-07,... more »
  • Lady Tigers arrive in Louisville for Sweet 16 showdown

    March 28, 2014 4:16 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The LSU Lady Tigers arrived at Spalding University Friday afternoon for their first practice in the Bluegrass State. LSU will take on the hosting third-seeded Louisville Lady Cardinals 1:30pm CT on Sunday at the KFC Yum! Center. The game will be televised on ESPN2, and... more »
  • LSU falls to Kentucky in OT

    February 22, 2014 11:12 PM

    LEXINGTON, KY - Once again, the LSU basketball team had a chance to pick up a big win on the road. Once again, they fell short. Anthony Hickey missed a potential game-winning shot as time expired in regulation, and Kentucky outlasted the Tigers in overtime 77-76. Hickey, a... more »
  • #13 Kentucky tops #14 LSU 63-56

    February 2, 2014 1:52 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Bria Goss scored 11 points, including two clutch free throws with 10.8 seconds remaining, to lift No. 13 Kentucky to a 63-56 win over 14th-ranked LSU Sunday at Memorial Coliseum. The Wildcats (17-5, 5-4 Southeastern Conference) rebounded from Thursday's 58-56 setback at Georgia and ended the Lady... more »
  • Officials investigating "suspicious fire"

    January 30, 2014 6:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators are trying to determine what caused a blaze that destroyed a Baton Rouge home late Wednesday night. The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to the call in the 2200 block of Kentucky St. in Baton Rouge just after 11 p.m. Investigators have determined that... more »
  • LSU basketball still set for 8pm Tuesday vs UK

    January 28, 2014 1:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As of noon CT on Tuesday, plans for the Southeastern Conference men's basketball game between LSU and Kentucky are still moving forward for the game to be played as scheduled at 8 p.m. The nationally-televised contest on ESPN will be played at the Pete Maravich Assembly... more »
  • LSU "moving forward" with plans to play UK Tuesday night

    January 27, 2014 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Athletics Department announced Monday afternoon that as of 4:30 p.m., the plans for the Southeastern Conference men's basketball game between LSU and Kentucky are still moving forward for the game to be played as scheduled on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. The nationally-televised contest... more »
  • Reward offered for missing Kentucky bourbon

    December 2, 2013 3:09 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kentucky authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information that helps authorities solve the disappearance of hundreds of bottles of pricey bourbon. The 65 cases of 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon and nine cases of 13-year-old Van Winkle Family Reserve rye were taken from the Buffalo Trace... more »
  • Derby Pie maker, restaurant end trademark dispute

    October 2, 2013 9:57 AM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.- A chocolate-nut pie by any other name may be just as sweet, but it won't be a Derby Pie. Kern's Kitchen, the Louisville-based company that makes the famous dessert, and Claudia Sanders Dinner House settled a dispute over the name Derby Pie. Under the agreement approved by U.S.... more »
  • Pelicans to play pre-season game at Rupp Arena

    July 31, 2013 4:39 PM

    LEXINGTON - The NBA's Washington Wizards and New Orleans Pelicans will play a pre-season game in Rupp Arena on October 19th at 7:00 p.m., the Bluegrass Sports Commission (BSC) and Global Sports Management (GSM) announced today. The game will feature three former UK players, Anthony Davis and Darius Miller from... more »
  • Cardinal fans revel in Louisville NCAA victory

    April 9, 2013 10:39 AM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kentucky police used pepper spray and an armored car to calm disturbances that erupted at the tail end of celebrations following the Cardinals' NCAA championship win over Michigan. Gatherings were mostly peaceful Monday night following Louisville's 82-76 victory - the school's first title since 1986. Louisville police... more »
  • LSU off to best start in school history with series sweep

    April 7, 2013 4:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The #2 LSU baseball team improved to 30-2 on the season with a series sweep capped by a 11-4 win vs #7 Kentucky Sunday afternoon. The 32-game start is the best for a Tiger team in school history. LSU outscored the Wildcats 31-6 during the... more »
  • #2 LSU blasts #7 Kentucky in game 1

    April 5, 2013 9:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The #2 LSU baseball team took down #7 Kentucky at the Box in game one of a three-game set, __-__. The Tiger bats busted out for __ runs on __ hits against a highly-touted UK pitching staff. LSU starter Aaron Nola went seven innings pitched with... more »
  • Tigers face Kentucky for Friday at the Box

