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Kansas, Kentucky square off in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge

Jan. 24, 2019 2:30 AM EST

A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference. GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Kansas at Kentucky: The ninth-ranked Jayhawks travel to face the eighth-ranked Wildcats in the highlight of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. Kentucky has hit its stride after some early struggles, beating Mississippi State 76-55 on Tuesday...

Kentucky GOP lawmakers order recount in House election

Jan. 23, 2019 8:32 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A former Republican lawmaker in Kentucky who lost his state House seat by one vote in November could get a second chance thanks to the state's GOP majority. A board of nine state lawmakers voted 6-3 Wednesday to recount the votes in Kentucky House District 13. All six Republicans on...

Grad transfer Cunningham sparks Louisville's national rise

Jan. 23, 2019 5:09 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Christen Cunningham's sole focus a year ago was recovering from illness and salvaging what remained of his senior season at Samford. Playing at Louisville or anywhere in the Atlantic Coast Conference never crossed his mind, which makes his current situation all the more satisfying....

Correction: Native American March-Videos story

Jan. 23, 2019 4:08 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — In stories Jan. 19 and 20 about an encounter between a Native American and a Kentucky student, The Associated Press reported that Indian Country Today said the Native American, Nathan Phillips, was a Vietnam veteran. Military records show that he served in the U.S. Marine Corps but did not...

The Latest: McConnell blames 'far-left activists' and media

Jan. 23, 2019 3:41 PM EST

PARK HILLS, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on reaction from a recent encounter between white teenagers, Native American marchers and a black religious sect outside the Lincoln Memorial. (all times local): 1 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says "far-left activists" and the media are to blame for threats...

Kentucky school comes under fire after Washington incident

Jan. 23, 2019 3:31 PM EST

PARK HILLS, Ky. (AP) — Less than a week ago, Covington Catholic High School was known mostly for its seven state titles in football and its rousing motto, "A spirit that will not die." By Tuesday, its phones had been shut off, its website and social media accounts had gone dark, police cars were...

Police called to shutdown protest at McConnell office

Jan. 23, 2019 3:24 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky were called to a protest by a group of federal government workers at a field office for Sen. Mitch McConnell. The protestors arrived at the Lexington office in hopes of handing off some letters to the senator's staff about the government shutdown, said Chon Jung, an...

Kentucky mother urges school to do more after son kills self

Jan. 23, 2019 12:31 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky mother reeling from her 10-year-old son's death says Louisville's school district must do more to prevent bullying. Tami Charles is a local comedian and radio host. She says her fifth-grader, Seven Bridges, killed himself on Saturday. Jefferson County Schools...

Catholic student says he didn't disrespect Native American

Jan. 23, 2019 10:42 AM EST

PARK HILLS, Ky. (AP) — A Catholic high school student whose close encounter with a Native American activist and a black religious sect was captured on video in Washington, D.C. says he has nothing to apologize for. Nick Sandmann told NBC's "Today" show on Wednesday that he had every right to be there, as...

Furloughed worker tries to raise money to buy insulin

Jan. 23, 2019 8:03 AM EST

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A furloughed Kentucky IRS worker with Type II diabetes says she's struggling to buy insulin because of the shutdown and so has started a GoFundMe to raise the needed cash. The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Tuesday that Herlean Younce has worked at the IRS office in Covington for nearly...