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  • Sen. Mitch McConnell greeted by angry protesters for third straight day

    02/23/2017 8:18:11 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 14 replies
    Spectrum News Pure Politics ^ | 2/23/2017 | Don Weber
    FRANKFORT – For the third consecutive day, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was greeted by angry protesters before speaking at an event in downtown Covington. McConnell was in northern Kentucky to address members of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce as well as the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. The concerns of the protesters ranged from repeal of the Affordable Care Act, President Trump’s involvement with Russia, the loosening of EPA regulations and the feeling that McConnell was not listening to them. ... McConnell said after his speech is that he has listened and understands the protesters concerns. He just...
  • Congressman Barr faces angry crowd at event in Mount Sterling

    02/22/2017 5:40:56 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 50 replies
    Spectrum News Pure Politics ^ | 2/22/2017 | Don Weber
    MOUNT STERLING – U.S. Rep. Andy Barr faced an overwhelmingly hostile crowd in Mt. Sterling on Wednesday during his Coffee with a Congressman event. A standing room only crowd of approximately 100 constituents, many from Lexington and Frankfort, were in attendance at the event often booing and shouting at the 6th district Congressman as he spoke about a number of issues and answered numerous questions. The tone was set early on as Barr was thanking a few people at the start of the event when he was interrupted by Debbie Winslow, of Lexington, who was upset that Barr had not...
  • WKU President Gary Ransdell cannot support WKU becoming a sanctuary campus

    02/21/2017 8:11:22 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 15 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...
  • Trump's behavior "terrifying," Congressman Yarmuth says

    02/21/2017 4:21:27 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 41 replies
    Spectrum News Pure Politics ^ | 2/21/2017 | Nick Storm
    U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, is becoming increasingly alarmed with the actions and words from President Donald Trump. Kentucky’s lone federally elected Democratic official, who is now the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee, summed up Trump’s presidency after a recent press conference in a word as “terrifying.” “It’s terrifying from a number of perspectives,” he said in an interview with Spectrum News on Monday. “One is he’s incoherent; President Trump literally cannot express a thought that is coherent. Secondly, he says things without any regard to the ramifications of them — all of these statements that involve foreign...
  • McConnell greeted by hundreds of protestors in Anderson County

    02/21/2017 4:18:29 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 38 replies
    Spectrum News Pure Politics ^ | 2/21/2017 | Don Weber
    LAWRENCEBURG – Between 700 and 800 protestors greeted U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday as he spoke at a luncheon hosted by the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce in Lawrenceburg. Democratic Party of Kentucky Communications Director Daniel Lowry said the protestors came from across the state to send McConnell a message. “They don’t appreciate the things that he has done such as vote against workers, voting against the minimum wage hike, and he has shut down Senator Warren,” Lowry said. “That made a lot of folks upset.” Jennifer Lawless of Louisville came to voice her concern to McConnell...
  • Ky. Dems: "Make Mitch Listen in Louisville on Feb. 22"

    02/21/2017 4:08:38 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    Ky. Dems ^ | February 22, 2016 | Kentucky Democrat Party
    Mitch won't answer phone calls. He runs from us at the airport. He thinks he can silence Sen. Warren and her reading of the Coretta Scott King Letter. He orchestrated the DeVos confirmation. This is the tip of the iceberg. We are working to #DitchMitch. Let him know what you think on Feb. 22 in Louisville at 11 am. Louisville Marriott East 1903 Embassy Square Blvd Jeffersontown, KY 40299
  • 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...
  • Threatening left-wing mob gathering outside of Mitch McConnell’s Kentucky home

    02/10/2017 7:09:28 PM PST · by markomalley · 115 replies
    Geller Report ^ | 2/10/17 | Pamela Geller
    Civil war is coming. It’s just a shot away. They lost the last one and they are going for it again. The left-wing primitives have been inciting and agitating for war. Photos for Berkeley riots. BREAKING: A mob has gathered outside of Mitch McConnell’s Kentucky homeAccording to photos released by Huffington Post’s Front Page Editor Phil Lewis, a large crowd has gathered outside of Mitch McConnell’s home in Louisville, Kentucky.The crowd is reportedly reading the letter Coretta Scott King wrote about now Attorney General Jeff Sessions.One twitter user named Nathaniel Gardner captured video of the crowd reportedly 200 strong, repeating the...
  • Kentucky Man Sentenced to Prison For Engaging in a Child Exploitation Enterprise (150,000 members)