    April 5, 2013 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Second-ranked LSU takes on No. 7 Kentucky tonight for the start of their weekend series at Alex Box Stadium. LSU (27-2, 8-1 SEC) has won nine straight games going into the series and is tied with Vanderbilt for the overall SEC lead. It's only the... more »
  • Vanderbilt routs Kentucky in SEC tournament

    March 15, 2013 9:13 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Dai-Jon Parker scored 12 points, and the Vanderbilt Commodores beat Kentucky 64-48 Friday night in a rematch of last year's Southeastern Conference tournament championship and put a serious dent in the Wildcats' hopes of at least having a chance to defend their national title. Kentucky (21-11) came... more »
  • Police: Smoke inhalation killed 7 in Ky. fire

    March 12, 2013 9:10 AM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.- Kentucky State Police say smoke inhalation killed a couple and five children - including two friends spending the night - in a house fire over the weekend. Trooper Shane Jacobs released the cause of death Tuesday morning for those who died Saturday in the blaze in the southern... more »
  • Ky. inmate charged with threatening Obama family

    February 21, 2013 8:35 AM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A Kentucky inmate is facing federal charges, accused of writing letters threatening the life of President Barack Obama, the first lady and their two daughters. A grand jury in Louisville on Wednesday charged Kentucky State Penitentiary Anthony D. Holliman with threatening the president and a second count... more »
  • LSU travels to Lexington to face Kentucky

    January 25, 2013 11:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Fresh off its first win in the Southeastern Conference against Texas A&M, the LSU Tigers play their next game Saturday in Lexington against the Kentucky Wildcats. LSU defeated Texas A&M, 58-54, after rallying from being down 14 points twice in the first half of play at the Pete... more »
  • 3rd person dies after Ky. college shooting

    January 16, 2013 6:44 PM

    HAZARD, Ky. - A 12-year-old girl allegedly shot by her cousin's ex-boyfriend at an eastern Kentucky College has died of her injuries. Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn said Taylor Jade Cornett died shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday at University of Kentucky Medical Center. Taylor was shot Tuesday, along with her... more »
  • 2 killed, 1 injured in Ky. college shooting

    January 16, 2013 4:59 AM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Authorities say two people were shot and killed and a teen wounded in the parking lot of an eastern Kentucky community college. A police dispatcher told The Associated Press the shooting happened Tuesday afternoon at Hazard Community & Technical college in Hazard, Ky. The dispatcher... more »
  • LSU finance chief leaving for Univ. of Kentucky

    November 27, 2012 2:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's chief financial officer will be leaving the state's flagship university to take a similar position at the University of Kentucky. The president of the University of Kentucky, Eli Capilouto, announced Tuesday that Eric Monday will become UK's executive vice president for finance and administration. ... more »
  • SEC feeling impact of No. 9 Texas A&M, Missouri

    November 14, 2012 4:53 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Southeastern Conference's six-year streak of national championships could be in jeopardy. And the SEC has expansion to thank for making it happen. No. 9 Texas A&M and Missouri are making their presence felt since the SEC invited them into the fold. The Aggies (8-2, 5-2 SEC)... more »
  • For some SEC teams, coaching seat heating up

    October 17, 2012 5:09 PM

    UNDATED - The Southeastern Conference could be getting another makeover, one which has nothing to do with expansion. The league that has won six consecutive national championships has more coaches on the proverbial "hot seat" than in any recent year, with potential openings at Arkansas, Auburn, Kentucky and Tennessee.... more »
  • VP debate tees up closing issues for Romney, Obama

    October 12, 2012 10:36 AM

    DANVILLE, Ky. - Joe Biden and Paul Ryan teed up pointed arguments on the economy, social policy and America's place in the world that President Barack Obama and GOP rival Mitt Romney now will drive forward into the campaign's final stretch. With throngs of people already voting, Obama and Romney... more »
  • Ky. restaurant closed after roadkill brought in

    October 2, 2012 3:36 PM

    WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. - Health inspectors forced a Chinese restaurant in Kentucky to close after the staff brought roadkill into their kitchen, according to reports. According to TV station WATE, the Whitley County Health Department closed the Red Flower Chinese restaurant in Williamsburg after the owner admitted his staff brought... more »
  • Feds: Ky. man held after running Obama roadblock

