By Mrs. Tyler Thompson on ©October 10th, 2019 @ 5:30pm
Today in ‘Headlines that are too crazy to make up’: a Madison County man was arrested yesterday after running around his neighbor’s yard naked. According to the arrest citation, when police asked 24-year-old Billy Hisle to put his shorts on, he said he was scared to because worms were coming from his genitals.
As you might imagine, police said Hisle was hallucinating, unsteady on his feet, and had slurred speech. His neighbor called the police after Hisle started screaming and beating on their front door, presumably about the worms he believed were coming from his genitals.
Hisle was charged with second-degree disorderly conduct, first-degree indecent exposure and public intoxication of a controlled substance. He was placed in the Madison County Detention Center.
FBI confirms 50 of serial killer’s 93 confessed murders, includes one incident in Covington, Kentucky
By Jack Pilgrim on ©October 08th, 2019 @ 11:00am
Last year, 79-year-old Samuel Little confessed to murdering 93 individuals – almost all women – from 1970 and 2005. And then on Sunday, the FBI confirmed 50 of those murders, including one in Covington, KY in 1984.
In an interview with the FBI, Little confirmed the killing of a a “dishwater blonde” after meeting her outside a bar in downtown Columbus, OH.
“She’s white. Blonde hair. Dishwater, dishwater blonde they call it. And short,” he said.
After meeting her in Columbus, Little said the female asked him to take her to Miami and stopped in Covington along the way.
“Yeah, she did give you a hippy feeling. I think she was some kind of hippie, yeah,” Little said. “We got to Covington and then we continued through Covington. And there was a park that they were having a festival in. And she heard the music and–that band in there. And by her being a hippie type, she ‘whoa’ she want to get to that.”
After being pulled over by a police officer, Little then drove to the top of a nearby hill and strangled her in the backseat of his car.
“She was like partially concealed by the vegetation,” Little said. “I left her there.”
According to the report, Little explained to the FBI that he has a photographic memory and has been sketching his victims during his confessions.
This was the woman he described as the one he murdered in Covington:
Here was Little’s entire interview about the Covington incident:
And a map of some of the confirmed murder locations, which includes several throughout Tennessee and Ohio:
You can find more about the FBI’s ongoing investigation here.
By Nick Roush on ©October 02nd, 2019 @ 11:05am
One of Kentucky’s finest will open Kroger Field as a concert venue. Chris Stapleton is headlining a concert that will take place Saturday, April 25, 2020 at the home of the Kentucky football team.
Stapleton will be joined by Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, and Yola as supporting acts.
Born in Lexington and raised in Johnson County, Stapleton’s career as a successful country music songwriter got his foot in the door. After a successful stint as the lead of The SteelDrivers, Stapleton released his debut album Traveller in 2015. Since then, nothing was the same.
The five-time Grammy winner will fill the house at The Kroge. You can get your tickets to see Stapleton beginning on October 11 at 10 a.m. on Live Nation. Until then, enjoy his best work.
By Zack Geoghegan on ©October 01st, 2019 @ 7:30pm
A Kentucky lawmaker has begun drafting a bill comparable to California’s “Fair Pay to Play Act” that would allow student-athletes from the Bluegrass state to earn money off of their likeness, according to a report from The Courier-Journal.
State Senator Morgan McGarvey, D-Louisville, is designing the bill with the intention to denounce the NCAA’s current model of amateurism.
In the article by Joe Sonka, it is reported that McGarvey has been working on this bill since early August, as this news comes on the heels of announcements made by states such as FL, SC, NY, IL, and CO that they are considering drafting their own bill with similar intentions.
“When you see a place like California and all of its universities doing something like this, we want to make sure that Kentucky is also positioned on the forefront of being fair to its college athletes and also building competitive sports teams,” McGarvey said, according to The Courier-Journal.
KSR’s Matt Jones reported earlier on Tuesday that a bill was in the works.
The idea behind the “Fair Pay to Play Act” is that student-athletes will now be allowed to profit off of the use of their name and image. McGarvey’s bill would prohibit organizations such as the NCAA from penalizing student-athletes for receiving compensation outside of the rules currently set in place. This bill is NOT designed with the intention that colleges would begin directly paying student-athletes.
