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Lawmakers call for action in wake of gun violence

The shooting in Florida has again sparked discussion among lawmakers here in Kentucky on what can be done on a legislative level to try and prevent violence like this.
Flu Deaths

Flu deaths continue to rise in Kentucky

Health officials say the total number of people who died from the flu in Kentucky is now at 132.

Senate committee examines child marriage

Legislation that would reign in child marriage across Kentucky was discussed in the Senate Judiciary Committee today.
Tax Returns

Beshear, AARP: Take steps to prevent your tax return from being stolen

With tax season in full swing, Attorney General Andy Beshear and AARP Kentucky issued a scam alert to help Kentucky families protect their tax returns from being stolen by scammers.

Senate gives final passage to organ donor bill

The Senate gave final passage today to a measure designed to facilitate organ donations in Kentucky.

“We have no room for error.”

Cats getting hit with "reality."

“We made strides.”

Cats "had chance to win game."

KSP: Safe Schools Initiative helps prepare for the worst

To try and keep schools as safe as possible, many districts have paired up with Kentucky State Police to go over exactly what to do in situations like an active shooter.

Auburn downs UK 76-66

Kentucky falls for fourth straight time giving up a 20-7 run to end the game on the Plains.

“We all look terrible.”

UK at Auburn preview.

“There are no excuses at Kentucky.”

Kenny Payne says Cats it's always time to ball.
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Moms Rally for “Common Sense” Gun Laws

A group of mothers were in Frankfort advocating for what they call "common sense" gun laws.

Realize opportunity

UK staff says, "Go steal one; take one from 'em." ahead of Auburn game.

Senate committee moves alcohol-licensing bill

A Senate committee passed a measure today to preserve the status quo in determining how many liquor licenses are issued in individual cities and counties.

Eye bill clears House, rolls over to Senate

Online eye exams and prescriptions offered in Kentucky would require a real-time visit with a Kentucky eye care provider under a bill approved today in the House

Leaders of men

Nick Mingione reflects back on best decision as head coach of UK baseball.

Movies and dinners

Does Coach Cal want it more than his players?

“It’s getting old right now.”

Coach Cal tired, but says "there's still time."

“I needed 4 more timeouts.”

Cal says he could've called timeout every two minutes in the loss at Texas A&M.

People in Estill County want radioactive waste removed from landfill

Some people in Estill County are asking the state to rethink a plan that would leave more than a thousand tons of illegally dumped radioactive waste in an Estill County landfill.

Bat Cats give back

Nick Mingione happy his players are choosing to do community service on their own.

“The losses hurt.”

Cats ready for Texas A&M.

Percentage fluctuation rule

Cal explains why he needs his players with a consistent 3-5% range every time on the floor.

Let the music play

Cal needs Cats to use focus mechanisms.

“I hate to do that.”

Cal tinkering with lineups.

Untested Rape Kits Cost Kentucky Millions

A study released Friday has found the backlog of thousands of untested rape kits in Kentucky cost the state millions of dollars.
Sports, Physical

House approves homeschool sports bill, heads to Senate

Homeschool students would be able to participate in state-sponsored interscholastic sports under a bill that has cleared the Kentucky House.
Beer Being Poured From Bottle

House OKs bill raising limits on sales by microbreweries

When someone wants to purchase a keg of beer from craft brewer Adam Watson, he has to turn them away because Kentucky law limits his sales per cust
guilty plea

Con artist using Publishers Clearing House name pleads guilty

Man pleads guilty to posing as a Publishers Clearing House employee to scam a woman out of thousands of dollars, according to the attorney general.

“Like, what, are you, why?”

Cal says Cats can't play if they aren't "trying to win the game."

The number 8

UK baseball coach Nick Mingione likes the "magic" number.
Police Lightsvideo

Gang Violence Bill passes House Committee

A bill that would make recruiting gang members a felony in Kentucky passed its first legislative hurdle in Frankfort this week.
Ky. House of Representatives

House passes bill to help officers cope with job stresses

The Kentucky House has passed a bill to help law enforcement officers cope with the emotional aftermath of traumatic cases they encounter.

