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  • No Free Tuition for Black Students Despite Slavery Reparations Resolution at Western Kentucky

    04/22/2017 10:46:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 21, 2017 | Julia Glum
    Students at Western Kentucky University voted this week to give their black peers free tuition as a way to make amends for slavery, but administrators say it's not going to happen. President Gary Ransdell issued a statement Thursday after the student government passed its "Resolution to Support Reparations" laying out the reasons black students should receive a free education at the Bowling Green school. "We appreciate the Student Government Association’s interest in these issues, but it’s important to clarify that their resolution is not an official position taken by the university," Ransdell wrote. "I have read the SGA resolution, and...
  • Ringleader pleads guilty in huge Social Security fraud scheme; disability beneficiaries in limbo

    04/10/2017 3:46:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 10, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    A ringleader in one of the biggest Social Security disability fraud cases in U.S. history has pleaded guilty to filing more than 1,700 bogus applications, bilking the government out of potentially a half-billion dollars. But the administration is struggling to figure out how to handle the applicants, many of whom say that even though their applications were falsified, their cases are real and they shouldn’t be punished for having been ensnared by the massive fraud. Eric C. Conn, a prominent lawyer in eastern Kentucky, signed a guilty plea late last month acknowledging the scam, in which he recruited and filed...
  • Local manufacturer to expand, create 50 new jobs (Kentucky)

    04/04/2017 10:44:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    WPSD-TV ^ | April 4, 2017 | Krystle Callais
    PADUCAH, KY - A Paducah manufacturer is expanding. Paducah Economic Development announced that UACJ Automotive Whitehall Industries Inc. (UWH) will be expanding its plant in Paducah. The company, which produces aluminum parts and assemblies, says it is expanding because of an increase demand for aluminum components from the automotive industry. The 56,000 square foot expansion will include machining centers, robotics, and additional fabrication equipment. Total investment is estimated to be at $3.3 million. The expansion is also expected to create 50 new jobs by July 2018.
  • Judge rejects motion to dismiss suit against Trump

    04/01/2017 7:13:49 PM PDT · by blueyon · 40 replies
    USAToday/MSN ^ | 4/01/17 | Grace Schneider
    <p>LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A federal judge said in a ruling that then-candidate Donald Trump incited the use of violence against three protesters when he told supporters at a campaign rally a year ago to "get 'em out of here."</p> <p>U. S. District Judge David J. Hale of the Western District of Kentucky also wrote in an opinion and order released Friday that because violence had broken out at a prior Trump rally and that known hate group members were in the Louisville crowd, Trump's ordering the removal of an African-American woman was "particularly reckless."</p>
  • Candy maker expanding in Erlanger, will create 70 jobs (Kentucky)

    03/31/2017 7:53:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Lane Report ^ | March 31, 2017
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 31, 2017) — Perfetti van Melle USA, which produces Airheads, Mentos and other popular candy brands, will expand its manufacturing plant near Erlanger with an $11 million investment, bringing 70 new full-time jobs. The expansion includes improvements to the facility, purchase of new equipment, assembly of the new production lines and the hiring of 70 new employees in 2017, approximately 50 of whom will be Kentucky residents. PVM sales saw double-digit increases across the past four years. The project will support that and future demand by growing the facility’s manufacturing and packaging capacity by nearly 50 percent....
  • Death threats to a ref – the lunatics are threatening to overtake Kentucky's fan base

    03/30/2017 7:23:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 29, 2017 | Pat Forde
    Kentucky has the best and worst fans in college basketball. Both of them in large quantities. More good than bad, definitely, but the bad is not an insignificant number. When the Wildcats are eliminated in the NCAA tournament, guess which faction takes over? The lunatics. The freaks. The no-lifers whose sole coping mechanism is to lash out and blame someone because the young adults wearing their school’s jerseys lost a game to young adults wearing another school’s jerseys. And their target is almost always the officials.
  • McConnell guarantees Gorsuch will be confirmed on April 7