    02/09/2017 9:03:18 AM PST · by Perseverando · 41 replies
    U.S. Department of Justice ^ | February 7, 2017 | Office of Public Affairs
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, February 7, 2017 A member of a highly sophisticated, global child exploitation enterprise dedicated to the sexual exploitation of children was sentenced to prison today. Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose of the Western District of North Carolina; Special Agent in Charge John A. Strong of the FBI’s Charlotte, North Carolina, Division; Special Agent in Charge Amy Hess of the FBI’s Louisville, Kentucky, Division made the announcement. David Lynn Browning, 47, of Wooton, Kentucky, was sentenced to 240 months in prison for engaging in...
  • Child Sex Abuse Site ‘PlayPen’ Operators Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

    02/08/2017 4:28:06 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    We Are Change ^ | 2/8/17 | Aaron Kesel
    The two primary operators of a child sex abuse site known as “Playpen” were sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday.David Lynn Browning of Kentucky Michael Fluckiger of Indiana were prosecuted for their involvement with the site, which was run off of The Onion Router (TOR)’s darkweb as a hidden address.TOR bounces data requests around through three different default nodes, encrypting at every step to conceal the locations and the identities of its users, if used properly.The router is used by journalists and others for legitimate purposes. A long-standing use of the network has unfortunately been proliferating child pornography underground, which...
  • 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...
  • McConnell: No Federal Money for Investigating Voter Fraud

    02/06/2017 3:46:35 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 113 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 2-5-2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he would not spend federal funds investigating what President Trump says is “massive voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election.” McConnell told CNN’s Jake Tapper that, although there are instances of voter fraud, he believes that it’s not “as widespread as Trump claims” and that combating voter fraud should be an issue “best left to the states” instead of the federal government.“Election fraud does occur,” he told CNN’s State of the Union, adding that “there’s no evidence that occurred in such a significant number that it would have changed the presidential election.”
  • McConnell declines federal investigation into voter fraud

    02/05/2017 8:58:45 AM PST · by markomalley · 87 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/5/17 | Kelly Cohen
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday declined to say he would support a federal investigation — and thus the spending of taxpayer money — into President Trump's claims of massive voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election. The Kentucky Republican said that he does believe in voter fraud, but does not believe as Trump does that 3 to 5 million people illegally voted in the election. "Election fraud does occur," McConnell said on CNN's "State of the Union," adding that "there's no evidence that occurred in such a significant number that it would have changed the presidential election." In...
  • Mitch McConnell: Congress unlikely to step in if courts throw out Trump travel ban

    02/05/2017 10:02:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 95 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/05/2017 | By Eric Bradner
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said President Donald Trump isn't likely to get his travel ban implemented by Congress if courts strike it down. "I don't know that that's necessary," McConnell told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union" Sunday. "I mean, the courts are going to decide whether the executive order the President issued is valid or not, and we all follow court orders." McConnell's comments come after a federal judge put a pause on Trump's order that barred citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries -- Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen -- from entering the US...
  • Senate Republican Leader McConnell Distances Himself From Trump Stances

    02/05/2017 10:58:16 AM PST · by Cubs Fan · 76 replies
    Asked about Mr. Trump’s recent reference to the “so-called judge’’ that ruled against the president’s executive order on immigration and refugees, Mr. McConnell again distanced himself from the White House. “I think it’s best not to single out judges for criticism. We all get disappointed from time to time … but I think it’s best to avoid criticizing judges individually,’’ he said. Mr. McConnell also poured cold water on the pledge by Mr. Trump to launch a national investigation of voter fraud. The president has claimed, without evidence, that millions of people voted fraudulently in the presidential election. If there’s...
  • Navy investigating SEALs unit that rode with Trump flag in Kentucky convoy

    02/03/2017 12:08:25 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/3/2017 | FoxNews
    ....[SEALs unit spokeswoman Lt. Jacqui] Maxwell described the investigation as a command inquiry that could lead to punishment if warranted. She also said it wasn’t immediately clear if those involved were SEALs or support staff. .... The paper reported Thursday that a Kentucky-based anti-Trump group was one of the first to post video of the incident on its website, calling it “a fascist tactic” that “is not acceptable. RESIST!!!” [Apparently a KY goat farmer took the photo/video and posted it as a lark, and then some KY SJW noticed it and alerted the Antifaghi or whatever they're called.]
  • Terrorists Once Used Refugee Program to Settle in US (Bowling-Green)

