Kentucky's outpouring of support for victims of the tornados in Oklahoma is showing no signs of letting up. Catholic Charities of Louisville is the latest group to get involved, by collecting monetary donations. Yesterday the Red Cross held a blood drive on Bowling Green's campus of WKU. You can donate to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text "red cross" to 90999 to make a ten-dollar donation.
Hospitals in Kentucky have more questions than answers on Medicaid expansion. Officials wonder if they will have enough money from the feds. Many uninsured patients create bills the hospitals are unable to collect, and providing Medicaid coverage to them would boost the health facilities' economy.
A festival of pride and joy was the scene at Hangar 3 at Fort Campbell. The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade's "Wings of Destiny" returned from Afghanistan yesterday. The soldiers arrived home from their sixth deployment since 2001.
A pair of officials of the bankrupt Eastern Livestock Company are headed to prison. Senior Judge Thomas Russell sentenced former owner Thomas Gibson and ex-Chief Operating Officer Steven McDonald to spend time behind bars. They are convicted of mail fraud in a scam that cost 200 cattle sellers in Kentucky millions of dollars. Gibson will serve 70 months, while McDonald's term is 57 months.
18 yr old Joseph Arbogast, is one of two co-defendants in a 2011 armed robbery case. He was denied a request for shock probation to be released after only serving the first few months of a 10-year sentence.
The Boy Scouts national council will vote today on lifting a longstanding, but controversial ban on gay scout members. A vote to end the ban would not affect the organization's ban on gay scout leaders.
It's estimated that nearly 35-million Americans will be traveling at least 50 miles over the Memorial Day weekend. That's down close to one-percent from last year. Triple-A says the biggest decline is in air travel; people are more reluctant to fly because of baggage fees, security hassles and higher ticket costs.
Today is a big day for Jeralean Tally. She's believed to be the oldest living person in America and today she celebrates her 114th birthday. Tally, who lives in Inkster, Michigan is also recognized as the third oldest person in the world.
Kentucky State Representative Bart Rowland, of Tompkinsville, joined the Kentucky Headhunters yesterday for a ceremony in Wisdom, Kentucky. Kentucky highway 640 in Metcalfe County, is know named the "Kentucky Headhunters Band Highway." The Headhunters were named Vocal Group of the Year by the CMA in 1990 and 1991.
SPORTS: LeBron James drove the lane and scored as time expired to give the Heat a 103-102 overtime win against the Pacers in Game One of the Eastern Conference finals.
---Mike Krzyzewski is returning as coach of the U.S. men's basketball team. The Duke head coach will lead the American squad at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
---The Cardinals used a three-run first featuring an RBI triple from Matt Holliday to close out the Padres 5-3 and win the three-game series.
---Brandon Phillips doubled home the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning and Todd Frazier added a two-run single as the Reds beat the Mets, 7-4. NL
Los Angeles Dodgers 9, Milwaukee Brewers 2
Colorado Rockies 4, Arizona Diamondbacks 1
Washington Nationals 2, San Francisco Giants 1 (10 inn) Pittsburgh Pirates 1, Chicago Cubs 0 Philadelphia Phillies 3, Miami Marlins 0
---The Bowling Green Hot Rods and Great Lakes Loons were rained out yesterday; just one-and-a-half innings into the opener of a scheduled doubleheader at Bowling Green Ballpark. That game will resume at the start of a doubleheader scheduled for tonight at 5:30 PM CDT. Bowling Green and Great Lakes will also play a twinbill on Friday at 5:00 to finish this four-game series. Any fan that purchased a ticket to Wednesday's game can exchange that ticket for any future home game in the 2013 season, excluding Feed Your Face Night on August 25. ---Dale Jarrett will join his father Ned and Maurice becomes the fourth member of the storied Petty family to get in. Of course we’re talking about the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Fireball Roberts, who won 33 times from 1950 until his death in 1964 will also join the group to be inducted in January.
local news Wednesday
The mayor of Moore, Oklahoma doesn't expect the death toll to rise past 24 from the devastating tornado that hit the city on Monday. The search-and-rescue effort has gone to one of recovery. Among the 24 people killed were nine children. The twister cut a massive path of destruction along its 17-mile trail.