“We are the epicenter of college basketball,” McGarvey said, according to The Courier-Journal. “We want to make sure that those athletes are getting treated fairly and that we continue to have that for years to come.”
Legislatures are acting fast, it’ll be interesting to see how quickly the NCAA responds.
By Nick Roush on ©October 01st, 2019 @ 2:52pm
The California state legislation that challenges the NCAA’s amateurism model could soon come to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
KSR’s Matt Jones reports a Kentucky state legislator is currently working on writing and pre-filing a bill that is similar to California’s “Fair Pay to Play” legislation.
The bill signed Monday by California governor Gavin Newsom prohibits schools from limiting a student-athlete’s ability to profit from their own likeness. Since the bill was signed into law in California, Florida was the first state to follow, introducing a similar bill into the Sunshine state’s legislature Monday evening.
If the bill is passed in Frankfort, Kentucky’s state legislature could be a catalyst to force the NCAA to alter the amateurism model.
By Kindsey Bernhard on ©September 29th, 2019 @ 7:30pm
Former The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik is set to star in a new Fox comedy set in Louisville, and Jim Parsons will executive produce the show. Parsons and Bialik played Sheldon Cooper and Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory from 2010-2019.
Now, Bialik is set to play the title character in “Carla,” a show based off the successful BBC show Miranda.
“Carla (Bialik) is a 39-year-old woman who struggles every day against society and her mother to prove that you CANNOT have everything you want — and still be happy,” a synopsis of the show reads, according to Deadline. “Which is why she spent the money her parents set aside for her wedding to open a cat café in Louisville, KY.”
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The show is part of Fox’s fall 2020 lineup. What aspects of Louisville do you hope the show includes? Also, what on earth is a cat cafe?
By Nick Roush on ©September 26th, 2019 @ 2:00pm
The home of the Kentucky Wildcats’ football team will temporarily transform into a concert venue.
Kroger Field will soon host its first concert. We do not know when or who will headline the first show at The Kroge. That will be announced next Wednesday morning. Until then, we can wildly speculate who will be the first musical act to go Krogering in Lexington. I have a few in mind.
Kenny Chesney — The country music star actually played the first concert at the stadium formerly known as Papa John’s. If Louisville can get him, so can Lexington. He may not have the same draw as he did 20 years ago, but it would be worth it just to see him invite his friend Tim Couch onto the stage, like he did once upon a time at Rupp Arena.
Darius Rucker — If Ryan Lemond has any pull at all, he’s working behind the scenes to make sure his favorite musician of all-time is belting tunes at The Kroge. Hootie and the Blowfish are currently on tour, but they don’t have a stop in Lexington. Kroger Field could be a fun grand finale.
Taylor Swift — Arguably the biggest name in the concert game, she’ll leave tear drops on her guitar when she sees Drew Franklin screaming in the front row.
Drake — The hip-hop star promised Kentucky fans a free concert for students almost a decade ago. That promise could finally be fulfilled, although that offer may have been taken off the table when he decided to become a fan of (insert team name here).
Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson and Tyler Childers — In an ideal world, Kentucky’s football stadium will be opened as a concert venue by Kentuckians. The Backstreet Boys may have fit the bill perfectly in 2000. In 2019-20, it belong to this country music trio. Even though lining up schedules for all three may be difficult, they’ve all worked together. Childers’ latest album was produced by Sturgill, who once performed alongside Stapleton on Saturday Night Live. None of them are exactly big stadium acts, but you better believe the entire Commonwealth will clamor to see Kentucky’s big three open up The Kroge.
By Drew Franklin on ©September 19th, 2019 @ 7:21pm
Madisonville North Hopkins, my high school alma mater, is not a high school that is rich in athletic tradition, talent, or success. I say that with love.
But every once in a while, the Maroons find some magic.
Earlier this year, the Maroons’ basketball team made it to the Sweet 16 for the first time in almost two decades, which was a lot of fun. A couple of years ago, the softball team won the state championship, only the second KHSAA state title for a Madisonville team in school history (the other was girls’ golf). It was a pretty big deal.
