Tag Archives: Kentucky

WH Clip Notes Crumbling Infrastructure In Kentucky

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: The White House Monday launched a series of videos to highlight crumbling infrastructure in Eastern Kentucky as part of a media push to drum up support for President Joe Biden’s proposed infrastructure bill. As moderate Democrats and Republicans have been at loggerheads in coming up with an agreement on how much money to allocate to fixing …

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Feds Re-Arrest Accused Killer Pardoned By Now-Former Kentucky Gov After $20K Donation By Suspect’s Family

Law & Crime reports: When Matt Bevin lost his 2019 re-election bid for governor, the Kentucky Republican controversially pardoned or commuted hundreds of criminal sentences on his way out the door, sparking an FBI probe. Less than two years later, federal authorities arrested one of several convicted killers pardoned by Bevin, charging him once again in connection with the same …

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KY Man Charged With Assaulting Cops In Capitol Riot

Cincinnati’s NBC News affiliate reports: A Northern Kentucky man has now been arrested, accused in connection to the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol breach. Nicholas James Brockhoff has been arrested on several federal charges, including assaulting, resisting or impeding officers; use of a deadly or dangerous weapon; and obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder. Brockhoff, of Covington, was arrested in …

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Dem Kentucky Gov Signs Bill Making It Easier To Vote

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: Gov. Andy Beshear signed into law Wednesday a significant election reform bill that will make it easier for Kentuckians to vote early, bucking a national trend of more restrictive election laws in the aftermath of the 2020 election. Even with the expansions included in the bill, the state’s voting laws in many ways remain more restrictive …

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KY Tax Preparer: Homosexual Marriage Not Recognized

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: On a window outside Aries Tax Service in Radcliff, Kentucky, signs promote how customers can e-file returns for $55 as long as they provide 10 things to Ken Randall, the registered tax return preparer at the Hardin County business. But the last thing Randall lists on his “I Need” placard is something he doesn’t want: “Homosexual …

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Kentucky Republicans Override Governor’s Veto Of Bill Stripping His Authority To Fill Vacancies In US Senate

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: The Senate took little more than an hour to override Beshear’s vetoes of 11 Senate bills, including one that would strip the governor of his authority to fill a U.S. Senate vacancy. SB 228, sponsored by Senate President Robert Stivers and supported by U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, would replace the current process in which …

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Restaurant CEO Dies By Suicide Over COVID Symptoms

Louisville’s ABC News affiliate reports: Texas Roadhouse founder and CEO Kent Taylor died Thursday, according to a post on the restaurant chain’s Facebook page. He was 65. The statement said Taylor died by suicide after a battle with COVID-19-related symptoms, including severe tinnitus, or ringing in the ear, and his suffering had increased in recent days. Taylor had funded a …

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Kentucky Lawmakers Limit Gov’s Power To Fill Senate Vacancies, Successors Must Now Be From Same Party

The Hill reports: The Kentucky legislature has passed a bill that would require a governor to fill a vacant U.S. Senate seat with a member of the departed senator’s party in a move sure to spark the political rumor mill around Frankfort. The bill would require a sitting governor to choose a replacement for a vacant Senate seat from a …

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KY Senate Approves Bill Making It Illegal To Insult Cops

The Louisville Courier Journal reports: The Senate passed a bill Thursday evening to enhance penalties for crimes related to rioting after more than an hour of heated debate, including criticism that it would criminalize insulting police officers and chill protected free speech. Sen. Danny Carroll [photo], a retired police officer, said his Senate Bill 211 would crack down on and …

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Kentucky GOP Bill Criminalizes Insulting Police Officers

CBS News reports: Senate Bill 211 mandates up to three months’ imprisonment for a person who “accosts, insults, taunts, or challenges a law enforcement officer with offensive or derisive words,” or makes “gestures or other physical contact that would have a direct tendency to provoke a violent response from the perspective of a reasonable and prudent person.” A person convicted …

