House Adoption Work Group presents recommendations to improve state's foster care and adoption system

12/20/2017 09:02 AM

Earlier this year, House leadership created the House Adoption Work Group in an effort to bring reform to the process. The bipartisan group spent eight months crafting policy recommendations for the 2018 General Assembly and unveiled those recommendations to House leadership on Tuesday. The recommendations presented include establishing and maintaining a putative father registry, which would allow potential fathers to go on record if they do not wish to place a child up for adoption. “He either says, ‘I’m okay if... Read more 

WKU Football | Sanford confident Hilltoppers are ready for Cure Bowl

12/07/2017 04:16 PM

The Western Kentucky football team’s Cure Bowl match-up against Georgia State is fast-approaching. The two programs will battle it out in the AutoNation Cure Bowl. Hilltoppers head coach Mike Sanford says he’s confident that his team is ready for the bowl game because of the level of competition it had to face throughout the season.  Read more 

Hour of Code strengthens future Kentucky workforce

12/07/2017 04:07 PM

Anderson, Bowling Green Independent and Clay County High Schools were each announced on Thursday as recipients of a $3,000 Computer Science Education Incentive Award from Advance Kentucky and Charter Communications. State Senate President Robert Stivers returned to his hometown in Manchester to present the award. Stivers says it’s important to teach students about coding and other forms of technology, so they are prepared to compete in the global workforce.  Read more 

2017 Bowl Games: Sizing up the Bluegrass match-ups

12/07/2017 12:26 PM

The Cardinals’ TaxSlayer Bowl match-up against Mississippi State is one of three Bluegrass programs in bowl games this season. The Wildcats will face Northwestern in the Music City Bowl and Western Kentucky will take on Georgia State in the Cure Bowl. So how do the bowl game experiences measure up? Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff and ESPN680’s Jason Anderson discuss.  Read more 

U.S. fugitive Eric Conn captured in Honduras, returns to Lexington in FBI custody

12/05/2017 05:17 PM

The infamous Eastern Kentucky disability lawyer who police say defrauded the government of millions is back in custody. Eric Conn arrived at Bluegrass Airport on Tuesday evening after evading law enforcement for months. He was captured and arrested outside a Pizza Hut in Honduras on Saturday. Conn fled custody in June after pleading guilty to theft of government property and payment of illegal gratuities. Investigators say Conn, along with two others, conspired over a 10-year period to have disability benefits awarded... Read more 

University of Louisville removed from probation, maintains full accreditation

12/05/2017 12:32 PM

The University of Louisville announced on Tuesday that it has been removed from accreditation probation, per the university’s accreditation agency. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCC) notified UofL of its decision one year after it initially placed the school on probation. The agency ruled the university has adequately addressed nine concerns in areas of governance, administration and finance. In a statement, UofL Interim President Greg Postel said: “We are pleased with the decision by the Southern Association of... Read more 

UK Football | Courtney Love wins 2017 Wuerffel Trophy

12/05/2017 09:56 AM

University of Kentucky senior linebacker Courtney Love has been named the winner of the 2017 Wuerffel Trophy. The award honors college football players who best combine exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement. Love leads the team in community service hours. He currently volunteers at Amachi Central Kentucky, a mentoring program that pairs adults with children and youth who have one or both parents in state or federal prison or are affected by incarceration in some way. Love has also served... Read more 

UofL Basketball | Adidas files motion to dismiss suit filed by Pitino

11/27/2017 02:59 PM

Adidas has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the apparel company by former UofL men’s basketball head coach Rick Pitino. The company claims the suit is without merit, per a criminal complaint which indicates that Pitino was, in fact, aware of a pay-to-play scandal involving UofL basketball recruits. In his suit against Adidas, Pitino is seeking damages for emotional distress which he says he suffered as a result of the recruiting scandal in which Adidas employee James Gatto... Read more 

H.S. SPORTS | Tickets available for KHSAA state football championships

11/21/2017 09:26 AM

Tickets are now available for the Russell Athletic/KHSAA State Football Finals. Six state championship games, hosted by the University of Kentucky and the city of Lexington, will be played at Kroger Field Dec. 1-3. The complete schedule is as follows: Class 1A – Friday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. – Tickets Class 3A – Friday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. – Tickets Class 2A – Saturday, Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. – Tickets Class 4A – Saturday, Dec. 2 at 4:30 p.m. –... Read more 

Former Canisius head coach named Louisville Women's Lacrosse Head Coach

11/20/2017 12:51 PM

The University of Louisville announced on Monday that former Canisius head coach Scott Teeter is the Cardinals’ new Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach. Teeter served as head coach at Canisius for 16 years. During that time, he led the school to six conference titles and six trips to the NCAA Tournament. He replaces UofL’s former women’s lacrosse head coach Kellie Young , who was removed from her duties two weeks ago. During a press conference to formally introduce Teeter on Tuesday, he discussed... Read more