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Tyrese Maxey scores career-high 27 points to lead UK’s Cats to 78-70 overtime win over Louisville Cards

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Tyrese Maxey is making it a habit of stepping up in big games. He did just that against Kentucky’s in-state rival Saturday. The freshman guard scored a career-high 27 points to lead the Wildcats to a 78-70 overtime victory over No. 3 Louisville. Maxey broke a previous high of 26 he scored in the Wildcats’ 69-62 upset of then top-ranked Michigan State in the team’s...

State Labor Cabinet recovers over $523,000 in unpaid wagers for Kentucky workers in March

Last month, the Labor Cabinet recouped $523,212.64 in unpaid wages for Kentucky workers. Unpaid overtime, withheld final paychecks, illegal deductions of pay and lower pay than the legal minimum wage requirement are among the types of wage and hour violations that the Cabinet prosecutes. Other examples include unpaid breaks, time-clock shaving, mandatory tip-pooling and prevailing wage violations. The...

Bevin adds Kentucky to coalition of 21 states challenging U.S. Department of Labor overtime rule

The Commonwealth of Kentucky, through action by Gov. Matt Bevin, has joined a coalition of 21 states in filing a complaint in federal court challenging the United States Department of Labor’s new overtime rule. If implemented, the new rule will more than double the minimum salary overtime threshold for public and private workers without Congressional authorization. The rule will force Kentucky and...

As NCAA Tournament resumes Friday,
it’ll be hard to top Thursday’s madness

The rule of madness by which March operates seems to even itself out over time, which is why it’d be safer to bet on a sane Friday as the round of 64 concludes. In other words: March is mad, but it can’t stay as mad as it was Thursday. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   No. 4 Louisville barely survived its carbon-copy matchup in a 71-64 win over Manhattan. No. 13 Manhattan...

As NCAA Tournament resumes Friday, it'll be hard to top Thursday's madness

The rule of madness by which March operates seems to even itself out over time, which is why it’d be safer to bet on a sane Friday as the round of 64 concludes. In other words: March is mad, but it can’t stay as mad as it was Thursday. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   No. 4 Louisville barely survived its carbon-copy matchup in a 71-64 win over Manhattan. No. 13 Manhattan...