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9:49 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Barnhart Asking Fans to Support Wildcat Football Team

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Despite opening the season with a loss to Louisville, UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart says the Wildcat football team is excited and ready to hit the field again. He’s hoping the fans will be excited, too.

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2:20 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

More Questions Than Answers Following Wildcats' Opener

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  --  Kentucky has a quarterback in Maxwell Smith. That defensive line seen as a strength coming into this season? Well, the Wildcats have plenty of work to do.

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6:58 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Governor Beshear Implements Horse Racing Regulation

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  -- Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has wielded his executive authority to implement a regulation allowing only government veterinarians to administer race-day drugs to horses.

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2:59 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Regulation To Safeguard Horses Hits Snag In Ky.

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- A proposed regulation that would allow only government veterinarians to administer race-day drugs to horses has hit a snag in Kentucky.

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8:45 am
Thu August 23, 2012

1972 Olympic Hoops Team To Reunite This Weekend

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Central Kentucky will play host to the 40 year reunion of the 1972 USA Olympic Basketball team which lost the disputed Gold Medal game to the USSR in Munich, Germany.  It is still one of the most controversial finishes in sports history, and the captain of that team, Georgetown College's own Kenny Davis reflects on the memories that still burn bright 40 years on.  We also talked with former Lexington Herald Leader and Louisville Courier Journal sports columnist Billly Reed, who was instrumental in putting the reunion together.

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9:22 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Smith picked as Kentucky QB

Maxwell Smith will be under center when the Wildcats take on Louisville in the season opener at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium September 2nd.
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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky coach Joker Phillips says sophomore Maxwell Smith has been named starting quarterback.

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5:41 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Belmont winner to stand at Lane's End in Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky.  -- Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags will begin his stallion career at Lane's End Farm in Kentucky.

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9:00 am
Sat August 11, 2012

Author Salutes The Creativity, Occasional Humor And Madness Behind Pro Baseball Team Names

LEXINGTON, Ky. -  Sliders, Rockets, and Hottentots.  Are these the newest menu items at the local burger joint?  Nope.  Believe it or not, they are actual professional baseball team names.  WUKY talked recently with a man who has researched and published a new book on the subject.  Tim Hagerty is a radio broadcaster for the Triple A Tucson Padres and the author of Root For The Home Team – Minor League Baseball’s Most Off The Wall Names And The Stories Behind Them.

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4:25 pm
Sat July 28, 2012

Young Lexington Fencer Comes Up Short In Olympics

LONDON -- Lee Kiefer was chatting, smiling, even laughing a little not long after being ousted in the individual women's foil quarterfinals at the London Olympics.  And really, why be upset? The way the   18-year-old fencer from Lexington, Ky., sees it, her best days are still ahead.

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6:48 pm
Sun July 22, 2012

Hometown Hero Barry Larkin Now Enshrined In Cooperstown

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.  _  Barry Larkin lost it before he even started. Vicki Santo never wavered as she honored her late husband,  Ron.  Baseball's highest honor always seems to leave a special impression on those directly involved.  

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