Gov. Beshear Awards more than $3.8 Million to Lyon, Marshall and McCracken Counties Through Cleaner Water Program
Gov. Andy Beshear has awarded over 3.8 million dollars to four cities and three water utilities in Lyon, Marshall and McCracken counties to deliver clean drinking water and improved sewer and water systems from the Better Kentucky Plan’s $250 million Cleaner Water Program. The program is estimated to create approximately 3,800 jobs across the state.
Judge To Hear Kentucky Attorney General’s Motion Challenging Redistricting
A judge is set to hear a motion filed by the Kentucky Attorney General’s office that challenges new redistricting boundaries. Lawmakers overrode some of Governor Andy Beshear’s vetoes, making the new districts official. The Kentucky Democratic Party has sued, and the latest motion by the Attorney General’s office is expected to be heard Wednesday in Franklin Circuit Court.
Afghani Refugees Attacked With Pepper Spray In Owensboro
(Owensboro, KY) — A group of Afghan refugees say they are okay after three men attacked them with pepper spray in Owensboro. The attack happened Thursday night at the Comfort Suites, where they and many other Afghan refugees are staying because of a housing shortage. The victims say they were followed down the sidewalk outside and into the crowded hotel lobby by three men with their faces covered, when the suspects sprayed pepper spray before running away. The FBI says an investigation is underway.
Tennessee School District’s Band On Holocaust Book Cases Sales To Soar
(Undated) – The decision by an East Tennessee school board to ban a book about the Holocaust may be causing a spike in sales. The board of education for McMinn County Schools voted earlier this month to pull Maus from eighth-grade curriculum over the use of curse words, nudity and suicide saying it’s “simply too adult-oriented.” The Complete Maus is number one on Amazon’s bestseller list while the first volume is number three on the list and second is seventh. Prior to the controversy that started gaining national attention on Wednesday, no version of the books was in the top one-thousand of the bestseller list early last week.
Racers Win OVC Showdown – Brown Sets Career 3-Point Record
The Murray State Racers kept their undefeated run going in the Ohio Valley Conference with a 77-66 win over the Morehead State Eagles on Saturday. The Racers pushed their overall win streak to 10 and have a streak of 13-straight wins at home in the CFSB Center in Murray, Kentucky.
The win made the Racers (20-2) one of only two 20-win teams in NCAA D-I, along with No. 1 Auburn.
The game with Morehead State marked the eighth game in 16 days for the Racers. Thursday, the Racers travel to Clarksville, Tenn. for the first Popeyes Battle of the Border game with Austin Peay. Airtime is set for 6:30 on Froggy 103.7 The Racers are back at home Saturday (Feb. 5) to meet the SIUE Cougars.
Also on Saturday at the Bank, The Murray State women’s basketball team posted their biggest win over Morehead State in series history with a 79-44 victory over the Eagles. With the win, Murray State clinched a winning season, marking the first time since the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons that the Racers have had winning seasons in consecutive years. Murray State returns to action Thursday in a Popeye’s Battle of the Border matchup with Austin Peay. Tip-off from the Dunn Center in Clarksville airtime set for 4:30 on WBZB.
Rams To Host Bengals In Super Bowl 56
(Inglewood, CA) — Super Bowl 56 is officially set. For the second-straight season, a team will be playing on its own turf as the Los Angeles Rams host the Cincinnati Bengals in Inglewood. The Rams defeated the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 in the NFC Championship Game to punch their ticket. In Kansas City, the Bengals defeated the Chiefs 27-24 in overtime to earn their third trip in franchise history.
UK Thumps Kansas
(Lawrence, KS) – The UK basketball team is celebrating a big win over another one of the nation’s most storied programs. The Wildcats thumped Kansas, 80-62, in Lawrence on Saturday. The ‘Cats are 17-and-4 this season, including a 6-and-2 record in the SEC. They’ll play Vanderbilt at Rupp Arena on Wednesday night.
Grizzlies Play 76ers In Philly
(Philadelphia, PA) — The Grizzlies start an East Coast road trip. Memphis plays the 76ers in Philadelphia tonight. The Grizzlies have won three in a row, including a win over Utah on Friday and a win over Washington on Saturday. Memphis sits at 35-and-17
High School Hoops
The Laker girls are in action tonight against Henry County airtime set for 7:15 on WBZB.