Red Cross volunteers from Kentucky are in Oklahoma to provide relief to victims of this week's devastating tornado. They left yesterday with several truckloads of supplies to help as many victims as possible. Red Cross officials say the disaster relief volunteers could be on scene for up to three weeks.
For those who want to help the victims in Oklahoma and across the Midwest, the Better Business Bureau says it's time to be aware. Plenty of supplies and monetary donations are needed, but before you rush to donate the BBB says take your time. Plenty of people want to take advantage of your generosity during disasters. Never send cash or wire donations, and be cautious while giving online. E-mail's can take you to fake look-a-like websites.
Some Kentucky newborns come into the world as drug addicts. Prescription drug abuse is causing an epidemic during pregnancies and help is needed for babies born to addicted mothers. Hospitalization for them increased from 29 in 2000 to 730 in 2011.
Local doctors are expressing concern that expanding Medicaid could stretch them to their limits. There is a statewide shortage of doctors and a refusal by some physicians to take Medicaid patients may lead to long waits to see a doctor. It's expected to be a big problem in rural areas, where the largest increases in Medicaid patients will come from.
A teenager was thrown from a four-wheeler in Logan County and charged with a DUI. According to the Logan County Sheriff's Department a car driven by 26 yr old Joshua Taylor, was traveling on Hunter Circle when a four-wheeler, driven by a 16-year-old juvenile, tried to cross the street and crashed with Taylor's car. The girl, who was thrown into the road, was taken to a local hospital with a head injury and later taken Nashville. Police say she was under the influence of alcohol and other substances at the time of the incident, she was charged with DUI. Her condition is unknown at this time.
Glasgow Police Sgt. Jessie Barton has been placed on Administrative Leave without pay pending the outcome of an investigation. The Internal Affairs investigation deals with Sgt. Barton admitting to not telling the truth to investigators during the pre-trial investigation of a case against Barren County Sheriff Chris Eaton and several Deputies. During the trial Barton took the stand and said he saw Sheriff Eaton punch Billy Stinnett in the groin while he was handcuffed. However, he had previously testified to a grand jury he didn't see this happen. In fact, he said he intentionally lied to the grand jury about the incident.
State Route 109 in Gallatin is open again following a construction crane that collapsed. Officials say the crane fell onto the road Tuesday morning near the Cumberland River, landing on a passing car. Two people were inside the car, but neither was seriously hurt.
A magazine says Kentucky is number 1 when it comes to whitetail deer hunting. The latest issue of Outdoor Life ranks the Bluegrass State as the top whitetail trophy state in the country. The magazine ranks Kansas second. Among neighboring states, Indiana ranks third, Illinois sixth and Ohio ninth.
Kellie Pickler is the winner of the latest season of "Dancing with the Stars." Pickler and her partner Derek Hough took home the mirror ball trophy last night. Pickler says Hough helped her discover a passion she didn't know she had.
SPORTS: The Cardinals clobbered the Padres, 10-2. NL
Pittsburgh Pirates 5, Chicago Cubs 4 Cincinnati Reds 4, New York Mets 0
Philadelphia Phillies 7, Miami Marlins 3
Milwaukee Brewers 5, Los Angeles Dodgers 2
Colorado Rockies 5, Arizona Diamondbacks 4 (10 inn)
San Francisco Giants 4, Washington Nationals 2 (10th inn)
---The Spurs held home court to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals with a 93-89 overtime win over the Grizzlies.
---Nashville Predators associate coach Peter Horachek is out of a job. Team officials posted a message on their website yesterday thanking Horachek for his nine seasons with the franchise.
---Sites for Super Bowls in 2016 and 2017 are set. Super Bowl 50 in 2016 has been awarded to the San Francisco Bay Area. Super Bowl 51 in 2017 will be at Houston's Reliant Stadium.
local news Tuesday
The horror story in the Oklahoma City suburbs keeps getting worse. There are reports that the Oklahoma Medical Examiner now confirms at least 91 people died when a monstrous tornado roared through Ok City and the suburbs of Moore and Newcastle yesterday. The storm killed at least 20 children as it wiped out two elementary schools.
The IRS scandal falls into the Senate's lap today. In a hearing this morning, the Senate Finance Committee will hear from former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman. Shulman was at the helm when the IRS started targeting conservative groups.