    03/28/2017 3:13:13 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 43 replies
    POLITICO ^ | March 28, 2017 | Burgess Everett
    Neil Gorsuch will be confirmed to the Supreme Court on April 7, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell guaranteed on Tuesday. “He’ll be on the floor of the Senate next week and confirmed on Friday,” McConnell told reporters. “We are optimistic that [Democrats] will not be successful in keeping this good man from joining the Supreme Court real soon.”
  • LIVE RIGHT NOW - Trump MAGA Rally in Louisville, Kentucky

    03/20/2017 4:39:06 PM PDT · by gaijin · 28 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | March 20, 2017 | me
    President Donald J. Trump is holding a rally at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky. Currently the indoor crowd is numbering 15,500 people. Right Side Broadcasting Network is on hand at the rally with 14,000 watching live online at time of initial thread start. Anti-Trump protesters are now estimated as between 0-2. The future of US medical care is formally the focus of the Rally, though recent intel and legal developments today assure the scope of the speech and rally will be very wide-ranging: In sworn testimony today before the House Intelligence Committee FBI Director James...
  • Trump's Rallies Give Boost to President, His Supporters

    03/20/2017 2:25:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Voice of America ^ | March 20, 2017 | The Associated Press
    NASHVILLE, TENN — President Donald Trump is returning to the road, rallying supporters to recapture the enthusiasm of his campaign and reassuring them about his tumultuous early days in the White House. It's a welcome distraction for a president whose first months in office have been dominated by self-inflicted controversy and roadblocks, courtesy of federal courts and a divided Congress. "We have done far more, I think maybe more than anybody's done in this office in 50 days, that I can tell you,'' Trump said to cheers from thousands of supporters at a campaign rally in Nashville, Tennessee....
  • LIVE THREAD:Trump Rally Louisville, KY Exposition Center 3/20/2017 @ 3:30pm EDT

    03/20/2017 3:04:05 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 118 replies
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  • Trump Rally in Louisville KY on Monday

    03/16/2017 3:28:40 PM PDT · by euram · 13 replies
    President Donald J Trump Events ^ | 03-16-2017 | President Donald J Trump Events
    Monday, March 20, 2017 7:30 PM President Donald J. Trump will hold a rally at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Freedom Hall. Doors open at 4:30pm EST, the event will start at 7:30pm EST.
  • Ashley Judd ‘very sad,’ ‘scared’ after man says ‘we like Trump’ at basketball game

    03/13/2017 10:05:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 13, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    Ashley Judd says she’s “very sad” and “scared” after a man who took her picture at a Kentucky basketball game Saturday dared to mention that he likes President Trump. Ms. Judd, who famously spoke out against the president during the post-inauguration Women’s March on Washington, wrote a Facebook post about the “uncomfortable and scary” situation Saturday during the semifinal between the Kentucky Wildcats and Alabama Crimson Tide at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The actress described “an older man with white hair” who approached her at her seat and asked to take a picture. “I said ‘Yes.’ And before I could...
  • ACLU Loses Effort to Charge Kim Davis $231K in Legal Fees

    03/09/2017 11:58:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/08/2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who in 2015 spent six days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples due to her religious beliefs, will not have to pay $231,000 in court fees, a federal judge has ruled. U. S. Magistrate Judge Edward Atkins denied the plaintiffs' demand in Miller v. Davis that Davis pay the ACLU $231,000 because the plaintiffs didn't win their case against Davis, Liberty Counsel reported. Their were three cases against Davis, all of which were dismissed as moot on April 19, 2016, after the Kentucky legislature passed a law providing Davis, and...
  • Rand Paul Criticizes John McCain For Attacking Trump, ‘Playing Footsies’ With Europe

    02/28/2017 10:59:13 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 27, 2017 | Christian Datoc
    Sen. Rand Paul harshly criticized sen. John McCain during a Monday morning interview on “The Mike Gallagher Show.” “There’s been a long standing tradition that when you go over sees you don’t toady up to the sort of socialists in Europe and you say, ‘oh they look down their nose at us and they think they’re better than us,'” the Kentucky Republican stated. “He goes over there and criticizes the president.” “Look I will have disagreements with the president, but I will support him when he’s conservative,” he told Gallagher. “I think most of the policies that have come out...
  • WKU President Gary Ransdell cannot support WKU becoming a sanctuary campus

