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Georgetown Pub Hits the Bullseye While Raising Money for Western Kentucky Tornado Victims

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GEORGETOWN, Ky (WTVQ)- With a dart in hand, Jeremy Hughes aimed for the dartboard, hoping to get the last few points needed to move to the next round. He and his brother-in-law were just one of several teams who were entered into a charitable dart tournament at Slainte Public House Saturday, an event set up for a good cause.

All money raised will benefit tornado victims in Western Kentucky.

“I said, ‘hey lets go out and throw some darts.’ I had to look up the rules right for cricket. But certainly, it was a lot of fun and good camaraderie with people in our community to come together for a good cause,” Hughes said.

Every month, Slainte co-owners Matt and Ashley Nunn choose a charity to hold events and raise money for. With Western Kentucky still in need, there was no question where the money was going.

“So this month, we decided a dart tournament and so we’ve got 16 teams upstairs. They all paid thirty dollars to enter, so all those registration fees will go the American Red Cross tornado relief efforts in Western Kentucky. And then we’re donating a portion of our sales, 20% of our sales to the Red Cross, as well,” Matt Nunn said.

The dart tournament was a huge success. People who weren’t there to play also helped exceed expectations.

“People have been extremely generous and people that have wanted to give but hadn’t had the opportunity to do it yet, for whatever reason. They’re like ‘oh this is it.” So we have a jar on the mantle in the bar room and people are stuffing 100 dollar bills in it,” Ashley Nunn said.

Ashley Nunn says their next charity event is scheduled for March 1st. It will be a Mardi Gras theme benefiting the Not Alone Pregnancy Center. For more information about Slainte, click here.

 

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Two New K9’s Join UK Police Explosive Detection Division

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The University of Kentucky Police Department welcomed two new K-9’s to its Explosive Detection division.

“Kinder” is a Chocolate Labrador imported from the United Kingdom.  She’s just shy of two-years old.  She’s trained in Dutch commands.  She spent several weeks training at Ventosa Kennels in North Carolina in explosives detection, tracking and article recovery before coming to Lexington.

“Kip” is a English Yellow Labrador imported from the United Kingdom.  She approximately a year and eight months old.  She is trained in Dutch commands.  She spent six weeks at Ventosa Kennels in North Carolina training in explosives detection, tracking and article recovery prior to joining UK Police.

Both dogs are newly nationally certified through the North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA) as Explosives Detection K-9’s.

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Two Mothers Clash Over Integration in ‘What’s Mine & Yours’

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At the center of author Naima Coster’s novel What’s Mine & Yours are two struggling mothers. Jade is a Black single mother who is trying to provide a better life for her son, and Lacey May is a white mother who is trying to give her daughters the life she never had. Their stories will intertwine over decades, starting with when Lacey May opposes the integration of her daughters’ school – the same school Jade is trying to get her son into. Coster told NPR’s Audie Cornish that fiction gives us a window into other people’s lives but that does not mean we have to condone their actions.

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Rose Namajunas-Carla Esparza Rematch Scheduled for UFC 274 in May

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UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas and former champ Carla Esparza are expected to meet for a second time at UFC 274 on May 7. Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso was the first to report the news of the match-up being in the works via a tweet, although the promotion themselves have yet to confirm anything regarding the booking. Esparza won the pair’s initial meeting back at The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale in December 2014, where she defeated Namajunas via a third-round submission due to a rear-naked choke to become the inaugural UFC women’s strawweight champion. The 34-year old Torrance, California native currently is on a five-fight winning streak and is coming off of a second-round TKO victory over Yan Xiaonan at UFC Vegas 27. Namajunas meanwhile is 6-1 in her last seven Octagon outings and will try to build on a split-decision win over former UFC strawweight champion, Zhang Weili, in their rematch back at UFC 268. The best remains #—————- — @RoseNamajunas successfully defended her throne after a 5-RD battle last night at #UFC268! pic.twitter.com/uurQzWSAC6 — UFC (@ufc) November 7, 2021 Fightful has all of your MMA and Boxing needs covered. Follow us on Twitter for updates, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for exclusive interviews, lists, news updates, and predictions

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