The Governor's plan to expand Medicaid programs is in jeopardy. Tea Party activist David Adams filed a lawsuit to halt the Governor’s proposal. Adams said Beshear has no authority to accept optional Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act without approval from the Legislature.
Kentucky native Michael R. Bradford died in Kabul-The Fort Thomas veteran was working for DynCorp International when he and 15 people were killed by a suicide car bomber. Bradford was a former U.S. Army veteran in Iraq.
Explosive materials, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found inside a home in Hancock County yesterday. Kentucky State Police have arrested 63 yr old Larry Cecil, after they received an anonymous complaint he was selling marijuana and had bomb making materials inside his home.
Cecil is now in the Breckinridge County Detention Center.
A Louisville woman is due in court this week to face charges in the theft of hundreds of lottery tickets. Metro Police say Cherell Gibson is charged with burglary and unlawful access to a computer. Gibson allegedly smashed her car into a convenience store last month and stole 15-hundred lottery tickets. She was caught on surveillance cameras trying to cash the winners.
The University of Louisville Library has a book back on its shelves, nearly 30 years after it was checked out. Employees opened a package recently to find a book inside that was checked out in 1986, with a 100-dollar bill tucked inside to pay the fine. Library officials say the book had long been written off and replaced, and the money was placed into their book replacement fund.
A new major is available at Moonshine University. Louisville is already a legend in the spirits world and the school wants to keep it alive. The Distilled Spirits Epicenter is concentrating on the craft of booze-making. One-night classes are being held for five distilling courses at Moonshine University.
SPORTS: the Padres beat the Cardinals, 4-2. NL
Cincinnati Reds 4, New York Mets 3 Miami Marlins 5, Philadelphia Phillies 1 Los Angeles Dodgers 3, Milwaukee Brewers 1 Arizona Diamondbacks 5, ColoradoRockies 1 San Francisco Giants 8, Washington Nationals 0
---Lance Durham launched a walk-off double in the bottom of the eleventh inning to send the West Michigan Whitecaps to a 7-6 win over the Bowling Green Hot Rods yesterday. After an off day the Bowling Green Ballpark will host a seven-game homestand, starting Wednesday at 5:30 PM, when the Hot Rods begin a four-game series with the Great Lakes Loons.
---The Red Wings picked up a crucial 3-1 victory over the Blackhawks in Game Three of their Western Conference semifinal series. The win gives the Wings a two games to one lead in the best-of-seven set.
---Super Bowl 50 is set to be awarded to the Bay Area. The San Francisco 49ers' new stadium in Santa Clara is expected to be announced as the host site for the 2016 game.
---The Charlotte Bobcats continue with plans to change its name back to the Hornets as soon as the 2014-15 season. The original NBA team based in Charlotte moved to New Orleans in 2002. New Orleans recently switched its name to the Pelicans.
local news Monday
Record high temperatures expected around Kentucky today; The National Weather Service says if we hit 90-degrees today, just one-degree shy of the all-time record for May 20th. Forecasters expect temperatures to fall into the 80s tomorrow and the 70s through Memorial Day.
Lawmakers continue hearings this week on the scandal involving the IRS. Two more hearings are scheduled in the House and Senate just days after outgoing Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller apologized for "foolish mistakes" at the federal agency.
Troops with the 101st Airborne Division are ready to trade overseas duty for fun times with families. Hugs, kisses, and happy tears filled the hangar at Fort Campbell yesterday when the 3rd Brigade Combat Team returned from a nine-month deployment.
The days of tax free shopping on the Internet have already ended in the Bluegrass State. Kentucky customers owe six-percent tax even if the retailer doesn't collect it. Individuals must report such purchases on income tax returns.
A fire destroyed a candle factory in central Kentucky; More than 200 firefighters from seven departments battled the blaze Saturday morning at the Goose Creek Candle Co. factory in Casey County (Liberty). It took firefighters more than four hours to get the blaze under control. Goose Creek candles are distributed nationally and the factory employed about 75 people.
The holders of two Powerball tickets in Kentucky are one-million-dollars richer. Kentucky Lottery officials say tickets sold in Buckner and Vine Grove matched five numbers in Saturday's drawing, but missed the Powerball. One ticket, sold in Florida, matched all six numbers to claim the record 590-million-dollar jackpot.
