Latest Kentucky News

Louisville survives shaky 8th, 9th to beat Auburn 5-3 at CWS

Jun. 19, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Wins are always hard to come by for Louisville at the College World Series, and this one was no different. Two relievers had to survive anxious moments to hold Auburn to two runs over five innings before the 5-3 victory was secure Wednesday, completing a game suspended by rain one day...

Delayed Kentucky internet project faces new squirrel setback

Jun. 19, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A project that would bring high-speed internet across Kentucky will be delayed because company representatives say an "abundance" of squirrels have chewed through wiring. The Courier-Journal reports lawmakers in the state's capitol questioned reports of ravenous squirrels Tuesday,...

Delivery man who rescued girls from alleged abuse honored

Jun. 19, 2019 3:33 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky police have honored a pizza delivery driver they say rescued two girls who were being abused by their father. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Mark Buede was honored Tuesday by the Lexington Police Department. Police say Buede was delivering a pizza to an area motel last...

Louisville leads Auburn 4-1 in CWS game suspended by rain

Jun. 18, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Weather woes hit this year's College World Series for the first time Tuesday, with the afternoon elimination game between Louisville and Auburn suspended after four innings because of rain and the night game between Vanderbilt and Mississippi State postponed until Wednesday. The NCAA...

Federal jury indicts Delaware man on 'swatting' hoaxes

Jun. 18, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Delaware man accused of making hoax emergency calls to locations across the country, causing police and SWAT teams to respond. An indictment handed down May 16 against 29-year-old Rodney Allen Phipps of Georgetown was unsealed Monday. Prosecutors...

Bellarmine moving to Div. I, joining Atlantic Sun conference

Jun. 18, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Bellarmine University, a private Catholic college in Louisville, is moving to NCAA Division I and joining the Atlantic Sun Conference. The move will elevate most of the university's athletic programs to Division I status beginning in the summer of 2020. Bellarmine president Susan...

Flap over Lt. Gov. aide's firing roils Kentucky leadership

Jun. 18, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — When the Kentucky governor's chief of staff authorized the firing of a top aide to the lieutenant governor he "overstepped his boundaries," Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton said Tuesday, ratcheting up an unsettling election-year dispute for Republicans. "Every Kentuckian should be concerned...

Group seeks hate crime probe of Ali mural vandalism

Jun. 18, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Muslim advocacy group wants Kentucky authorities to investigate vandalism on a mural of boxing champ Muhammad Ali as a possible hate crime. The Kentucky chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations made the request in a news release Monday. CAIR-Kentucky chair Waheedah...

Kentucky rain contributes to 1 death, 4 rescues

Jun. 17, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

TAYLORSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Heavy rains led to the death of a man in Kentucky and the rescues of four other people Monday in two separate incidents, officials said. The first call for help came as a family tried to drive over a flooded bridge in Taylorsville and was swept away by the fast-moving water....

The Latest: Woman rescued from home smashed by a mudslide

Jun. 17, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

TAYLORSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on damage caused by heavy rains in Kentucky: (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Officials say a 90-year-old woman has been rescued from a Kentucky home that was smashed by a mudslide amid heavy rains. Stanton Fire Department Assistant Chief Eddie Barnes said emergency workers...