    02/03/2017 8:04:55 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 18, 2015 | James Gordon Meek and Brian Ross
    Of the 31 states that have declared their opposition to taking in Syrian refugees, one state, Kentucky, has a specific reason to be wary of the background check process: previously two Iraqi refugees who settled in Bowling Green turned out to be al Qaeda-linked terrorists with the blood of American soldiers on their hands, an ABC News investigation found. Both pleaded guilty to terror-connected charges after trying to acquire heavy weapons while in America’s heartland. The 2013 ABC News investigation also revealed that several dozen other suspected terrorist bombmakers, including some who were believed to have targeted U.S. troops, may...
  • Kellyanne Conway Admits ‘Bowling Green Massacre’ Error

    02/03/2017 7:55:08 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 54 replies
    NYT ^ | By JOE COSCARELLIFEB. 3, 2017
    Kellyanne Conway, the adviser to President Trump who coined the phrase “alternative facts,” is facing another firestorm of criticism and fact-checking after she falsely spoke of a “Bowling Green massacre” by Iraqi refugees. She acknowledged and corrected her mistake Friday morning on Twitter. (snip) Ms. Conway did not specify whether she meant an attack in Kentucky, Ohio or Downtown Manhattan, for that matter. But the closest circumstance to what she described occurred in Bowling Green, Ky., in late May 2011. Two Iraqi citizens, Mohanad Shareef Hammadi and Waad Ramadan Alwan, were indicted on federal terrorism charges. According to a Justice...
  • Military Convoy Flying Trump Flag Belonged to SEAL Unit

    02/02/2017 3:45:05 AM PST · by Daffynition · 86 replies
    WTVQ ^ | 2.1.17 | staff reporter
    The military convoy spotted on Sunday flying a Donald Trump flag near Louisville belonged to an East Coast-based SEAL unit, a Navy spokesperson told ABC News. Military officials have launched an inquiry to determine if any misconduct can be linked to the incident. Regulations do not permit an unauthorized flag on a military vehicle.
  • Radio station hijacked by anti-Trump messaging

    01/31/2017 5:28:15 PM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Spero ^ | 1/31/17 | Martin Barillas
    Radio stations in South Carolina, Kentucky, and several other states claim that their signals were hijacked in recent days, interrupted by an obscene rap song that denounced President Donald Trump.  A station in Salem SC was hacked on January 30 by a rap that played continuously for 15 minutes.   According to WFBS-FM, hackers hijacked the signal thorugh its internet-connected antennas. The station was able to recover the IP address of the hackers, and reported it to the Federal Communications Commission.   Similar incidents have occurred in recent days in Washington State, Kentucky and Texas. In Mooresville NC, a cable...
  • Drudge slams GOP Congress for making Trump 'do everything alone'

    01/30/2017 8:49:25 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/30/2017 | JOE CONCHA
    Drudge Report founder Matt Drudge slammed the GOP-led Congress in a rare tweet Monday, accusing the party's lawmakers of hanging President Trump "out to dry" on issues like taxes and ObamaCare. "Congress hanging The Donald out to dry. Making him do everything alone! Despicable. No tax cuts, no Obamacare repeal. NOTHING," wrote Drudge, an ardent Trump supporter. {.. snip ..}
  • NRA demand endangers Kentuckians

    01/29/2017 8:28:16 AM PST · by rktman · 72 replies
    kentucky.com ^ | 1/27/2017 | editors
    Around 350,000 Kentuckians have completed firearms safety courses and passed background checks to legally carry a concealed weapon in the last 20 years. Now the state Senate is poised to gut the training, background checks and licensing requirements. Senate Bill 7 also would lower the legal age for carrying a concealed firearm in Kentucky from 21 to 18. Why, you may wonder, when gunshot victims seem to be getting younger and younger, would responsible lawmakers send a message that it’s OK for anyone lacking firearms training to carry a hidden gun in public? It’s a good question. The answer is...
  • Chilis Cancels Planned Parenthood Fundraiser After Pro-Life People Complain

