Sports

3:30pm

Thu March 1, 2012
Sports

Historical Marker at Ali’s Family Home

Rick Howlett Kentucky Public Radio

A state historical marker that will eventually be placed at the childhood home of Muhammad Ali was unveiled today. The bronze marker is currently on display at the Kentucky Center for African-American Heritage. It will be moved to the west Louisville home in the spring.

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12:50pm

Thu March 1, 2012
Sports

Member of 1956 Carr Creek Five Dies

E.A. Couch (33) helped carry Freddie Maggard of Carr Creek after Maggard scored the winning basket for Carr Creek over Wayland during the state tournament at Memorial Coliseum on March 16, 1956. Sharing in the postgame celebration were Bobby Shepherd (41)
Lexington Herald Leader

E.A. Couch, who was among the starting five of the 1956 Carr Creek basketball team that won the state high school championship — and who played for legendary University of Kentucky basketball coach Adolph Rupp — died Wednesday at his home in Paintsville after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 75. "He was an excellent ball shooter. A fine gentleman," said Freddie Maggard of Corbin, a guard on the 1956 Carr Creek team.

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12:00am

Wed February 29, 2012
Sports

Second Season Starts Tonight in the OVC

Starting tonight in Nashville, tournament play begins in the Ohio Valley Conference.  Three Kentucky teams are vying for the OVC title.  This year’s competitors include frontrunner Murray State, the veterans of Morehead State, and Eastern Kentucky University, which just squeaked into post season play.  EKU goes into the OVC tournament, fresh off a victory over Eastern Illinois.  Colonel’s coach Jeff Neubauer says that must-win game had a tournament feel.  “I think it could be good thing when you stare the end of the season right in the eye and then play really well, I think that can be really healthy for a basketball team,” said Neubauer

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2:17pm

Thu February 16, 2012
Sports

Faried Named Kentucky Sportsman of the Year

Kenneth Faried never took the easy path. Raised in Newark, N.J., Faried could have fallen into the traps — drugs, gangs — that snare too many young people who grow up in the grittiest American cities. He didn't. When he chose to leave Newark to play college basketball in small-town Kentucky at Morehead State, Faried could have given in to the homesickness that overwhelmed him at first. He didn't.

11:57am

Fri February 10, 2012
Sports

UK Wants to End Sale of Davis Poster

If you're trying to sell one of those Anthony Davis "wingspan" posters on an Internet auction site or anywhere else, the University of Kentucky has a message for you. Stop it. The university is "in the process" of issuing a cease-and-desist order to people attempting to sell the popular posters that depict the shot-blocking forward with his arms outstretched over 10 basketballs, UK spokesman Jay Blanton said Thursday.

6:22am

Fri February 10, 2012
Sports

Murray Loses-Eastern and Morehead Saturday Night

Heading into another full weekend of college basketball, there are no undefeated teams in Division One-A.  Murray State suffered its first loss of the season last night at home at the hands of Tennessee State 72 to 68.  Murray was the last remaining no-loss team before last night’s tight contest.  It’s a big weekend for a number of schools including Eastern Kentucky University, Morehead State, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Louisville.

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9:26am

Fri February 3, 2012
Sports

KY Automakers Make Super Bowl Debut

Susan Henson, who works in quality control at Toyota's Georgetown plant, also is featured in the ad.
Toyota Manufacturing

Aiming to promote the newest Camry, Toyota will return to Super Bowl Sunday advertising this weekend for the first time in three years, and the automaker has turned to its workers in Georgetown to help. Among Toyota's advertisements during Super Bowl coverage will be one that features the Scott County plant and eight of its workers, and showcases Kentucky's role in building the vehicle that has been the best-selling car in America for 10 years straight and 14 of the past 15 years. The Camry has been assembled in Georgetown since the plant opened in 1988.

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9:21am

Fri February 3, 2012
Sports

Patriots' Defensive Lineman Played at E'town

Brandon Deaderick.

The Super Bowl is one of the most watched sporting events in the country every year. People tune in for a variety of reasons – the game, the commercials or the halftime show. This year when the New England Patriots play the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI, Hardin County residents will have another reason to watch the game. Former Elizabethtown standout Brandon Deaderick is a starting defensive lineman for the Patriots.

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8:53am

Thu February 2, 2012
Sports

Kentuckian Recalls Super Bowl I

Tonight, a national award will be presented to college football’s most versatile player. It’s called the Paul Hornung Award, named for the Kentuckian who excelled at several positions during Hall of Fame careers at Notre Dame and the Green Bay Packers in the 1950s and 60s. For Hornung, this Super Bowl week also stirs some memories from his NFL playing days.

