Kentucky News – Perry County – Fatal Collision in Perry County Injures District Judge

(Hazard, KY) – A collision on Combs Road in Perry County late Monday evening left one man dead and three others injured.  The crash occurred just before 7:50 p.m., and involved two vehicles.  Kentucky State Police Post 13 received a call advising of the collision at approximately 7:51.p.m. Several KSP Troopers, Detectives, and a CVE officer responded to the scene, along with Perry County Ambulance Authority. Continue reading Kentucky News – Perry County – Fatal Collision in Perry County Injures District Judge

Kentucky Sports – MSU – Kayoncia Tate Joins Women’s Basketball Program

Kayoncia Tate - Photo Submitted
Kayoncia Tate – Photo Submitted

MOREHEAD, Ky. – Kayoncia Tate, a transfer from Walters State (Tenn.) Community College, has joined the Morehead State women’s basketball program. Tate will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2015-16 campaign.

A native of Dyersburg, Tenn., Tate began her collegiate career at Northeast Mississippi Community College. She averaged 14.5 points in 2013-14 before an injury cut her season short. Continue reading Kentucky Sports – MSU – Kayoncia Tate Joins Women’s Basketball Program

Kentucky News – ATTORNEY GENERAL CONWAY FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST EPA

epa logoFRANKFORT, Ky. (June 30, 2015)  – Attorney General Jack Conway today announced that he has joined eight other state Attorneys General in a lawsuit asking a federal court to strike down a new rule from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that unlawfully expands the federal government’s regulatory reach over local streams, lands and farms.

The rule, known generally as the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule, would extend the EPA and Corps of Engineers’ regulatory reach to an untold number of small bodies of water; including roadside ditches, short-lived streams and any other area where the agencies believe water may flow once every 100 years. Continue reading Kentucky News – ATTORNEY GENERAL CONWAY FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST EPA

Ohio Sports – Women’s Basketball – Buckeyes To Host Wagner In St. John Arena

Ohio State has a winning percentage of over .800 in St. John Arena

OhioStateLogoCOLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s basketball game against Wagner on Nov. 22 will be played at St. John Arena on campus. Game time and TV assignment for the game will be announced at a later date.

“I’m really excited to be playing a game this year in St. John Arena,” said head coach Kevin McGuff. “It’s an iconic building not only on the campus of The Ohio State University but also in the great state of Ohio. There is a legacy of great players who have played at St. John Arena and I’m looking forward to treating our fans to a game in one of the historic venues in college basketball.” Continue reading Ohio Sports – Women’s Basketball – Buckeyes To Host Wagner In St. John Arena

Pro Sports – Legends win 8-5 in completion of suspended game; 7-inning game to follow

LegendsElier Hernandez’ run-scoring single in the fifth inning broke a 5-5 tie, and the Lexington Legends went on to an 8-5 win over the Savannah Sand Gnats Monday night.  The game was completed Monday after being suspended  Sunday afternoon after four innings due to rain.

The Legends added their last two runs in the top of the ninth on a double by DonAndre Clark, a run-scoring single by Corey Toups, and a double by Ryan O’Hearn. Continue reading Pro Sports – Legends win 8-5 in completion of suspended game; 7-inning game to follow

Indiana News – Evansville Man Arrested for Restraining & Battering 14-Year-Old Boy

Pike County – Indiana State Police arrested a 25-year-old Evansville man earlier today after a criminal investigation revealed he battered a 14-year-old boy while tied to a tree.

ISP logoTrooper Nick Hatfield initiated a criminal investigation after receiving information Christopher Grubb, 25, of Evansville, had allegedly battered a 14-year-old Warrick County boy on June 13.  During the investigation, Trooper Hatfield revealed the victim and a 17-year-old male went to Grubb’s residence located at 103 Brentwood Circle in Evansville to visit.  All three are acquaintances.  Continue reading Indiana News – Evansville Man Arrested for Restraining & Battering 14-Year-Old Boy

Illinois Sports – Michelle Bartsch Leads Team USA to Pan American Cup Gold

U.S. National Team dropped just one set in seven matches in Lima, Peru

pan-am-logoLima, Peru – Former Illini All-American outside hitter Michelle Bartsch Hackley ’12 helped lead the U.S. Women’s National Team to the 2015 Pan American Cup title, as team USA swept through the international competition at a perfect 7-0 to claim its third crown in four years. Bartsch was influential in the team’s run through the tournament, held June 13-21 in Lima, Peru, including headlining the United States’ rout of Costa Rica in pool play. Continue reading Illinois Sports – Michelle Bartsch Leads Team USA to Pan American Cup Gold

Illinois Sports – Twenty-Two Players Confirmed For U.S. Pan American Men’s Basketball Team Training Camp

— U.S. Team Training Camp To Be Held July 7-12 in Colorado Springs, Colorado —

BEIJING - AUGUST 14: The U.S. Men's Senior National Team stands for the national anthem during a men's preliminary basketball game against Greece at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games at the Beijing Olympic Basketball gymnasium on August 14, 2008 in Beijing, China. USA won 92-69. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
BEIJING – AUGUST 14: The U.S. Men’s Senior National Team stands for the national anthem during a men’s preliminary basketball game against Greece at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games at the Beijing Olympic Basketball gymnasium on August 14, 2008 in Beijing, China. USA won 92-69. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (June 29, 2015) – Including a mix of 16 current collegians, five players who have most recently played professionally overseas, and one player who played in the NBA in 2014-15, USA Basketball today announced 23 players have accepted invitations to take part in the 2015 U.S. Pan American Men’s Basketball Team training camp that will be used to select the 12 players who will represent the United States at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada.  Continue reading Illinois Sports – Twenty-Two Players Confirmed For U.S. Pan American Men’s Basketball Team Training Camp

National News – Forest Service reminds visitors that fireworks are prohibited on national forest lands

fireworksWINCHESTER, Ky., June 29, 2015 – With the Fourth of July holiday coming up this weekend, Daniel Boone National Forest officials are reminding visitors that all fireworks are banned on national forest lands.

Forest Service policy prohibits “possessing, discharging or using any kind of firework or other pyrotechnic device” within the national forest.

“This policy was developed to help ensure the safety of our forest visitors,” said Forest Supervisor Bill Lorenz.

“The use of fireworks was never permitted in developed recreation areas, but our policy now extends the ban on fireworks to the general forest area.”

Forest Service regulations also require that campfires be attended at all times. The agency recommends campfires in designated fire rings and grills within developed recreation areas to minimize the risk of an uncontrolled wildfire.

Purdue Sports – Haas to Take Part in 2015 U.S. Pan American Games Training Camp

pan-am-logoCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.  — Including a mix of 16 current collegians and six players who have most recently played professionally overseas, USA Basketball today announced 22 players have accepted invitations to take part in the 2015 U.S. Pan American Games Men’s Basketball Team training camp that will used to select the 12 players who will represent the United States at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. Continue reading Purdue Sports – Haas to Take Part in 2015 U.S. Pan American Games Training Camp