UK football signing day recap

Vince Marrow weighs in on signing day for Kentucky.
Ky. House of Representatives

Gang violence legislation heads to the House

The first significant revision of Kentucky’s criminal gang laws since Prohibition received the approval of a House committee Wednesday, according to the Legislative Research Commission.

Vols sweep Cats with 61-59 win at Rupp Arena

A recap of UK's first loss to UT in Lexington since 2006.

Eagles QB proposes to girlfriend here in the bluegrass

Not too long after the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl, its injured quarterback proposed to his lovely lady at a well known Kentucky spot.

Committee passes bill requiring teaching of Holocaust

New bill requires public schools in Kentucky to teach about the Holocaust.

“We’re every team’s Super Bowl.”

Cats say tough times help them grow together.

“You’ll be ready by the end of the year.”

Cal "activating" Solid Blue Fans.

Enabling excuses

Cal says players must own performance.

“Are you watching yourself?”

Coach Cal says "ouch" watching tape of Cats.

Prison club helps connect veterans

Inmates at one Kentucky prison are using their shared past experiences to create a brotherhood behind bars that also reaches out and helps the local community.

High school makes friendship bracelets for Marshall County students

Students were encouraged to wear Marshall County blue and orange on Friday as a symbol of solidarity.

UK women’s hoops wins third straight with 65-48 win over Auburn

A recap of the UK victory over the Tigers.

Snow covered roads in eastern Kentucky

Some roads in eastern and southeastern Kentucky were snow-covered and slick Thursday night, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

UK football hires 10th assistant coach

A look at the newest Wildcat on staff, Brad White.

Neighbors worry violence is on the rise in their small town

Some people in Winchester are wondering how safe their city is anymore after a shooting in broad daylight yesterday afternoon between two car loads of people.  

“Let’s see how good we are.”

Kenny Payne wants Cats to play for full 40 minutes.

“He kept fighting.”

Kenny Payne praises Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

Kentucky prisons expected to be out of space in 2019, one county working on...

In just over a year, Kentucky's prisons could be out of space. Justice Cabinet Secretary John Tilley says state prisons are already full, but by May 2019 the state might have to release thousands of inmates classified as non-violent.

Comeback Cats top Vandy 83-81 in OT

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander goes for career-high 30 points.

Danville High School writes hundreds of letters to Marshall County High

Students at Danville High School are coming together this week to show their support to the students of Marshall County High School and their doing it the old fashioned way, by sending hundreds of handwritten letters.

UK football adds Michael Smith as receivers coach

A profile of UK's newest coach on the gridiron.

DPH urges people to test homes to protect their health

As part of National Radon Action Month, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services urges Kentuckians to learn more about the potential health effects of radon exposure and how to check your home for this potentially dangerous gas.

“We gotta punch them in they mouth.”

UK vs. West Virginia preview.

Two students arrested after threats involving Harrison County High School

It was a scary morning for another school here in central Kentucky, Harrison County High School, after multiple threats were made towards students there.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Kentucky native confirmed to head Army Corps of Engineers

The U.S. Senate has confirmed a Kentucky native to head the Army Corps of Engineers.

UK football sets date and time for annual Blue-White Spring Game

A look ahead to the Friday, April 13th event.
Blood Drive

Florida increases lead over Kentucky with one day left in blood drive competition

Florida pulled out to a 64-point advantage on Thursday against Kentucky in the 10th annual Big Blue Slam blood drive competition with one day to go.
Benjamin Brewer

Ky trucker convicted in 2015 Tennessee wreck that killed 6

A Tennessee jury has convicted a Kentucky trucker of vehicular homicide and other charges in a 2015 wreck that killed six people on Interstate 75.

500 makes

Kevin Knox getting in more work at the Joe Craft Center.

“He’s strong.”

MSU's Ben Howland weighs in on PJ Washington.

“We don’t talk.”