Gas prices are up across the country, thanks to trouble at refineries both along the West Coast and in the Midwest. The latest “at the pump” survey of gas stations finds the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded has shot up a little more than eleven cents in the past two weeks to three dollars and 65 cents.
Country singer Trace Adkins has been crowned the new Celebrity Apprentice. Donald Trump awarded Adkins the title during the finale of "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" last night. Adkins will donate the prize of more than one-point-five-million dollars to the American Red Cross.
SPORTS: The Grizzlies first trip to the Western Conference Finals is not off to a good start as they were crushed by the Spurs, 105-83.
---The Cardinals doubled up the Brewers 4-2 in the rubber match of a weekend series NL Miami Marlins 2, Arizona Diamondbacks 1
Pittsburgh Pirates 1, Houston Astros 0 Philadelphia Phillies 3, Cincinnati Reds 2
Atlanta Braves 5, Los Angeles Dodgers 2 New York Mets 4, Chicago Cubs 3
San Diego Padres 13, Washington Nationals 4
Colorado Rockies 5, San Francisco Giants 0
---The Bowling Green Hot Rods came away with a Sunday afternoon split after 15.5 innings of baseball against the West Michigan Whitecaps. The Whitecaps jumped on the Hot Rods early in their 5-1 win. But in the latter affair, the Hot Rods coasted to an 8-0 win. The seven-game road trip concludes today.
---The Western Kentucky University softball team ends the season at 43-18-yesterday the Lady Toppers fell 13-1 in five innings to No. 10 national seed Alabama.
---The 33-car field for the Indianapolis 500 is set. The final nine cars in the last three rows were filled yesterday on Bump Day. Ed Carpenter earned the pole for the 97th Indy 500; which is Sunday, May 26th.
---Jimmie Johnson became the first driver to win the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race four times on Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Joey Logano finished in second followed by Kyle Busch and Kasey Kahne.
---Horse racing fans will have to wait another year to have a Triple Crown winner. Oxbow at 15-to-1 won the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes Saturday and upset heavy favorite and Kentucky Derby winner Orb. Affirmed is the last horse to win the Triple Crown in 1978.
local news Friday
Former acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller is due to testify today in the first of several hearings on the IRS scandal. The federal agency has come under fire for targeting conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. Miller was forced out this week and will be appearing today before the House Ways and Means Committee.
A new campaign is launched for Kentucky's Healthcare Connection online. Governor Steve Beshear said, individuals, families, and small businesses will be able to use kynet for one-stop shopping for health coverage. Some people will be eligible for payment assistance or tax credits to help cover expenses.
A Bowling Green volleyball coach pleaded not guilty yesterday in Warren District Court to five counts of third-degree rape, which stemmed from accusations that he was involved in a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl he coached. 28 yr old Brian Gifford, was jailed Wednesday afternoon after a State Police revealed that Gifford had sex with the juvenile on multiple occasions within the past month. Gifford was listed as one of the coaches in the BRAVO league, and met the juvenile while he was a coach. The juvenile told police that she would sneak out of her house and Gifford had picked her up on multiple occasions; court records show Gifford admitted to police that he did have sex with the juvenile on five occasions. Gifford is being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. this morning in district court.
Even with an applicant pool of 5,000 people, Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products will continue its search for potential employees. The company has already hired 50 of the 100 people it needs to staff a $66 million expansion that broke ground this week. Kobe is looking for engineers, supervisors and operators to help make lightweight automotive suspension parts. Applicants with multiple certifications will be given first consideration. Starting pay for the jobs is $11.50 an hour, with raises to $17.50 an hour, topping out at $22 an hour.
Volunteers are needed tomorrow to help trim vegetation along a trail at Mammoth Cave National Park. Those who turn out will use loppers to cut back briars and other vegetation growing alongside the trail. The work will begin around 9:30 a.m. at the First Creek Trailhead, which is on the north side of the river across from the cave, and will conclude around 12:30 p.m.
Sheryl Crow and Phil Vassar will be downtown this weekend for the grand opening of the new Music City Center. The Time Jumpers, The Nashville Symphony, The Fisk Jubilee singers and more. The grand opening of the Music City Center is being held Sunday and Monday.
