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Kentucky hosts FCS UT Martin, seeking bowl eligibility

Nov. 22, 2019 10:44 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — All that stands between Kentucky and bowl eligibility is UT Martin. If the Wildcats (5-5) can avoid a letdown and get a win against FCS-level UT Martin (7-4) in Saturday’s nonconference matchup they will be heading to a bowl game for a fourth consecutive season. Though the...

Celebrities are deep into liquor, wine with their own brands

Nov. 22, 2019 10:33 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — From Kate Hudson’s new vodka to Dylan Sprouse’s Brooklyn-made mead, celebrities with their own brands of spirits and wines can make drink-loving fans happy at the holidays. You can find other pillars of culture with bottles, including TV shows and the high-brow auction house...

Kentucky safety officials advise ‘Buckle Up Phone Down’

Nov. 22, 2019 5:04 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s highways will be busy with travelers during Thanksgiving week, and safety officials are advising them to buckle up their seat belts and put down their phones. Kentucky Office of Highway Safety acting Executive Director Jason Siwula says this is one of the busiest...

Kentucky state park to receive $6 million in improvements

Nov. 22, 2019 4:54 AM EST

CADIZ, Ky. (AP) — Lake Barkley State Resort Park is getting about $6 million in improvements as part of a Kentucky initiative to upgrade the state’s parks. The funding for Lake Barkley will include upgrades for the wastewater treatment system, roof replacement and repairs and improvements for the...

Krzyzewski wins 217th game with Duke ranked No. 1 in romp

Nov. 22, 2019 12:06 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski is about to become No. 1 at winning at No. 1. He has to share that milestone for at least one more game with the Wizard of Westwood. Krzyzewski coached a No. 1-ranked Duke team to victory for the 217th time, matching John Wooden for that career record in the Blue Devils'...

Evans scores 18 as No. 9 Louisville throttles Chattanooga

Nov. 21, 2019 10:04 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville’s defense never rested as the Cardinals overwhelmed Chattanooga. Dana Evans scored 18 points to lead No. 8 Louisville to an 86-37 victory over the Mocs on Thursday night. Despite posting a season high in points, the Cardinals (4-0) were more impressive on defense....

Howard, No. 13 Kentucky women beat Morehead St. 79-54

Nov. 21, 2019 9:49 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Rhyne Howard hit five 3-pointers and finished with 24 points to lead four players scoring in double figures for No. 13 Kentucky as the Wildcats beat Morehead State 79-54 on Thursday night. Sabrina Haines had 14 points, Blair Green scored 12 and Tatyana Wyatt had 10 points and eight...

Kentucky lt. gov. appealing ruling in suit against governor

Nov. 21, 2019 7:13 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Continuing a legal fight at the top of Kentucky’s government, Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton is appealing a ruling that concluded Gov. Matt Bevin’s office acted within its authority when firing her top two assistants. Hampton’s attorney, Joshua Harp, filed a notice that...

AP: Catholic boards hailed as fix for sex abuse often fail

Nov. 21, 2019 6:52 PM EST

Facing thousands of cases of clergy sex abuse, U.S. Catholic leaders addressed their greatest crisis in the modern era with a promised reform: Mandatory review boards. These independent panels with lay people in each diocese would review allegations fairly and kindly. And they would help bishops ensure that no...

Beshear makes initial appointments for governor’s office

Nov. 21, 2019 6:33 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov.-elect Andy Beshear announced his first round of high-level appointments Thursday, selecting four of his close assistants in the attorney general’s office to move with him to the governor’s office next month. Beshear, the state’s attorney general, said all...