Cal says Cats can't guard because they don't communicate.

“Yeah! One time!”

Cal's new assist math.

“We haven’t figured him out yet.”

Coach Cal wants to boost Jarred Vanderbilt's minutes.

Ben Carson visits Lexington, speaks on Marshall County shooting

Countless politicians have come forward offering their condolences to those affected by Tuesday's shooting.

“How can that upset you?”

Cal getting Cats to buy in.

“You can take a guy out of the rotation.”

Cal empowering his Cats to take out bad teammates.

“That drives me crazy.”

Cal says silly mistakes "not acceptable."
Blood Donation

Florida takes lead in ‘Big Blue Slam’ blood drive

Florida pulled ahead of Kentucky at the halfway point of the 10th annual Big Blue Slam and now leads the blood drive competition, 937 to 905, with two days to go.

Schools deploy counselors in wake of shooting

As a result of the shooting in Marshall County, school districts across the state are offering more assistance and mental health services to students and parents who may be shaken by the shooting.

UK pulls away to top Miss State 78-65

Cats pull away to avoid losing third straight for 1st time under Coach Cal.
Blood Drive

Kentucky maintains slim lead over Florida in ‘Big Blue Slam’

After the first two days of the annual Big Blue Slam blood drive competition, Kentucky’s lead over Florida has dwindled to eight, 644-636.

Time to buckle down

Matthew Mitchell still trying to get team to "press on."

“Let’s just get used to each other.”

Coach Cal and the Cats preview Miss State game.

“The lesson plan is thrown out.”

Cal tweaking Cats.

Student recounts ‘heinous’ high school shooting

Gavin Heady, a junior at Marshall County High School described the shooting at Madison County High School as something out of a horror film.

“They’ve been in every game.”

Cal previews Miss State.

President to nominate Kentuckian to serve on U.S. Court of Appeals

Sen. McConnell issues statement on nominee John Nalbandian.

Bill would eventually end Kentucky’s snow-day school program

Kentucky would eventually eliminate a program allowing public school students to work from home during snow days under a bill that has cleared the state Senate.
Blood Donationvideo

Kentucky takes early lead over Florida in annual blood drive

Kentucky finished the first day of Big Blue Slam blood drive with a slim 11-point margin over Florida, 350 to 339.

International Museum of the Horse presents yoga inside museum

The Kentucky Horse Park’s International Museum of the Horse will present a new, free Yoga in the Museum series in 2018.
Alcohol Sales

Move to scrap limits on liquor licenses stirs opposition

Move to scrap limits on liquor licenses stirs opposition.

What does a potential government shutdown mean for you?

After interviewing a variety of officials from different government agencies today, the consensus is that the average person will not feel too much of an impact from this potential shutdown, at least in the short term.

Winning plays

Kevin Knox says Cal has blueprint.

“Make good decisions.”

Kenny Payne beaks down the basic keys to toughness and success.

“This looked like a bunch of freshmen.”

Cal reminds everyone UK is youngest team ever.

“They’re not gonna give us a bad game.”

Cal not surprised by South Carolina's grit, resolve.

“Let me watch the tape.”

Cal getting too much "feedback" from Cats.
Blood Donation

Big Blue Slam blood drive next week

It's almost time for Solid Blue fans to roll up their sleeves and donate blood next week during the 10th annual Big Blue Slam.

“Unwarranted arrogance.”

Cal says Cats couldn't handle onslaught.

“We’re not there yet.”

Cal worries Cats will need to lose more to learn.

“They never stopped playing.”

Cal on South Carolina's play to beat the Cats.

“You gotta stop the bleeding.”

Cal weighs in on Cats' mistakes.

Crews keep busy clearing neighborhood roads

Crews in Lexington are doing their best to finish clearing all the roads by Thursday morning.

