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University of Kentucky reports record first-year enrollment

Sep. 16, 2019 4:46 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky is reporting a record number of first-year students enrolled for the fall semester. University President Eli Capilouto says the school's first-year class totals 5,396, which is 319 more students than last year. The state's flagship university says there's...

Lawsuit: Defunct Univ. Kentucky frat's culture led to death

Sep. 13, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Relatives of a 4-year-old boy are suing a now defunct University of Kentucky fraternity and its national organization, saying they were responsible for the boy's death. News outlets report the lawsuit by Marco Lee Shemwell's family blames Alpha Tau Omega and its UK chapter for Marco's...

Kentucky sports radio host takes step toward Senate run

Aug. 29, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The host of a popular Kentucky sports talk show announced Thursday that he's taking a step toward running as a Democrat for the seat of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell by forming an exploratory committee. Matt Jones said on his radio show that his decision on whether to enter...

Man charged with assaulting toddler who later died

Aug. 28, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

WHITLEY CITY, Ky. (AP) — Police say a Kentucky man assaulted a 2-year-old girl who later died. Kentucky State Police say in a news release that 27-year-old Michael C. Huff of Whitley City was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree assault. Police say an investigation found that the toddler was in...

Deputy says Kentucky man shot by grandson dies

Aug. 9, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a Kentucky man who was shot by his 17-year-old grandson has died. News outlets report 79-year-old Richard Barkley was shot on July 31 in Scott County by his grandson. Sgt. Eddie Hart with the Scott County Sheriff's Office says Barkley died Thursday at the University...

Controlled grazing helps Kentucky farm increase yields

Aug. 4, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

For the past two years, Bub and Lakayah Daugherty have been focused on increasing their farm output while minimizing labor and costs, while also creating sustainable land they hope to pass on to their two children someday. The Daughertys own D and D Farm, in Horse Branch, which consists of about 300 acres on...

Barnhart: University of Kentucky not expanding alcohol sales

Aug. 2, 2019 5:25 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A University of Kentucky official says the school won't be expanding alcohol sales this upcoming school year despite a new Southeastern Conference alcohol policy. The new policy allows individual schools to decide whether to sell alcohol in general seating areas. News outlets report...