By LARRY VAUGHT
WPSD-TV, the NBC affiliate in Paducah, reported a story Wednesday full of heartbreak for two Kentucky fans — Rick and Shirley Amyx.
The couple’s house caught fire Tuesday and they lost almost everything in the blaze except a basketball autographed by Kentucky coach John Calipari that their son got them when he stayed after a UK game and waited for Calipari to sign the ball.
The family Bible was also left in good shape.
The family had a terrific attitude about the fire that occurred during the day.
“It’s just a reminder what’s really important: your family, your friends, and your faith,” Rick said.
The TV online story reported that the family had insurance and planned to rebuild on the same site.
A Twitter follower verified what big Kentucky fans the family is.
“I work with him…HUGE UK fan. Goes to the SEC tourney every year (with a UT fan!). Great guy…,” posted @UKEE89Tim on Twitter.
I don’t know how to contact Rick or Shirley Amyx, but hopefully UK fans can maybe tweet @UKEE89Tim to let the family know BBN is thinking about them.
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