Jen Smith on Basketball

UK women collecting beds in bags

Kentucky is trying to make sure some special beds are warm and snug this holiday season.

So UK is collecting twin-sized beds in a bag for the local charity Green House 17, an advocacy agency trying to end intimate partner abuse in families in the area.

As a community service project, the team plans to take the bedding to Green House 17 during the holiday break and spend time with the families there.

On the organization’s web site, it says it is the only source of holiday help for at least 100 adults and children who are living at its emergency shelter.

According to its web site, Green House 17, formerly Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program, is an advocacy agency committed to ending violence within families. The main facility is located at a farm in rural Fayette County. They provide crisis intervention and stabilization services for 17 counties in the Central Kentucky area.

Fans are encouraged to bring beds in a bag to the women’s basketball offices at the Joe Craft Center any weekday from 9-5 p.m.

Kentucky moves up in poll

Unbeaten Kentucky moved up one spot to No. 12 in the latest Associated Press poll released on Monday afternoon. The Cats, who will face Eastern Michigan on Wednesday at noon at Memorial Coliseum, are one of five Southeastern Conference teams in the top 12.

They include No. 2 South Carolina, No. 4 Tennessee, No. 8 Mississippi State and No. 10 Texas A&M. Other future UK opponents in the poll include No. 15 Duke and No. 22 Louisville.

Jennifer Smith: 859-231-3241, @jenheraldleader