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Rand Paul's $580,000 jury award upheld in Kentucky

Mar. 21, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has denied a request for a new trial from a man who a jury said should pay more than $580,000 to U.S. Sen. Rand Paul for injuries Paul suffered when he was tackled by the man. The Daily News of Bowling Green reports Special Judge Tyler Gill rejected a motion...

Kentucky governor says he exposed his children to chickenpox

Mar. 20, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said in a radio interview that he deliberately exposed his children to chickenpox so they would catch the highly contagious disease and become immune. During a Tuesday interview on Bowling Green radio station WKCT, Bevin said his children were "miserable for a...

Kentucky governor says he exposed his children to chickenpox

Mar. 20, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said in a radio interview that he deliberately exposed his children to chickenpox so they would catch the highly contagious disease and become immune. During a Tuesday interview on Bowling Green radio station WKCT, Bevin said his children were "miserable for a...

Crews installing signs designating Natcher Parkway as I-165

Mar. 11, 2019 5:21 AM EDT

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Crews have begun installing signs that say Interstate 165 along the Natcher Parkway in western Kentucky. The Messenger-Inquirer reports that means 72 miles of the four-lane highway between Owensboro and Bowling Green is now an interstate, even though upgrades are continuing. Crews...

Jackson carries UTSA past W. Kentucky 81-76 in OT

Mar. 6, 2019 10:07 PM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Jhivvan Jackson had 29 points as UTSA edged past Western Kentucky 81-76 in overtime on Wednesday night. Jackson made 9 of 10 from the free-throw line. He added eight rebounds. Giovanni De Nicolao had 17 points for UTSA (17-13, 11-6 Conference USA). Keaton Wallace added 13 points....

Hollingsworth carries W. Kentucky past Southern Miss 76-71

Mar. 3, 2019 5:51 PM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Taveion Hollingsworth had 21 points as Western Kentucky narrowly defeated Southern Miss 76-71 on Sunday. Josh Anderson had 17 points for Western Kentucky (18-12, 11-6 Conference USA). Lamonte Bearden added 13 points. Charles Bassey had four blocks for the hosts. Tyree Griffin tied...

Etiquette competition teaches kids manners, people skills

Mar. 3, 2019 12:10 PM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Fifth-grader Halee Butler worked the room at Bristow Elementary School as she confidently introduced herself and made small talk with local volunteers participating in an etiquette competition meant to teach students people skills. After she made her way across the school's...

Mentorship program to close, citing lack of funds

Feb. 25, 2019 11:25 AM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A mentorship program that serves about 100 children in southcentral Kentucky is shutting down. Cindy Payne is president of the board of directors overseeing Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Kentucky. She told the Daily News last week that the organization would close its...

Only known survivor of 'Railroad Killer' advocates awareness

Feb. 24, 2019 1:06 PM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — In August 1997, Holly K. Dunn was walking along railroad tracks at night near the University of Kentucky with her boyfriend Chris Maier. From the darkness, a man appeared and then bound and gagged the couple. He killed Maier with a rock. Dunn was stabbed in the neck, raped and...

Officials proceed with plan to beautify interstate entrances

Feb. 22, 2019 4:42 AM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Officials in Warren County are planning to beautify entryways into the community along the interstate. The Daily News reports that the nonprofit Operation PRIDE board voted this week to move forward with designing the project called Beautif-I65. The goal is to transform five...