The Powerball jackpot is now over half a billion dollars. Tomorrow's drawing for an estimated 550-million dollars offers a cash payout of just over 350-million. It's the third biggest lottery jackpot in U.S. history after no grand prize tickets matched Wednesday night's big drawing. Of course, your odds of walking away with all that cash are astronomical at roughly one in 175 million.
SPORTS: The Mets avoided a four-game sweep by the Cardinals with a 5-2 win.
---Brandon Phillips smacked a tie-breaking sac-fly in the top of the 10th and the Reds went on to a 5-3 win over the Marlins. NL
Pittsburgh Pirates 7, Milwaukee Brewers 1 San Francisco Giants 8, ColoradoRockies 6 Washington Nationals 6, San Diego Padres 2
---Patrick Leonard's safety squeeze bunt scored Tommy Coyle to cap an improbable rally last night as the Bowling Green Hot Rods stunned the Fort Wayne TinCaps 7-6. The Bowling Green Hot Rods, Class A Affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, announced a promotion for General Manager Ryan Gates. The team's third-year executive has been elevated to General Manager and Chief Operating Officer and will replace President Brad Taylor, who has accepted a leadership position with the new Triple-A team moving to El Paso, Texas.
----The WKU softball team will play in its first ever NCAA Regional this afternoon in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
---The Knicks avoided elimination last night with an 85-75 victory over the Pacers-Indiana is still up 3-2 in the best-of-seven series. The Spurs are into the Western Conference finals for the second straight season after dropping the Warriors 94-82.
---Former NASCAR driver Dick Trickle died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 71.
Trickle's body was found near his pickup at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Boger City, N.C. Trickle was the Winston Cup series rookie of the year in 1989 but never won a Cup race.
---Tomorrow is the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown; The Preakness at Pimlico will post Kentucky Derby winner Orb as the morning-line favorite at even-money. Orb will be break along the rail from post-position one. Eleven horses in all have won all three legs of the Triple Crown in the same year, with Affirmed being the last in 1978.
local news Wednesday
Attorney General Eric Holder faces a lot of tough questions when he appears in Congress today. Holder is set to testify in a House oversight hearing. He is expected to be pressed about the Justice Department's seizure of reporters' phone records and the growing IRS scandal involving the singling out of conservative groups for closer scrutiny. Senator Mitch McConnell condemns the IRS for targeting conservative groups. The IRS is accused of putting those groups under a microscope when applying for tax-exempt status.
The National Transportation Safety Board is getting tougher on drunk driving. The announcement to recommend states lower the blood-alcohol level defining drunk driving comes on the 25th anniversary of the Carroll County bus crash. The catastrophe killing 27 people including 24 children is considered the worst drunk driving incident in American history. The NTSB yesterday recommended lowering the B-A-C level defining intoxication from point-oh-eight to point-oh-five.
Speaking of that bus crash; survivors will gather today for a reunion. The survivors will meet today in Radcliff.
Atmos Energy is seeking approval from the Public Service Commission to raise its rates by 8.6 percent overall. If approved, the average residential customer bill, which now stands at about $50 a month, will increase by $4.50. Atmos is asking for this increase to take effect June 13, but that won’t happen because of reviews needed by the PSC. The commission has up to 10 months to consider a rate proposal.
Trevor Brown of Portland is a lucky man; He works with a power company and while working in Auburn, he stopped Minit Mart #84 to buy his Mega Millions tickets for the May 3rd drawing. He purchased five $1 quick pick tickets. The Tennessee man told lottery officials, when the jackpot gets over $100 million I buy tickets. He matched all five white numbers but not the Mega Ball number in the drawing; and after taxes, the 26-year old walked out of lottery headquarters with a check for $172,500. He said for now he’ll put the money in savings, but that it could assist him and his wife with adopting a baby.
The jackpots for the Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries are swelling. Tonight's big Powerball drawing is worth an estimated 360-million dollars. That's the third largest jackpot in Powerball history. Friday's Mega Millions, drawing will be worth at least 190-million bucks.
SPORTS: Carlos Beltran went 3-for-4 with a homer, two runs and four RBI as the Cardinals clobbered the Mets, 10-4.
