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  • Louisville native named CEO of company creating 1,000 local jobs (Kentucky)

    06/20/2017 11:15:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Louisville Business First ^ | June 20, 2017 | Marty Finley
    Jacksonville, Fla.-based Diversified Consultants Inc. has promoted its chief operating officer into its top spot. DCI announced Monday that Gordon Beck III, a Louisville native, has been named CEO of the company, which specializes in debt collection and recovery for telecommunications companies. DCI recently opened a 40,000-square-foot Louisville call center in the Commerce Crossings business park off Preston Highway near the Gene Snyder Freeway, where it is expected to create up to 1,000 jobs. Beck was promoted to strengthen current relationships and grow the company, according to a news release. He replaces Charlotte Zehnder, who will remain a major shareholder...
  • Local pastor tells Metro Council he will not obey a safety zone outside abortion clinic

    06/16/2017 8:46:12 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    WDRB ^ | June 15, 2017 | Sara Sidery
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - It's the only abortion clinic left in the state, and protests there are getting more aggressive. On Wednesday, Metro Council heard discussions about a "safety zone" outside the EMW Clinic in downtown Louisville. Supporters are fighting for a 20-foot buffer zone, something the ACLU recommends that would be 8-feet wide and stretch from the clinic's front door to the street. Anti-abortion emotions boiled over at Metro Hall at the end of a Council Public Safety Committee meeting. "Respect the unborn children," shouted local pastor Joseph Spurgeon. "Respect our free speech. We will not obey buffer zone...
  • WATCH: Gov. Matt Bevin Gives The Media A Piece of His Mind (Video)

    05/28/2017 5:54:53 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 25 replies
    RedState ^ | 05/28/2017 | Andrea Ruth
    At a press conference on Friday, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin (R) gave the media what they asked for and delivered a point by point rundown on why he, according to them, gives short shrift to news reporters. Bevin addressed several issues he says the media is deliberately falsely reporting or simply not doing “a little homework” on before running the stories simply because they don’t agree with him politically. He points specifically to the “breaking” story that Bevin hadn’t paid his taxes yet. {..snip..}
  • ‘Trump Played Me For A Fool’: Disgruntled KY Trump Supporter Laments Not Having Voted For Hillary

    05/28/2017 1:57:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Guardians of Democracy ^ | May 27, 2017 | Staff
    Elliott County in Eastern Kentucky, which has voted for a Democrat for president in every election for 144 years, overwhelmingly went for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, by a vote of 2,000 to 740. The county remains overwhelmingly Democratic in its registration, with 4,580 registered Democrats and 429 registered Republicans, according to the Lexington Herald Leader. This week, CNN visited Elliott County, which is among the poorest in the country with a staggering poverty rate of over 34% and which has one of the highest percentages of people in the nation who rely on federal benefit programs. CNN sat down...
  • Authorities identify seven people who threatened referee after Kentucky's NCAA tourney loss

    05/28/2017 1:14:15 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 27, 2017 | Jeff Eisenberg
    A two-month investigation by a Nebraska prosecutor has identified seven people who threatened referee John Higgins after Kentucky’s 75-73 NCAA tournament loss to North Carolina last March. Those seven people could eventually face charges from the FBI or authorities in their jurisdictions, Sarpy County Attorney Lee Polikov told the Associated Press on Friday. “Based on the investigation’s findings, our office has determined that no local charges will be filed and that pursuit of any criminal charges would be best served by deferring to authorities in the appropriate jurisdictions,” Polikov said in a statement. Kentucky coach John Calipari incited a firestorm...
  • Kroger to invest $70M in Northern Ky. distribution center; will employ 90

    05/25/2017 3:18:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Lane Report ^ | May 25, 2017
    The Kroger Co. has identified a facility suitable for a logistics and distribution location in Boone County and will invest $70 million in it, according to a request for a reduction in state ad valorem tax rate to the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority. Kroger will be buying a newly created building, which will be one of the first significant capital investments for the company in the Northern Kentucky community beyond a retail project. This will allow Kroger to distribute thousands of items to over 1,000 stores regionally as well as create opportunities for additional investment and job creation in...
  • 'You are once again united and keeping the peace': Police dog which broke hearts [trunc]