    01/27/2017 7:04:03 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 1/27/2017 | Steven Ertelt
    Chili’s restaurants has cancelled a Planned Parenthood fundraiser that was being held at locations across two states after pro-life people complained. In an exclusive report a LifeNews.com yesterday, Chili’s restaurants in two states were coming under fire from pro-life advocates for giving 15% of patron’s meal purchases to the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Earlier this week the Planned Parenthood abortion business affiliate in Indiana and Kentucky posted a promotional code its supporters could use to request that Chili’s donate 15% of the pre-tax meal purchase to benefit the abortion corporation. According to the image the abortion company posted, its supporters...
  • Chilis Restaurants in Two States Giving 15% of Your Meal Purchase to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

    01/25/2017 10:16:26 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 73 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | January 25, 2017 | Steven Ertlet
    Chili’s restaurants in two states are coming under fire from pro-life advocates for giving 15% of patron’s meal purchases to the Planned Parenthood abortion business.Earlier this week the Planned Parenthood abortion business affiliate in Indiana and Kentucky posted a promotional code its supporters could use to request that Chili’s donate 15% of the pre-tax meal purchase to benefit the abortion corporation. According to the image the abortion company posted, its supporters can bring the voucher to any of the identified Chili’s locations participating in the give back program. The voucher is good weather people purchasing food at Chili’s dine in...
  • Democratic political consultant pleads guilty to bribery scheme with Longmeyer

    01/25/2017 6:03:21 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    Spectrum News Pure Politics ^ | 1/25/2017 | Nick Storm
    Lexington based Democratic political consultant Samuel McIntosh was charged and admitted to paying kickbacks to former Secretary of the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet, Timothy Longmeyer in federal court on Wednesday. The 58 year-old McIntosh pleaded guilty to four counts of bribery of a public official and one count of mail fraud before U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell on Wednesday. ... According to the McIntosh’s plea agreement beginning in 2009, McIntosh worked with Longmeyer and Lawrence O’Bryan to carry out a kickback scheme. Longmeyer agreed to use his position to persuade Humana, Inc., to hire his firm MC Squared for consulting services...
  • Burlesque Dancer Fired, Investigated by Secret Service for Trump Assassination Tweet

    01/23/2017 5:29:02 PM PST · by markomalley · 53 replies
    Big Government ^ | 1/23/17 | Katherine Rodriguez
    The Secret Service is investigating a burlesque dancer from Kentucky after she posted a Tweet that said she hoped someone would be “kind enough” to assassinate President Donald Trump.“If someone was cruel enough to assassinate MLK, maybe someone will be kind enough to assassinate Trump,” Heather Lowrey, 26, of Louisville wrote on Twitter.The Secret Service confirmed it interviewed Lowrey and is still investigating the incident, the New York Daily News reported.
  • Congress Should Follow Kentucky's Lead: Pass Right To Work, Repeal Prevailing Wage

    01/18/2017 8:12:16 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 18, 2017 | George Leef
    Kentucky just became the 27th state to enact a Right to Work (RTW) statute – the law that prevents workers from being fired just because they decline to pay dues to a government-certified union. In recent years, the RTW bill had been bottled up in the state House, but after the Democrats lost their majority in last November’s elections, the bill sailed through and was promptly signed by Governor Matt Bevin. At the same time, Kentucky made another good move by repealing its “prevailing wage” statute. Such laws are meant to shield construction unions from competition by preventing bidders for...
  • Kentucky Abortion Clinic That Killed Babies Since 1989 is Closing

    01/16/2017 9:25:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | January 16, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Kentucky abortion facility caught masquerading as a doctor’s office will close permanently on Jan. 27, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. In the spring of 2016, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration filed a lawsuit accusing the EMW Women’s Clinic in Lexington of illegally operating an abortion clinic disguised as a doctor’s office. Bevin’s administration asked a court for permission to close the practice, saying it was not licensed as an abortion facility. State health investigators also found unsanitary conditions inside the facility, according to the Courier Journal. The state Supreme Court sided with the governor in August. It has not been...
  • Remember When Jeff Sessions and John Lewis linked arms at Edmund Pettus Bridge?

