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Band Saw Rival School's Team Had No Music, Took Action
High School Band
Saw Rival School's
Team Had No Music,
Took Action

High School Band Saw Rival School's Team Had No Music, Took Action

Heartwarming story out of Kentucky has an 'aww' inducing ending

(Newser) - Martin County High School and Pike County Central High School often compete against each other in sports, and the two eastern Kentucky schools consider themselves rivals. But during a regional basketball tournament March 2, Martin County's team got unexpected support from Pike Central's band, the Washington Post reports....

Looking for Big Tips? These States Deliver

Delaware tops the list of Toast's quarterly 'Restaurant Trends Report'

(Newser) - Online eatery platform Toast is out with its quarterly "Restaurant Trends Report," for Q4 of last year, and among such stats as delivery orders during the Super Bowl, the site examined the state of tipping nationwide. Toast looked at average tips across the US and found that Cleveland...

20K Could Have Been Exposed to Measles at Religious Revival

CDC says unvaccinated, infectious person was at Kentucky prayer event

(Newser) - A religious revival in Kentucky may have gone viral in more ways than one. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a person who attended the prayer event at Asbury University had measles and around 20,000 people could have been exposed, the Guardian reports. The Kentucky Health Department...

Christian College Becomes Ground Zero for Viral 'Revival'

Thousands flock to Kentucky's Asbury U in TikTok-driven prayer event that's lasted more than a week

(Newser) - Early on Feb. 8, a routine chapel service took place at Kentucky's Asbury University, a small Christian college in Wilmore. "I would call it unremarkable," the school's president, Dr. Kevin Brown, tells NBC New s of the gathering in the 1,500-seat Hughes Auditorium. What's...

Kentucky Has First Infant Dropped Off at 'Baby Box'

Governor approved the program in 2021

(Newser) - Kentucky has seen its first infant anonymously dropped off at one of its “baby box” safe surrender locations, per the AP . Safe Haven Baby Boxes founder and CEO Monica Kelsey said the child was dropped off at a Bowling Green Fire Department location, declining to be more specific to...

Denny's Sign Falls Onto Car, Killing Passenger

Two others are injured by 1.3-ton restaurant sign

(Newser) - A towering Denny's Restaurant sign in central Kentucky fell on a car during high winds, killing a woman and injuring her husband and daughter. The sign partially crushed their car when it fell Thursday from a pole near the Denny's parking lot off Interstate 65 in Elizabethtown. Lillian...

Lifelike Film Character Outside Home Prompts a Call to Police
Police Check Out 'Cousin Eddie'

Police Check Out 'Cousin Eddie'

Lifelike (and annoying) film character outside home fooled a neighbor

(Newser) - A "Cousin Eddie" display in Kentucky apparently looked a little too real, and police were called to check it out. After receiving the call, a dispatcher described the scene to responding officers as "a male standing outside. He is naked. He has a robe covering part of his...

Lawmaker's Transgender Son Dies by Suicide

Kentucky legislator says difficulty finding acceptance led to mental illness

(Newser) - A Kentucky state senator said Tuesday that her transgender son, a trans rights advocate on whom "a lack of acceptance took a toll," has died by suicide. He was 24. Democratic Sen. Karen Berg said her son Henry Berg-Brousseau "long struggled with mental illness, not because he...

Her Book About Her Kidnapper Triggers Effort to Free Him

Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy cites discrepancies between book, testimony

(Newser) - Sharon Muse Johnson's 2020 book is titled, Kidnapped by a Client: The Incredible True Story of a Lawyer’s Fight for Justice. Now some are taking issue with that "true" part and are fighting to get a man's conviction overturned. Frankie Covington is 16 years into a...

Kentucky School Bus Crash Injures 18 Kids

Driver also injured

(Newser) - A school bus crashed over an embankment and landed on its side Monday morning in rural Kentucky, sending 18 children and the driver to hospitals with injuries ranging from minor to severe, authorities said Monday. Pupils from elementary age through high school were aboard the bus en route to classes...

