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John Calipari disappointed London matchup with Michigan postponed, but pleased that series saved

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today John Calipari will have to wait two more years to see the Queen. The Kentucky coach was disappointed after a three-game series against Michigan was postponed Wednesday. The Wildcats were scheduled to take on the Wolverines in the Basketball Hall of Fame London Showcase in December but the series was put on hiatus because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “I’m disappointed...

Beshear, six other governors unite in efforts to form plan on reopening Midwest region economy

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is one of seven governors of both parties who have announced they will work in close coordination to reopen the economy in the Midwest region, which has been decimated due to the coronavirus pandemic. Beshear is joining with his counterparts Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, Mike DeWine from Ohio, Wisconsin’s Tony Evers, Tim Walz of Minnesota, J.B....

Georgetown’s Nevills gets Eclipse Award for heartfelt story on the closing of Mount Pleasant Meadows

By Mark Hansel KyForward managing editor Hallandale Beach, FL. – Joe Nevills of Georgetown, KY, was presented the Eclipse Award for Feature/Commentary Writing Thursday for his entry “Biting The Dust: A Long Goodbye to Mount Pleasant Meadows,” written for the Paulick Report on July 22. Joe Nevills of Georgetown, KY, bloodstock editor for the Paulick Report, took home the 2019 Eclipse Award...

UK researchers partner with national group to help Community Supported Agriculture operations thrive

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky University of Kentucky researchers are part of a national group working to increase opportunities and the economic viability of Community Supported Agriculture operations. A CSA is a subscription-based program in which consumers buy “shares” in a farm’s output throughout a growing season. Tim Woods, and Jairus Rossi, faculty in the UK College of Agriculture,...

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet launches new system to provide real-time truck parking availability

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has partnered with seven other states to launch a real-time parking availability information system for commercial drivers in order to improve the safety and efficiency of the region’s freight network. The Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO) regional Truck Parking Information Management System (TPIMS) will display information to truckers...

Meeting at Breeders’ Cup World Championships brings friends who were strangers together

By Mark Hansel KyForward managing editor A group of “friends’ who had never met got together at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs this weekend. They were brought together through the Thoroughbred Horse Racing Discussion (T.H.R.D.) Facebook page, which was formed in June of 2017. Some horse racing fans who had only communicated through the Facebook group Thoroughbred Horse...

Bevin joins 16-state coalition in Supreme Court amicus brief protecting Second Amendment rights

Gov. Matt Bevin has joined 15 states in a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief supporting Second Amendment rights, in response to New York City’s restrictions on handguns kept for self-defense. The brief was filed in response to the costly and restrictive “premises permit” required by the city to own a personal handgun for self-defense. The permit prohibits taking a weapon outside the home for...

Victory Lane Quick Oil Change opens KY location, sponsors NASCAR driver with Bluegrass ties

By Mark Hansel KyForward managing editor Victory Lane Quick Oil Change celebrated the opening of its first shop in the Greater Cincinnati market, with a ribbon-cutting at the location on U.S. 42 in Florence Thursday. Florence Mayor Diane Whalen presents a water tower bobblehead to Victory Lane franchisee Brian Schreiber at Thursday’s ribbon-cutting (provided photo). Executive Vice President James...

Wildcats’ win over undefeated Wichita State ‘best game’ of tourney, says CBS sportswriter

The University of Kentucky Wildcats beating Wichita State, an undefeated No. 1 seed, was sportswriter Matt Norlander’s “best game” of the NCAA tournament. This final shot from Wichita’s Fred VanVleet fell to the right. (Photo from USATSI via CBS Sports.com)   CBS Sports college basketball writer Matt Norlander named the University of Kentucky game against Wichita State...

Wildcats' win over undefeated Wichita State 'best game' of tourney, says CBS sportswriter

The University of Kentucky Wildcats beating Wichita State, an undefeated No. 1 seed, was sportswriter Matt Norlander’s “best game” of the NCAA tournament. This final shot from Wichita’s Fred VanVleet fell to the right. (Photo from USATSI via CBS Sports.com)   CBS Sports college basketball writer Matt Norlander named the University of Kentucky game against Wichita State...

No. 18 Kentucky's offensive balance boosting its efficiency through nine league games

Kentucky has found a balance on offense that has made them one of the most efficient offensive teams in the country. (Photo by James Pennington)   As Kentucky’s defense continues to develop, its offense seems to be a mature product halfway in to its conference schedule. The Wildcats’ offense ranks fifth in Division I with a 119.2 adjusted offensive efficiency, according to KenPom.com—which...

No. 18 Kentucky’s offensive balance boosting its efficiency through nine league games

Kentucky has found a balance on offense that has made them one of the most efficient offensive teams in the country. (Photo by James Pennington)   As Kentucky’s defense continues to develop, its offense seems to be a mature product halfway in to its conference schedule. The Wildcats’ offense ranks fifth in Division I with a 119.2 adjusted offensive efficiency, according to KenPom.com—which...