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Goldberg: Rand Paul a man for all seasons on health care

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:36:34 GMT

Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, speaks to reporters at the Capitol after Republicans released their long-awaited bill to scuttle much of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017. Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, speaks to reporters at the Capitol after Republicans released their long-awaited bill to scuttle much of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017.




Ex-Miss Kentucky USA accused of smuggling drugs into prison

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:56:01 GMT

A former beauty pageant winner from Kentucky has been accused of smuggling marijuana into an Ohio prison for an inmate. Media outlets report a grand jury in Allen County, Ohio, indicted 28-year-old Kia Hampton of Louisville earlier this month.




Senate confirms judge who equated abortion with slavery

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:04:22 GMT

The Senate on Thursday confirmed a federal judge who once equated abortion with slavery, calling them the "two greatest tragedies in our country," and who pledged fealty to Donald Trump during the Republican National Convention. The vote was 51-47 to elevate Kentucky lawyer John Bush to a lifetime post on the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.




Making Washington work for Kentucky

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:04:21 GMT

After celebrating our nation's Independence Day, I traveled around the Commonwealth to hear directly from Kentuckians. By engaging with families, individuals, and community leaders across the state, I am better able to bring their concerns to the United States Senate and serve as their voice in Washington.




Senate confirms judge who equated abortion with slavery and pledged fealty to Trump

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:04:20 GMT

Activists dressed as characters from "The Handmaid's Tale" chant in the Texas Capitol Rotunda as they protest SB8, a bill that would require health care facilities, including hospitals and abortion clinics, to bury or cremate any fetal remains whether from abortion, miscarriage or stillbirth, and they would be banned from donating aborted fetal tissue to medical researchers, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Austin. WASHINGTON - The Senate on Thursday confirmed a federal judge who once equated abortion with slavery, calling them the "two greatest tragedies in our country," and who pledged fealty to Donald Trump during the Republican National Convention.




Louisville elitist

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:37:26 GMT

The question came up recently - again - after California banned state-funded travel here, saying that new state law could allow discrimination against LGBTQ students. The law says basically that students are allowed to express their religious and political beliefs on campuses, and they can create their own clubs or organizations under those guidelines.




Great-Day-Live 17 mins ago 2:48 p.m.Wholesale deals on fresh food at Greenmarket pop-up

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:53:18 GMT

Greenmarket pop-ups are out to prove that Kentucky farmers can produce enough of the right items to sell at a wholesale level. ups are out to prove that Kentucky farmers can produce enough of the right items to sell at a wholesale level.




Ex-Kentucky Teacher Sentenced in Child Pornography Case

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:15:44 GMT

A former Kentucky teacher has been sentenced to five years in prison for trying to receive sexually explicit images of a minor. The U.S. attorney's office in Louisville said 49-year-old Jeffrey McGaha of Russell Springs admitted trying to receive child pornography between 2012 and 2014, using a cellphone and social media applications.




Ex-Kentucky teacher sentenced in child pornography case

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:15:43 GMT

A former Kentucky teacher has been sentenced to five years in prison for trying to receive sexually explicit images of a minor. The U.S. attorney's office in Louisville said 49-year-old Jeffrey McGaha of Russell Springs admitted trying to receive child pornography between 2012 and 2014, using a cellphone and social media applications.




Possible 20-foot buffer proposed ata

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 05:03:56 GMT

They are situations abortion rights supporters say should not happen at Louisville's Women's Surgical Center: Face to face confrontations, even sit-ins that prevent people from entering Kentucky's only remaining abortion clinic. "We don't want any shoving, pushing," one woman said during Wednesday's Metro Council public safety committee hearing.




Chest Freezers Being Donated To Kentucky Food Pantries

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:28:59 GMT

LEXINGTON, Ky Some big donations are going to make a difference for the hundreds of food pantries around Kentucky. Lexington-based God's Pantry Food Bank will get 35 chest freezers to give to their pantries around Central and Eastern Kentucky.




Kentucky prosecutor recused over relationship with detective

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:45:19 GMT

A Kentucky prosecutor has been recused from a murder case after the defense filed a motion based on her past relationship with the lead detective. Local news outlets report that a circuit court judge on Tuesday removed Commonwealth's Attorney Lynn Pryor and her staff after attorneys for Jarred Tabor Long asked.




Kentuckya s Bluegrass Army Depot: Important economic partner

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:17:28 GMT

If asked to name the three largest military installations in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, most citizens would come up with the first two pretty quickly, Fort Campbell and Fort Knox. However, many Kentuckians may not be as aware of the Blue Grass Army Depot .




Rural hospitals face uncertainty with health care proposals

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:17:27 GMT

Kathy Holbrook was at home one night last year when she started having chest pains, so the 63-year-old former office manager drove to a hospital near her home in the eastern Kentucky mountains. "I am a Christian lady, so I believe in the power of prayer and I was just praying to God to give me the strength to get there," she said.




Ag lenders provide freezers for Kentucky food pantries

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:50:47 GMT

Click on headline for complete story By Sean Southard News from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture FRANKFORT -- In every Kentucky community, urban and rural, there's a food insecurity problem. One in six Kentuckians is not always sure where their next meal is coming from.




Drowning victim identified

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:57:28 GMT

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife yesterday released the name of the man who drowned last Thursday on Kentucky Lake.




Woman, 63, dies aftertrooper crashes into truck

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:57:27 GMT

News outlets reported that 63-year-old Joyce Smith was pronounced dead at the scene by the Warren County Coroner's Office on Monday afternoon.