Researching UK’s opponent: How Alabama football players ranked as recruits

Alabama has been more successful at recruiting highly ranked football players than any other school in the country in recent years. Damien Harris, O.J. Howard and Calvin Ridley are just a few of their many five-star players. Kentucky will face an uphill battle against the talented Crimson Tide on Saturday night in Tuscaloosa. Landon Young is the only five-star prospect on UK’s roster.

$1 billion aid proposal for coal areas has strong support in poll

A poll released Monday found strong support for a proposal to speed up the release of $1 billion for reclamation projects in places hurt by a downturn in coal jobs. The poll was conducted in Kentucky and six other coal states in the region. The proposal showed overall support of 89 percent for the measure, called the RECLAIM Act.

Once a foodie darling, National Provisions bounces checks, closes

Once the toast of Lexington’s dining scene, National Provisions restaurant on 264 Walton Avenue has closed and is open only for events. Employees have filed complaints with the Fayette County Attorney’s Office after receiving paychecks that bounced, and a former employee has been charged with stealing and forging checks from the business. The restaurant that was once featured in New York Times failed health department inspection in June.

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Sarah Combs, author of the young adult book, "The Light Fantastic"

"The Light Fantastic" describes an online plot among a group of students nationwide who have been bullied or are otherwise estranged from their peers.
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Sarah Combs, author of the young adult book, 1:03

Sarah Combs, author of the young adult book, "The Light Fantastic"

Mark Stoops has some Nick Saban stories 2:17

Mark Stoops has some Nick Saban stories

Mark Stoops: Defense heard what I had to say 1:31

Mark Stoops: Defense heard what I had to say

Keeneland 2016 September Sale wrap-up 1:02

Keeneland 2016 September Sale wrap-up