There have been some individual stars to come out of those Hanson Road hallways, too. Some that come to mind are: Frank Ramsey, a member of Kentucky’s 1951 NCAA championship team and a seven-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics; Sonny Collins, UK’s all-time leading rusher until Benny Snell broke his record last year; Travis Ford, a former UK point guard who is among UK’s all-time leaders in assists and free-throw percentage; and of course, me, a former senior captain on the Madisonville golf team. We didn’t win many matches or tournaments that year (none actually), but we played with a lot of heart and we had brand new golf bags and uniforms, thanks to a generous donation from Paul Alan’s grandparents. And I still think my 51-38 in the regional tournament is one of the more underrated stories in the history of Kentucky high school athletics. At the turn, following a horrible front nine, I said I wouldn’t shoot 90. And I didn’t.
Anyway, Madisonville may have found its next big thing in current running back Jeriah Hightower on the Maroons’ undefeated football team. Hightower was leading the ENTIRE COUNTRY in rushing yards until a couple of days ago. He has since dropped to fifth nationally with 960 yards through the first four games, an average of 240 yards per game and 10 yards per carry.
Hightower is currently an unranked, two-star prospect in the Rivals.com rankings, and an unrated and unranked player on 247Sports.com. He has only two D1 scholarship offers — from Illinois State and UT Martin — and has not heard from anyone on Kentucky’s staff, but folks will have to start paying attention if he keeps running like this:
And showing up on lists like this:
I have a good feeling you will be hearing a lot more about this kid in the coming months; who knows, maybe UK will pick up interest and maybe even have a spot for him in the backfield.
Until then, Go Maroons forever.
By Jack Pilgrim on ©September 17th, 2019 @ 2:00pm
Apple is investing $250 million in a manufacturing and technology company located in Harrodsburg, KY.
The technology giant announced on Tuesday morning that the investment to Corning Inc., which has a research and development center and manufacturing hub in Harrodsburg, would be dedicated to the innovation of scratch-resistant glass made for the iPhone, Apple Watch, and iPad.
“Apple and Corning’s rich history dates back more than a decade, and our partnership revolutionized glass and transformed the technology industry with the first iPhone,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “This award underscores Apple and Corning’s shared belief in the vital role that ingenuity plays in creating industry-leading products, and the pride that both companies take in applying American innovation and advanced manufacturing to solve some of the world’s toughest technology challenges.”
Today’s award builds on the $200 million the company received from Apple’s Advanced Manufacturing Fund in May 2017.
Back in 2007, Apple and Corning became product development partners, with the Harrodsburg facility has played a key role in delivering glass solutions for the iPhone to replace the scratch-prone plastic covers. According to the release, some of the most important innovations in glass have happened at the Kentucky plant — glass for every generation of iPhone and Apple Watch, and many generations of iPad, have all been made in the Harrodsburg facility. Since iPhone launched in 2007, Apple has spent nearly $3 billion with Corning on the glass used in iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad.
Apple also confirmed that the glass for the new iPhone 11 set to release this week was also made in Harrodsburg with the Corning’s own Gorilla Glass.
According to the official release, the award will go to “capital investments, new technology, and process development.”
“The Harrodsburg facility serves as Corning’s global glass technology center, working closely with scientists at Sullivan Park in Corning, New York, to develop advanced glass solutions for next-generation technologies,” the release said. “Apple’s investment has helped to ensure the facility’s reputation as a global center of excellence, and supports the nearly 1,000 Corning jobs created by the Apple business. The team of nearly 400 highly skilled employees in Harrodsburg averages 14 years of experience, with Corning consistently rated one of Kentucky’s top places to work. Corning has been a part of the fabric of the Harrodsburg community for more than 65 years and the plant there is Corning’s longest-running US-based manufacturing facility.”
By Zack Geoghegan on ©September 06th, 2019 @ 7:00pm
Following a false gun scare at a recent Lexington high school football game, the Fayette County Public Schools system has made a couple of rule changes for its upcoming events.
During a recent game between two local high schools, Frederick Douglass and Bryan Station, it was reported that minor students incited panic when they falsely shouted that someone in attendance had a gun. School officials and police later confirmed that no bullets were fired and the situation was quickly diffused, however, new rules are being put in place in response to the incident.
Here is the statement provided by FCPS:
The following changes, which take effect immediately, stem from an incident during the fourth quarter of the football game between Frederick Douglass and Bryan Station high schools in August. Fans were unnecessarily alarmed when unaccompanied minor students falsely shouted that someone had a gun. In reality, there was no threat. This incident provided the perfect opportunity for the high school principals to come together and examine practices in order to look for ways to enhance safety during athletic events.