GOP senator offers bill to legalize marijuana in Kentucky

A member of the Republican leadership team in the Kentucky Senate has introduced a bill aimed at legalizing marijua

Cats collapse in 76-68 loss at South Carolina

A recap of UK's 22-point turnaround defeat.
Matt Bevin

Kentucky governor proposes spending cuts of 6.25 percent

Kentucky's Republican governor is proposing spending cuts of more than 6 percent across most of state government.
Snow Plowvideo

Crews working through the day and night to keep roads clear

Crews in Lexington have been busy all day doing their best to keep the roads clear.

“It’s hectic and hostile.”

Why do the Cats want to be a great road team?

“It’s about winning.”

Hear from Coach Cal and Kenny Payne on Nick Richards' play.

“We’re gonna be a much better team.”

Kenny Payne weighs in on UK with a game-ready Nick Richards.

“You know I’m taking you out.”

Cal not kidding around with Cats.

Friends mourn the death of a woman found in tent over the weekend

We are learning more about the woman found dead outside in the cold in Lexington over the weekend.

“I forget how hard this is.”

Coach Cal trying to heed his own advice.

“Play like you’re a big man.”

Cal wants Knox to be a "big" shooter.

Lexington prepares for Snow/Ice Storm

Crews in Lexington have been out monitoring to road conditions since early Friday morning.

“It changed everything.”

Hear from UK's Josh Allen and Mike Edwards on why they chose to return to Lexington and wait to enter NFL Draft.

When will we see Jarred Vanderbilt play?

Coach Cal says he'd like freshman's first outing to be at home.

“I didn’t think I had to teach them this.”

Coach Cal scores his Cats on the toughness sheet.

“Body language screams.”

Coach Cal teaching toughness.

“That’s a tough player.”

Cal recalls Anthony Davis as being the pinnacle of "toughness."
Legislative, Session, House of Representatives, Kentucky

Kentucky lawmakers cancel Friday session as storm approaches

Kentucky lawmakers have canceled their session for Friday due to weather forecasts that the state could be hit by a mix of snow and ice.

UK not renewing Lamar Thomas’ contract

UK now has two staff spots to fill.

Senate committee passes controversial “Abstinence Bill”

A controversial bill that would require sex education teachers to teach abstinence as the gold standard for students in public schools is headed to the full Senate after passing out of committee Thursday.

“We have fight in us.”

Cats did what it took to win vs. A&M.

“You can’t be Hollywood.”

Coach Cal says Cats can't be tough and "cute" at same time.

“You don’t know “s#!t.”

Coach Cal's calling out the media.

Victims’ rights bill passes Kentucky Senate, moves to House

An amendment that would add a victims' bill of rights to the state constitution has passed in the Kentucky Senate, and will now move to the Kentucky House. 

No. 21 Kentucky rallies late, holds off Texas A&M 74-73

PJ Washington made a steal that led to Kevin Knox's go-ahead layup with 2:28 left, then added four points down the stretch to help No. 21 Kentucky rally past Texas A&M 74-73 on Tuesday night.

ESPN College GameDay returns to Rupp Arena January 20

With the Florida-Kentucky game as its backdrop, ESPN College GameDay will be at Rupp Arena on Jan. 20.

ACLU of Kentucky investigates “Bible Literacy” Courses

There's concern by the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky that some schools are turning classrooms into pulpits with their "Bible Literacy" classes.
Legislative, Session, House of Representatives, Kentucky

House panel advances 2 proposed constitutional amendments

A Kentucky House panel has approved proposed constitutional amendments that would expand legislative authority over regulations and change the timing of elections for statewide offices.

KSP trooper arrested for DUI

He allegedly told the trooper that he had been drinking.

Numbers pulled for Mega Millions and Powerball

The winning ticket for the Mega Millions Friday night jackpot was sold at a7-Eleven in the Tampa Bay area.

UK vs. Tennessee preview

Hear from Coach Cal on the Cats...plus is Rick Barnes a friend or "jagoff"

Kentucky ferry temporarily closed due to ice

A ferry that connects Kentucky with Missouri has temporarily stopped operating due to an ice flow on the Mississippi River.

