Tag Archives: Kentucky

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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Kentucky’s Ark Encounter: Watch God Drown Millions Of Sinners With Our New Virtual Reality Exhibit [VIDEO]

The Christian Post reports: The creationist theme park Ark Encounter in northern Kentucky has launched a $3 million virtual reality experience that aims to show visitors what it would be like to travel back to see Noah’s Ark and the Genesis flood. The park, owned by young earth creationist organization Answers in Genesis, officially opened its first virtual reality theatre …

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McConnell +17 Over McGrath In New US Senate Poll

The Lexington Courier-Journal reports: A new survey by independent polling firm Morning Consult shows Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with a commanding lead in his bid for a seventh term in Kentucky, leading 53% to 36% over his Democratic challenger Amy McGrath. About 700 likely voters in Kentucky were surveyed online from July 24 to Aug. 2 by Morning Consult, …

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Rand Paul’s Neighbor Re-Sentenced To Eight Months

NBC News reports: The neighbor of Sen. Rand Paul who in 2017 attacked the Kentucky Republican during a dispute about their yards was sentenced Monday to an additional eight months in prison for the assault. Rene Boucher must also serve six months in home confinement, U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Leitman said Monday. Boucher will receive credit for the 30 …

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Kentucky Closes 95% Of Primary Day Polling Stations

Newsweek reports: Kentucky has slashed the number of polling locations for Tuesday’s primary elections, a situation voting rights advocates say could have “disastrous” effects. There will be just 170 in-person polling stations across the Commonwealth on June 23—a major drop from the standard 3,700 sites usually made available for voters. The decrease comes as state officials heavily encourage residents to …

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Louisville Cop Fires Pepper Balls At News Crew [VIDEO]

Louisville’s NBC News affiliate reports: WAVE 3 News reporter Kaitlin Rust and photojournalist James Dobson were hit by pepper balls reportedly fired by an LMPD officer during a protest in downtown Louisville Friday night. It was previously reported that the officer was firing rubber bullets, but Jessie Halladay with the Louisville Metro Police Department said LMPD officers do not use …

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Wife Of Militia Member Fired For Effigy Blames Governor

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: The protester who hoisted an effigy of Gov. Andy Beshear from a tree at the Kentucky State Capitol has been fired from his job at an auto dealer. Terry Bush, president of the Kentucky 3 Percenters group, was fired by Neil Huffman Auto Group on Tuesday, his wife Patsy Bush confirmed on Wednesday morning. Patsy Bush …

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Cultist Fired Over Effigy Hanging Of Kentucky Governor

Louisville’s Fox affiliate reports: An individual seen participating in the hanging of Gov. Andy Beshear’s effigy on Sunday at the Kentucky Capitol has been fired by their employer. The Neil Huffman Automotive Group announced the firing on Twitter Tuesday evening after an internal investigation. The identity of the individual has not been released and it is unclear which dealership he …

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KENTUCKY: Cultists Hang Democrat Gov In Effigy With Sign Quoting Lincoln’s Assassin, McConnell Condemns

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: What started out as a freedom-loving celebration of the Second Amendment ahead of Memorial Day turned into Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear being hanged in effigy and protesters chanting outside the governor’s mansion. The Second Amendment rally, meant to inspire people “about what it really means to be FREE,” according to Take Back Kentucky, attracted at least …

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KENTUCKY: Court Halts Gov’s Ban On Church Services

The Associated Press reports: A federal court halted the Kentucky governor’s temporary ban on mass gatherings from applying to in-person religious services, clearing the way for Sunday church services. U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove on Friday issued a temporary restraining order enjoining Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration from enforcing the ban on mass gatherings at “any in-person religious service …

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Branch Covidians Sue Kentucky Over Lockdown: We Are Being Interned Like Japanese-Americans Were In WWII

Law & Crime reports: Three people of faith in Kentucky alleged in a class action complaint on Tuesday that Gov. Andy Beshear [photo], a Democrat, went way too far with coronavirus-related restrictions. The plaintiffs noted in the opening lines of their lawsuit that “in times of public panic and fear, egregious violations of fundamental rights have been permitted throughout the …

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Kentucky Requires Voter ID As All ID Offices Are Closed

Vox reports: Kentucky’s heavily Republican legislature voted Tuesday to require voters to show a government-issued photo ID, overriding Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto in the process. Meanwhile, if a Kentucky voter heads to the state’s webpage hoping to learn how to obtain such an ID, they will encounter a message telling them ID-issuing offices are closed. Strict voter ID laws …

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Rand Paul: I’ve Now Tested Negative For Coronavirus

The Lexington Courier-Journal reports: Sen. Rand Paul updated Kentuckians and the national public about his health on Tuesday, more than two weeks after being diagnosed with COVID-19. “I appreciate all the best wishes I have received,” Paul said in a tweet. “I have been retested and I am negative.” Kentucky’s junior senator announced on March 22 he had tested positive, …

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