All six public high schools have agreed to the following rule changes that have been put into effect immediately, per FCPS.net.
Football games between two FCPS teams will kick off at 6:30 p.m. instead of 7:30 p.m.
Students cannot bring backpacks or large bags into evening high school athletic events. School officials reserve the right to search bags carried by adults.
Students younger than high school age must be accompanied by an adult.
Outside food or drinks are not allowed at games.
A few of these rules are ones that could have been put in place years ago. While the college football atmosphere is obviously different from high school games, it still makes sense that students shouldn’t be allowed to carry oversized bags into games. The SEC has enforced a clear bag policy at home games for years now. Allowing officials the right to search the bags of adults is also common practice when attending sporting events.
Even requiring children under the age of 12 or 13 (“younger than high school age”) sounds like a safety practice that makes sense.
The changes that don’t make any sense as the consequences of a false gun scare, however, are the games starting an hour early along with not allowing anyone to bring in outside food or drinks. For starters, there was no actual gunfire. These rules are being enforced due to a few children not understanding the extreme severity of their wrongful actions. Starting the games an hour earlier isn’t going to prevent anything like this from happening again. Keeping outside food and drinks out of the football games sounds more like the people in charge trying to squeeze extra money out of the fans and parents rather than acting in good faith.
While I like that FCPS is trying to make changes, some of the new “rules” come off as misaligned with what they are actively trying to prevent. A clear bag policy similar to what the University of Kentucky does would work just as effectively as opposed to banning backpacks (an item owned by nearly every student who attends high school) and large bags altogether. And even if younger children are accompanied by an adult, they can still just as easily run out of their parent’s sight.
Adjustments have been made, but none that will actually have a direct impact on the safety of students, parents, fans, or the athletes.
By Drew Franklin on ©September 02nd, 2019 @ 1:59pm
A man in Laurel County was busted for stealing a Walmart motorized shopping cart and operating it under the influence of alcohol.
Steve Eaton of Corbin was charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place and theft when deputies found him drunk driving the cart around an apartment complex just south of London, Ky. Nine other motorized shopping carts were found in Eaton’s own little motorized shopping cart collection; the 39-year-old had taken five from Walmart, three from Kroger and two from Dollar Tree.
Eaton was also picked up on charges out of Knox County for failure to appear on another public intoxication charge from back in November in 2017. He earned that one for cursing at people outside a Speedway gas station in Corbin.
By Zack Geoghegan on ©August 30th, 2019 @ 7:30pm
In his second stint with the Tennessee Titans, Frankfort, KY native Logan Woodside has done everything he can to make the final roster for the nearby NFL team.
Woodside, who is a former quarterback from the University of Toledo (Toledo, coincidentally, is Kentucky’s opponent to open the season on Saturday), has been vying for the third-string position to make the Titans final 53-man roster, which must be submitted to the NFL’s office by 3 p.m. on Saturday.
During the Titans final preseason game on Thursday against the Chicago Bears, Woodside threw for 212 yards, completing 17 of his 29 passing attempts while not tossing an interception. In the three preseason games prior, Woodside combined to throw for 327 yards on 29-47 passing with two touchdowns and zero picks. Thursday night was his last chance to make a final impression and another two touchdown passes plus the 19-15 win helped him make his mark.
“I just try to make the most of it, not try to make it any bigger than it needs to be,” Woodside said, according to The Tennessean.
Big Play Alert ?
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) August 30, 2019
The No. 1 option, Marcus Mariota, and No. 2 option for the Titans, Ryan Tannehill, did not play in the final preseason game, giving Woodside plenty of opportunities to show off the skills that once got him drafted in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.
The 24-year old from Kentucky was signed to the Titans practice squad last September before being cut a few weeks later. Some poorly-timed run-ins with the law have hindered his ability to consistently remain in good favor with NFL teams, but he’s earned his second chance.
After his best performance as a Titan on Thursday, Woodside knows that it still might not be enough.
“I’ve put everything on the field and throughout this whole training camp,” Woodside said, according to The Tennessean. “Whatever’s meant to be will be, and I’ll be happy for it.”