    05/24/2017 3:51:24 PM PDT · by blueplum · 3 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 May 2017 | staff
    Full title: 'You are once again united and keeping the peace': Police dog which broke hearts when it placed its paw on its partner's coffin dies four years after the officer was shot dead Figo the German shepherd was a K-9 officer with Bardstown police He was seen resting his paw on the casket of fallen officer Jason Ellis at the May 2013 funeral service in Bardstown, Kentucky Ellis, a drug enforcement officer, was killed by multiple shotgun blasts in what police say was a planned ambush on the 33-year-old father-of-two His killer has never been found A retired police...
  • 10 people arrested for blocking entrance to Louisville abortion clinic

    05/14/2017 11:56:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies ^ | May 13, 2017 | Fallon Glick
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Ten people were arrested Saturday morning for blocking the entrance to a Louisville abortion clinic. Early Saturday morning a crowd of about 100 people demonstrated in front of the EMW Women's Clinic in Louisville. Facebook video taken by a pro-life supporter shows a large police presence and numerous people being arrested outside the only remaining clinic that performs abortions in Kentucky. The event was organized by Operation Save America. The ten people arrested by police include Laura Buck of Indiana, Eva Edl of South Carolina, Eva Zastrow of Arkansas, David Graves of Washington State, Thomas Raddell...
  • Christian printer doesn’t have to make pro-gay shirts, appeals court rules (KY)

    05/12/2017 3:21:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 12, 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    Video at link. A Kentucky appeals court has upheld the conscience rights of a Christian printer who refused to make shirts promoting a gay-pride festival. In the 2-1 decision handed down Friday, Chief Judge Joy A. Kramer said she found no evidence that the store owner “refused any individual the full and equal enjoyment of goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations it offered to everyone else because the individual in question had a specific sexual orientation or gender identity.” Blaine Adamson is the owner of Hands On Originals, a Christian company that prints messages on T-shirts, pens, mugs and...
  • Missouri Senate passes Real ID compliance measure

    05/10/2017 8:17:08 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 15 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 10, 2017 | AP
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri senators voted early Wednesday to give residents the option of whether to get a driver's license that complies with a federal identification requirement, which would allow people to board airplanes and enter military bases. Missouri is one of only five states that doesn't comply or have an extension to comply with a 2005 federal law that established tougher licensing requirements in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Lawmakers have pushed back on the stringent proof-of-identity requirements under the law, known as the Real ID Act, citing privacy issues. But after hours of debate...
  • $33 million expansion for LINAK in Louisville begins, creating 413 full-time jobs (Kentucky)

    05/09/2017 4:24:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Lane Report ^ | May 9, 2017
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 9, 2017) – With ground turned today during a ceremony at LINAK U.S. Inc.’s plant, which manufactures linear actuators for hospital beds, office desks, farm equipment and other uses, Gov. Matt Bevin congratulated the company on its $33 million expansion that will create 413 full-time jobs. “Since locating in the commonwealth more than 20 years ago, LINAK has steadily grown its business and presence, in Louisville,” Gov. Bevin said. “We are witnessing another great investment in Kentucky as ground breaks today on the expansion of LINAK’s Louisville-based manufacturing facility. Kentucky is on the rise, and I thank...
  • 2017 Kentucky Derby Odds

    05/04/2017 6:30:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Vegas Insider ^ | 5/04/17
    Odds to win 2017 Kentucky Derby (5/6/17) - per Always Dreaming 4/1 Mc Craken 17/4 Classic Empire 5/1 Irish War Cry 8/1 Gormley 10/1 Gunnevera 10/1 Girvin 14/1 Irap 15/1 Practical Joke 15/1 Hence 20/1 Lookin At Lee 20/1 Patch 20/1 Tapwrit 20/1 Thunder Snow 20/1 Battle of Midway 30/1 J Boys Echo 30/1 State of Honor 40/1 Untrapped 40/1 Fast and Accurate 50/1 Sonneteer 50/1 Will there be a 2017 Triple Crown Winner? - per Yes +550 No -850
  • Woman claims to be Hillary Clinton after police chase into Fayette County

