News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EDT

Monday, April 7, 2014

Story Topics
Question of the Day

Is it still considered bad form to talk politics during a social gathering?

View results

Group raising money to fight Parkinson’s disease

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) - A coalition is hosting a second fundraiser on April 12 to benefit research at the University of Kentucky on Parkinson’s disease.

According to the Daily Independent (http://bit.ly/1qctPtj), the organization’s first event last year raised $8,000 for research.

The group was formed by Deanna Arrington, who died last month of ovarian cancer. Arrington was diagnosed in 2002 with Parkinson’s.

According to statistics from the University of Kentucky, the degenerative disease affects about 1 million Americans.

___

Small fires doused as fans celebrate Wildcats’ win

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Authorities say more than 40 small fires were doused, 12 people were treated for minor injuries and several people were arrested after University of Kentucky fans filled Lexington streets to celebrate the Wildcat’s NCAA tournament win over Wisconsin.

The 74-73 win on Saturday night sends the Wildcats to the national championship game on Monday, when eighth-seeded Kentucky (29-10) will play seventh-seeded Connecticut (31-8).

University of Kentucky spokeswoman Kathy Johnson says “nothing got out of control” following the game as crowds filled State Street where students traditionally gather after big wins. She says most fires involved couches or trash, and crowds were dispersed by 2:30 a.m.

Police officials were not immediately available for comment.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
TWT Video Picks