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Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) scrambles against Tennessee in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Athens, Ga. No. 5 Georgia has had an off week to prepare for Saturday's game at Kentucky after being shut out in the second half of a 41-24 loss to No. 2 Alabama. With Stetson Bennett expected to retain the starting job at quarterback, the Bulldogs are relying on their running game led by Zamir White to get the offense moving again. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Run game could be key to Georgia's goal of boosting offense

Oct. 27, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

Georgia is approaching the midpoint of its season seeking to regain its offensive momentum. A strong running game may be the focus. The No. 5 Bulldogs enter Saturday's game at Kentucky still looking to prove they can be consistently productive on the ground, as in recent years with such running backs as D'Andre...

Communities receive Appalachian Regional Commission grants

Oct. 27, 2020 4:29 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Several eastern Kentucky communities will share nearly $3.7 million in Appalachian Regional Commission grants, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday. Communities receiving funds are Booneville, Hazard, Morehead, Mount Vernon and Somerset, the governor said. The projects are aimed at...

Boaters advised to use caution on Kentucky Lake during study

Oct. 27, 2020 4:24 AM EDT

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Boaters are advised to use caution on Kentucky Lake next month as scientists study the movements of silver carp in the waterway. Officials will be using block nets Nov. 2-13 to confine the movement of tagged carp in order to research ways to improve mass removal efforts of the...

Ex-postal worker charged with tossing absentee ballots

Oct. 27, 2020 4:22 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former U.S. Postal Service worker was charged with tossing dozens of absentee ballots and other mail that was found in a dumpster in Kentucky, the U.S. attorney's office said. DeShawn Bojgere, 30, of Louisville, was charged with delay or destruction of mail, a news release from...

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2020 file photo, U.S. Senate candidate Amy McGrath holds a rally with supporters during a campaign stop at Woodland Park in Lexington, Ky. Amy McGrath will face US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Election Day in November. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

McGrath slams McConnell on Supreme Court confirmation

Oct. 26, 2020 10:53 PM EDT

Democrat Amy McGrath made a closing pitch to a statewide TV audience Monday night at a forum that took place as her Republican opponent in Kentucky — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — basked in the confirmation of another conservative to the Supreme Court. While McGrath and Libertarian...

Beshear urges stricter steps to curb virus in hard-hit areas

Oct. 26, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor urged counties hardest-hit by the COVID-19 surge to take stricter steps to contain the spread as the state's record-setting pace of virus cases continued Monday. Gov. Andy Beshear stressed he was offering recommendations — not mandates — as the state...

Arson investigators looking into Kentucky city hall fire

Oct. 26, 2020 1:06 PM EDT

BURKESVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Arson investigators are trying to determine whether a blaze that damaged a Kentucky city hall building was intentionally set. The Burkesville government building suffered fire damage early Sunday to a section where police offices are located, news outlets reported. The majority of...

Steel producer starts construction on Kentucky plant

Oct. 26, 2020 3:58 AM EDT

BRANDENBURG, Ky. (AP) — Steel producer Nucor Corp. has broken ground as construction begins on its new $1.7 billion manufacturing mill in Kentucky. The plant in Meade County is expected to create 400 full-time jobs when steel plate production begins in 2022, with average annual compensation of $72,000. ...

Relatives bury Isaac Nolasco who died of reasons not believed related to COVID-19, in a section of the municipal cemetery Valle de Chalco amid the new coronavirus pandemic, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Mexican families traditionally flock to local cemeteries to honor their dead relatives as part of the

The Latest: Mexico health officials acknowledge higher toll

Oct. 25, 2020 10:22 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — Mexican health authorities acknowledge the country’s true death toll from the coronavirus pandemic is far higher than previously thought, saying there were 193,170 “excess” deaths in the year up to Sept. 26. Of those, 139,153 are now judged to be attributable to...

Kentucky sets weekly record for coronavirus cases

Oct. 25, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has shattered a weekly record for the number of positive coronavirus cases, Gov. Andy Beshear said Sunday. The 9,335 confirmed cases in the past week broke the mark during the pandemic of 7,675 set during the week of Oct. 5 through 11, Beshear said in a statement. In...