    05/03/2017 9:40:30 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 29 replies
    WPXI ^ | May 3, 2017
    FAYETTE COUNTY, Pa. - A woman claimed to be Hillary Clinton after leading police on a chase over state lines into Pennsylvania, according to authorities. Police in Maryland were pursuing 36-year-old Holly Donahoo, of Kentucky, on suspicion of driving under the influence. The chase continued along National Pike into Fayette County, where Pennsylvania State Police used spike strips to stop Donahoo. Donahoo refused to get out of the car, so police had to force her out. She was taken to a hospital, where she refused blood alcohol testing and kept identifying herself as Clinton.
  • Same-Sex Couple Can Seek Damages from Kentucky Clerk: U.S. Appeals Court

    05/02/2017 7:29:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/2/17 | Jonathon Stempel
    A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a damages lawsuit against Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who in 2015 refused to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples because it conflicted with her Christian beliefs. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati said a lower court judge erred in finding that damages claims by David Ermold and David Moore became moot, after a new state law last July excused clerks like Davis, from Rowan County, from having to sign marriage license forms. While the couple eventually did get a license, a three-judge appeals court panel said they could...
  • ‘You are safe,’ Transylvania attacker says to Republican student in coffee shop

    04/29/2017 7:58:17 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    A man has been arrested after a machete attack on Transylvania University’s campus that sent one woman to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. ... Tristan Reynolds, a student who was in the campus café where the attack occurred, said about 30 to 40 people were there at the time. “A guy came in, banged something, a hatchet or an ax, on the table and said, ‘The day of reckoning has come,’” Reynolds said. “He asked somebody what their political affiliation was, they said ‘Republican,’ and the guy said, ‘You are safe.’ And then I realized what was going on and...
  • KAAP to expand in Bowling Green, create 129 jobs (Aluminum parts mfg. in Kentucky)

    04/29/2017 1:52:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Lane Report ^ | April 28, 2017
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 28, 2017) – Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products LLC (KAAP) will expand for a seventh time in Bowling Green, investing more than $51 million and creating 129 full-time jobs, Gov. Matt Bevin announced today. “This expansion by Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products is a shining example of growth among advanced manufacturers in Kentucky,” Gov. Bevin said. “Since establishing its Bowling Green plant in 2004, KAAP has proven itself an excellent corporate partner in the Commonwealth’s automotive industry. We are grateful for the company’s dedication to the state and are excited to see this remarkable success continue.” KAAP will add...
  • VIDEO: Beating of girl, 12, captured on camera in Crosby Middle School bathroom

    04/27/2017 6:24:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 56 replies
    WAVE3 ^ | April 27, 2017 | Kasey Cunningham, Reporter
    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Parents are taking action against the Jefferson County Public School system, after a video surfaced of a heinous attack on their young child. >> Watch the video: (Warning: video may be disturbing to some) The King family, represented by Teddy Gordon, called a press conference Wednesday, at which they spoke about what happened to their 12 year-old daughter. The Kings will join seven other families from Crosby Middle School that are already part of a pending lawsuit against the school system. Filed in December, the lawsuit alleges that school leaders and the Crosby Middle school administration...
  • Tech company basing headquarters in Louisville, will create 250 jobs (Kentucky)

    04/27/2017 5:31:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Lane Report ^ | April 27, 2017
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 27, 2017) — Interapt LLC, a tech development startup focusing on business innovation services and workforce development, will establish a new Louisville headquarters with a nearly $3.7 million investment that will create 250 full-time jobs. Interapt will renovate a 22,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehousing facility at 1226 Rowan Street in the city’s Portland neighborhood, near downtown. The new headquarters will include dedicated space for community-focused workforce development and technology training programs. Interapt develops mobile, web and high-tech wearable applications that help businesses improve their processes, communication and bottom lines. Customers include Baptist Healthcare, Eurofins, Humana, Kindred Healthcare, YUM!...
  • UPDATE: $1.3 billion aluminum plant to be built in Greenup County; 550 new jobs expected

    04/27/2017 5:40:34 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 26, 2017 | Kathryn Robinson
    I believe AP is link only. If not I apologize.
  • Bevin set to make 'jobs announcement' (500 jobs w/an average pay of $75,000 yr. in Kentucky)

    04/25/2017 11:26:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Herald-Dispatch | April 25, 2017 | David E. Malloy
    Link only due to copyright issues: