Murray State University men’s head basketball coach Steve Prohm is the first winner of CollegeInsider.com’s Joe B. Hall Award. The award is named for the former head coach of the University of Kentucky Wildcats, who led the team from 1972 until 1985. The award is presented to the top first year coach in Division I College Basketball. Prohm led the Racers to a 31 and 2 record, as well as the third round of the NCAA tournament in his first season.
The University of Louisville/University of Kentucky rivalry will reach new heights tomorrow night when the Cards and the Cats clash in the NCAA Final Four in New Orleans. And as each team’s coach tries to play down any personal rivalry this week, Louisville Head Coach Rick Pitino acknowledges the die-hard nature of many fans, especially when it comes to games like this one.
“It ends up with a lot of bad marriages. A lot of mixed marriages that end up bad. You have a Louisville woman with a Kentucky man and it always ends up bad,”
Civil War locations throughout Kentucky and Tennessee are participating in the 16th annual Park Day activities this coming Saturday. The Civil War Trust sponsored event involves volunteers in clean up and site restoration. In our region, Kentucky’s Columbus-Belmont State Park and Tennessee’s Fort Donelson National Battlefield and National Cemetery will host volunteers. Starting times for each location will vary. We’ll have a link to a full list of sites at WKMS dot org.
Three years ago, Rep. Joe Towns failed to make Tennessee the first state to fine teenagers for wearing saggy britches. Now the Memphis Democrat has a more comprehensive measure to prohibit "risque dressing" in schools - and its chances of passage are looking good. The proposal is headed for a House floor vote and is moving steadily in the Senate.