Tag Archives: Kentucky

Court Vacates “Lenient” Sentence For Paul’s Attacker

The Hill reports: A federal appeals court on Monday vacated a 30-day prison sentence for a neighbor of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) who assaulted him in 2017, ruling it was overly lenient while ordering a re-sentencing. In a 16-page opinion, Judge Jane B. Stranch of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., writes that the lower court where …

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Junior’s Rally For Kentucky Gov Flops Embarrassingly

Shareblue reports: Donald Trump Jr. could not attract much of a crowd in an extremely pro-Trump area of Kentucky to rally for Gov. Matt Bevin on Thursday. The eldest Trump son promoted the event on Tuesday to his 3.79 million followers with a link touting the event as “an excellent opportunity to show your support” for Bevin. But the event …

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McConnell Undergoes Shoulder Surgery After Falling

CNN reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell underwent surgery Thursday in Kentucky related to a shoulder fracture he suffered earlier this month. “Senator McConnell had successful surgery yesterday in Louisville, Kentucky to repair a fracture in his shoulder. The surgery was performed without incident, and the Leader is grateful to the surgical team for their skill,” McConnell’s spokesman David Popp …

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KENTUCKY: Protesters Taunt McConnell With Chants Of “Moscow Mitch” As He Tries To Address Crowd [VIDEO]

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: National derision followed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell home as Democrats taunted the GOP leader with T-shirts, signs and continuous chants of “Moscow Mitch” during his speech at St. Jerome Catholic Church’s annual political picnic. McConnell and his team have taken the attacks, spawned from his refusal to take up election security measures, more personally than …

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Kentucky Gov: Casinos Have Suicides “Every Night”

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Gov. Matt Bevin says suicides are part of the societal costs related to casino gambling, as he lashed out at his opponent’s support for expanded gambling as a way to help fund pensions. In a radio interview Wednesday, Bevin said: “Every night somewhere in America, somebody takes their life in a casino because they’ve wasted the …

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GOP Kentucky Gov Disses Dems In Bizarre Rap Video

The Lexington Courtier-Journal reports: Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin hit the studio this week and came out with some new heat, just in time for Independence Day weekend – a new rap … from Kentucky’s governor … titled “Tim Kaine? Are you serious?” Just so we’re clear, this article is not a joke. Here’s the video. It’s an actual thing. Bevin …

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Another Major Coal Producer Declares Bankruptcy

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: One of the nation’s largest coal producers with mines in Eastern Kentucky filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, making it the second large coal company to do so in the past two weeks. Revelation Energy LLC., and its affiliate Blackjewel LLC., West Virginia-based companies that employ about 1,100 people in their Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia mines, …

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George Takei: I’m “Tempted” To Run Against McConnell

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Could George Takei boldly go where no man has gone before? No, not into the far reaches of space, but someplace even harder to reach: Defeating long-time Sen. Mitch McConnell for his seat in Washington. Oh my! The actor famous among Star Trek fans for his role as USS Enterprise pilot Hikaru Sulu and, more recently, …

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Not The Onion: Ark Encounter Sues Over Rain Damage

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: The owner of the life-size replica of Noah’s Ark in Northern Kentucky has sued its insurers for refusing to cover, of all things … rain damage. Ark Encounter, which unveiled the 510-foot-long model in 2016, says that heavy rains in 2017 and 2018 caused a landslide on its access road, and its five insurance carriers refused …

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KY Gov Blames Child’s Shooting On Teacher Protests

The Louisville Courier reports: Republican Gov. Matt Bevin reopened political wounds with Kentucky teachers on Thursday when he blamed their sickouts for the shooting of a 7-year-old. “One thing you almost didn’t hear anything about while we had people pretending to be sick when they weren’t sick and leaving kids unattended to or in situations that they should not have …

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KENTUCKY: Dem Trolls Abortion Bill With Amendment Requiring Women To Report Their Pregnancies To State

