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Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentuckians should get vaccinated for COVID-19 to protect fellow family and community members this Thanksgiving. Kentucky reported 3,888 new coronavirus cases and 101 virus-related deaths in the past three days. The test positivity rate is 6.56%. Some 809 Kentuckians are hospitalized, up 90 from last Monday. According to state data, 59% of the total state population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, below the national average.

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Rhyne Howard had the third triple-double in Kentucky history to lead the 19th-ranked Wildcats to a 92-47 win over Winthrop. Howard scored 22 points with 10 rebounds and 10 assists — plus five steals — for the first UK triple-double since Makayla Epps (21-11-12) on Nov. 18, 2015. Dre’una Edwards added 20 points and Robyn Benton 14 among the five Kentucky players in double figures.

Kentucky romps on Senior Day, thumps NM State 56-16

Nov 20, 2021

Will Levis overcame an early fumble to throw for four touchdowns and 419 yards as Kentucky cruised past New Mexico State 56-16 in Saturday’s home finale. The Wildcats earned their 14th consecutive non-conference victory behind Levis, who completed 21 of 31 passes to become the first Wildcats quarterback to surpass 400 yards since Andre Woodson against Tennessee in 2007. Things didn’t start so well for the junior QB, who couldn’t corral a high snap past him on the first series and fumbled, which Trevor Brohard ultimately returned 25 yards to give the Aggies a 7-0 lead within three minutes. Kentucky outscored NMSU 56-9 from there, including Quandre Mosley’s 38-yard interception return to make it 14-7.

Kentucky shakes off early rust to beat Ohio 77-59

Nov 20, 2021

Keion Brooks scored 22 points to lead No. 13 Kentucky to a 77-59 win over Ohio on Friday night. Freshman guard TyTy Washington followed Brooks with a career-high 20 points and 11 rebounds. Davion Mintz added 12 points and Sahvir Wheeler added 11 for the Wildcats. Ben Vander Plas finished with a team-high 19 points and six rebounds for Ohio, followed by Jason Carter with 15 points and Mark Sears with 10. The Wildcats (3-1) used a big second half to fend off the Bobcats, who led for most of the first half.

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Gov. Andy Beshear has announced that all adults living or working in Kentucky are now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination booster. The Democratic governor signed an executive order on Wednesday that allows those 18 years old and older to get a booster shot six months after their second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, or two months after a single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Arlo Barnette has details.

  

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Oscar Tshiebwe had a career-high 24 points with 16 rebounds, TyTy Washington scored 16 points and No. 13 Kentucky shot well for the second consecutive game to run away from Mount St. Mary’s 80-55. Sahvir Wheeler added 12 points and eight assists as the Wildcats made 34 of 64 from the field for 53% a few days after hitting 57% in a 100-60 rout of Robert Morris. Josh Reaves and Jalen Benjamin scored 11 points each for Mount St. Mary’s, which shot 34% and lost its second consecutive game.

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The University of Kentucky says 24 of its employees have been placed on administrative leave for not complying with COVID-19 testing policies. News outlets report 146 students haven’t complied with the university rule that unvaccinated students and staff get tested regularly for COVID-19. There are 26,523 students and 20,710 employees eligible for the rule. UK spokesman Jay Blanton says the university has had “remarkable compliance,” with nearly 90% of the campus vaccinated. The University of Louisville also has a testing policy for unvaccinated community members. Spokesman John Karman says no staff or students have been suspended for violating the policy.

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Kellan Grady had 19 points, including four 3-pointers, Oscar Tshiebwe had 20 rebounds and 14 points and No. 10 Kentucky blew out Robert Morris 100-60 in its home opener on Friday night. Daimion Collins went 7 of 8 for 14 points and had a couple of highlight-reel dunks late in the game. Keion Brooks Jr. and Davion Mintz added 13 points each and TyTy Washington had 10. Michael Green III had 12 points and Kahliel Spear 10 for Robert Morris.

Kentucky falls to Duke in season opener

Nov 10, 2021
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UK's Sahvir Wheeler and Oscar Tshiebwe had double doubles in their debuts but it wasn't enough as the Wildcats lost their season opener to Duke 79-71 in the nightcap of the Champions Classic in Madison Square Garden.

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 Gov. Andy Beshear is proposing pay raises for frontline personnel at Kentucky State Police. And his budget proposal would equip troopers with body cameras.  WUKY's Arlo Barnette reports.

  

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