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Kentucky Senate committee advances bill proposing use of armed 'guardians' in schools

Feb. 29, 2024 16:29 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky school districts could hire retired law officers or military veterans to serve as armed guardians offering security at schools under a bill advanced by a state Senate committee on Thursday. The proposal cleared the Senate Education Committee and heads...

Mitch McConnell's decision to step down as GOP leader reverberates in Kentucky

Feb. 29, 2024 13:54 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Mitch McConnell's decision to step down as Senate Republican leader in November is reverberating back home in Kentucky, setting off a wave of speculation about the future of his seat as well as the loss of influence for the Bluegrass State. McConnell was cagey...

Papa John's: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 29, 2024 07:36 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Papa John's International Inc. (PZZA) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $26.1 million. On a per-share basis, the Louisville, Kentucky-based company said it had profit of 79 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Feb. 29, 2024 07:20 AM EST

Frankort State Journal. February 27, 2024. Editorial: Statewide tornado drill an opportunity to prepare If we learned anything from the December 2021 tornado outbreak in western Kentucky it is that they can strike in an instant. To help residents better prepare for...

Lipscomb hosts Comer and Eastern Kentucky

Feb. 29, 2024 03:59 AM EST

Eastern Kentucky Colonels (17-12, 12-3 ASUN) at Lipscomb Bisons (19-11, 10-5 ASUN) Nashville, Tennessee; Friday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Eastern Kentucky visits the Lipscomb Bisons after Tayshawn Comer scored 23 points in Eastern Kentucky's 83-79 loss to the Austin...

Witt scores 26, Austin Peay downs Eastern Kentucky 83-79

Feb. 28, 2024 23:19 PM EST

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sai Witt had 26 points in Austin Peay's 83-79 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Wednesday night. Witt also had five rebounds for the Governors (16-14, 9-6 Atlantic Sun Conference). Isaac Haney added 22 points while going 7 of 12 from the floor, including 2...

Louisiana Tech earns 90-84 victory over Western Kentucky

Feb. 28, 2024 23:03 PM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Isaiah Crawford's 20 points helped Louisiana Tech defeat Western Kentucky 90-84 on Wednesday night. Crawford had seven rebounds for the Bulldogs (21-8, 11-3 Conference USA). Sean Newman Jr. added 19 points, seven rebounds and eight assists. Tahlik Chavez...

Warrick scores 28, Northern Kentucky takes down Robert Morris 70-60

Feb. 28, 2024 22:17 PM EST

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Marques Warrick scored 28 points as Northern Kentucky beat Robert Morris 70-60 on Wednesday night. Warrick added five assists for the Norse (17-13, 12-7 Horizon League). Trey Robinson scored 18 points and added five rebounds and three steals. Michael...

Kentucky Senate passes a top-priority bill to stimulate cutting-edge research at public universities

Feb. 28, 2024 17:30 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A top-priority bill intended to turn researchers at Kentucky's public universities into teammates collaborating on cutting-edge research won overwhelming approval in the state Senate on Wednesday. The measure, sponsored by Republican Senate President Robert...

A coach asks 'When are we going to ban court storming?' A solution isn't seen as all that easy

Feb. 28, 2024 16:41 PM EST

College basketball fans have been storming courts to celebrate for at least 75 years. Kurt Kemper, a history professor at Dakota State who has written about college sports, recalls that students and cheerleaders alike took to the court at Madison Square Garden after City College won...