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Should pregnant women be monitored by the state? That’s what a Louisville lawmaker is proposing out of frustration with a flurry of bills in the current legislative session meant to restrict or eliminate abortion in Kentucky. “It’s so arrogant of a bunch of legislators,” said Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, a Louisville Democrat and supporter of abortion …

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Schumer Invites USMC Pilot To Challenge McConnell

Politico reports: Chuck Schumer is actively recruiting a high-profile fighter pilot to take on Mitch McConnell in 2020 — a calculated act of aggression against a leading Republican foe. Schumer met with Amy McGrath, a Marine veteran-turned 2018 congressional candidate, at Democratic Party headquarters last month to pitch her on running against McConnell. McGrath listened and didn’t rule it out. …

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Sen. Rand Paul Awarded $583,000 In Assault Lawsuit

The Bowling Green Daily News reports: The jury in U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s civil trial against neighbor Rene Boucher awarded Paul more than $500,000 in damages Wednesday evening. The jury unanimously decided to award the Bowling Green Republican $200,000 in compensatory damages and in a 9-3 vote decided to award $375,000 in punitive damages. Paul was also awarded $7,834.82 in …

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KENTUCKY: Governor’s Office Says Kim Davis Must Pay $225,000 To Gay Plaintiffs For “Violating Civil Rights”

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: Citing “conduct that violates civil rights,” lawyers for Gov. Matt Bevin say former Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis should be held responsible for nearly $225,000 in legal fees and court costs incurred by couples who sued her in 2015 when she refused to issue marriage licenses because of her religious opposition to same-sex marriage. Although Bevin, …

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Kentucky Gov Blames Mass Shootings On Zombies

“It starts with everything from the kind of entertainment that we focus on. What is the most popular movie? I mean, seriously, what’s the most popular topic that seems to be in every cable television network, for example? Television shows are all about, what? Zombies! Seriously! I don’t get it. I really don’t understand that. I was never a big …

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Christian Adulteress Kim Davis Loses Her Fucking Job

Four times married Christian adulteress Kim Davis has lost her job as county clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky. Davis, you surely recall, earned international headlines in 2015 for refusing to issue a same-sex marriage license on “God’s authority,” becoming a darling of anti-LGBT hate groups and going on to campaign for a failed same-sex marriage ban in Romania. Davis lost …

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KENTUCKY: Expo Center Mulls Ban On “Items Of Hate” After Gun Show Vendors Sell Nazi And KKK Outfits

The Louisville Courier Journal reports: The Kentucky Expo Center said it will hold an “emergency meeting” to re-evaluate its policies after Nazi and KKK merchandise was sold at a recent event, prompting anger and outrage from Louisville residents. “In light of the recent event at the Kentucky Exposition Center where Nazi and white supremacy items were discovered to be for …

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Ark Encounter Screams “Fake News” After Freedom Of Information Request Reveals Cratering Attendance

Fortune Magazine reports: They were supposed to come two by two, or better yet, stuffed into minivans and tour buses, but tourists to Kentucky’s life-sized Noah’s Ark attraction so far seem fine being left out in the rain. The Ark Encounter has sold just over 860,000 tickets in the past year, according to the Courier Journal, which obtained the numbers …

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McConnell Confronted By Anti-ICE Protesters [VIDEO]

The Louisville Courier Journal reports: A group of protesters confronted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Bardstown Road in Louisville Saturday, calling out “Abolish ICE” and “No justice, no peace.” The interaction was captured on video and shared with Courier Journal. In it, someone asks McConnell, “Where are the children? Where are the babies, MItch?” — an apparent reference to …

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US Hunter Celebrates Killing “Rare” Black Giraffe

USA Today reports: Photos of an American hunter posing with the dead body of a “rare” black giraffe she had just killed during a hunt in South Africa have sparked outrage. The pictures emerged after they were posted on Twitter by the South Africa-based AfricLand Post website. Accompanying the post, which shows two pictures of Tess Thompson Talley of Kentucky, …

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