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New Area Code Overlay Coming to Western Kentucky

Well it’s been a while since we’ve heard about this topic, but a new area code is coming to Western Kentucky. And it is bringing changes with it.

I put a blog up a little over a year ago about the new area code overlay that is coming to the area, and that time is now upon us

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UK Snaps Six-Game Road Losing Streak with Vandy Win [VIDEO]

Sure, the Vanderbilt Commodores were short-handed--only nine available players. But a conference road game is a conference road game. And any team that plays college basketball is happy to get a win on the road.

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Pennsylvania Road Rage Killing Could Be Connected to Bardstown Officer’s Murder

Last May, Bardstown, Kentucky police officer Jason Ellis was gunned down after stopping on an exit ramp just off the Bluegrass Parkway in Nelson County. While his patrol car was equipped with a dash cam, it was not operating at the time.

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Kentucky Inmate Breaks Out of Prison, Returns Because It’s Too Cold

Winter is probably not the best time to think about breaking out of prison, especially during some of the coldest temperatures the Midwest has felt in decades. Just ask 42-year-old Robert Vick, who after escaping from a Kentucky prison earlier this week, turned himself back in because he got too cold.

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Phil Everly’s Passing Reminds Me of a Favorite Family Story [VIDEO]

The sad news of the death of rock 'n' roll icon Phil Everly, one half of the legendary Everly Brothers, brought to mind a story my mom told me a long time ago. When I called her to let her know of Phil's passing, she told it again.

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John Calipari on UK’s Win Over Louisville: ‘We Grew Up Today’ [VIDEO]

11:01. That's how much time was left in the second half when UK freshman Julius Randle, plagued by cramps, left the game never to return.

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Kentucky and Louisville Both Find Themselves in Need of a Signature Win

Well, whaddya know? We have arrived at the final game of the non-conference portion of the college basketball season. And what a finale. Kentucky vs. Louisville. It's really perfect that this is the last game for these teams heading into conference play. But there's something a bit odd about it, too.

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UK Game Attendance Down, Theories (All Plausible) Abound

I actually haven't seen a lot of Kentucky's home games this season. But when I do, it's pretty hard to tell how many folks are in attendance because of the camera angles and the need to put the TV spectator "on the floor."

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John Calipari Tells His Team to ‘Change or Keep Losing’ [VIDEO]

I was unable to see Kentucky's game at North Carolina Saturday afternoon which ended in an 82-77 setback for the Wildcats. Despite that result, I thought a 5-point road loss to a team that's already beaten Louisville (neutral site) and Michigan State (in their gym) was more than respectable, maybe even a step in the right direction.

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As Long as Kentucky Is an NBA Farm Team, Expect Results Like Baylor 67 UK 62 [VIDEO]

Yes, Kentucky does have the best recruiting class we've ever seen. But keep in mind what that means. John Calipari has managed to assemble a team featuring five of the country's top ten freshmen and six of the top 25 according to the ESPN 100. But, at this point, so what?

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Baylor Center Seems to Have Had Enough of Hearing About Kentucky’s Basketball Team

Dallas has been getting a heavy dose of the same winter storm that's moved into the tri-state. But the chill in the air at AT&T Stadium in the Big D suburb of Arlington could just as easily be coming from Baylor's 7'1" center Isaiah Austin.

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Cauley-Stein, Wildcats Throw ‘Block’ Party as UK Tops Providence 79-65 [VIDEO]

I am a fan of UK sophomore Willie Cauley-Stein. While he's never exactly given me a great reason to be, I just always knew the kid had it in him. He's smart. He's conscientious. And he's 7 feet tall. On Sunday night in Brooklyn, he hosted a block party.

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