Severe weather looks likely on Saturday afternoon. The best chances appear to be between 2 p.m. Saturday and Midnight. Damaging winds, large hail, heavy rain, and an isolated tornado or two are possible. The area at the greatest risk for severe weather in eastern Kentucky is in the Cumberland Valley, near the I-75 corridor. Keep it locked here for updates.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Former University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer is selling cars at a Chevrolet dealership in Manchester, his first job after eight years as state agriculture commissioner.
Tim Short, owner of Tim Short Chevrolet, said Thursday was the first day on the job for the UK sports icon who used his athletic celebrity as a springboard into state politics.
Farmer's political career was interrupted last year when he lost a bid for lieutenant governor. Since then, Farmer has gone through a high-profile divorce and has been lambasted by the state auditor for his management of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
Short said he's excited to have Farmer on his staff. Farmer didn't return phone messages Thursday afternoon.
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