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Lovett's late basket lifts FIU over Western Kentucky 86-83

Jan. 22, 2022 21:12 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Eric Lovett made a 3-pointer with 13 seconds left to lift Florida International to an 86-83 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday night. On the subsequent possession for the Hilltoppers, Jairus Hamilton missed a 3-pointer, allowing the Panthers to hang on for the...

Russ Smith all smiles as Louisville retires his No. 2 jersey

Jan. 22, 2022 19:10 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Worried that he might become emotional, Russ Smith simply basked in the energy of a proud moment. Louisville's former All-America guard flashed a huge smile on Saturday as a black curtain was pulled back to reveal his No. 2 jersey hanging from the KFC Yum!...

Irish make 15 3-pointers, beat Louisville 82-70

Jan. 22, 2022 18:25 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Blake Wesley scored 22 points and Notre Dame sank 15 3-pointers in taking an 82-70 victory over Louisville on Saturday. Wesley was one of four Notre Dame players with three 3-pointers and the Fighting Irish had a total of 15 on 23 attempts for 65%. They shot...

Streaking No. 2 Auburn wins 80-71 over No. 12 Kentucky

Jan. 22, 2022 16:54 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Students set up camp outside Auburn Arena for at least 24 hours, waiting to get into the biggest home game in years. The second-ranked Tigers made it worth the wait. Walker Kessler scored 19 points and K.D. Johnson added 17, helping Auburn keep...

Faulkner scores 18 to lead N. Kentucky past IUPUI 60-41

Jan. 22, 2022 15:57 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Trevon Faulkner posted 18 points as Northern Kentucky defeated IUPUI 60-41 on Saturday. Sam Vinson had 15 points for Northern Kentucky (8-9, 4-4 Horizon League). Trey Robinson added seven rebounds. Bryson Langdon had five steals. Bakari LaStrap...

Hotel-turned-museum hosted Black people during segregation

Jan. 22, 2022 00:02 AM EST

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — For African Americans who were traveling around the country during the days of segregation, there were not many hotels that would allow them to stay for the night. For some travelers, that meant finding a local family that would take them in for the night if the...

McConnell responds to uproar over comment about Black voters

Jan. 21, 2022 20:22 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed back Friday against the uproar over a comment he made about African American voters, calling the criticism directed his way “outrageous.” McConnell had been accused of racism for saying that “African...

Former Kentucky sheriff indicted on 2 federal charges

Jan. 21, 2022 11:44 AM EST

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former eastern Kentucky sheriff is accused of stealing more than $50,000 of cash seized by law enforcement, according to a federal indictment. Prosecutors announced Thursday that Keith Cooper, 68, was indicted last week by a grand jury in Covington on one...

Exhibit featuring Hispanic artists traveling across Kentucky

Jan. 21, 2022 04:01 AM EST

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — An exhibit featuring works by Hispanic and Latin American artists is making its way across Kentucky, officials said. The exhibit includes 36 works by 20 artists in variety of subjects and media, the Kentucky Arts Council said Thursday in a statement. ...

Horse who portrayed Seabiscuit dies at 24 at retirement farm

Jan. 21, 2022 04:01 AM EST

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — Popcorn Deelites, a 24-year-old retired thoroughbred who was one of several who portrayed Seabiscuit in the 2003 film, has died, Old Friends retirement farm in Kentucky announced Thursday. Michael Blowen, the farm's founder and president, said the cause of...