CDC Gives OK to Go to Wendy's Amid E. Coli Outbreak

6 states report illnesses, with most of those sick saying they ate Wendy's meals with romaine lettuce

(Newser) - An E. coli surge in four states has now made its way to an additional two states. The CDC reports that New York and Kentucky have joined the list of states affected by the outbreak, including Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, the latter of which has seen 58 of the...

Biden Visits Kentucky, Views Flood Damage

He promises more federal assistance

(Newser) - President Biden and first lady Jill Biden on Monday witnessed the damage from deadly and devastating storms that have resulted in the worst flooding in Kentucky's history , as they visited the state to meet with families and first responders. At least 37 people have died since last month's...

Hundreds Unaccounted for in Kentucky, Death Toll Rises

More severe rains are expected Tuesday

(Newser) - Search-and-rescue crews continue to scour backroads and hollows in eastern Kentucky following catastrophic flooding last week. Officials raised the death toll to 35 , and they expect it to keep climbing. Hundreds of people remain unaccounted for, reports the Lexington Herald Leader, but it’s nearly impossible to pin down an...

Kids Were Slowly Washed Away as Family Clung to Tree

Amber Smith and Riley Noble's 4 children died in Kentucky's flash floods

(Newser) - Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday warned it could take weeks for the state to arrive at a final death toll in the flash floods that killed at least 25 people, reports the AP . And while some victims may have yet to be found, four of the confirmed dead have...

Kentucky Governor: Death Toll Is 'Going to Get a Lot Higher'

So far, 16 people have died in record flooding

(Newser) - Rescue teams searched Friday for people missing in record floods that wiped out entire communities in some of the poorest places in America. Kentucky’s governor said 16 people have died, a toll he predicted will grow as the rain keeps falling. "I expect that number to more than...

Kentucky Flooding Is 'Catastrophic'
Kentucky Flooding
Is 'Catastrophic'

Kentucky Flooding Is 'Catastrophic'

Death toll at 3, but governor warns that will rise

(Newser) - Devastating rain hit St. Louis first . Now it's Kentucky's turn. Rescue workers plucked people off rooftops amid fast-rising water Thursday in central Appalachia, where torrential rains unleashed devastating flooding that caused at least three deaths in Kentucky, per the AP . Gov. Andy Beshear announced the deaths but predicted...

He Built a Mansion to Protect His Family. It Didn't Work

C. Wesley Morgan's daughter was murdered in the home in February

(Newser) - For years, C. Wesley Morgan lived in a $6.5 million Kentucky estate, a 14,300-square-foot home complete with three kitchens and a saltwater pool. But for the last few months, he has lived with his wife and teen daughter in an RV. "My wife and my daughter haven'...

Mensa Welcomes Its Youngest Member Ever
Mensa Welcomes Its
Youngest Member Ever

Mensa Welcomes Its Youngest Member Ever

Parents of Kentucky 2-year-old Isla McNabb say she already reads at kindergarten level

(Newser) - Mensa has a new member, and she's still in diapers. Meet 2-year-old Isla McNabb of the Louisville suburb of Crestwood, Ky., a precocious little girl the IQ society says is now its youngest member ever. Isla's parents say even though she does standard toddler things—plays with toys,...

Teacher of the Year Quits Over LGBTQ Treatment

Kentucky district didn't act after public accusations of 'grooming'

(Newser) - Kentucky's 2022 teacher of the year says he put up with harassment and administration efforts to diminish LGBTQ identities for years because he thought it was important for students in his rural high school to have a thriving, openly gay teacher in their classroom. Willie Carter Jr. still thinks...

Louisville Police Seeking Man Who Punched Mayor

Greg Fischer was assaulted at a public event over the weekend

(Newser) - Police are searching for a different kind of Louisville slugger after a suspect was captured on video punching the mayor of Kentucky's largest city on Saturday. Greg Fischer was mingling in a crowd at a Juneteenth event at the Fourth Street Live! entertainment complex when a man walked up...

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