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  • 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...
  • Elaine Chao Is Said to Be Trump’s Pick for Transportation Secretary

    11/29/2016 8:20:48 AM PST · by RummyChick · 64 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/29 | peters and haberman
    WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Elaine L. Chao, the former Labor secretary under George W. Bush, to head the Department of Transportation, elevating someone who has been a fixture of the Republican establishment in Washington to a post that could become integral to shaping one of the most ambitious parts of Mr. Trump’s agenda. Mr. Trump, a real estate magnate, has said infrastructure redevelopment is a priority. And Ms. Chao has experience — politically and personally — in navigating the competing centers of power in the capital. She is married to Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky...
  • Trump picks Elaine Chao for transportation secretary

    11/29/2016 8:22:31 AM PST · by usafa92 · 161 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/29/2016 | Phil Mattingly
    (CNN)President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Elaine Chao, the former labor secretary and wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, to be his choice for transportation secretary, an official briefed on the matter told CNN on Tuesday. The announcement is expected to come this afternoon. Chao served as secretary of labor under President George W. Bush from 2001 through 2009 -- the longest tenure in the position since World War II -- and has been married to McConnell since 1993. She was the first Asian-American woman to serve in a Cabinet position. Chao also served as the deputy secretary of transportation...
  • How American Coal Could Come Back Leaner and Cleaner

    11/25/2016 2:22:05 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Christopher Mendoza
    It’s been a wild month for the U.S. coal In reality, new technologies mean coal power can be made cleaner than ever. By the EPA’s own measure, emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants released by coal plants have fallen by more than half over the last 40 years. There have been tremendous breakthroughs in clean coal technology, which uses carbon capture and storage (CCS) to remove the vast majority of carbon dioxide from coal power emissions. If this technology were given a genuine chance rather than being written off as a myth, clean energy might not have to mean...
  • Police: 2 dead, 4 hospitalized in Louisville park shootings

    11/24/2016 7:04:43 PM PST · by digger48 · 7 replies
    WISH ^ | November 24, 2016 | ap
    <p>LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police say two people are dead and four have been hospitalized in shootings at a riverfront park in Louisville.</p> <p>Louisville Metro Police says officers responded to a call of multiple shootings at Shawnee Park on Thursday afternoon. The injuries among those taken to University Hospital are not considered life threatening.</p>
  • Hate Hoax: Another Student Fakes Mugging Claim by Trump Fans [BGSU KY]

    11/22/2016 6:56:51 PM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 11/22/16 | John Binder
    Another student at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) has hoaxed a racist hate crime attack, local police have confirmed. More than a week after the 2016 Election, a man on the BGSU campus claimed he had been pushed to the ground and robbed, all while the two perpetrators allegedly called him a racial slur. The university’s vice president for student affairs, Thomas Gibson, put out a statement based off a local police investigation where he confirms that the alleged attack did not actually happen, The Blade reported. It is still unclear whether or not the student will be charged for...
  • Kentucky Democrats huddle after losing state House, talk about regrouping for 2018 cycle

    11/21/2016 10:43:08 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 31 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/19/2016 | Kevin Wheatley
    FRANKFORT — There was a lot of soul-searching on Democrat Drive on Saturday as the Kentucky Democratic Party’s State Central Executive Committee discussed the party’s messaging, tactics and personnel in the wake of a brutal election cycle. Democrats entered Nov. 8 with a 53-47 majority in the state’s House of Representatives only to lose 17 seats as Republicans head into January’s 30-day session with a 64-36 supermajority. The GOP took the House for the first time in 95 years and, with that, the last major pillar of influence for Democrats in the Capitol. Last year, Democrats lost their second gubernatorial...
  • Sinnette mistakenly says road projects in his district nixed as retaliation for not switching to GOP

    11/21/2016 10:40:37 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/18/2016 | Kevin Wheatley
    FRANKFORT — State Rep. Kevin Sinnette said in sworn testimony before the House Investigatory Committee on Executive Actions Friday that after he rebuffed an offer to join the Republican Party, his district received nothing in a biennial highway plan passed earlier this year. The only problem? It wasn’t true. The committee is investigating possible foul play in the delay of an $11 million road project in Rep. Russell Meyer’s 39th House District. Meyer, D-Nicholasville, says the contracted extension of East Brannon Road was put on hold because he declined join the GOP at Gov. Matt Bevin’s request. Bevin has disputed...
  • Crew begins dismantling Confederate monument in Louisville

