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US court rules Kentucky man can get ‘IM GOD’ license plate

Nov. 14, 2019 3:48 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal court is allowing a Kentucky man to personalize a license plate with the phrase "IM GOD” after a three-year legal battle over the custom engraving. Court documents show Ben Hart, a self-identified atheist, set out to get the Kentucky plate in 2016. But Hart's request...

Election officials to double-check Kentucky vote totals

Nov. 14, 2019 2:02 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Election officials across Kentucky are preparing to double-check vote totals that show Republican Gov. Matt Bevin trailing Democrat Andy Beshear by more than 5,000 votes. Bevin has refused to concede last week’s election and requested Thursday’s recanvass. He...

Nwora leads No. 4 Louisville past Indiana State 91-62

Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville coach Chris Mack couldn’t find any fault with his team’s performance against Indiana State. The Cardinals started off hot from the field and cooled only slightly. When the Sycamores mounted their lone rally in the second half, Mack kept his head during a...

Howard, McKinney lead No. 13 Kentucky women to 67-48 win

Nov. 13, 2019 9:29 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Rhyne Howard scored 24 points and Keke McKinney posted a career-first double-double to lead No. 13 Kentucky to a 67-48 win over Stetson on Wednesday night. Howard shot 11 of 21 from the floor while McKinney had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Tatyana Wyatt grabbed 10 rebounds to go with...

Vote totals set to be double-checked in Kentucky gov’s race

Nov. 13, 2019 8:26 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin could face a legacy-defining decision when the vote totals from the Kentucky governor’s race are double-checked Thursday — concede to Democrat Andy Beshear or contest last week’s election in a historic move that could put the outcome in...

Calipari hopes Kentucky learns from loss to Evansville

Nov. 13, 2019 5:03 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari has repeatedly insisted that high early rankings aren’t indicative of how much more work his young, talented teams have to put in at this time of the season. He says it so much it starts to sound like rhetoric, just coach speak. It’s likely...

Principal who tried to ban books charged with child porn

Nov. 13, 2019 8:35 AM EST

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky principal who once made headlines for trying to ban books with what he deemed inappropriate content has been indicted on child pornography charges. News outlets reported Tuesday that a grand jury charged 54-year-old Phillip Todd Wilson, principal of the Clark County Area...

Tennessee creating strike team for prescribed forest burns

Nov. 13, 2019 4:27 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Forestry officials in Tennessee say a strike team is being created to perform prescribed burning on public and private forest land in the Cumberland Plateau. Tennessee Division of Forestry officials said Tuesday that a $200,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation...

Evansville stuns No. 1 Kentucky at Rupp Arena, 67-64

Nov. 12, 2019 11:23 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Evansville showed no fear either of Kentucky or venerable Rupp Arena, where the Wildcats had been perfect at ruining visitors' dreams of pulling off the seemingly impossible. Until Tuesday night. Not only did the Purple Aces deal No. 1 Kentucky a stunning 67-64 upset, they beat the...

Brown leads E. Kentucky over Ohio Chillicothe 129-43

Nov. 12, 2019 9:56 PM EST

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Jomaru Brown scored 22 points as Eastern Kentucky easily beat Ohio Chillicothe 129-43 on Tuesday night. Ty Taylor added 20 points for the Colonels. Taylor also had five steals. Russhard Cruickshank had 15 points, six assists and six steals for Eastern Kentucky (2-1). Tre King added 14...