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McConnell Pushing KY Bill That Strips Dem Gov Of Power To Appoint His Successor Should He Step Down

The Intercept reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has compiled a short list of successors in his home state of Kentucky, preparing for the possibility that he does not serve out his full term, Kentucky Republicans tell The Intercept. The list is topped by his protégé, state Attorney General Daniel Cameron, and also includes former United Nations Ambassador Kelly Craft, …

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FBI Collars “Sexy Farmer” Contestant In Capitol Riots

The New York Post reports: A Kentucky man who won fourth place in a “sexy” farmer contest has been charged with breaching the US Capitol, authorities said. Jordan T. Revlett, 23, of Island, was arrested Monday by the FBI in Owensboro on charges of unlawful entry on restricted grounds and violent entry or disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds in the …

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KY Nurse Fired For Role In Riots: I Stood Up For Trump

Evansville’s ABC News affiliate reports: Lori Vinson told Eyewitness News she went to Washington D.C. on Jan. 6. “I believe in what our President stands for and the injustices that have been done. I feel like if I can take a stand on something that’s what I should do,” Vinson said. But her time in D.C. was seen by many …

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KY Gov Halts Indoor Dining And In-Person Learning

Frankfort’s Fox News affiliate reports: Gov. Andy Beshear unveiled new, targeted actions Wednesday to address the exponential growth of COVID-19 in Kentucky, including temporary halts to indoor dining and in-person learning. “When addressing COVID-19, action is unpopular,” Beshear acknowledged, “but inaction is deadly.” “The defeat of this virus, we can see it, we can almost taste it,” Beshear said, referring …

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AP Calls Kentucky Senate Race For Mitch McConnell

The New York Times reports: Senator Mitch McConnell, the Kentucky Republican and majority leader known for his take-no-prisoners tactics, was elected to a seventh term Tuesday, defeating Amy McGrath, a Democrat who struggled to gain ground despite an outpouring of financial support from her party’s supporters around the nation. Mr. McConnell campaigned back home on how he had used his …

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KY State Police Commissioner Resigns In Hitler Scandal

CBS News reports: The Kentucky State police commissioner resigned from his position Monday after a report surfaced that the department used a training slideshow that included quotes from Adolf Hitler, officials said. Rodney Brewer’s resignation will go into effect on Wednesday. Kentucky Police Academy used a training slideshow as recently as 2013 that advocated for violence during altercations and instructed …

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Kentucky State Police Training Materials Quote Hitler, Tells Officers To “Meet Violence With Greater Violence”

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Gov. Andy Beshear reacted to a report Friday showing a Kentucky State Police training slideshow quoting Adolf Hitler three times and advocating officers to use “ruthless” violence, calling it “unacceptable.” Students in the journalism program at Louisville’s duPont Manual High School obtained the slideshow from the agency through an open records request and first reported it. …

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Major Kentucky Newspaper Endorses Amy McGrath

From the editorial board of the Lexington Herald-Leader: The eyes of America are on Kentucky’s race for the U.S. Senate because many rightly feel that next to the presidential election, it’s the most important contest in the country, with the future health of our democracy riding on the right choice. That choice is Amy McGrath, a Democrat challenging longtime incumbent …

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One Former Cop Indicted In Breonna Taylor Killing

The Louisville Courier Journal reports: Jefferson County grand jury has indicted one of three Louisville officers will face criminal charges in the March 13 fatal police shooting of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor. It was announced Wednesday. Former detective Brett Hankison was indicted on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly was not indicted. Detective Myles Cosgrove was not indicted. …

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GOP Kentucky State Rep Charged With Strangulation

The Corbin Times-Tribune reports: On Friday, a Laurel County grand jury returned an indictment against the 89th District’s State Rep. Robert S. Goforth on strangulation and assault charges stemming from an incident in late April. Goforth of East Bernstadt was indicted on one count of first-degree strangulation and one count of assault in the fourth degree. He was originally charged …

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