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Kentucky Folklife Magazine looking for submission proposals

Nov. 15, 2019 4:49 AM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Folklife Program at Western Kentucky University is looking for proposals for articles and other pieces documenting Kentucky’s folklife. The program said in a news release that this is the first call for proposals for the multimedia digital publication and said...

Rand Paul attacker's attorney appeals to Supreme Court

Nov. 12, 2019 12:01 PM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A man who tackled U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and broke his ribs has asked for the Supreme Court's opinion after an appellate court vacated his 30-day jail sentence and suggested it was too lenient. A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in September that there...

Puppetmaster: Kemp creates career out of whole cloth

Nov. 10, 2019 11:21 AM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Visiting with James Kemp is like entering an alternate reality, one full of a menagerie of animal and human characters with voices that switch pitches and accents at the drop of a cloth puppet's bonnet. You might meet a space alien, a mutant cockroach, a queen bee, a squirrel,...

Justice lifts Western Kentucky past Austin Peay 97-75

Nov. 9, 2019 6:24 PM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Camron Justice scored 22 points as Western Kentucky routed Austin Peay 97-75 on Saturday. Justice hit 8 of 10 shots, including 5 of 7 on 3-pointers. Taveion Hollingsworth added 21 points with seven rebounds for the Hilltoppers (2-0). Carson Williams had 12 points for Western...

1 charged in connection to fatal robbery pleads guilty

Nov. 8, 2019 11:45 AM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — One of five people charged in connection to a robbery that turned fatal when a man tried to stop it has pleaded guilty. The Daily News reports 24-year-old Lilian Yamileth Duron entered the plea Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Bowling Green to one count of interference with...

Bevin seeks vote recanvass while Beshear starts transition

Nov. 7, 2019 5:32 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin asked Wednesday for a recanvass of Kentucky election results that showed him more than 5,000 votes behind Democrat Andy Beshear, who discounted the challenge and began preparing to take office. Beshear, the state's attorney general, said he's confident in...

Williams, Bassey lead W. Kentucky past Tennessee Tech 76-64

Nov. 6, 2019 2:11 PM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Carson Williams and Charles Bassey scored 16 points apiece and Western Kentucky beat Tennessee Tech 76-64 on Tuesday night. Camron Justice's 3-pointer with 66 seconds before halftime gave Western Kentucky a 35-23 lead and the Hilltoppers led by double figures the rest of the way....

Pierre makes 2 picks, Florida Atlantic tops Western Kentucky

Nov. 2, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — James Pierre intercepted two passes and Florida Atlantic moved above Western Kentucky in the Conference USA standings with a 35-24 win on Saturday. Pierre made his second interception with 6:07 left in the fourth quarter, returning Ty Storey's pass 30 yards to the FAU 41. The Owls...

Storey leads Western Kentucky over Charlotte 30-14

Oct. 19, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Ty Storey passed for 283 yards and two touchdowns and Western Kentucky scored the final 16 points to pull away from Charlotte 30-14 on Saturday. Lucky Jackson caught five passes for 141 yards and a touchdown for the Hilltoppers (5-2, 4-0 Conference USA). Cory Munson kicked field...

Former Mammoth Cave worker sentenced for stealing from park

Oct. 18, 2019 4:36 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A former longtime employee at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for skimming money from the park's recreational fees. A statement from the U.S. Attorney's office in Louisville says former employee Leslie Lewis took nearly...