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  • Auto frame manufacturer Metalsa announces $36.5 m expansion in Owensboro, will add 113 jobs (KY)

    09/23/2017 12:50:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Northern Kentucky Tribune ^ | September 22, 2017 | Office of the Governor
    Automotive frame manufacturer Metalsa Structural Products Inc. will add 113 jobs at its Owensboro facility with a $36.5 million expansion to produce a new line of stamped and welded components. “With three production facilities in the commonwealth, Metalsa stands as one of our largest automotive employers,” Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said. “We are grateful for this additional expansion and these new jobs. This will strengthen Kentucky’s economy and further propel us toward our goal of being the American center of engineering and manufacturing excellence. We welcome this growth and congratulate both Metalsa and the Owensboro community on their success.” The...
  • Psychologist in massive Social Security fraud case gets 25-year sentence (KY)

    09/22/2017 3:53:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Dept 22, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    The psychologist who helped pull off the biggest Social Security fraud in U.S. history was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison. Alfred Bradley Adkins was part of the fraud ring orchestrated by Eric C. Conn, one of the country’s most prominent disability lawyers, and David B. Daugherty, a Social Security judge who rubber-stamped at least 1,700 bogus applications for benefits. All told, the scam would have cost the government at least $600 million in fraudulent lifetime benefits, according to the government’s conservative estimate. Some $93 million were already paid out before the scam was stopped, the government said. Judge...
  • Auto supplier Metalsa to add 113 jobs with $36.5M expansion in Owensboro (Kentucky)

    09/20/2017 3:31:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Lane Report ^ | September 20, 2017
    Daviess County facility to manufacture new line of stamped, welded structural components FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 20, 2017) – Automotive frame manufacturer Metalsa Structural Products Inc. will add 113 jobs at its Owensboro facility with a $36.5 million expansion to produce a new line of stamped and welded components. “With three production facilities in the commonwealth, Metalsa stands as one of our largest automotive employers,” Gov. Bevin said. “We are grateful for this additional expansion and these new jobs. This will strengthen Kentucky’s economy and further propel us toward our goal of being the American center of engineering and manufacturing excellence....
  • WPT Corp. to add second Western Kentucky plant, create 40 jobs

    09/11/2017 8:54:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Lane Report ^ | September 8, 2017
    Nonwoven fabrics manufacturer WPT Corp. will open a $6 million, 40-job plant — its second in Ohio County — to add capacity for materials used in hygiene and filtration products such as diapers and furnace air filters, Gov. Matt Bevin announced today. “As a family-owned and operated company, WPT Corp. is taking a major step forward in establishing a new production facility. Our state and local economic development efforts provide support for exactly this kind of business growth across Kentucky,” Gov. Bevin said. “We congratulate both the company and the Ohio County community on this new project and look forward...
  • Carter County man arrested for sodomy, incest with juvenile (Really Amish)

    09/07/2017 12:17:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    WOWK TV NEWS 13 ^ | Sept, 7, 2017 | WOWK
    CARTER COUNTY, KY (WOWK) - Kentucky State Police troopers in Ashland arrested a Carter County man on multiple charges involving the sexual abuse of a child. According to a release, Levi Hershberger, 39, of Olive Hill, was arrested after troopers investigated a report of illegal sexual activity involving a juvenile in June 2017.
  • ‘Nazi scum,’ ‘Die Nazi!’ painted across Republican headquarters in Lexington

    08/27/2017 2:30:33 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | August 26, 2017
    The Republican Party of Fayette County’s headquarters on Southland Drive was vandalized either late Friday or early Saturday by someone who painted “Nazi scum” and “Die Nazi!” across the office’s front windows and door. It was the second act of vandalism at the office since Republican President Donald Trump’s election last November, when someone smashed the glass door with a small metal dumbbell. State and local GOP officials swiftly said that they don’t blame the Democratic Party for the malicious acts.
  • Paducah, Kentucky man booked prostitute finds it's his own wife