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10:14pm

Mon January 23, 2012
Sports

Churchill Downs, Jockeys Guild Agree on Deal

The Jockeys’ Guild says it has reached a multi-year agreement with Churchill Downs Incorporated to continue annual payments to the guild, but details of the agreement are being kept quiet. The Jockeys’ Guild held a press conference last year requesting CDI continue its $330,000 contributions, which help the guild subsidize health insurance and disability benefits for members.

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1:25pm

Sun January 1, 2012
Sports

Grueling Event Coming to Maysville

Participants in the October 2012 Tough Mudder competition at Big Rock Off Road Park will follow the trails and paths also used by ATVs and motorcycles at the park.
Terry Prather/The Ledger Independent

It is marketed as "probably the toughest event on the planet," and it's coming to Maysville. In October 2012, Big Rock Off Road Park in Mason County will host a Tough Mudder competition. The site is the only location in Kentucky selected to host one of the grueling events, which has the potential to bring 6,000 to 8,000 people to the area for two-days of competition.

7:36am

Tue December 13, 2011
Sports

Strong Staying in Louisville

University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong says he’s not interested in any other coaching jobs and wants to continue building the Cardinal program.   

Strong’s name has been mentioned for coaching vacancies at Texas A&M and Penn State.

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12:37pm

Mon December 12, 2011
Sports

Garrard Middle School Fencer Ranks Nationally

Star Wars lightsaber battles and other sword-fighting cinema helped spur Sawyer Cornett’s early interest in fencing. But the 11-year-old possesses the manners and maturity of a man at least twice his age. A man who would choose a “gentleman sport” over more popular alternatives. In short, Edmond Dantes without the goatee and vendetta. While his Garrard Middle School classmates make rugged tackles and scramble for basketballs, Cornett travels to Lexington several times a week to train with former Egyptian national fencing team coach Amgad Khazbak.

10:53am

Thu December 8, 2011
Sports

NKU Joins Atlantic Sun Conference

Northern Kentucky University will accept an invitation Thursday to join the Atlantic Sun Conference, putting NKU in Division I collegiate sports. NKU has scheduled a special Board of Regents meeting Thursday afternoon to discuss intercollegiate athletics. Spokesman Chris Cole would not confirm that the university would join the Atlantic Sun, but representatives from that league have been on the Highland Heights campus and have expressed interest in NKU before.

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10:45am

Sun December 4, 2011
Sports

Basketball Hall of Fame Seeking Exec. Director

The Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame is looking for a leader to shepherd its development. The Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches is seeking an executive director to take the helm of the Hall of Fame, guiding fundraising and establishing it in Elizabethtown.

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2:14pm

Wed November 30, 2011
Sports

Fans are Lobbying for WKU Football

State Rep. Jody Richards knows a thing or two about lobbying. And about Western Kentucky University football, for that matter. As WKU football fans intensified a grass-roots effort Tuesday to send the Hilltoppers to a postseason bowl game for the first time since the school joined the ranks of the Football Bowl Subdivision, Richards said the first key to successful lobbying is having a good case.

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10:19am

Mon November 28, 2011
Sports

KY Boy is National Cutting Horse Champ

At an age when many children are still mastering the art of walking, Matthew Dedden was riding a horse. Dedden, 13, has been riding since he was 2 and those years in the saddle paid off last month when he became the National Cutting Horse Association Junior World Champion. "That was my goal at the beginning of the year and it took a lot of work, but I got there," Matthew said. He is believed to be the first NCHA world champion at any level from Kentucky.

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7:02pm

Sat November 26, 2011
Sports

Eastern Falls in NCAA Playoffs

A field goal with one second remaining in the game lifted James Madison over Eastern Kentucky University in the Football Championship Series playoffs.  The 35 yard kick by J-M-U’s Cameron Starke into a stiff wind capped a comeback of 13 straight points.

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9:41am

Fri November 25, 2011
Sports

E-K-U at Home in the Playoffs

For the first time since 1994, Eastern Kentucky University is hosting a football playoff game.   One of the biggest challenges may be getting fans to the stadium.  Eastern takes on James Madison Saturday in the Football Championship Subdivision contest.   The game kicks off just past noon in Roy Kidd Stadium.  Just down the road in Lexington UK will battle Tennessee in a season finale.  Colonel coach Dean Hood says Kentucky has been wonderful to Eastern in scheduling games and offering facilities.  But Hood admits the Big Blue is Eastern’s biggest enemy when it comes to attendance.

