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LSU lands top seed, Wildcats no. 2 in upcoming Southeastern Conference Tournament in Nashville

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Four teams — LSU, Kentucky, Tennessee and South Carolina — will receive a double-bye when the Southeastern Conference Tournament begins the week in Nashville. The Tigers (26-5, 16-2) edged out Kentucky (26-5, 15-3) and Tennessee (27-4, 15-3) to win the regular-season title for the first time in more than a decade. Kentucky is a No. 2 seed and will play at 7 p.m. Friday...

Cats get physical with South Carolina, coast to ninth straight victory with 76-48 win Tuesday at Rupp

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today An overwhelming favorite, Kentucky didn’t overlook South Carolina and coasted to a 76-48 win over the Gamecocks Tuesday night. The fifth-ranked Wildcats notched their ninth straight victory, including eight straight Southeastern Conference victories since dropping a 77-75 loss to Alabama in the league opener on Jan. 5 in Tuscaloosa. Kentucky (19-3, 8-1) improved to...

Kentucky by Heart: Joe Cunningham, KY native, flips U.S. house seat in S. Carolina; mourning Dr. Church

By Steve Flairty Special to KyForward Down in South Carolina, a politician running in the 2018 mid-term election with a close Kentucky connection just accomplished something pretty amazing. In a race for 1st District U.S. Representative, 36-year-old Joe Cunningham became the first Democrat to flip a House seat in the state since 1986. He defeated Republican Katie Arrington, and it was quite a shock...

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...

Beshear fighting temporary injunction request seeking to halt nation’s health care system

Attorney General Andy Beshear is fighting a request for a temporary injunction filed this week by a group of states seeking to halt the nation’s health care system while an ongoing lawsuit on the issue plays out in federal court. Beshear Beshear and a group of state attorneys general are intervening in the lawsuit – Texas et al. v. United States et al. – that claims the ACA is unconstitutional...

Beshear, AGs file court action to block ACA lawsuit; claims Kentucky would lose $49.7 billion in funding

A group of state attorneys general is joining together to protect the nation’s health care system by seeking to intervene in and combat a lawsuit aimed at dismantling the Affordable Care Act, Attorney General Andy Beshear has announced. The lawsuit claims that the ACA is unconstitutional because the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act eliminated the ACA penalty for failing to purchase health insurance – known...

Cheek’s two homers power Kentucky past South Carolina in SEC Tournament opener

Sophomore slugger Abbey Cheek pummeled two home runs over the wall in left field, as the seventh-seeded Kentucky slugged its way to a 7-3 win over the tenth-seeded South Carolina Gamecocks on Wednesday night in the opening round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament.   The Wildcats now advance into the quarterfinal round and will face second-seeded Auburn on Thursday at 5 p.m. The game will be...

Jadeveon Clowney and South Carolina
await Kentucky after mid-week setback

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier on the field at Commonwealth Stadium after beating Kentucky 38-17 on Sept. 29, 2012. | Photo by Jon Hale   As incessantly positive as Mark Stoops has been since taking over as Kentucky’s football coach, he knew coming in to the gig every day wouldn’t be easy. Some days would be harder than others; many of them would be SEC Saturdays, like the one this weekend...

Jadeveon Clowney and South Carolina await Kentucky after mid-week setback

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier on the field at Commonwealth Stadium after beating Kentucky 38-17 on Sept. 29, 2012. | Photo by Jon Hale   As incessantly positive as Mark Stoops has been since taking over as Kentucky’s football coach, he knew coming in to the gig every day wouldn’t be easy. Some days would be harder than others; many of them would be SEC Saturdays, like the one this weekend...