The Murray State Racers were not able to seal the deal in OT in their 70-68 loss to the Belmont Bruins at the Ohio Valley Conference Championship tonight in Nashville. This was the Racers' first loss in the conference final since 2000.
The Murray State Racers put up an 81-73 victory over the Eastern Kentucky Colonels Friday night to advance to the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship. The Racers will face Belmont on Saturday for a chance at their 16th overall and second straight OVC title.
The man charged with killing Hickman Mayor Charles Murphy early last year has pleaded guilty today as part of a plea bargain. Under the agreement, 31-year-old Tommy Lattus pleaded guilty, but mentally ill, and will serve more that 37 years in prison for the murder. A formal sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 28th.
A bill headed to Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear gives stronger protections in court to people who claim the government has infringed upon their religious freedom. The Senate approved the legislation Thursday, almost a week after the House passed the measure. A handful of House and the Senate lawmakers have claimed the bill could go too far and open a Pandora's box of litigation. They say the bill could allow organizations to undermine civil rights protections or deny social services based on religious beliefs. Proponents say such matters would be left to the courts.