UK women fall on road to Texas A&M 74-70

A recap of UK's road loss to the Aggies.

Advocates host Planned Parenthood Rally at the Capitol

Advocates for Planned Parenthood were out at the capitol Thursday rallying support for reproductive rights.

“We got punched in the mouth first.”

Hear from Coach Cal and SGA on the Cats' win at LSU.

Cats battle flu in win at LSU

Coach Cal weighs in on grit, toughness to earn victory and return home.

Cats survive at LSU 74-71

A recap of UK's first true road victory of the season to move to 2-0 in SEC play.

Appalachia underground natural gas storage clears 1st test

Plans for an underground storage hub for natural gas liquids pegged as a major job creator in Appalachia have cleared their first big hurdle.

Fox on SGA

UGA head coach weighs in on UK guard.

Selfish Cats

Coach Cal weighs in on most selfish team he's coached to date.

Cal’s new QB

Why did/does Cal love SGA so much?

Barker leaving UK

One-time UK starter will be graduate transfer.

Lawmakers kick off 2018 General Assembly Session

A new year means a new session of the Kentucky General Assembly and today marked to beginning of what lawmakers expect to be a busy 60 days.

US coal mining deaths surge in 2017 after hitting record low

Coal mining deaths surged in the U.S. in 2017, one year after they hit a record low.
Legislative, Session, House of Representatives, Kentucky

Kentucky’s 2018 legislative session begins this week

The second year of Republican rule in Kentucky begins this week as lawmakers return to Frankfort for a 60-day legislative session.

Cats fall 24-23 in Music City Bowl

Highlights plus a postgame report from Nashville.

Complete UK v. UofL recap

A full recap featuring highlights as well as reaction from Coach Cal and players.

Solid Blue Fans cheer on the Cats on a sports filled Friday

With two big games Friday, Solid Blue fans have been packing restaurants and bars across Lexington.

No. 16 Kentucky blows out Louisville 90-61 in rivalry game

Kentucky beat rival Louisville by its widest margin of victory since 2000 with a 90-61 rout.

Final Music City Bowl preview

Mark Stoops says Cats will "go as Benny goes" on Friday.

Cal’s culture change

Coach challenging Cats, not blaming them ahead of UofL game.

“You either get the fire or the smoke.”

Cal: "When the house is burning, everybody gets it."

“Where is he?”

Cal says Cats wouldn't notice if he wasn't at game.

“A Bowl’s no fun unless you win.”

Football Cats have "chance to be a champion."

Always recruiting

Mark Stoops praises Eddie Gran for his recruiting prowess in Florida.

Cats not all work and no play in Nashville

UK sings song for Northwestern.
Labor Cabinet

Report: Kentucky workplace injuries at an all-time low

The Kentucky Labor Cabinet says workplaces in Kentucky have recorded the lowest rate of nonfatal incidents in state history.

Coach Cal to join West Virginia Charity Fish Fry

Kentucky coach John Calipari will join West Virginia's Bob Huggins at Huggins' annual fish fry benefit next month.

Central Kentucky experiences flooding after rain

The EMA had to rescue a a stranded driver on Goshen road in Lincoln County.

Former tobacco barns repurposed for anti-smoking message

A state with one of the highest smoking rates in the country is paying farmers to paint anti-smoking messages on old tobacco barns.

“We’re here for you!”

Cal says staff not afraid to coach Cats. Plus hear from Nick Richards and PJ Washington on the focus in practice right now.

“That’s how it’s supposed to be here.”

Coach Cal not only coach helping others sports.

“We’re playing 8 guys.”

Cal says Cats will use press in certain situations.

UK football early signing period recap

Hear from Mark Stoops and recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow.

“Very pleased.”

Mark Stoops says early signing period went well.
Berea Collegevideo

GOP tax bill win a big loss for Berea College

Lawmakers from Kentucky are blaming Senate Democrats for a move they say will make it harder to educate thousands of low-income students at Berea College.

“You gotta make choices.”

Cal talks basics of 3-point shooting success.

