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UK women beat Vandy in SEC Tournament

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Jennifer O'Neill scored 19 points and Linnae Harper 18 to lead sixth-seeded and No. 12-ranked Kentucky to a 67-61 win over No. 11-seed Vanderbilt in the second round of the SEC tournament on Thursday. “I was very, very proud of our players,” UK coach Matthew Mitchell said. “We went through some adversity

HARROGATE, Tenn. — With the first leg of their title defense complete, the third-ranked Railsplitters (28-1) head to Greenville, S.C. on Saturday to square off against the Queens Royals (17-12) in the semifinal round of the South Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Championship. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m. at Furman University's Timmons Are

Royals up next for LMU

HARROGATE, Tenn. — With the first leg of their title defense complete, the third-ranked Railsplitters (28-1) head to Greenville, S.C. on Saturday to square off against the Queens Royals (17-12) in the semifinal round of the South Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Championship. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m. at Furman University's Timmons Are

Weekend trip to Coker and Wingate on tap for Men's Lacrosse

3/6/2015 | Men's Lacrosse HARROGATE, Tenn. — A busy weekend with early postseason implications lies in wait for the Lincoln Memorial University men's lacrosse team (1-3, 0-1 SAC), who pays a visit to the Coker Cobras (1-3, 1-1 SAC) and the Wingate Bulldogs (1-4, 1-0 SAC) for two South Atlantic Conference road tests. The Railsplitters stop in

Extreme cold, blockages impede crews

The last of a series of stalled tractor-trailers on Interstate 65 in Hart County were removed overnight, but efforts to keep the roadway open through the snow have been complicated by recurring mishaps and new blockages. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) crews in most highway districts worked late into Thursday night or through the night to k

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Shelbee Miller, 2, of Hulen, enjoyed building her first snowman with her parents Kevin and Dana Miller after one of the recent snowfalls.

A great snowman

Photo submitted Shelbee Miller, 2, of Hulen, enjoyed building her first snowman with her parents Kevin and Dana Miller after one of the recent snowfalls.

Afternoon delight: Boys sectional final on Saturday

Westside and Wyoming East will play for the AA Region 3, Section 1 championship on Saturday afternoon at the Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center. Game time is 1 p.m. Thursday's snow storm forced postponement of the game, which was originally set for Thursday night. The AA No. 5 Renegades (17-2) have already beaten East (10-11) three times t

MADISON — Most in the Boone County education community already know the news. Cuts are being made by Boone County Schools and personnel reductions in force (RIF) are going to be made for the 2015-2016 school year.
A preliminary breakdown of the estimate of reductions includes 26 professional and 11 service positions.
Of the 26 professional

Several reasons for school system's reduction in force, official says

MADISON — Most in the Boone County education community already know the news. Cuts are being made by Boone County Schools and personnel reductions in force (RIF) are going to be made for the 2015-2016 school year. A preliminary breakdown of the estimate of reductions includes 26 professional and 11 service positions. Of the 26 professional

3/6/2015 | Men's Basketball
HARROGATE, Tenn. -With the first leg of their title defense complete, the third-ranked Railsplitters (28-1) head to Greenville, S.C. on Saturday to square off against the Queens Royals (17-12) in the semifinal round of the South Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Championship. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m. at Furman Un

Third-ranked Railsplitters collide with Royals in semifinals of SAC Championship

3/6/2015 | Men's Basketball HARROGATE, Tenn. -With the first leg of their title defense complete, the third-ranked Railsplitters (28-1) head to Greenville, S.C. on Saturday to square off against the Queens Royals (17-12) in the semifinal round of the South Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Championship. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m. at Furman Un

Residents in Lynch awoke Friday morning to a mudslide on KY 160, which has caused the road to be closed.
“At about 6 a.m. Friday morning, I arrived at city hall when the city's maintenance supervisor Chris Adams picked me up for work,” said city clerk Erica Eldridge. “At that time you could not see the roadway on Main Street beca

Mudslide wreaks havoc

Residents in Lynch awoke Friday morning to a mudslide on KY 160, which has caused the road to be closed. “At about 6 a.m. Friday morning, I arrived at city hall when the city's maintenance supervisor Chris Adams picked me up for work,” said city clerk Erica Eldridge. “At that time you could not see the roadway on Main Street beca

Fire destroys home, family loses everything

HAZARD — A devastating fire on Natalie Shae Lane near Fugate's Entertainment Center in Hazard has left a family with nothing but the clothes on their back. Natalie Shae Lane is located just off Hull School Road by Fugate's Bowl-A-Rama. The Grapevine-Chavies Fire and Rescue Department received a call of a structure fire at about 3:20 a.m. Fr

Snow and ice forced the cancellation of Thursday's 13th Region Tournament games in Corbin and forced the rescheduling of this weekend's games.
Play was set to pick back up on Friday evening with the completion of the boys' first round games. Harlan County (18-10) was set to play Knox Central (17-12) at 6:30 p.m. with Clay County (22-6) and Corbin

