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Kentucky Secretary of State provides guidance to protect voters from intimidation at the polls

Secretary of State Michael Adams has announced guidance to protect voters from intimidation at the polls. “Voting is your sacred right. Don’t let anyone take it away – know your rights,” Adams said. Michael Adams MAKE A PLAN & PROTECT YOUR VOTE • Know and plan ahead how, when and where you will vote.  Visit www.GoVoteKY.com to find information about your requested absentee ballot, voting...

New laws approved during regular session of Kentucky General Assembly go into effect July 15

Most new laws approved during this year’s regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly will go into effect on July 15. That means voters will be asked to show a photo ID at the polls, veterinarians will be allowed to make a report to authorities if they find an animal under their care has been abused, and holders of state-issued ID cards will be added to the list of potential jurors. While COVID-19...

Bill Straub: Will McConnell maintain majority leader status, even if he defeats his Democrat opponent?

To the vast relief of a grateful but beleaguered nation, Senate Republican Leader Mitch “Root-‘n-Branch” McConnell, has made it clear that, should the good folks of Kentucky choose to return him to the upper chamber for the seventh time this November, he would be more than willing to continue to serve as capo di tutti capi of the GOP caucus, whether it maintains its majority for another two...

Bill Straub: Despite terrific failures, Trump’s possible re-election cannot really be underestimated

To quote the late, great Marvin Gaye, “What’s going on?” Before us is the president of the United States, one Donald J. Trump, aka President Extremely Stable Genius, aka President Great and Unmatched Wisdom, who has established, with no fear of contradiction, that he is not up to the task of running this great country intellectually, physically, temperamentally, emotionally, judgmentally...

Bill Straub: Something isn’t exactly clear; layers of wrongdoing were peeled back, but truth didn’t matter

When Stephen Stills penned the lyrics to “For What It’s Worth,’’ declaring, “There’s something happening here but what it is ain’t exactly clear,” he certainly had no reason to believe the expression would remain pertinent 53 years later. Certainly, the present situation differs from what was occurring in 1967. Stills wrote his timeless song at a time of mounting protests aimed...

Wildcats hang on to final spot in top 25 despite ugly pair of losses last week

Kentucky was at the wrong end of a pair of upsets last week—Saturday’s 72-67 loss to South Carolina was perhaps the most shocking loss of John Calipari’s tenure at Kentucky to date—but managed to retain enough grace with Associated Press top 25 voters to stay in the poll. The Wildcats are ranked No. 25 for the final week of the regular season. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   The...

Kentucky jumps four spots to No. 14
in latest Associated Press top 25

Following a 2-0 week with wins over Ole Miss and Mississippi State, Kentucky moved up four spots to No. 14 in this week’s Associated Press top 25 released Monday. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   The Wildcats (18-5, 8-2) will go into perhaps their toughest test of the season just inside the top 15. Kentucky hosts No. 3 Florida on Saturday night, and ESPN’s College GameDay...

Kentucky jumps four spots to No. 14 in latest Associated Press top 25

Following a 2-0 week with wins over Ole Miss and Mississippi State, Kentucky moved up four spots to No. 14 in this week’s Associated Press top 25 released Monday. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   The Wildcats (18-5, 8-2) will go into perhaps their toughest test of the season just inside the top 15. Kentucky hosts No. 3 Florida on Saturday night, and ESPN’s College GameDay...

Kentucky falls to No. 18 in Associated Press top 25 following Tuesday’s loss to LSU

Kentucky dropped seven spots in this week’s Associated Press top 25 poll to No. 18, a week after its season-low loss to LSU and recovering with an 84-79 win over Missouri. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   The No. 18 Wildcats face Ole Miss at home Tuesday before hitting the road Saturday against Mississippi State, a team Kentucky has already beaten 85-63 this season.   Syracuse...

Kentucky falls to No. 18 in Associated Press top 25 following Tuesday's loss to LSU

Kentucky dropped seven spots in this week’s Associated Press top 25 poll to No. 18, a week after its season-low loss to LSU and recovering with an 84-79 win over Missouri. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   The No. 18 Wildcats face Ole Miss at home Tuesday before hitting the road Saturday against Mississippi State, a team Kentucky has already beaten 85-63 this season.   Syracuse...

