Tag Archives: Kentucky

Kentucky Gov: As Least 25 Dead In Record Flooding

CBS News reports: Search and rescue teams backed by the National Guard are still searching for people missing in record floods that wiped out entire communities in some of the poorest places in America. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Saturday at least 25 people have died, a toll the governor said he expected to grow, adding that it could take …

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KY County GOP: ATF Director Is Part Of “Jewish Junta”

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: A Facebook post by the Bracken County Republican Party attacking the new director of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as being part of the “Jewish junta” drew criticism Friday from Jewish leaders in Kentucky. The post about new ATF director Steve Dettlebach [photo] went up early Friday morning was deleted shortly after …

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Kentucky Teacher Of Year Resigns Over Homophobia

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: Kentucky’s 2022 Teacher of the Year, who is gay, says he is leaving the K-12 classroom “to make the most difference, and the discrimination and lack of support prevent me from making that difference.” After 17 years being a public school teacher, Willie Carver Jr. said he decided to leave the classroom and take a position …

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Homework Assignment At Kentucky Christian School: Write A Letter Telling Your Friend To Stop Being Gay

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: A homework assignment given to several middle-schoolers at Christian Academy of Louisville encourages students to persuade an imaginary friend to reject homosexuality. The assignment, which was due Thursday, came to the light Friday, when JP Davis, a Kentucky-based business owner, posted screenshots of the assignment on social media. CAL officials confirmed the assignment late Friday afternoon. …

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Ex-Marine Booted For Racism Runs For Kentucky Office

The military blog Task & Purpose reports: A Marine who was kicked out of the Marine Corps after sharing white supremacist materials is now running for local office in Kentucky. Thomas Cade Martin is a candidate for District 4 Constable in Bullitt County. “Martin’s premature discharge and rank are indicative of the fact that the character of his service was …

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Federal Court Blocks Kentucky’s Ban On Abortions

The Associated Press reports: A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked a state law that effectively eliminated abortions in Kentucky after the state’s two remaining clinics said they couldn’t meet its requirements. The decision by U.S. District Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings was a victory for abortion rights advocates and a setback for the Republican-led legislature, which passed the law in …

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Kentucky Lawmakers Override Gov’s Abortion Ban Veto

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: The Republican-led Kentucky General Assembly voted handily late Wednesday to override Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto of a bill that opponents say will effectively end abortion access in the commonwealth. Among the restrictions imposed by House Bill 3, a sweeping anti-abortion omnibus bill from Rep. Nancy Tate, R-Brandenburg, it bans the distribution of abortion pills by mail, …

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Kentucky GOP State Rep Claims Abortion Pill Was Used In Nazi Gas Chambers And Was “Invented By A Jew”

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Kentucky Rep. Danny Bentley made comments about Jewish women and the Holocaust during a debate Wednesday over anti-abortion legislation, quickly drawing condemnation from several members of the Jewish community who raised serious concerns with what he said. Bentley falsely said RU-486, or Mifepristone, one of two pills taken to induce abortion, was developed during World War …

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SCOTUS Lets GOP Kentucky AG Defend Abortion Law

NBC News reports: The Supreme Court ruled 8-1 on Thursday that Kentucky’s Republican attorney general can pick up the legal fight over a restrictive abortion law that the state’s Democratic governor no longer wishes to defend. Already this term, the court has allowed a Texas abortion law, the strictest in the nation, to remain in force. And it has yet …

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McConnell To Seek Another Term As GOP Senate Leader

CBS News reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday said he will run for another term as the chamber’s top GOP leader at the end of the year, shutting down the possibility of a shake-up in the Republican chain of command. “I’m going to be running again for leader later this year,” he told reporters Tuesday when asked …

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Biden To Visit Kentucky To Survey Tornado Damage

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: President Joe Biden is planning to come to the Bluegrass State in the aftermath of the devastating tornadoes that ripped through the commonwealth over the weekend. Biden is planning to travel to Fort Campbell on Wednesday for a storm briefing and will also visit Mayfield and Dawson Springs, two of the towns hit hardest by Friday’s …

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KY Gov: 64 Dead, 105 Unaccounted For In Tornadoes

Louisville’s CBS News affiliate reports: The tornadoes left massive devastation in at least eight Kentucky counties, and the death toll now stands at 64, but there are still 105 unaccounted for. The search and rescue process continues, but getting through what can best be described as a “mountain of debris” is no small feat. The governor believes the total death …

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KY Gov: Tornado Death Toll May Exceed 100 [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Rescuers in an increasingly bleak search picked through the tornado-splintered ruins of Kentucky homes and businesses Sunday, including a candle factory that was bustling with night-shift employees when it was flattened, as the governor warned that the state’s death toll from the outbreak could top 100. Workers sought refuge in what was supposed to be the …

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Hypocrite Rand Paul Seeks Disaster Relief For Kentucky

Raw Story reports: Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky dashed off a letter to President Joe Biden today pleading for expeditious federal relief aid to victims of a deadly 200-mile tornado that struck his state Friday. In 2017, Paul was one of just 17 senators to oppose an emergency $15.3 billion federal relief bill for victims of Hurricane Harvey. In 2013, …

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Tornadoes Kill Dozens In Kentucky And Arkansas

Louisville’s NBC News affiliate reports: Gov. Andy Beshear told WLKY during a live interview that at least 50 people were likely killed in western Kentucky after a long and significant tornado ripped through the area overnight. “This is going to be some of the worst tornado damage that we’ve seen in a long time,” Beshear said early Saturday. “This is …

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KY Gov Declares Emergency Over Nursing Shortage

ABC News reports: Kentucky’s governor declared the state’s chronic nursing shortage to be an emergency Thursday, taking executive actions amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic to boost enrollment in nurse-training programs. Kentucky is projected to need more than 16,000 additional nurses by 2024, to help fill gaps caused by retirements and people leaving the profession, Gov. Andy Beshear said. Health leaders …

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McConnell: Infrastructure Bill Is Godsend For Kentucky

Lexington’s CBS News affiliate reports: Monday afternoon, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell took a trip to Morehead to tour AppHarvest’s facility. After his tour with AppHarvest founder and CEO Jonathan Webb, Senator McConnell addressed dozens of the facility’s workers and gave a glowing review of the facility. He hopes money could come from the American Rescue Plan Act to help …

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Dem Rep. John Yarmuth Won’t Seek 2022 Reelection

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Eight-term U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, the Democratic chairman of the House Budget Committee, announced in a video Tuesday he will not run for reelection in his Louisville district next year. Yarmuth first ran for Congress in 2006, winning a narrow, upset victory over five-term incumbent GOP Rep. Anne Northrup, before defeating her in a rematch by …

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Anti-Vax Kentucky GOP Candidate Dies Of Something

The Frankfort State Journal reports: Katie Howard, who was a runner-up in the race for the Republican nomination for the state Senate District 7 seat, passed away at the age of 68 late last month. The Anderson News reported that Howard was “instrumental” in founding the Anderson County Republican women’s group, of which she was president. Howard was also a …

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Federal Court Upholds Hospital System’s Vax Mandate

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports: A federal judge in Covington on Friday said St. Elizabeth Healthcare can require its more than 10,000 employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. In a 20-page decision, U.S. District Judge David Bunning said he would abide by a 1905 U.S. Supreme Court decision, which upheld a Massachusetts smallpox vaccination law. “Actual liberty for all of us …

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