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Devin Booker had 19 points and No. 1 Kentucky scored the game's first 24 points in an 83-42 victory over UCLA on Saturday.  Aaron Harrison added 15 points, and the Wildcats (12-0) handed the Bruins (8-4) one of their most-lopsided losses ever.

A new documentary being aired in Kentucky will introduce viewers to the colorful characters who craft bourbon.  "Kentucky Bourbon Tales:  Distilling the Family Business"  draws from oral history interviews conducted by the University of Kentucky's Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History.  The program's director Joanna Hay and Nunn Center Director Doug Boyd recently stopped by our studios to talk about the special project.

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Kentucky Republican gubernatorial candidate James Comer has hired a new campaign director.  Comer announced in an email Friday night that Edwin King will be campaign director and spokesman for the campaign beginning Jan. 5.

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Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo is putting his political clout behind a proposal to allow local governments to temporarily raise taxes to help pay for big construction projects.  Stumbo and the top House Republican, Jeff Hoover, said Friday they will be lead sponsors of the local-option sales tax proposal during next year's legislative session.

It's Official: Shannon Woodson Is UK's New Offensive Coordinator

Dec 19, 2014
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Shannon Dawson, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at West Virginia University, will join the Kentucky football staff in the same roles, Head Coach Mark Stoops announced Friday.

The first two years of any graduate program can be tenuous at best. Now imagine if you’re a first-generation college student from say, Appalachia, or someone from an “underrepresented group.”  The University of Kentucky has announced a new program to help doctoral STEM students who fit that criteria navigate those often choppy waters.

Louisville has become the first city in the South to raise the minimum wage, joining 20 others across the country.

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A holiday-season food drive by Kentucky State Police has brought in 232,011 pounds of food statewide.  State police Commissioner Rodney Brewer started the "Cram the Cruiser" program in 2010 to assist needy families. Since that time, he says the state's lead police agency has contributed more than 500,000 pounds of food to shelters, food banks and churches across Kentucky.

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Kentucky's top prosecutor joined other law enforcement officials on Thursday to call for higher penalties for heroin dealers and better treatment options for overdose victims.

Kentucky officials say the state's unemployment rate dropped to 6 percent in November, the lowest rate in more than six years.

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