    September 26, 2012 4:42 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - An eastern Kentucky man has been detained by federal authorities after allegedly running through a roadblock while carrying multiple firearms during President Barack Obama's visit to the Cincinnati region this month. A federal criminal complaint unsealed in Covington on Wednesday says Kerry T. Prater of West Liberty... more »
  • Ky. woman fights porn companies' anti-piracy suits

    July 12, 2012 12:44 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - It's a common tactic for pornography producers trying to protect their product from online piracy. They sue unknown "John Does" who illegally download movies, then go to Internet providers to learn their true identities and collect. Hundreds of porn companies have filed thousands of lawsuits across the... more »
  • Expansion, rule changes OK with SEC hoop coaches

    June 25, 2012 5:15 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky's outspoken men's basketball coach John Calipari has long championed the talent and depth in the Southeastern Conference - even when the NCAA tournament selection committee didn't share his optimism. And he's even more bullish about the league's future now that Missouri and Texas A&M have... more »
  • Dozens injured when tour bus overturns in Ky.

    June 7, 2012 2:43 AM

    MUNFORDVILLE, Ky. - Officials say dozens have been taken to hospitals after a tour bus carrying students and parents to Washington, D.C., overturned in south-central Kentucky. Kentucky State Police Trooper Jonathan Biven says 55 people, including 34 students, were aboard when the bus crashed Wednesday evening on Kentucky Route 728... more »
  • Body found at Kentucky Derby race site

    May 6, 2012 8:21 AM

    LOUISVILLE- Police say a body has been found in the backside area at Churchill Downs, a few barns away from where Kentucky Derby winner "I'll Have Another" is kept. Louisville police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley says authorities were called early Sunday morning to a barn on the backside of the track... more »
  • 5 Kentucky underclassmen announce draft intention

    April 17, 2012 8:32 AM

    Five Kentucky underclassmen, including projected No. 1 NBA draft pick Anthony Davis, are expected to announce their draft intentions at a joint news conference. A news release says freshmen Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marquis Teague, along with sophomores Terrence Jones and Doron Lamb will appear together Tuesday for the announcement... more »
  • Police in Kentucky arrest dozens of people after win over Kansas

    April 3, 2012 8:45 AM

    Police in Kentucky say they have arrested several dozen people following the Wildcats' 67-59 win over Kansas in the NCAA championship game. Fans filled the streets near the university's Lexington campus within minutes of the game's conclusion Monday night. They jumped up and down, screamed, sprayed beer and waved Kentucky... more »
  • Kentucky wins 8th national championship

    April 3, 2012 8:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Kentucky won its eighth national championship in New Orleans Monday, holding off Kansas for a 67-59 victory Monday night. The Wildcats (38-2) led by as many as 18 points in the first half and were still up 15 with 5:13 to play. Kansas (32-7), a team... more »
  • Gunfire wounds man during celebration of Ky. Win

    April 3, 2012 7:38 AM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington police say they haven't made any arrest in a shooting that wounded a man as thousands of people were celebrating Kentucky's win over Kansas for another NCAA title. Lt. Clayton Roberts says the shooting happened shortly after 2 a.m. today after some people inside a vehicle... more »
  • Ex NFL Cheerleader accused of Sex Abuse

    April 2, 2012 7:17 PM

    A teacher and former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader pleaded not guilty in a school sex scandal. Sarah Jones is accused of sexually abusing a student at Dixie Heights High School in Edgewood, Kentucky. Court Documents say it happened in November of last year. Jones' mother is a middle school principal and... more »
  • National title game tips in New Orleans

    April 2, 2012 8:57 AM

    The college basketball season reaches its climax tonight as Kentucky (37-2) squares off with Kansas (32-6) in the national championship. The game tips at 8:23 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Kentucky is trying to win its first national title since 1998, while Kansas last won in 2008. more »
  • Final Four is set

    March 26, 2012 8:52 AM

    Kentucky and Kansas joined the Final Four party, joining Ohio State and Louisville. This year's Final Four is in New Orleans using the Superdome as the host venue. Louisville, the lowest of the four seeds, will face top overall seed Kentucky in the first national semi-final Saturday at... more »
  • Wrecked School gets Free Concert

    March 20, 2012 7:41 PM

    A high school in Indiana that was ravaged by a tornado won a free concert by country music trio Lady Antebellum after an online campaign. Schools from as far away as Wisconsin submitted YouTube videos urging the group to choose Henryville, Indiana as the winner of its "Own the Night"... more »
  • Baby found alive in Indiana field after storms

