Morning Newsletter

Nov. 26 -Dec. 2


Home court challenge

Possibly the highlight of Kentucky's Rupp Arena schedule this season is at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, when top 25 team Baylor comes to town. The game will be on CBS-27.


Dine out, fight AIDS

About 30 Lexington restaurants are taking part in the annual Dining Out for Life Wednesday. Restaurants donate a minimum of 25 percent of their proceeds from the day to AIDS Volunteers Inc., more commonly known as AVOL. For more information, visit


Leaves begone

Lexington begins its long goodbye to autumn with the start of the annual residential leaf collection program Monday. The south side is up first, followed by three other residential zones in upcoming weeks. For details, go to

From Russia, with love

Two ballet troupes from the birthplace of the Nutcracker will be in Central Kentucky this week.

■ The Moscow Ballet will perform the Russian classic at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the University of Kentucky's Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose Street.

■ Friday, State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents its version of The Nutcracker at Eastern Kentucky University's Center for the Arts in Richmond at 8 p.m.


End of the road

Kentucky's high school football season comes to an end Friday and Saturday with championship games in all six classes at Western Kentucky University's Houchens Stadium in Bowling Green.

■ Class A, 3A and 4A title games are Friday, beginning at noon EST.

■ Classes 2A, 5A and 6A are Saturday, beginning at noon EST.