Daily Archive: April 6, 2018

Apr 06

Bat Cats blow out South Carolina to open series

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Sean Hjelle continued his mastery of South Carolina and the Kentucky offense erupted as the No. 9 Wildcats rode big performances up and down the roster for a 14-1 series-opening victory at Cliff Hagan Stadium on Friday night. Hjelle was lights out from the start, ultimately giving up just an unearned run …

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Apr 06

4 NBA Cats on Team USA roster

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Of the 35 players announced Friday for the 2018-20 USA Men’s National Team roster of players who are expected to attend the July 25-27 USA Men’s National Team minicamp in Las Vegas, four played basketball at the University of Kentucky. NBA Wildcats Devin Booker (UK 2015; currently Phoenix Suns), DeMarcus Cousins …

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Apr 06

UK Softball sweeps MTSU in doubleheader

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The No. 20 Kentucky softball team run-ruled the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders 12-1 and 10-0 on Friday afternoon to sweep a doubleheader to give the Wildcats their third and fourth-consecutive run-rule wins. The Wildcats scored 22 runs on the day and have now scored 40 runs in the last four games. …

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Apr 06

Analyze It takes GIII Transylvania Stakes

LEXINGTON, KY (April 6, 2018) – William Lawrence’s Analyze It swept to the lead leaving the far turn and bounded away to a 5¼-length victory in the 30th running of the $150,000 Kentucky Utilities Transylvania (G3) for 3-year-olds before a Spring Meet opening-day crowd of 18,374 on a brisk Friday afternoon. Trained by Chad Brown …

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Apr 06

Quick-thinking By KSP Dispatcher highlights hidden heroes Of law enforcement

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) —April 8-14 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. This week is dedicated to recognizing the efforts of more than 200,000 police and emergency service dispatchers throughout the U.S. The Kentucky State Police employs 187 telecommunicators at its 16 posts throughout the state. In 2017, they handled 519,474 calls. The following is a story about …

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Apr 06

Teenager found shot in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man was found shot Friday night in the 500 block of Michigan Street in Lexington, according to police. The fire department says crews found a 19-year old shot in the chest.  He was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to investigators. The victim’s name wasn’t released. Police think …

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Apr 06

Resilient Spieth rallies, stays in contention at Masters

Given Jordan Spieth’s past experiences at Augusta National, there was no reason to panic. It was the front nine. It was the second round. It was nowhere near the worst he’s been through at the Masters. So Spieth remained calm despite losing a two-shot lead on the first two holes. He excused it as typical …

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Apr 06

Bevin official says tax changes put budget out of balance

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s budget director says a recently approved tax hike will lead to a $50 million shortfall over the next two years. John Chilton wrote in a letter to Republican Gov. Matt Bevin that revenue projections for House Bill 366 are not accurate. The Legislative Research Commission estimates the new taxes will …

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Apr 06

EKU approves budget cuts

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – Jobs, academic and athletic programs at Eastern Kentucky University are going away, victim of an estimated $25 million budget deficit. That deficit, the school blames on reduced funding from the state and pensions. The Board of Regents met Friday to vote on the proposed cuts. Most of them passed. In a …

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Apr 06

Knox leaves UK with video message

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky’s leading scorer and the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year, Kevin Knox, has decided to put his name in the 2018 NBA Draft. He plans to sign with an agent, which would effectively end his collegiate career at UK. The NBA Draft is June 21 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, …

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