    01/12/2017 7:41:05 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 20 replies
    Representative John Lewis has either a very bad or a very selective memory when it comes to Jeff Sessions. Mr. Lewis testified against Senator Sessions in the Senate Attorney General hearing. Unfortunately for John, there are photos of the two who are arm in arm on the 50th-anniversary march in Selma. What say you, Mr. Lewis?
  • Collins' support of Sessions draws protests

    01/10/2017 11:34:19 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies
    WMTW-TV ^ | Jan 10, 2017
    Sen. Susan Collins support of President-elect Donald Trump's attorney general pick, Sen. Jeff Sessions, drew protests at her Maine offices on Tuesday.
  • Kentucky lawmakers pass 'right-to-work' legislation

    01/07/2017 11:33:19 AM PST · by mdittmar · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 7, 2017 | Steve Bittenbender
    Republican lawmakers in Kentucky passed a bill on Saturday making it the 27th U.S. state to allow workers the right to work in union-represented shops and receive union-negotiated benefits without paying dues to the representing body. Republican lawmakers in a handful of states have passed similar so called "right-to-work" and anti-union laws in recent years. Supporters say the measures spur economic growth while opponents cast the laws as assaults on organized labor and blue-collar workers that limit union revenues.The effort to pass the legislation in Kentucky came two months after Republicans won control of the state's General Assembly for the...
  • Live Stream: Kentucky Senate Right to Work debate, vote (union members screaming)

    01/07/2017 8:01:27 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 24 replies
    KET - Live Stream of Kentucky Senate ^ | 1/7/2017 | Kentucky Senate
    Live Stream of debate / upcoming vote on bill to enact Right to Work and repeal of "prevailing wage" law. Union members can be heard screaming in protest in the background.
  • Bevin, GOP lawmakers push anti-union bills as angry workers chant in hallways

    01/04/2017 7:59:48 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 22 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | JANUARY 4, 2017 | DANIEL DESROCHERS
    FRANKFORT Angry union workers packed the hallways of Kentucky’s Capitol Annex on Wednesday as Republican lawmakers pushed ahead with bills that would ban mandatory union dues and repeal a law that requires regional prevailing wages for workers on public construction projects. The chants of union workers were little deterrent to Gov. Matt Bevin and his GOP colleagues in the Kentucky House and Senate, who have made approving the bills their top priority of the 2017 General Assembly. Shouts and banging could be heard from the hallway, but the meeting room itself was packed with supporters as the House Committee on...
  • Groups voice opposition to House and Senate anti-abortion bills

    01/04/2017 4:35:46 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 1/4/2017 | Don Weber
    FRANKFORT – A day after two anti-abortion measures, SB5 and HB2 were filed and placed on a fast track to passage, advocates from the American Civil Liberties of Kentucky (ACLU), Planned Parenthood Advocates of Indiana and Kentucky and other pro-choice groups voiced their concerns about the consequences should the legislation become law. SB5, which would ban abortions after 20 weeks into a pregnancy and HB2, known as the Ultrasound Informed Consent Act, would require an ultrasound prior to an abortion being performed. ACLU of Kentucky Advocacy Director Kate Miller says that decision to have an abortion is not an easy...
  • Rand Paul Will Oppose Republican Budget Resolution Against Obamacare

    01/04/2017 4:24:37 PM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 71 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 4, 2017 | David Weigel
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will oppose the Republican budget resolution designed to begin the process of unwinding the Affordable Care Act, making him possibly the only member of the majority to break ranks. In a speech scheduled for later Wednesday, he will criticize the resolution for assuming $9 trillion in additional debt over the next 10 years.
  • Kentucky: Legislative Session Convenes with Intro of Constitutional Carry Legislation

    01/04/2017 7:52:31 AM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1/4/17 | staff
    Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Yesterday, January 3 2017, the Kentucky State Legislature convened for its 2017 Legislative Session. Following the beginning of the new session, constitutional carry legislation was introduced as Senate Bill 7. This pro-gun legislation would allow any law-abiding individual who can legally possess a firearm to carry a handgun for self-defense in Kentucky without having to obtain a permit to do so.
  • McConnell Tells McCain and Graham ‘Knock it Off’ (RE: "The Vast Russian Conspiracy”)

    01/03/2017 7:00:27 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 87 replies
    Today a Politico article reveals the John McCain/Lindsey Graham push to create an international crisis with Russia has found push-back from an unlikely source, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell. (Politico) John McCain and Lindsey Graham are backing off of their push for a select committee on cybersecurity after Russian interference in the election, bowing to the political reality that the Senate Republican Conference largely does not back their idea. […] “We’re just going to move with the individual committees and see how that works. If it doesn’t work, we’ll regroup,” [Lindsey] Graham said in an interview. The House Intelligence Committee Chairman...
  • LGBT Activist Attacks Christians for Using Rainbow in Christmas Display