With under 90 seconds remaining in the game against the Bears at Soldier Field, Woodside threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Dalyn Dawkins, ultimately winning the game for the Titans.
Woodside finishes the preseason completing 46 of his 76 pass attempts for 539 yards, four touchdowns, zero interceptions, and a quarterback rating of 99.6.
Miami is taking a backseat to Morehead State.
The Hurricanes became trendsetters in 2017 when they unveiled the bejeweled “U” turnover chain, awarded to a defensive player on the sideline after forcing a turnover. If you thought Miami’s chain was pimpin’, wait till you see what Morehead State has on the sidelines this season.
In the fourth quarter of Morehead State’s season-opening 44-7 victory over Union, junior defensive back Isaiah Tigler picked off a pass. When he returned to the sideline, he was handed the turnover cane to celebrate the interception.
— Morehead State Athletics (@MSUEagles) August 30, 2019
Morehead State joins elite company alongside Boise State’s turnover throne, Kennesaw State’s turnover plank, Memphis’ turnover robe and SMU’s turnover crown and chalice.
By Jack Pilgrim on ©August 23rd, 2019 @ 12:00pm
After jumping out to a hot start in the 2019 KSR Food Bracket on Wednesday morning, we now have eight representatives in the Sweet 16 set following today’s show.
During the dog party this morning in Nicholasville, the Kentucky Sports Radio crew determined the West regional semifinalists.
- (1) Subway vs. (8) A&W
- (12) Mellow Mushroom vs. (4) Qdoba
- (6) Steak N Shake vs. (3) Panera
- (7) Little Caesar’s vs. (2) Wendy’s
And unlike the East region that saw just one upset in the Round of 32, the West saw three of them.
One-seed Subway and its 23-dollar footlongs took the loss to eight-seed A&M and its impeccable root beer floats for the first major upset of the bracket.
Next, four-seed Qdoba took down 12-seed Mellow Mushroom to become the lone higher-ranked seed to come out on top.
At the bottom of the West, both (6) Steak N Shake and (7) Little Caesar’s defeated their respective opponents to round out the Sweet 16 on the entire left side of the bracket.
Take a look at the updated bracket as it stands today:
We’ll be back on Monday for the South region.
By Jack Pilgrim on ©August 22nd, 2019 @ 4:00pm
If you were walking down the street and noticed an individual sporting a plethora of University of Kentucky-related signatures on his leg, what would your reaction be? To take it a step further, what if you found out these signatures were actual tattoos?
People at the Kentucky State Fair were treated to this exact scenario this week.
On Wednesday evening, Jude Redfield of WDRB caught up with what certainly has to be one of the biggest diehard Kentucky fans in the state.
Why? The man has permanent signatures of Mark Stoops, Josh Allen, Kash Daniel, Tyler Herro, Keldon Johnson, Reid Travis, Brad Calipari, Tony Delk, and Maci Morris, among several others, tattooed on each of his legs.
In fact, KSR’s Matt Jones has his own signature on the man’s leg.
Don’t believe me? Take a look at the video for proof.
— Jude Redfield (@JudeRedfield) August 21, 2019
So now, the question must be asked… Is this awesome or weird?
By Jack Pilgrim on ©August 22nd, 2019 @ 2:30pm
After jumping out to a hot start in the 2019 KSR Food Bracket on Wednesday morning, we now have four representatives in the Sweet 16 set following today’s show.
This morning, Cumberland legend “Green Bay” joined Kentucky Sports Radio to help decide who will get out of the Round of 32 in the East region.
- (1) McDonald’s vs. (9) Hardee’s
- (5) Fazoli’s vs. (4) Popeye’s
- (6) Skyline vs. (3) Cracker Barrel
- (10) Rally’s vs. (2) Waffle House
And unlike yesterday’s clean sweep of favorites coming out on top in the East, we had one upset this morning.
McDonald’s knocked out Hardee’s to keep its status as the No. 1 overall seed alive, who will now take on five-seed Fazoli’s in the next round.
In the bottom of the region, the Sunrise Samplers of Cracker Barrel knocked out Skyline and its delicious presentation of coneys and five-ways.
Two-seed Waffle House also scattered, smothered, and covered its way to the next round, where they will take on three-seed Cracker Barrel for a spot in the Elite Eight.
