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Kentucky reports third-highest daily number of virus cases

Oct. 29, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More than half of Kentucky's counties are listed in the most serious category for COVID-19 incidence rates as the state remains on a near-record pace of daily coronavirus cases, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. The governor reported 19 more virus-related deaths and 1,821 more virus...

Kentucky court won't reduce jury award in Rand Paul attack

Oct. 29, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday upheld an award of nearly $600,000 against Sen. Rand Paul's former neighbor, who attacked the lawmaker in 2017 in a dispute over lawncare, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. Rene Boucher had asked the high court to review the award but the...

Georgia wide receiver Jermaine Burton (7) breaks away from Tennessee defensive back Alontae Taylor (2) on a long run in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

No. 5 Georgia looks for more success after byes vs Kentucky

Oct. 29, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

Byes have been good for No. 5 Georgia under Kirby Smart, which makes last week’s unexpected break very welcome for the Bulldogs. At the very least, it gave the Bulldogs time to sort out their second-half collapse at No. 2 Alabama. The refresh will be needed Saturday at Kentucky against a team eager to move...

Court rules finance secretary has broad investigative powers

Oct. 29, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s chief financial officer wields broad authority that can include issuing subpoenas to people outside government when investigating possible mismanagement in the awarding of state contracts, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The ruling stems from a...

BYU quarterback Zach Wilson (1) looks down field in the first half during an NCAA college football game against Texas State Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Wilson, No. 11 BYU eye 7-0 start against Western Kentucky

Oct. 29, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

Western Kentucky (2-4) at No. 11 BYU (6-0), Saturday at 10:15 p.m. ET (ESPN). Line: BYU by 28 1/2. Series record: First meeting between the two schools. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Zach Wilson and the 11th-ranked Cougars have a chance to accomplish something only three other BYU teams have done — start a...

Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano (2) is brought down by Georgia defensive lineman Julian Rochester (92) after a short run in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

No. 5 Georgia seeks 11th straight series win over Kentucky

Oct. 29, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

No. 5 Georgia (3-1 SEC) at Kentucky (2-3), Saturday at noon ET (SEC). Line: Bulldogs by 16 1/2. Series record: Georgia leads 59-12-2. WHAT’S AT STAKE The Bulldogs return from a bye looking to bounce back from a 41-24 loss at No. 2 Alabama after leading 24-20 at halftime. Kentucky also seeks a boost after...

BYU running back Tyler Allgeier (25) carries the ball against Texas State in the first half during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

History in making? No. 11 BYU has shot at rare 7-0 start

Oct. 29, 2020 1:33 PM EDT

Defensive lineman Bracken El-Bakri and the 11th-ranked BYU Cougars have a chance at accomplishing a little school history. Should the Cougars beat Western Kentucky at home on Saturday night, they would become just the fourth BYU team to start 7-0. Although, El-Bakri, is more in tune with recent history than past....

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Letters, texts, caravans, parades: Advocates mobilize voters

Oct. 29, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

Sometimes her hand hurt, but Nancy Gehman kept writing. Every evening from July until mid-October, the 85-year-old retiree sat with a gel pen, writing notes imploring fellow Americans to find a way to vote. Then she mailed them: All 1,260 letters. “It was comforting to know that I was doing something...

Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn, left, and Auburn quarterback Cord Sandberg (24) look at the scoreboard during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., Saturday Oct. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Matchup of unranked LSU, Auburn highlights Week 6 in SEC

Oct. 29, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

Here are things to watch in Week 6 in the Southeastern Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK LSU at Auburn. Neither of these teams are ranked — for now — but both have plenty of talent and high drama is commonplace when these Tigers of different stripes match up. The last two times LSU played at Auburn, the...

Police: Kentucky officer kills man during altercation

Oct. 29, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

CADIZ, Ky. (AP) — An officer with a Kentucky sheriff's department has fatally shot a man during an altercation, police said. The altercation occurred shortly after the Trigg County Sheriff's Office responded Wednesday afternoon to a home in Cadiz, Kentucky State Police said in a statement. The responding...