    01/03/2017 6:32:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | January 2, 2017 | Onan Coca
    This story may be the must bemusing and illogical of 2016, and it happened as the year came to a close. Ken Ham is the Founder and CEO of Answers in Genesis and the creator of the amazing Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky. He is also a leader in the conservative evangelical community, where his work focuses on Biblical creationism and Christian apologetics. He and his team recently made the decision to use the rainbow as part of the decoration in their Ark Encounter Christmas celebration. Visit the Ark at dusk to see it illuminated with rainbow colors as a...
  • House Republicans take speaker's gavel, clear path for priority legislation in opening day

    01/03/2017 6:04:52 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 12 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 1/3/2017 | Kevin Wheatley
    FRANKFORT — For the first time in nearly a century, a Republican is holding the speaker’s gavel in Kentucky’s House of Representatives. House Speaker Jeff Hoover was confirmed to the position via acclimation during Tuesday’s opening of the 2017 General Assembly’s 30-day session. In his opening remarks to the chamber, Hoover said the state faces a number of challenges that need to be resolved and that his focus as speaker will be doing what he can to address them. He also had a message for lawmakers in both parties: the election season is done. Republicans wrested control of the House...
  • Terminally ill Army sergeant, who used military grit to meet pope, dies

    01/03/2017 10:37:25 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 77 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 01/03/2017 | Carol Glatz
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Cheryl Tobin, a former master sergeant with the U.S. Army who used her military might to flag down the pope for a blessing, died in her sleep New Year’s Eve. She was 48. Terminally ill with a rare form of cancer, Tobin went on a pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi in May thanks to the generosity, prayers and assistance of many people who wanted to help her fulfill her dream. Despite the fatigue that came from radiation treatments, chemotherapy and surgery, Tobin was able to climb the Holy Stairs on her knees, climb to the top...
  • Jefferson Mall closes early due to loitering teens (Louisville KY)

    12/26/2016 7:45:50 PM PST · by FreedomPoster · 32 replies
    Wave 3 ^ | 12/26/2016 9:59 PM
    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Jefferson Mall closed its doors an hour early Monday night due to a large group of loitering teens. A post on the Jefferson Mall's Facebook page says it closed early at the recommendation of local authorities. Louisville Metro Police Department officials said it was the mall management's decision to close. Police had an increased presence at the mall and officers helped get everybody out. Mitchell said approximately 75 youth were running through the mall causing a bit of a disturbance. There were no injuries, no reports of thefts and no arrests. Police said it was not...
  • A Conservative Defense of Transgender Rights (National Review)

    12/21/2016 6:42:08 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 92 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/17/2016
    Kentucky governor Matt Bevin said last week that he hopes the Kentucky legislature won’t consider a transgender-bathroom bill in the upcoming legislative session; according to Bevin, “the last thing we need is more government rules.” He’s absolutely right, and I think it’s worth offering a conservative defense of transgender rights — which ought to be a conservative issue. On the American political spectrum, conservatism is the mind-your-own-business ideology. I know smoking is unhealthy, but I enjoy smoking, and my health is none of your business. I know motorcycles can be dangerous, but I like the wind in my hair; whether...
  • McConnell: ‘I didn’t think President Trump had a chance of winning’ (interesting admissions)

    12/20/2016 12:06:11 PM PST · by xzins · 161 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 20 Dec 16 | DAVID LIGHTMAN
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was surprised on election night: He didn’t see President-elect Donald Trump winning or the Senate staying in Republican hands. “I honestly thought we wouldn’t hold the U.S. Senate,” the Kentucky Republican told Kentucky Educational Television’s ... “I thought we’d come up short, and I didn’t think President Trump had a chance of winning.” The Senate victories were “really something,” McConnell said, “but it never occurred to me he (Trump) might be able to win as well.” ... “It was a lot of feeling among just ordinary people...that the current administration didn’t care about them,” he...
  • Public University (Kentucky) Punishes Professor For Sex Crime Because He Sang A BEACH BOYS SONG

