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3:04 pm
Sun March 4, 2012

Number One UK Stays Perfect In SEC

GAINESVILLE, Fla.   Top-ranked Kentucky is perfect again in the Southeastern Conference.  Freshman Anthony Davis had 22 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks, Terrence Jones added 19 points and the Wildcats capped a perfect season in league play with a 74-59 victory over No. 16 Florida on Sunday.

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8:14 pm
Sat March 3, 2012

Governor Beshear Signs Order Freeing Medications After Storms

FRANKFORT, Ky.   Governor  Steve Beshear has signed an executive order allowing Kentuckians displaced by recent storms to get up to a 30-day supply of needed medicines from a pharmacist.

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1:38 pm
Sat March 3, 2012

Cleanup, Damage Assessments Under Way Across The State

WEST LIBERTY, Ky.  Kentucky emergency management officials say two more bodies have been found in northeastern Kentucky, raising the state's death toll to 19 people killed by violent storms.

More than 35 people have died in the storms nationwide.

Authorities say the bodies were found in West Liberty, raising the number of dead to five in Morgan County by late morning. Approximately 300 people have been injured in Kentucky.

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7:22 am
Sat March 3, 2012

Violent Storms Kill 29, Death Toll Likely To Rise

HENRYVILLE, Ind.  A string of violent storms scratched away small towns in Indiana and cut off rural communities in Kentucky as an early-season tornado outbreak killed nearly 30 people, and authorities feared the already ugly death toll would rise as daylight broke on Saturday's search for survivors.

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7:08 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Gov. Beshear Declares Statewide State Of Emergency In Response To Storms

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear declared a statewide emergency Friday evening after officials confirmed that at least three tornadoes touched down across multiple counties in Kentucky, demolishing a fire station, damaging buildings across the state and causing minor injuries but no fatalities.

The tornadoes in northern and western Kentucky were part of a storm that brought hail, flash flooding and high, straight line winds to the Bluegrass state for the second time in three days.

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4:21 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

With Playoff Expansion, Baseball Goes Wilder

Manager Fredi Gonzalez was the face of frustration when his Atlanta Braves collapsed last year and missed the playoffs on the last day of the season. If this season's rules had applied, he might've been smiling: The Braves and the Boston Red Sox would've made the postseason.
Patrick Smith Getty Images

Major League Baseball expanded its playoff format to 10 teams Friday, adding a second wild-card in each league.

The decision establishes a new one-game, wild-card round in each league between the teams with the best records who are not division winners, meaning a third-place team could win the World Series.

This is the only change in baseball's playoff structure since the 1995 season, when wild-card teams were first added.

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10:41 am
Fri March 2, 2012

Outbreak of Storms Could Bring More Tornadoes Today

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  Forecasters warned that a large section of Kentucky looked to be at risk of severe storms later Friday that could bring tornadoes.

The National Weather Service said there was a moderate risk of severe storms across all of Kentucky, as well as for most of Tennessee and portions of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. But it says the highest risk stretches across portions of central and western Kentucky and northern Tennessee.

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9:48 am
Fri March 2, 2012

Miller Leads UK Over Georgia in Senior Night Win

Darius Miller - Photo by Chet White/ UK Athletics

LEXINGTON, Ky.  Darius Miller hit five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points, and Kentucky beat Georgia 79-49 on Thursday night to extend the nation's longest home winning streak to 52 games.

"We all had it going. We all had a lot of fun tonight," Miller said. "I think that's how it should be in our last home game."

Kentucky (29-1, 15-0 Southeastern Conference) made an emphatic statement in its final game at Rupp Arena this season with an offensive flurry that nearly equaled the furious defensive effort the Wildcats have given all season.

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8:55 am
Fri March 2, 2012

Ky. House to Vote on Austere Budget by Next Week

 FRANKFORT, Ky.  The House is expected to vote on an austere state budget by the middle of next week.

House Speaker Greg Stumbo said he doesn't expect a lot of changes from Gov. Steve Beshear's original budget proposal presented to lawmakers in January.

Beshear's $19.5 billion, two-year budget proposal includes 8.4 percent cuts to most state agencies.

The House Appropriations and Revenue Committee is expected tovote on the budget on Tuesday. The measure could then be considered by the full House on Wednesday.

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8:42 am
Fri March 2, 2012

House Panel Approves Bill for Child Fatality Panel

Rep. Susan Westrom

FRANKFORT, Ky.  The Kentucky House Health and Welfare Committee has given its approval to a bill that would create a panel of experts to review cases in which children are killed or seriously injured because of abuse or neglect.

Democratic state Rep. Susan Westrom of Lexington is pushing the legislation that requires the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services to provide staff and administrative assistance to the group.

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