    March 3, 2012 3:37 PM

    LOUISVILLE,KY - Police say a baby girl found alone in an Indiana field after Friday's massive, tornado-spawning storms has been identified and remains in critical condition at a Kentucky hospital. Kosair Children's Hospital spokesman Brian Rublein said Saturday that family members are at the hospital with her. He did not... more »
  • Ky. woman gets life for killing expectant mother

    March 1, 2012 12:41 PM

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - A Kentucky woman has been sentenced to life in prison in the brutal murder of a pregnant acquaintance whose baby boy was ripped from her womb. Kathy Coy of Morgantown agreed to the sentence in a deal last month in which she avoided a possible death... more »
  • Old bill turns into a Donation

    February 23, 2012 7:21 PM

    A businessman in Chicago insisted on paying a bill that was 25 years overdue and that gesture turned into a donation to a health care group. Zee Enix once ran a home furnishings business in Murray, Kentucky and he got a call from the man who wanted to pay a... more »
  • No. 1 Kentucky beats Mississippi State

    February 22, 2012 9:04 AM

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 18 points, Anthony Davis added 13 points and 11 rebounds and No. 1 Kentucky rallied to beat Mississippi State 73-64 Tuesday night. The Wildcats (27-1, 13-0 Southeastern Conference) trailed 41-28 at halftime, but slowly climbed back to take their first lead at 63-62 with 4:11 remaining on... more »
  • Kentucky and Syracuse #1 and #2 in AP Top 25

    February 21, 2012 8:54 AM

    Kentucky and Syracuse are 1-2 in The Associated Press Top 25 for a fourth straight week. The Wildcats are spending their fifth consecutive week at the top, and seventh overall, after getting 63 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel. The Orange, who spent six weeks at No. 1,... more »
  • Kentucky jury rules against penis amputation patient

    August 24, 2011 1:18 PM

    SHELBYVILLE, Ky. - A jury has ruled against a Kentucky truck driver who sued a urologist claiming the doctor amputated part of his penis without his consent. The six-man, six-woman jury came back with the verdict Wednesday in the lawsuit filed by 64-year-old Phillip Seaton, and his wife, Deborah,... more »
  • Tear Gas Grenade Explodes in Child's Hand

    August 2, 2011 7:30 PM

    A tear gas grenade exploded in the child's hand in southeastern Kentucky and 20 people went to the hospital for treatment. The sheriff of Harlan County says it went off as three kids played with it in their grandmother's home. It was from the Vietnam War era and one child... more »
  • FBI Wrecked Ferrari, Won't Pay

    May 20, 2011 7:56 PM

    An FBI agent wrecked a rare Ferrari in Kentucky and the U.S. Justice Department refuses to pay $750,000 to the insurance company that owns it. Motors Insurance Company of Michigan sued, saying the Ferrari is a total loss. The government says its immune to claims when certain goods are in... more »
  • Obama to bin Laden assault team: `Job well done'

    May 6, 2011 4:45 PM

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - Brimming with pride, President Barack Obama embraced the U.S. commandos he sent after terror mastermind Osama bin Laden, saluting them Friday on behalf of America and people all over the world. "Job well done," he declared. Speaking to a hangar full of cheering soldiers, Obama... more »
  • Court OKs suit over "fat slob" remark

    March 25, 2011 12:39 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A federal appeals court is allowing a free speech lawsuit to go ahead after a Kentucky man was arrested when he called a police officer a "fat slob." The man, Kevin O. Kennedy, was angry over permits to expand a strip mall near his home in... more »
  • Car in Crib

    March 7, 2011 7:45 PM

    A dad in Kentucky says his infant daughter survived with just a scratch on her head when a SUV crashed into her room and came to rest on top of her crib. Kenneth Enright says the SUV tore a gaping hole in a wall and he ran to the room... more »
  • #13 Kentucky overwhelms LSU 82-44

    January 15, 2011 5:06 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Brandon Knight scored 19 points, Terrence Jones added 17 in his second game coming off the bench and No. 13 Kentucky beat LSU 82-44 on Saturday. The Wildcats (14-3, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) held the Tigers to a season-low 26 percent shooting, forced 15 turnovers and never... more »
  • Hundreds of birds found dead in western Kentucky

