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Kentucky moves scrimmage to E. Kentucky for flood relief

Sep. 26, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky will play its annual Blue-White men’s basketball scrimmage in eastern Kentucky to benefit victims of the devastating summer floods. The school announced that the Oct. 22 event at Appalachian Wireless Arena in Pikeville will feature a pregame Fan...

Woman arrested outside Kentucky coach John Calipari's home

Sep. 06, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — University of Kentucky police arrested a woman Tuesday for trying to enter the property of men’s basketball coach John Calipari. University spokeswoman Blair Conner said Lexington Police were called to assist university police outside of Calipari’s...

Views on pandemic clash in politically divided Kentucky

Aug. 25, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — As Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear defended his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, and offered a spirited assessment of the state's future after a series of tragedies, his predecessor Matt Bevin watched in the audience Thursday — fueling more speculation he wants a rematch. ...

Thousands of pairs of shoes and socks go to eastern Kentucky

Aug. 24, 2022 04:08 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Thousands of pairs of shoes and socks are being distributed to people affected by flooding in eastern Kentucky last month. The Samaritan's Feet organization partnered with the University of Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari, the Kentucky basketball...

No. 20 Kentucky, Stoops seek to fulfill high expectations

Aug. 16, 2022 10:19 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s second 10-win finish in four years is an indication of how Mark Stoops has transformed the once-moribund program he took over 10 seasons ago. Success has raised expectations for the No. 20 Wildcats, who begin with their first preseason ranking...

John Calipari: Comparing Kentucky to others was "my bad"

Aug. 13, 2022 21:55 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — John Calipari says he made a mistake comparing Kentucky's athletic department to others and wants to make clear he will keep supporting the Wildcats' football team. Calipari wrote on social media Saturday that he heard what Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops...

Calipari calls Kentucky a 'basketball school,' riling Stoops

Aug. 11, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

John Calipari's push for upgraded practice facilities for his Kentucky basketball team drew a sharp jab from Wildcats football coach Mark Stoops on Twitter after the Hall of Fame coach referred to the university as a “basketball school” in an interview. Before the Wildcats’...

More rain, more bodies in flooded Kentucky mountain towns

Aug. 02, 2022 05:34 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Another round of rainstorms hit flooded Kentucky mountain communities Monday as more bodies emerged from the sodden landscape, and the governor warned that high winds could bring another threat — falling trees and utility poles. Gov. Andy Beshear said the...