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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...

Evans scores 18 as No. 9 Louisville throttles Chattanooga

Nov. 21, 2019 8:33 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Dana Evans scored 18 points to lead No. 8 Louisville to an 86-37 victory over Chattanooga on Thursday night. Despite posting a season high in points, the Cardinals (4-0) were more impressive on defense. They held the Mocs to just 24.6% shooting, while forcing 18 turnovers and...

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...

Kentucky state Rep. Wilson Stone says he won’t run again

Nov. 21, 2019 2:39 PM EST

SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky state Rep. Wilson Stone has announced his current term in office will be his last. The Bowling Green Daily News reported Wednesday that Stone will leave office at the end of the current term, which ends in 2021. The Democrat announced last year that he’d been...

Woman says she was ordered at gunpoint to shoot another

Nov. 21, 2019 11:18 AM EST

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — A detective says a Kentucky woman charged with murder told investigators she was ordered at gunpoint to kill another woman or her children would be shot in front of her. News outlets report Pulaski County detective Lt. Bobby Jones testified Wednesday during a probable cause hearing...

Officials to announce new wildlife refuge in Kentucky

Nov. 21, 2019 4:45 AM EST

HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) — Federal officials plan to announce a new national wildlife refuge in western Kentucky. A statement from the U.S. Department of the Interior says Secretary David Bernhardt and U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell will join other dignitaries Friday in Henderson to announce the Green River National...

Hemp application period underway in Kentucky

Nov. 21, 2019 4:41 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says the state’s hemp licensing program for 2020 is underway. Grower applications must be submitted by March 15 of next year. Processor applications may be submitted year-round. For the first time, the Kentucky Department of...

No. 2 Louisville rallies past USC Upstate 76-50

Nov. 20, 2019 10:54 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville’s latest rout was anything but routine. The No. 2 Cardinals trailed in the second half for the first time this season against a determined USC Upstate squad that challenged them longer than expected. That scare got Louisville’s attention, and its response was...