---the Reds picked up a 6-2 win over the Marlins. NL
Pittsburgh Pirates 4, Milwaukee Brewers 3 (12 inn)
Colorado Rockies 9, Chicago Cubs 4 Arizona Diamondbacks 2, Atlanta Braves 0
Los Angeles Dodgers 2, Washington Nationals 0
---The Bowling Green Hot Rods won 3-2 last night over the Fort Wayne TinCaps. The Hot Rods extend their winning streak to three games and tie a season-high mark of twelve games over five hundred.
---The Indiana Pacers have taken a big 3-1 series lead over the New York Knicks after last night's 93-82 victory. The San Antonio Spurs are now up 3-2 on the Golden State Warriors after grabbing a 109-91 win last night.
---Top high school basketball recruit Andrew Wiggins is heading to Kansas. The small forward out of West Virginia has verbally committed to play for the Jayhawks. Wiggins had also been considering Kentucky, North Carolina and Florida State.
local news Monday
The number of injured stands at 19 after gunfire erupted during a Mother's Day parade yesterday in New Orleans. Ten men, seven women, a ten-year-old boy and a ten-year-old girl were all wounded in the shooting in the city's 7th Ward. None of the injuries appear to be life threatening.
Three women in Cleveland rescued last week after a decade in captivity are begging for privacy. An attorney has issued a statement on behalf of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight. It says they want to be left alone so they can continue to heal and reconnect with their families.
20 yr old Keith Alan Clark, was traveling eastbound on Burkesville Road when he lost control of his car and hit a minivan driven by 31 yr Sarah Dawn Taylor, of Tompkinsville head on. Taylor and passengers were taken to a local hospital; where she & 65 yr old Larry Joe Fish was taken to Vanderbilt. 7yr old Dillon Taylor, and 9 yr old Makayla Taylor, 9, were treated and released from the local hospital. 40 yr old Joe Kelly Fish, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Bowling Green police report two people were shot early Sunday morning at or near the Players Club on Old Louisville Road. PD spokesman Ronnie Ward said police were called to the nightclub around 3:30 a.m. The shooting victims injuries were not believed to be life threatening. No arrests have been made in Sunday's shooting.
Governor Steve Beshear plans to improve healthcare in the Bluegrass State. His Medicaid expansion will place 300-thousand more residents in the insurance program. The boost will also create 17-thousand new jobs.
Two-thousand graduates celebrated an end to campus life this weekend at Western Kentucky University. The ceremony at E.A. Diddle Arena included nearly 400 master's degrees and six doctorates plus 40 graduate certificates. Incoming freshmen at Kentucky Wesleyan University are receiving a guarantee when they step on to campus. The school offering four-year graduation guarantees, telling first-year students they'll pay for a fifth year of classes if they don't finish their degree in four years. University officials say it's a commitment to students that they'll get any help they need to graduate
SPORTS: The St. Louis Cardinals placed pitcher Jake Westbrook on the 15-day disabled list Sunday because of right elbow inflammation. Meanwhile the Rockies crushed the Cardinals, 8-2 yesterday. NL
Pittsburgh Pirates 3, New York Mets 2 Cincinnati Reds 5, Milwaukee Brewers 1
Chicago Cubs 2, Washington Nationals 1 San Francisco Giants 5, Atlanta Braves 1
Philadelphia Phillies 4, Arizona Diamondbacks 2 (10 inn)
Los Angeles Dodgers 5, Miami Marlins 3
---The Bowling Green Hot Rods used a career-high ten strikeouts to shut out the Lake County Captains 8-0 on Mother’s day! The homestand wraps up this morning at 10:35 AM CDT with another Education Day at the Bowling Green Ballpark.
---After a season record of 41-16, the WKU softball team has been selected to play in it’s first-ever NCAA Division I Softball Championships. The Lady Toppers, the Sun Belt Conference Regular-Season Champions, head to the Tuscaloosa Regional-WKU’s opening-round contest will come against USC Upstate Friday afternoon.
---Tiger Woods carded a two-under 70 on Sunday en route to a minus-13 to win THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass.
---The Golden State Warriors pulled out a 97-87 win over the San Antonio Spurs yesterday to even up their best-of-seven series at two games apiece. Tonight, the Chicago Bulls try to even things up at two at home against the Miami Heat. Also tonight, the Oklahoma City Thunder look to even their series with the Memphis Grizzlies at two games each.