Tag Archives: Kentucky

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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Ankle Monitors For Positive KY Lockdown Violators

CNN reports: Kentucky is taking severe measures to ensure residents exposed to the coronavirus stay at home. Louisville residents who have been in contact with coronavirus patients but refuse to isolate themselves are being made to wear ankle bracelets. WDRB reports that the person, identified as D.L. in the court order, is living with “someone who has tested positive for …

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Kentucky Gov Denounces “Callous” Coronavirus Parties

The Lexington Courier-Journal reports: Kentucky’s overall confirmed coronavirus cases jumped to 163 Tuesday with at least one case stemming from a “coronavirus party,” Gov. Andy Beshear said, admonishing the practice and calling for an immediate end to such gatherings. “This is the part where I, the person that tells everybody to be calm, have to remain calm myself,” Beshear said. …

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DOJ Sides With Hate Group On LGBT Rights Ordinance

The Associated Press reports: The U.S. Department of Justice has weighed in on a lawsuit filed by a Kentucky wedding photographer who is challenging a city ordinance banning businesses from discriminating against gay customers. The Justice Department filed a “statement of interest” this week in federal court saying that the photographer, Chelsey Nelson, is likely to succeed on her claim. …

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Dem KY Gov Is State’s First To Attend LGBT Rights Rally

The Associated Press reports: Gov. Andy Beshear spoke against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and supported a ban on conversion therapy for LGBTQ youth during a historic appearance at a gay-rights rally Wednesday at Kentucky’s Capitol. Beshear became Kentucky’s first sitting governor to attend a rally staged by the Fairness Campaign in the Capitol Rotunda, a few …

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Atheist Wins $150K In Legal Fees Over “IM GOD” Plate

The Christian Post reports: A federal judge ruled last week that the state of Kentucky violated the First Amendment by denying an atheist a license plate saying “IM GOD,” and has ordered the state to pay more than $150,000 in legal fees to the attorneys who represented the lawsuit. Freedom From Religion Foundation and American Civil Liberties Union-Kentucky attorneys represented …

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Kentucky GOP Rep With Gay Son Backs Ex-Gay Torture Ban: Being Gay “Can’t Be Fixed And Shouldn’t Be Fixed”

Louisville’s ABC News affiliate reports: 12th District Republican Senator, Alice Forgy Kerr, is a member of the conservative majority, not necessarily someone you’d expect to be behind a movement like Senate Bill 85. SB 85 would ban conversion therapy in Kentucky. “I think it’s religion gone bad”, said Senator Kerr. That coming from a Sunday school teacher and mother of …

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KY Christian School Sued Over Rainbow Cake Expulsion

Louisville’s NBC News affiliate reports: A lawsuit has been filed after a Kentucky high school student was expelled from her Christian school after images appeared on social media showing her celebrating her 15th birthday while smiling next to a rainbow cake. The suit, filed Thursday, contends that Whitefield Academy expelled the teen due to her perceived sexuality. School administrators said …

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KY Christian School Expels Girl Over Rainbow Cake

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: A Christian school in Louisville expelled a student last week after her family said school officials discovered the girl had celebrated her birthday with a rainbow-themed cake. Kimberly Alford told The Courier Journal that until Jan. 6, her 15-year-old daughter had been a freshman at Whitefield Academy, a private school at 7711 Fegenbush Lane that serves …

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McConnell’s Challenger Reports $6M Q4 Fundraising

Newsweek reports: Democrat Amy McGrath, who is running to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky, finished 2019 with a $6 million fundraising haul to add to her impressive war chest heading into 2020. The former Marine Corps veteran has raised nearly $17 million since launching her campaign in July and is entering this election year with $9.1 million …

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Judge Suspended Over Alleged Courthouse Threesome

NBC News reports: A Kentucky family court judge was suspended temporarily without pay after she was accused of misconduct, including having a threesome in the courthouse. Judge Dawn Gentry, a family court judge in Kentucky’s northern 16th Judicial District, was charged with multiple counts of misconduct in November 2019 by the state Judicial Conduct Committee. She was put on temporary …

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Kentucky AG Asks FBI To Probe Former Gov’s Pardons

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is asking the FBI to investigate former Gov. Matt Bevin’s pardons. “I stand by the outstanding work of Kentucky’s prosecutors and respect the decisions of juries who convict wrongdoers,” Cameron said in a Monday letter delivered to state Rep. Chris Harris and Sen. Morgan McGarvey. “While Kentucky’s Constitution gives the governor …

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Feds May Prosecute Inmates Pardoned By KY Gov

Louisville’s CBS News affiliate reports: U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman told reporters Monday he will determine if any of the state inmates pardoned by former Gov. Matt Bevin also committed any federal crimes. “I will say this in regard to the underlying conduct in these pardons that were received … if the underlying conduct took place in the Western District of …

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FBI Investigating Pardons By Former Kentucky Gov

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: The FBI is asking questions about the pardons Matt Bevin issued during his last weeks as Kentucky governor. State Rep. Chris Harris, D-Forest Hills, told reporters that a criminal investigator contacted him last week and asked what he knew about Bevin’s pardons. “I can confirm that I have been contacted by someone looking into the pardons …

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GOP Former Kentucky Gov Says He Pardoned Rapist Of Nine Year-Old Child Because “Her Hymen Was Intact”

The Washington Post reports: When the Louisville Courier-Journal revealed earlier this month that former Kentucky governor Matt Bevin (R) had pardoned a slew of violent criminals during his final weeks in office, he cited his belief in second chances. But on Thursday, Bevin offered a different explanation for one particularly controversial pardon: He said he didn’t believe that a 9-year-old …

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Megadonor Pushed Kentucky Gov To Pardon Killer

USA Today reports: A prominent Kentucky banker who is one of the state’s largest Republican donors urged former Gov. Matt Bevin to pardon convicted killer Patrick Baker months before the outgoing governor issued a controversial last-minute order freeing the man. Terry Forcht, founder of Corbin-based Forcht Bank, has given more than $1 million to Republican candidates, committees and super PACs …

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