    08/26/2017 10:15:42 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 36 replies
    http://www.countyweekly.com ^ | Aug 24 2017 | David Foster
    The man had been using the site for some months, to hire prostitutes and meet them for sex at hotels in neighboring areas. Last weekend the man told his wife he was going out drinking with work colleagues when in reality he was traveling to a motel on the outskirts of town.
  • Social Security fraud judge gets 4 years in prison

    08/25/2017 3:39:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 25, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    The Social Security judge who rubber-stamped more than 1,700 bogus disability applications as part of the largest disability fraud ring in American history was sentenced to four years in federal prison Friday. David B. Daugherty left the Kentucky courtroom in handcuffs after Judge Danny C. Reeves rejected the government’s recommendation of a year in home confinement, and instead gave him the maximum time allowed on the charges he pled guilty to. The judge also ordered Daugherty to pay $93 million in restitution to the government, according to witnesses in the courtroom. Daugherty was part of the disability fraud ring orchestrated...
  • Trump Is Killing McConnell In Kentucky

    08/22/2017 10:48:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | August 21, 2017 | Josh Marshall, editor and publisher
    A few moments ago I noticed a new PPP poll showing that Mitch McConnell seems to have been damaged significantly in his home state of Kentucky by the effort to repeal Obamacare. The number that caught my eye was that McConnell has an astonishing 74% disapproval rating with just 18% approving of his performance in office. A hypothetical Democrat beats him by 7 percentage points. But that only tells part of the story. McConnell is down at 18% approval. But Trump has a 60% approval rating in the state. If voters are upset with McConnell’s dogged efforts to repeal Obamacare,...
  • Company Constructing New Coal Mine in Western Kentucky (280 jobs)

    08/18/2017 12:25:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | August 18, 2017 | The Associated Press
    CALHOUN, Ky. (AP) — Construction is underway on a new underground coal mine in western Kentucky that would employ about 280 miners. Paringa Resources says it is planning to begin mining coal at the McLean County site next year. The mine would sell coal that's used to generate electricity at power plants, a sector of coal that has been in steep decline in Kentucky and parts of Appalachia.....
  • White nationalist groups plan rally in Lexington to oppose moving statues

    08/16/2017 9:10:53 AM PDT · by DFG · 99 replies
    MIami Herald ^ | 08/16/2017 | BILL ESTEP AND BETH MUSGRAVE
    White nationalists are planning a rally in Lexington to oppose the planned removal of two Confederate statues from the lawn of the former Fayette County Courthouse, and they’re considering a lawsuit aimed at blocking the move, a leader in the movement said Tuesday. Matthew Heimbach, chairman of the Traditionalist Worker Party, said his group and others allied under the umbrella of the Nationalist Front are discussing plans for the rally. Heimbach said people in the Lexington area asked his group get involved. The group has members in Kentucky and plans to try to recruit more, he said.
  • Ky. mayor: 2 Confederate statues to come down after Charlottesville

    08/12/2017 8:14:26 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 59 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 12, 2017 | AP
    The mayor of Lexington, Kentucky, says after the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, he is taking the steps to remove two Confederate-era statues from the lawn of a former courthouse. Mayor Jim Gray tweeted Saturday he will ask the Lexington-Fayette County Urban County Council at its Tuesday work session to ask a state military commission for permission to take down the statues of John Hunt Morgan and John C. Breckinridge. Gray tweeted he intended to make the announcement next week, but the "tragic events in Charlottesville" had accelerated his announcement.
  • KY Gov Matt Bevins lashes out at 'perverse' media (Trunc)

    08/02/2017 12:46:59 PM PDT · by DFG · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/02/2017 | Daniel Roth
    he Governor of Kentucky is lashing out at local news broadcasters after one flew a drone over his multi-million dollar mansion which critics say he purchased in a 'sweetheart' property deal. In March, Governor Matt Bevin purchased a 150-year-old restored mansion and 10 acres of land in Anchorage, Jefferson County for an estimated $1.6 million from Neil Ramsey, a friend and Bevin campaign donor, according to the Courier-Journal. Bevin decided to buy the home after determining that the 25-room, 18,428-square foot Governor's mansion in Frankfort was difficult to secure and not suitable for his large family. Bevin has a wife...
  • Kentucky Could Be The First Abortion Free-State By 2018