    January 5, 2011 3:43 PM

    MURRAY, Ky. - Kentucky wildlife officials say several hundred dead birds were found dead in the western part of the state. The grackles, red wing blackbirds, robins and starlings were found last week. New Year's Eve fireworks have been blamed for the deaths of thousands of blackbirds in central Arkansas.... more »
  • Feds: Ky. man, fearing world's end, built bombs

    December 13, 2010 12:47 PM

    OWENSBORO, Ky. - A Kentucky man has pleaded guilty to making bombs, claiming he feared the end of the world after watching the movie "2012." The Courier-Journal reports that James Byron Birkhead told federal agents he was making bombs to protect his family when the government fails and food... more »
  • Kentucky trial: Man claims caffeine insanity

    September 20, 2010 1:08 PM

    A Kentucky man accused of strangling his wife is expected to claim excessive caffeine from sodas, energy drinks and diet pills left him so mentally unstable he couldn't have knowingly killed his wife. Thirty-three-year-old Woody Will Smith is scheduled for trial Monday on a murder charge in the May... more »
  • SEC teams relying heavily on new backs

    September 15, 2010 12:56 PM

    The youngsters are taking over in Southeastern Conference backfields. Across the league, young or previously unknown backs helped carry their teams to victories last weekend. And when the games were up for grabs, the balls were in the hands of players like South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore, Alabama's Trent... more »
  • La. jobless rate creeps up despite new jobs

    July 20, 2010 9:57 AM

    Louisiana's unemployment rate crept up in June to 7 percent despite the addition of 5,800 non-farm jobs. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that Louisiana had the fourth-largest non-farm employment increase among the states last month - behind Texas, Kentucky and Arkansas. At the same time, the... more »
  • Man arrested for impersonating a police officer

    July 5, 2010 6:34 AM

    A Kentucky man is charged with impersonating an officer after he allegedly stopped a car on I-10 in Metairie and pulled a gun on the driver. Deputies say Herman Justice had a red flashing light on his car and an arsenal of weapons including assault weapons and knives. Investigators say... more »
  • 2 deaths in Ky. from deadly weekend storms

    May 3, 2010 7:07 AM

    Two more people died from severe weather in Kentucky from thunderstorms that also killed at least 15 people in Tennessee and northern Mississippi. Kentucky Emergency Management officials say one death in Barren County and one in Madison County are weather-related. Officials in Nashville are preparing for more deaths and for... more »
  • Union: 2 missing in Ky. coal mine rock fall

    April 29, 2010 7:22 AM

    Two coal miners are missing after an underground rock fall in western Kentucky. The accident occurred early Thursday at the Dotiki mine near Providence. The rock fall is described as a ceiling collapse, usually in an isolated area. The Dotiki Mine is a large operation that employs more than... more »
  • Pletcher filly to run with boys in Kentucky Derby

    April 26, 2010 11:38 AM

    The last time Todd Pletcher entered a filly in a Triple Crown race, he won; and the trainer is hoping for a repeat performance on Saturday in the Kentucky Derby with filly Devil May Care. Owner John Greathouse said Monday he's going to enter Devil May Care in the... more »
  • At least 10 dead in Ky. highway truck-van crash

    March 26, 2010 9:32 AM

    A coroner say the death toll has risen to "at least 10" people in a fiery crash between a tractor-trailer and a van on northbound Interstate 65 in south-central Kentucky. Hart County Coroner Jeff Roten confirmed the number dead in a phone call with The Associated Press. Emergency... more »
  • Dad arrested for putting baby in oven

    March 16, 2010 8:39 PM

    A dad in Kentucky is behind bars for putting his five-month-old in a cold oven and leaving him there for hours. The mom woke up after hearing cries and found the child in the oven. Thirty-three year old Larry Long of McKcracken County is held on a ten-thousand dollar bond... more »
  • Kentucky wants to drop No Dueling oath

    February 23, 2010 8:18 PM

    The state of Kentucky wants to drop part of the oath of office that draws chuckles and sneers but it requires a vote of the people. When you take the oath of office you have to swear that you haven't taken part in a duel with deadly weapons. State Representative... more »
  • Census worker hanged

    September 23, 2009 8:43 PM

    A U.S. Census worker was found hanged from a tree in rural Kentucky, and federal agents are now investigating his death to determine if he was a victim of anti-government sentiment. The word "fed" was scrawled into his chest. It happened near Manchester, Kentucky after 51 year old Bill... more »

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