“Let’s be the aggressor.”

Cal says Cats must attack the attackers.

“I have to get that corrected.”

Matthew Mitchell knows UK defense is major problem right now.

“They’re very disruptive.”

Stephen Johnson says Northwestern front-4 is "phenomenal."

“Football is football.”

UK defensive coordinator Matt House doesn't see a one-dimensional Northwestern.

“Overwhelming at times.”

Mark Stoops says first early signing period "hard to mange, but making it work."

“Individual players are getting better.”

Cal likes team's progress.

“That’s why I’m the coach.”

Cal says he will "try to figure it out" as Cats experiment.

“We’re trying to win.”

Cal on Cats' better 2nd half effort on defense vs. VT.

Knox, Diallo lead No. 8 Kentucky past Virginia Tech 93-86

Kevin Knox scored 21 points, Hamidou Diallo added 20, including a big 3-pointer with 50 seconds remaining, and No. 8 Kentucky outlasted Virginia Tech 93-86 on Saturday for its most significant victory this season.

UofL “makes me a better coach.”

Matthew Mitchell and Cats getting set to host Cards Sunday at 3 on the SEC Network.


Why aren't the Cats getting any love?

“How difficult can I make this?”

Cal says Cats focused on crowd reaction.
Kentucky State House

Kentucky reeling from sexual assault, harassment accusations

As sexual assault and harassment allegations sweep through statehouses around the country, no place has been impacted quite like Kentucky.

Win or take an “L”

Cal explains how Cats can't lose moving forward.

Battle of Wildcats looming

Bryan Kennedy looks ahead to Music City Bowl matchup with Northwestern and previews the run-game matchup.

“He’s building his own confidence.”

Coach Cal weighs in on PJ Washington's progress.

“Was it a perfect year? No.”

Mitch Barnhart speaks to "blend of college athletics."

“They will bounce back.”

Mitch Barnhart says Cats get "chance to respond" in Music City Bowl.

Lawmakers react to Rep. Dan Johnson’s suicide

The shock over State Representative Dan Johnson's death continues to spread as people across the commonwealth, including lawmakers in Frankfort, react to the news.

Children sing at rally for better childcare in Kentucky

Children sang and adults talked about improving childcare in Kentucky at a 'Kids Matter Coalition' rally at the State Capitol Wednesday.

Ky. lawmaker accused of assault dies in apparent suicide

A state lawmaker accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl has died in an apparent suicide.

“One guy’s misery is another’s opportunity.”

Cal weighs in on Tai Wynyard's latest effort.

Who benefits most?

Hear from Eddie Gran and Stephen Johnson ahead of Music City Bowl.

Life without Love

Mark Stoops weighs in on replacing UK's man in the middle.

“There’s only one way.”

Coach Cal needs Cats to work, grind to reach potential.

Delicate balance

Cats preparing for Music City Bowl.

Less is more

Coach Cal reiterates why guys like Hamidou Diallo come to Kentucky.

Players recruiting players

Mark Stoops says current Cats helping land future players is key to success.

“It won’t be hard for us to fill our spots.”

Mark Stoops talks early signing period.

“If they’re fresh, they’re good.”

Cats continue to revert to bad habits when fatigued.
Snow Plow

State road crews to report early Tuesday ahead of snow and ice

Road crews are scheduled to be out overnight ahead of possible snow and freezing drizzle Tuesday morning.

Cats break out the WD-40

Hear from Mark Stoops and Denzil Ware as UK gets back out on field for Music City Bowl prep.

Cats win big in Big Apple

UK tops Monmouth 93-76.

“I appreciate the work they’ve done.”

Mark Stoops wants players to understand special season.

“This is gonna be hard.”

Coach Cal says Cats are "trying" to get better.

Elite 8 bound!

UK Volleyball takes down BYU 3-2 to advance to Saturday match vs. Nebraska at 4.

“Hooks on the walls”

Coach Cal excited about return trip to Madison Square Garden Saturday to take on Monmouth.

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