    12/19/2016 12:13:40 PM PST · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 19, 2016 | Eric Owens
    The taxpayer-funded University of Kentucky has punished a journalism professor for sexual misconduct because, the professors says, he publicly sang "California Girls" by The Beach Boys. The professor, Buck Ryan, told his bizarre story of bureaucratic woe in an op-ed in the Lexington Herald-Leader this weekend. The University of Kentucky’s Title IX coordinator - Patty Bender, according to the public school's website - ruled that Ryan’s crooning of "California Girls" was sexual misconduct because the song includes "language of a sexual nature," Ryan writes. The occasion which caused Ryan to belt out the 1965 Beach Boys song was the closing...
  • Obama rushes out 11th-hour regulations targeting coal mining

    12/19/2016 6:52:07 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 19, 2016 | Ben Wolfgang
    At virtually the last possible moment, the Obama administration on Monday rolled out new regulations making it even more difficult and more costly to mine coal in the U.S., a final shot against the already beleaguered coal industry as the president leaves office. The Interior Department’s Stream Protection Rule will go into effect 30 after its official release and publication in the federal register, meaning it likely will be implemented Jan. 19 — one day before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Mr. Trump has vowed to undo much of his predecessor’s environmental regulations, including rules that target coal mining. The...
  • Republican Leaders to Oppose Trump Tax Cuts

    12/12/2016 6:07:17 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 119 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | December 12, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    You just knew this was coming… Republican leader Mitch McConnell warned today he will not pass Donald Trump’s tax cuts. Senate Majority Leader McConnell has a different plan. Bloomberg.com reported: President-elect Donald Trump’s race to enact the biggest tax cuts since the 1980s went under a caution flag Monday as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned he considers current levels of U.S. debt “dangerous” and said he wants any tax overhaul to avoid adding to the deficit. “I think this level of national debt is dangerous and unacceptable,” McConnell said, adding he hopes Congress doesn’t lose sight of that when...
  • House committee investigating $11M road project delay fizzles after chairman resigns...

    12/10/2016 7:38:23 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 10 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 12/8/2016 | Kevin Wheatley
    FRANKFORT — The chairman of a House committee investigating the delay of an $11 million road project in Jessamine County has resigned after he says House Speaker Greg Stumbo denied his request to subpoena a Democratic lawmaker who accused Gov. Matt Bevin of retaliating against him. Rep. Jim Wayne, D-Louisville, submitted his resignation during a meeting Thursday, saying Rep. Russell Meyer, D-Nicholasville, ignored a letter requesting testimony under oath last week. When he wanted to subpoena Meyer on Nov. 30 because “his was the most severe accusation against the governor,” Wayne said Stumbo’s chief of staff ordered House Clerk Jean...
  • Data shows human trafficking spike in Louisville during major events

    12/07/2016 8:32:33 AM PST · by Non-Compliant_Deplorable · 18 replies
    WLKY ^ | 12/6/2016 | Carolyn Callahan
    A conference in Louisville taught people the signs of human trafficking and showed them it's not something that just happens in other countries. WLKY talked with survivors and the Attorney General about human and sex trafficking in Kentucky...By definition, human trafficking is the illegal movement of people, typically for the purposes of forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation... "It's a $150 billion industry, but let's not call it an industry. Let's call it what it is: slavery," Attorney General Andy Beshear said. Beshear said human trafficking is a vastly under-reported crime. Data shows that from Jan. 1 through Oct. 31,...
  • 2 Fort Campbell soldiers charged with murder in disappearance of fellow soldier

    11/30/2016 8:35:54 AM PST · by nickedknack · 16 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 30, 2016 | FoxNews.com
    Two Fort Campbell soldiers were charged with murder, kidnapping and conspiracy in the disappearance of Pfc. Shadow McClaine, federal authorities announced Tuesday. Jamal Williams-McCray and Charles Robinson of the 101st Airborne Division were charged two months after McClaine disappeared and her car was found abandoned in a Nashville parking lot...Williams-McCray is McClaine’s ex-husband.
  • Trump to nominate Elaine Chao for transportation post: source

    11/29/2016 10:04:34 AM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 67 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/29/16 | Reuters Staff Reporter
    President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao to head the Transportation Department, a source with knowledge of the decision said on Tuesday. The source, who requested anonymity, confirmed the pick to Reuters. Chao, the wife of Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, served as labor secretary under President George W. Bush and was the first Asian-American woman to hold a Cabinet position. The formal announcement was expected Tuesday afternoon. Although Trump spoke on the campaign trail about wanting to "drain the swamp" in Washington, more than half of Trump's nine key appointments so far have been...