Take a look at the updated bracket as it stands today:
Tomorrow, Matt Jones and the KSR crew will break down yet another region during their live show at MediVet in Nicholasville.
By Jack Pilgrim on ©August 20th, 2019 @ 12:00pm
The Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame inducted six new members last night, with three of them being former University of Kentucky legends.
The Wildcats included? Former Kentucky basketball star Derek Anderson, UK football trailblazer Nate Northington, and Kentucky radio legend Ralph Hacker.
The 42nd KSOF class was officially introduced last night, with former Louisville football star Deion Branch, KSU legend William Exum, and U.S. Olympian Willis Augustus Lee.
Here were the former Wildcats last night:
— Kentucky Athletics (@UKAthletics) August 19, 2019
Anderson, a Louisville native, won a national championship at Kentucky in 1996 before playing in the NBA for 11 years, winning a title with the Miami Heat in 2006.
Northington was an all-state high school football player before playing at Kentucky, where he became the first African-American ever to play in an SEC football game.
To round out the UK representatives, Hacker was a long-time radio color analyst and did play-by-play for the University of Kentucky.
Congratulations to the former Wildcats for their impressive achievement!
A huge weekend for the state of Kentucky in the golf world, as Justin Thomas just took home first place at the BMW Championship, following amateur John Augenstein’s runner up performance in the US Amateur Championship.
The Louisville, Kentucky native birdied the 18th hole at the penultimate event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs at Medinah Country Club in Illinois to cement a three-stroke lead and the victory. Today’s win was Thomas’ 10th career PGA Tour victory and he’ll enter the Tour Championship as the top player in the FedEx Cup standings.
Here’s a look at some of Thomas’ highlights from his final round in Medinah.
An awesome victory for Thomas as he continues to prove he’s one of the best golfers in the world.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 18, 2019
By Brett Bibbins on ©August 18th, 2019 @ 8:00pm
Owensboro, Kentucky native, John Augenstein, finished second overall in the United States Amateur Championship earlier today. The 21-year-old put up a valiant effort, before falling two holes behind with only one hole to play, conceding the first place trophy to Andy Ogletree.
— USGA (@USGA) August 18, 2019
While not winning it all will certainly sting for him, it isn’t all bad for Augenstein today. With his second-place finish, Augenstein gets an automatic qualifying bid to play in the 2020 Masters and the 2020 US Open.
Here’s what Augenstein had to say about getting a bid to play for the green jacket at Augusta.
"Being able to be mentioned in the same sentence as @TigerWoods is something that would be really, really cool."
— FOX Sports: Golf (@GolfonFOX) August 18, 2019
On top of qualifying for two of the biggest golf tournaments in the world, Augenstein was also named as a 2019 Walker Cup Selection. The Walker Cup is essentially the amateur version of the Ryder Cup, as ten amateurs from the United States go up against a team of ten amateurs from Great Britain and Ireland.
The 10 players representing the United States in the 2019 Walker Cup Match are:
Brandon Wu pic.twitter.com/DYuQ9GHWzK
— USGA (@USGA) August 18, 2019
Augenstein is a rising senior at Vanderbilt and his play this weekend will certainly be a huge stepping stone in his career. Congratulations to John for representing his home state on the national stage and making Kentucky proud!
By Jack Pilgrim on ©August 17th, 2019 @ 5:15pm
Bowling Green’s Little League World Series dreams have unfortunately come to an end.
Following the team’s 6-1 loss to New England this afternoon, Bowling Green East has been eliminated from contention.
Bowling Green – who turned into Great Lakes for the LLWS – managed just two hits on the day, while New England ended game with eight total, led by three from Lucas Tanous.
New England’s Owen Pfeffer pitched a complete game, finishing with seven strikeouts, two hits, two walks, and zero earned runs.
As for Great Lakes, Jameson Napper and Luke Idlett made up the team’s two hits on the day.
Kentucky made its 10th LLWS appearance overall and its first since 2016, with the state’s record now moving to 14-20 all time in the event. Bowling Green East made its third trip to Williamsport, with all three of them coming in the past five years alone. Led by manager Rick Kelley, Bowling Green won two games in both 2015 and 2016.
The team had been a perfect 14-0 going into the weekend, including a 3-0 finish at Regionals.
Great Lakes lost on Friday afternoon to Minnesota in the double-elimination event.