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ESPN analyst blasts Kentucky players and ‘spoiled’ freshmen in general

After a second-half collapse against South Carolina prompted Kentucky Coach John Calipari to say his team played with an “unwarranted arrogance,” …

College Basketball

GOP senator offers bill to legalize marijuana in Kentucky

A bill to legalize marijuana in Kentucky was introduced Wednesday by a Republican lawmaker who touted the value of cannabis as a revenue source for a …

Cannabis

A student needed help to bake cookies. A Kentucky university president delivered.

Murray State University’s president, Dr. Bob Davies, helped make one student’s snow day extra special on Tuesday.<p>Sydney Owen, a student from …

Kentucky

Report: Refs received threatening phone calls after Music City Bowl

An ESPN report says that the officiating crew from the Music City Bowl received harassing and threatening phone calls after several controversial …

Kentucky

‘Flabbergasted.’ Supporters of 70 programs Bevin wants to chop respond with shock.

Since 1997, the Robinson Scholars Program has shepherded hundreds of first-generation college students from Appalachia through the University of …

Education

The reviews are in for Jarred Vanderbilt’s UK debut

Kentucky freshman Jarred Vanderbilt made his 2017-18 debut Tuesday night at South Carolina. Previously sidelined with a foot injury, Vanderbilt had …

Kentucky

Bevin takes $201 million from state workers’ health plan to balance proposed budget

Like other governors before him, Matt Bevin would balance his state proposed two-year state budget using “fund transfers” — shoveling cash earmarked …

Matt Bevin

Zion Williamson to Clemson not a done deal? Top analyst offers hope for UK and others

For the past couple of weeks — and, really, even a few weeks before that — all of the buzz in recruiting circles regarding top basketball prospect …

College & University

At first, university budget cuts didn’t seem so bad. Then leaders took another look.

After Gov. Matt Bevin announced his proposed two-year budget Tuesday night, higher education leaders breathed a sigh of relief.<p>The Republican …

Education

‘How in the world can we make it?’ School districts stunned by transportation cut.

Scott County Schools Superintendent Kevin Hub estimates, after hearing Gov. Matt Bevin’s budget address Tuesday, that his district could take at …

Education

Some retired teachers might lose health insurance under Bevin’s budget, official says

Gov. Matt Bevin’s state budget proposal does not include any money for retired teachers’ health care, causing a “huge concern” for teachers under age …

Matt Bevin

Seven ways Gov. Bevin’s proposed budget affects education in Kentucky

Gov. Matt Bevin had plenty to say about education in his budget address Tuesday night to lawmakers, saying he wished he could do more for students in …

Education

A Cat unleashed

Freshman Jarred Vanderbilt made his University of Kentucky basketball debut in the Wildcats' 18th game of the season on Tuesday night.<p>Vanderbilt, a …

College Basketball

What’s next for Kentucky QB Stephen Johnson?

Former Kentucky quarterback Stephen Johnson announced his retirement from football during an appearance on Kentucky Sports Radio on Tuesday.<p>The …

Kentucky

Bevin proposes ending 70 government programs and deep cuts for many state agencies

Gov. Matt Bevin proposed a two-year state budget Tuesday night that would eliminate 70 state government programs and cut spending at many state …

Matt Bevin

Liveblog: Kentucky-South Carolina basketball

Kentucky takes a 2-1 SEC road record to South Carolina’s Colonial Life Center for a 9 p.m. matchup with the Gamecocks on ESPN.<p>We will be blogging …

Kentucky

Lexington doctor accused of showing up to perform surgery while intoxicated

A Lexington doctor has been arrested after he allegedly showed up at a hospital to perform surgery while under the influence of alcohol, according to …

Crime

Saving money or stacking the deck? Kentucky weighs getting rid of separate election for governor, cabinet

Since 1895, Kentucky has elected its constitutional officers in odd number years. The legislature is hoping voters will change that in …

Government

scorer Morris, fall at Vanderbilt

To say Kentucky missed Maci Morris would be quite the understatement.<p>Without their leading scorer, the Cats looked like a shadow of themselves in …

College Basketball

He convinced 11 people to give him over $1 million for a pipeline. He had other plans for it.

A Bowling Green businessman has been convicted of defrauding people of more than $1 million in a case involving investments in a natural-gas pipeline …

Kentucky

Some Kentucky Medicaid recipients will have to work for their health coverage

Kentucky has become the first state to require many of its Medicaid recipients to work to receive coverage, part of an unprecedented change to the …

Health Care

Kentucky cheerleaders make it 23 national championships

The University of Kentucky cheerleading squad executed a flawless routine and brought home its 23rd national title Sunday evening in the Universal …

College Basketball

Dates set for Frankfort Convention Center, Capital Plaza Tower demolition

Prepare to say last goodbyes to the Frankfort Convention Center.<p>Starting in the middle of next week, workers will begin tearing down the 46-year-old …

Kentucky

Winning close games is a skill Kentucky’s freshmen were not supposed to possess

Think what you will of Bruce Pearl, but bellowing Bruce can still coach a little, a point he’s proving now on the plains with Auburn the basketball …

College Basketball

Ex-Cat Kenny Walker mourns loss of Kentuckian ‘who treated me like his son’

In the eight years Kenny Walker and Wes Strader spent co-hosting a syndicated radio call-in show after University of Kentucky men’s basketball and …

Kentucky

Corrupt Arena? End of A&M game revives debate about UK’s home-court ‘mystique’

Does basketball have the equivalent of pro football’s “uncatchable pass,” where pass interference isn’t pass interference because the receiver could …

College Basketball

Water shortages plague Eastern Kentucky counties

When temperatures drop into the teens, the first thing many homeowners do is turn on their faucets to keep pipes from freezing.<p>But in some Eastern …

Kentucky

67 victory at Vanderbilt

The University of Kentucky men’s basketball team improved to 14-3 overall and 4-1 in the Southeastern Conference after a 74-67 victory over …

College Basketball

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is UK basketball’s iron man

Kentucky guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander played 39 minutes for the second straight game in UK’s 74-67 win at Vanderbilt.

Kentucky

Five things to know about the Vanderbilt Commodores

Five things to know about Kentucky basketball’s next opponent, the Vanderbilt Commodores:<p><b>1. Vanderbilt played a brutal non-conference schedule</b><p>The …

College Basketball