    02/21/2017 8:11:22 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 16 replies
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. WBKO ^ | Feb 21, 2017 | WBKO News Staff
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - WKU President Gary Ransdell says the university will work to protect all of the students, but he cannot support WKU declaring itself a sanctuary campus. In a letter to Dr. Kate Hudepohl, the Chair University Senate, Dr. Ransdell writes: "Thank you for the University Senate Resolution on Sanctuary for Undocumented Immigrant Students and Campus Community Members Affected by Executive Orders. It was received in my office on Friday, February 17, 2017. I have studied the Senate action carefully. While I am supportive of the spirit behind the Senate Resolution, I cannot support WKU declaring itself...
  • Lawmaker introduces bill requiring men to get written permission from wives to purchase Viagra

    02/19/2017 1:03:33 PM PST · by digger48 · 77 replies
    WISH ^ | February 19, 2017 | WCMH
    FRANKFORT, KY (WCMH) — A Kentucky lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require men seeking treatment for erectile dysfunction to jump through several hoops beforehand. Rep. Mary Lou Marzian (D-Louisville) introduced House Bill 369 on Feb. 12. The bill would require that a man visit a doctor twice before the doctor can prescribe any drug for erectile dysfunction, be married and get a signed and dated letter of consent from his spouse. The bill also calls for the man to “make a sworn statement with his hand on a bible that he will only use a prescription for a...
  • President Trump is just Rubio or Bush with a Twitter account, Mitch McConnell says

    02/19/2017 1:28:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | February 17, 2017 | Sean Cockerham
    Republican President Donald Trump’s first month in office is the sort of beginning that any other Republican president may have had, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday. “As I look at what we might have expected from a President Mitt Romney or a President Marco Rubio, or a President Jeb Bush at the beginning of their tenures in office, I can’t see much difference between what President Trump is doing and what they would have done,” McConnell, R-Ky. told a Capitol news conference. Trump’s chaotic first month has included an appeals court rejection of his travel ban on citizens...
  • Heroin town USA: Louisville (KY) is hit with 52 overdose cases in just 32 HOURS......

    02/13/2017 9:37:43 PM PST · by Morgana · 69 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 14, 2017 | Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Heroin town USA: Louisville is hit with 52 overdose cases in just 32 HOURS as opioid epidemic continues to ravage America Louisville, Kentucky, has become the latest American city to have experienced an alarming cluster of heroin overdoses, with 52 drug-related emergency calls coming in during 32 hours last week. According to Louisville Metro Emergency Services, it was more than double the number of overdose calls that came in during the same time period the previous week. The agency said the 911 calls started coming in at around midnight on Thursday and continued through 8am on Friday.
  • Constitutional Carry Bill in Kentucky Pulled from Consideration

    02/10/2017 5:39:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    SB 7 is the Constitutional/Permitless carry bill in the Kentucky legislature for 2017.  It was moved to the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection committee.  The NRA-ILA is reporting that the bill has been removed from Senate consideration.  Unfortunately, the constitutional/permitless carry legislation, Senate Bill 7, has been pulled from consideration in the Kentucky Senate. SB 7, as with all modern Constitutional carry bills, leaves the permit system in place.  People who value the permit for state to state reciprocity, or as an alternate to NICS checks, will be able to use it for those purposes. Kentucky is one...
  • New Kentucky Project hosts first 'ideas conference' to push back against "hard-right" agendas

    02/06/2017 5:42:42 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    Spectrum News Pure Politics ^ | 02/04/2017 | Kevin Wheatley
    LEXINGTON — The New Kentucky Project held the first of what could be many “ideas conferences” on Saturday as co-founders Adam Edelen and Matt Jones laid out their vision for the group that wants to develop the next generation of Kentucky leaders. Edelen, a former Democratic state auditor who lost his re-election bid in 2015, and Jones, an unabashed Democrat who has hosted politicians from both parties on his Kentucky Sports Radio show and “Hey Kentucky!” television program, said more than 600 registered for the event, far surpassing their initial expectation of around 150. They say the 501(c )(4) will...