    08/01/2017 10:42:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/01/2017 | By Jeremiah Keenan
    Last week Operation Save America (formerly known as Operation Rescue), conducted a seven-day rally, several hundred strong, in Louisville, Kentucky. The epicenter of the campaign was the last abortion mill in the state: EMW Women’s Surgical Center, a brown brick building on 2nd and West Market, guarding its 20 feet of sidewalk with nearly a dozen “No Trespassing” signs.Taped out in yellow and black around the EMW entrance, stood a federally-mandated temporary “buffer zone,” prohibiting OSA leaders from nearing the clinic entrance.In May, Rusty Lee Thomas, director of OSA, along with 10 determined associates, had chosen to sit down...
  • Ky. National Guard member shocked by Trump transgender ban

    07/26/2017 4:37:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    WOWK TV NEWS 13 ^ | July 26, 2017 | WOWK
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky National Guard member says he was shocked by President Donald Trump's announcement that he will ban transgender people from serving in the military. Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce the ban because of "tremendous medical costs and disruption." Capt. Jacob Eleazer says he told a superior officer he was a transgender man in 2014. He says when he saw the president's statements he felt like he was "fired by Tweet."
  • Christian group trying to shut down Kentucky's last abortion clinic

    07/24/2017 2:04:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    CBS Evening News ^ | July 23, 2017 | CBS Evening News
    Christian group trying to shut down Kentucky's last abortion A Christian fundamentalist group is trying to close down Kentucky's last abortion clinic. If successful, Kentucky will be the first state without an abortion provider, even though it's legal. Anna Werner reports.
  • Kentucky told to pay attorney fees in same-sex marriage case

    07/21/2017 10:06:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    WOWK TV NEWS 13 ^ | July 21, 2017 | Craig Poole, Digital Content Manager
    <p>FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge has ordered Kentucky taxpayers to pay more than $220,000 in attorneys' fees for a county clerk who refused to issue marriage license to same-sex couples.</p>
  • BREAKING: 11 pro-life activists charged under the federal F.A.C.E. Act

    07/19/2017 11:30:13 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Live Action News ^ | July 19, 2017 | Carole Novielli
    Eleven pro-life activists have been charged with violating the federal F.A.C.E. act following a peaceful rescue event outside a Kentucky abortion facility in May. The event, held outside the EMW women’s abortion facility in Louisville, was organized by Operation Save America (OSA). Rev. Rusty Thomas, national director of Operation Save America (OSA), said he decided to check his e-mail late Tuesday evening he discovered that he along with ten other pro-life activists had been formally charged under the federal F.A.C.E. act. F.A.C.E. is the “Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act,” a draconian piece of legislation signed into law by...
  • Concrete firm to expand, create 130 jobs (Kentucky)

    07/07/2017 4:50:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Huntington Herald-Dispatch | July 7, 2017 | David E. Malloy
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/concrete-firm-to-expand-create-jobs/article_1a6c61f6-3d02-5fbb-96a9-ef13029e563a.html
  • Ambulance Company Owner Remains Deputy Sheriff After Payout for Pulling Over Competitor

    07/06/2017 12:58:13 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 6 replies
    A volunteer sheriff’s deputy who owns an ambulance company has settled a lawsuit that claimed he illegally pulled over a competitor's driver to intimidate them as they transported a patient. Darrell “Steve” McIntosh admitted no wrongdoing in making the June 2016 traffic stop in rural eastern Kentucky and did not help shoulder the cost of the $26,000 settlement. Ambulance driver and EMT Jason Crigger was instead paid by the Kentucky Association of Counties, which insures local governments, with some of the payout covering attorney fees. ... Breathitt County Sheriff Ray Clemons says McIntosh “does a good job” and “he don’t...