Region pushed back a day

Snow and ice forced the cancellation of Thursday's 13th Region Tournament games in Corbin and forced the rescheduling of this weekend's games. Play was set to pick back up on Friday evening with the completion of the boys' first round games. Harlan County (18-10) was set to play Knox Central (17-12) at 6:30 p.m. with Clay County (22-6) and Corbin

East, PikeView girls meet in regionals tonight

Wyoming East and PikeView will meet tonight for the Region 3 championship in girls high school basketball at WEHS. Game time is 7 p.m. The teams were scheduled to play Wednesday, but the contest was postponed due to high water and then a snow storm in the region. East (19-1) defeated the Panthers, 70-48, in the only regular season meeting. Pike

Senators season comes to an end in Region VII Tournament

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Walters State Senators saw their season come to an end Thursday evening in the quarterfinal round of the TCCAA-NJCAA Region VII Tournament at the hands of the Chattanooga State Tigers inside Verties Sails Gymnasium on the Southwest Tennessee Community College campus. The Tigers shot better than 60 percent from the field,

Governor issues update on State of Emergency

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today provided an update regarding the statewide State of Emergency. “The statewide State of Emergency remains in place as we continue to monitor the effects of Winter Storm Thor. Although temperatures are expected to rise and water levels continue to decline, I encourage drivers to remain cautious while traveling,R

Boone Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol's Cadet of the Year for 2014 has been selected.
On Tuesday evening, March 3, 2015, C/A1C Randi Lynn Buckner was honored with the local unit's prestigious annual award, given to the cadet who most completely exemplifies the values and goals of Civil Air Patrol.
The Cadet of the Year must have the highest s

Boone's Civil Air Patrol honors cadets

Boone Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol's Cadet of the Year for 2014 has been selected. On Tuesday evening, March 3, 2015, C/A1C Randi Lynn Buckner was honored with the local unit's prestigious annual award, given to the cadet who most completely exemplifies the values and goals of Civil Air Patrol. The Cadet of the Year must have the highest s

KU provides relief

Cliff Feltham, spokesman for Kentucky Utilities, said on Friday, “the subzero temperatures have, hopefully, moved on and much of the snow has melted, but many Kentucky shelters and families are still feeling the chill.” “With area temperatures averaging more than 40 percent colder than normal, the frigid conditions are straining

3/4/2015
ROCK HILL, S.C. -The third-ranked Railsplitters (27-1) became the first program in South Atlantic Conference history to win three-straight regular season men's basketball championships, and they did so in convincing fashion, finishing with an eight-game lead over the second-place team.
The SAC men's basketball awards reflected that as se

Lorenza Ross, Josh Schertz christened with top SAC Men's Basketball honors; Railsplitters place four on All-SAC squad

3/4/2015 ROCK HILL, S.C. -The third-ranked Railsplitters (27-1) became the first program in South Atlantic Conference history to win three-straight regular season men's basketball championships, and they did so in convincing fashion, finishing with an eight-game lead over the second-place team. The SAC men's basketball awards reflected that as se

KERMIT – The Kermit area was not spared from the rising waters of the Tug River. The Thursday update by the National Weather Center reported at 1 p.m. that the Tug River in Kermit was at a level of 39.36 feet and was projected to crest Thursday late evening at 48.5 feet.
Kermit Town Council Member Anna Mae Sartin lives on the higher side of

Kermit area sees high water

KERMIT – The Kermit area was not spared from the rising waters of the Tug River. The Thursday update by the National Weather Center reported at 1 p.m. that the Tug River in Kermit was at a level of 39.36 feet and was projected to crest Thursday late evening at 48.5 feet. Kermit Town Council Member Anna Mae Sartin lives on the higher side of

LOGAN — The morning of March 5 saw the Logan area take a one-two-punch from the weather: just hours after localized flooding and frighteningly swollen rivers terrorized citizens, snow began to fall and ice began form.
In response to the return of the white blight, Logan County Schools were closed — this should push the last day of scho

Wild weather continues

LOGAN — The morning of March 5 saw the Logan area take a one-two-punch from the weather: just hours after localized flooding and frighteningly swollen rivers terrorized citizens, snow began to fall and ice began form. In response to the return of the white blight, Logan County Schools were closed — this should push the last day of scho

FRANKFORT - It was an eventful night for the University of Pikeville women's basketball team at the Mid-South Conference Championship Banquet as the Bears racked up seven total honors, including freshman of the year and a share of coach of the year.
In just her second season at the helm, Joanna McNamee became the first Pikeville coach to earn the

McNamee, Castle honored

FRANKFORT - It was an eventful night for the University of Pikeville women's basketball team at the Mid-South Conference Championship Banquet as the Bears racked up seven total honors, including freshman of the year and a share of coach of the year. In just her second season at the helm, Joanna McNamee became the first Pikeville coach to earn the





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