Freshman guard Marquis Teague led the Kentucky Wildcats with 24 points and 7 assists, as UK advanced to the Sweet 16 with a 87-71 win over Iowa State Saturday. The victory at the KFC YUM! Center in Louisville gives the Wildcats a chance to avenge their only regular-season loss against Indiana.
Professional archaeologists in Kentucky are sharing research and project updates this weekend at Mammoth Cave National Park. The conference, which runs through noon Sunday, is co-sponsored by the WKU Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology, the Kentucky Organization of Professional Archeologists, and the WKU Office of the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.
J. Patrick Kerr, 43, of Paducah has pled guilty to all charges in a federal indictment accusing him of theft and embezzlement of property. David J. Hale, U-S Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, says Kerr and 52 year old Susan H. Wilson, also of Paducah, embezzled and stole about $200,000 in Convention Center funds.
Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Len Peters has named Robert F. Scott to serve as the new director of the Division of Abandoned Mine Lands. Scott comes to the position with an extensive background in engineering, including 26 years with the Division. More recently, he has worked for a Lexington engineering company, creating mine and waterline designs.
Scott's appointment takes effect today. He replaces Steve Hohmann, who was named Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources last month.
State police are investigating a case of murder-suicide in southern Kentucky. Authorities say they received a call from 45-year-old Richard Smith, of Glasgow, who said a man was driving a truck around his home on Finney Road Thursday night. Minutes later, Smith made another call to police saying that the suspect was in his driveway with a gun.