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9:55am

Fri November 18, 2011
Sports

Ohio Valley Conference Rejects NKU

Northern Kentucky University teams hits a snag in joining Division I when the Ohio Valley Conference declined Tuesday to invite NKU to join.
Patrick Reddy Kentucky Enquirer

A fear that Northern Kentucky University would be too powerful for other Ohio Valley Conference members will keep NKU out of that Division I conference, NKU said Thursday. NKU still says it should receive an invitation by the end of the year and be playing Division I sports by fall of 2012. After a four-year probation, that would make it eligible for the “March Madness” men’s basketball championship and other national tournaments. But the expansion to Division I won’t be in the OVC, leaving the Georgia-based Atlantic Sun and the Illinois-based Summit League as the top possibilities.

3:08pm

Thu November 17, 2011
Sports

UK Men's Basketball Signs Three Top Players

At the completion of the early signing period, UK men’s basketball has received national letters of intent from Willie Cauley, Archie Goodwin and Alex Poythress, three of the top players in the Class of 2012, head coach John Calipari announced.

4:55pm

Tue November 8, 2011
Sports

UK Women Picked Second in SEC Poll

For the second straight season, the University of Kentucky women's basketball team was picked to finish second in the Southeastern Conference in a voting of the 12 league coaches, as announced by the league office Tuesday. The Wildcats finished 25-9 overall last year, 11-5 in SEC play, and advanced to back-to-back NCAA Tournaments for the first time since the 1981-82 and 1982-83 seasons.

4:49pm

Tue November 8, 2011
Sports

ESPN Names UK Players to All-America Team

UK men’s basketball sophomore Terrence Jones and freshman Anthony Davis were selected to the ESPN Preseason All-America team on Tuesday. Jones, the SEC media’s pick for league preseason Player of the Year, averaged 15.7 points and 8.8 rebounds last season helping guide the Wildcats to the Final Four.

10:00am

Mon November 7, 2011
Sports

OK Teen's Win Closes Out National Horse Show

Sarah Milliren of Sapula, Okla., finished the Alltech National Horse Show on Sunday with a commanding win in the ASPCA Maclay Championship, ending a week of competition that organizers say is sure to return to the Kentucky Horse Park next year.

10:17am

Fri November 4, 2011
Sports

Former UK Football Coach Leaving the State

After nearly a decade in Lexington, former University of Kentucky football coach Rich Brooks and his wife have sold their home here, he said. "Karen and I have sold our house here in Kentucky and will really miss our neighbors and the fish pond," Brooks said on Twitter on Thursday afternoon, adding that the house was too big for the two of them. They will move to Oregon where they also own property.

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6:55am

Fri November 4, 2011
Sports

Breeders Cup Competition at Churchill

 

The 28th Breeders’ Cup Championships get underway today at Churchill Downs. The event includes 15 races over two days, featuring some of the world’s top thoroughbred champions. Breeders’ Cup President Craig Fravel says one of this year’s big story lines is the return of Goldikova, the six year old Irish mare seeking a fourth straight Cup victory.

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1:32pm

Wed November 2, 2011
Sports

Nicholasville Rider Takes on World's Best

Christina Kelly on her horse, Camirage, on a friend's farm on Walnut Hill Rd. in Lexington, Ky., Thursday, October, 27, 2011. She will ride this horse in the upcoming National Horse Show in Lexington.
Charles Bertram Lexington Herald-Leader

When show jumper Christina Kelly rides in the National Horse Show this week, she might be competing with a home-field advantage. Kelly, 18, lives with her parents in Nicholasville. She has competed several times at the Kentucky Horse Park, including in the Alltech Arena. The high point of her summer was the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show, which was in August.

9:04am

Tue November 1, 2011
Sports

Georgetown College Stays Away from NCAA Division 3

NCAA Division 3 is out, but apparently a move to NCAA Division 2 remains an option for Georgetown College's sports program. The Georgetown College Board of Trustees met Friday and Saturday, and much of the discussion centered on the school's athletic affiliation. On Friday the trustees requested that President Bill Crouch analyze the data provided by an exploratory committee on a potential move to NCAA D3 before even hearing the committee's recommendation.

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3:51pm

Mon October 31, 2011
Sports

National Horse Show at Horse Park

Brenna Angel Kentucky Public Radio

Vendors are readying their displays and decorators are setting out the finishing touches at the Kentucky Horse Park's Alltech Arena.  This Wednesday, the National Horse Show will open for the first time in Lexington. For decades the event was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City before moving to Wellington, Florida and Syracuse, New York. 

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3:32pm

Sun October 30, 2011
Sports

Georgetown College Discontinues Athletic Affiliation Change

Georgetown College Board of Trustees on Saturday voted to discontinue further consideration of a change in athletic affiliation from NAIA to NCAA Division III.

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