Wildcats move up to No. 13 in AP top 25
after 2-0 week, jumps over Louisville

Kentucky moved up to No. 13 in this week’s Associated Press top 25 following wins over Mississippi State and Vanderbilt, two teams well outside the rankings, last week. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   The Wildcats (12-3, 2-0) leaped Louisville in the standings, which fell to No. 18 following its 73-67 home loss to Memphis on Thursday.   The top five had its first shake-up...

Wildcats move up to No. 13 in AP top 25 after 2-0 week, jumps over Louisville

Kentucky moved up to No. 13 in this week’s Associated Press top 25 following wins over Mississippi State and Vanderbilt, two teams well outside the rankings, last week. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   The Wildcats (12-3, 2-0) leaped Louisville in the standings, which fell to No. 18 following its 73-67 home loss to Memphis on Thursday.   The top five had its first shake-up...

Wildcats jump one spot in AP top 25
to No. 14 despite week off before SEC play

Kentucky moved up to No. 14 in this week’s Associated Press top 25, a move reactionary to other teams’ action in the weekly dispatch of college basketball’s 25 best teams according to a panel of 65 sportswriters. Kentucky didn’t play a game since last week’s poll named it No. 15. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   Two teams moved back to make room for Kentucky:...

Wildcats jump one spot in AP top 25 to No. 14 despite week off before SEC play

Kentucky moved up to No. 14 in this week’s Associated Press top 25, a move reactionary to other teams’ action in the weekly dispatch of college basketball’s 25 best teams according to a panel of 65 sportswriters. Kentucky didn’t play a game since last week’s poll named it No. 15. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   Two teams moved back to make room for Kentucky:...

Sports on Earth calls UK the best coaching job in college hoops

Will Leitch at Sports on Earth published his list of the top 25 coaching jobs in college basketball today, and he put Kentucky at No. 1. Leitch’s blip on the Wildcats’ gig: 1. Kentucky Wildcats. Has only slipped into the this top spot in the last couple of years under John Calipari, and Robert Morris will remind you to wear the crown warily. Anyone who has ever attended a neutral court...

Kentucky falls to No. 11 in Monday’s AP poll; first time out of top 10 in 2013-14 season

Kentucky dropped to No. 11 in the new Associated Press top 25 released Monday, falling from No. 3 to outside the top 10 for the first time this season following its 67-62 loss to Baylor in Arlington, Texas on Friday. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   Arizona, which leap-frogged UK in last week’s polls to take the No. 2 spot, is the new top team in the country. Michigan State fell...

Kentucky falls to No. 11 in Monday's AP poll; first time out of top 10 in 2013-14 season

Kentucky dropped to No. 11 in the new Associated Press top 25 released Monday, falling from No. 3 to outside the top 10 for the first time this season following its 67-62 loss to Baylor in Arlington, Texas on Friday. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   Arizona, which leap-frogged UK in last week’s polls to take the No. 2 spot, is the new top team in the country. Michigan State fell...

UK finishes No. 109 (of 125) in season-ending USA Today football poll

USA Today has ranked each and every FBS team throughout the season, and the final poll before bowl season was released Monday. Kentucky ranks in at No. 109, last in the SEC by quite a stretch but not worst among all BCS-conference teams. The two power-conference teams ranked below Kentucky were No. 113 Cal and No. 115 Purdue. Both of those teams had one win to Kentucky’s two. As if you didn’t...

Women’s hoops climb back into top five following third straight win over Louisville

Kentucky women’s basketball coach Matthew Mitchell has taken the Wildcats to new heights in his seven years at UK, including 27 straight weeks in the top 10 of the Associated Press top 25. (Photo by Jon Hale)   Matthew Mitchell has turned Kentucky’s women’s basketball program from an SEC afterthought to a weekly fixture in the top 10 of national polls. Even then, the Wildcats’...

Women's hoops climb back into top five following third straight win over Louisville

Kentucky women’s basketball coach Matthew Mitchell has taken the Wildcats to new heights in his seven years at UK, including 27 straight weeks in the top 10 of the Associated Press top 25. (Photo by Jon Hale)   Matthew Mitchell has turned Kentucky’s women’s basketball program from an SEC afterthought to a weekly fixture in the top 10 of national polls. Even then, the Wildcats’...