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Wampler scores 29, Wright St. ties Norse for 1st in Horizon

Feb. 15, 2019 11:24 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Bill Wampler scored a career-high 29 points and Wright State rallied to beat Northern Kentucky 81-77 on Friday night and join the Norse in a first-place tie in the Horizon League. Wampler was 10-of-14 shooting and made four 3-pointers for the Raiders (16-11, 10-4). Loudon Love added 20...

Southern Baptist leader sorry he supported accused pastor

Feb. 15, 2019 6:35 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A prominent leader in the Southern Baptist Convention said he was wrong to support a Kentucky pastor accused of covering up sex abuse. The Rev. Albert Mohler first addressed the issue Thursday in an interview with the Houston Chronicle . Earlier this week, that paper and the San...

Solar bill passes Kentucky House, heads back to Senate

Feb. 15, 2019 5:30 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Lawmakers in coal-loving Kentucky have approved a bill that could make solar panels less lucrative for residential customers beyond 2020. The House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 100 on Friday in a 71-24 vote. It would let the Public Service Commission, a board appointed by the...

No. 1 Vols visit No. 5 Kentucky to start demanding stretch

Feb. 15, 2019 4:53 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has won a school-record 19 straight games but hasn't faced a Top 25 team in over two months. That's all about to change as the top-ranked Volunteers close the regular season with a demanding stretch that should prepare them for what they'll face in the NCAA Tournament. It...

Kentucky closer to banning most abortions if Roe overturned

Feb. 15, 2019 4:01 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky took a step closer toward preparing for a possible post-Roe v. Wade era on Friday. The state House overwhelmingly passed a bill to ban most abortions in Kentucky if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark decision that legalized the procedure nationwide. The chamber's...

Tennessee, Kentucky showdown at Rupp Arena this weekend

Feb. 15, 2019 4:06 AM EST

Here are some things to watch in Southeastern Conference basketball this week: GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 1 Tennessee at No. 5 Kentucky: Although Kentucky's 73-71 loss to No. 19 LSU on Tuesday may have removed some of the national appeal from this game, it raises the stakes for Saturday's showdown in other respects....

Baker, Harris help Morehead St. beat E. Kentucky 78-72

Feb. 14, 2019 10:20 PM EST

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — James Baker and Lamontray Harris each had a double-double as Morehead State topped Eastern Kentucky 78-72 on Thursday night. Baker finished with 14 points and 11 boards and Harris added 13 points and 11 rebounds. Jordan Walker led Morehead State (10-16, 6-7 Ohio Valley Conference) with...

Savage leads Western Kentucky over Middle Tennessee 71-63

Feb. 14, 2019 10:08 PM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Jared Savage tallied 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead Western Kentucky to a 71-63 win over Middle Tennessee on Thursday night. Josh Anderson had 17 points and seven rebounds for Western Kentucky (16-10, 9-4 Conference USA), which won its fifth straight game. Charles Bassey added...

Trump-dominated board to close coal plant, despite his plea

Feb. 14, 2019 6:07 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal utility board voted Thursday to close a coal-fired power plant in Kentucky, rejecting pleas from President Donald Trump and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and handing the coal industry a defeat in its backyard. The Tennessee Valley Authority voted to retire the...

Kentucky Senate passes fetal heartbeat abortion bill

Feb. 14, 2019 5:43 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers heard the beating heart of a woman's unborn baby Thursday as they advanced a bill that would ban most abortions in the state once a fetal heartbeat is detected. The state Senate voted 31-6 to pass the measure, continuing an aggressive push to restrict abortion since...