    11/20/2016 9:06:24 AM PST · by yoe · 91 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | November 19, 2016 | Staff
    A work crew began to dismantle a Confederate monument in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, the mayor said, in the latest move to take down or relocate symbols of the slaveholding Southern Confederacy from the American Civil War. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer in a pair of messages on Twitter showed photos of figures that had been removed from the monument.[snip]Students and staff members at the University of Louisville had said the memorial condoned slavery.
  • Ford says Lincoln MKC production will stay in Kentucky, not move to Mexico. (Debunk the lie)

    11/18/2016 10:39:44 AM PST · by dynoman · 45 replies
    Antomotive News ^ | 11/18/16 12:16 am ET | Automotive News
    “DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. had considered moving production of the Lincoln MKC to Mexico, but instead the compact premium crossover will remain at the Louisville Assembly Plant, the automaker confirmed Thursday night. Ford spokeswoman Christin Baker said the Cuautitlan plant was the “likely” new plant for the MKC when the automaker’s deal with the UAW expires in 2019. But now the automaker plans to build the next generation of the MKC in Louisville, Kelli Felker, Ford’s global manufacturing and labor communications manager told Automotive News late Thursday.”
  • Ford’s Change on Kentucky Plant Is an Olive Branch to Donald Trump Administration

    11/18/2016 1:40:19 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    Bill Ford’s phone call is the latest move by a business leader to thaw tension after Trump’s comments on trade One of the U.S. auto industry’s best-known figures has extended an olive branch to President-elect Donald Trump by informing him the car maker won’t move a small amount of production to Mexico, the latest effort by a business leader to thaw tension stemming from the incoming administration’s position on key issues, including global trade. Bill Ford, the great-grandson of Henry Ford and chairman of Ford Motor Co., called Mr. Trump on Thursday to tell him the company was reversing course...
  • Trump Tweets Ford Is Keeping Lincoln Plant In Kentucky (Ford Confirms)

    11/17/2016 9:57:29 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 28 replies
    wxyz.com ^ | 18 Nov 2016
    “Today, we confirmed with the President-elect that our small Lincoln utility vehicle made at the Louisville Assembly Plant will stay in Kentucky,” Ford said in an emailed statement. “We are encouraged that President-elect Trump and the new Congress will pursue policies that will improve U.S. competitiveness and make it possible to keep production of this vehicle here in the United States. We will have more details to share on our future plans at the appropriate time.”
  • Senate Republicans won’t commit to supporting Trump’s Cabinet nominees

    11/16/2016 5:04:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 16-2016 | S.A. Miller, Seth McLaughlin
    <p>Sen. Rand Paul said Wednesday that he would do whatever necessary — including joining a filibuster by Senate Democrats — to block confirmation of Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees if he taps someone like John R. Bolton or Rudolph W. Giuliani for secretary of state.</p>
  • GOP votes to keep Mitch McConnell as Senate majority leader

    11/16/2016 11:46:38 AM PST · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 11/16/16 | ap
    Senate Republicans have re-elected Kentucky’s Mitch McConnell to be majority leader when the new Congress convenes in January and starts working on Donald Trump’s agenda. McConnell is widely popular among Republicans and his election Wednesday was by acclamation. The 74-year-old is considered a clever tactician who mixes conservative leanings with a willingness to cut bipartisan deals when necessary. McConnell was Senate minority leader for eight years before becoming majority leader when the GOP took control in 2015.
  • Rand Paul: I oppose both Rudy Giuliani and John Bolton for secretary of state

    11/16/2016 7:08:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/16/2016 | Ben Jacobs and Spencer Ackerman
    Senator Rand Paul reiterated his opposition to both former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani and former UN ambassador John Bolton as secretary of state in an interview with the Guardian on Tuesday. The interview follows an op-ed in Rare, an online conservative publication, where Paul condemned Bolton as “out of touch”. The Kentucky senator grounded his opposition in the importance that Donald Trump “pick people who agree with his foreign policy”. Trump repeatedly argued on the campaign trail that the Iraq war was a mistake and condemned what he saw as an overly interventionist foreign policy from Democratic rival Hillary...
  • McConnell reelected Senate majority leader

    11/16/2016 7:50:33 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/16/16 10:19 AM EST | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is keeping his spot as the Senate’s top Republican. […] McConnell was nominated and seconded by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen.-elect Todd Young (R-Ind.). …
  • VIDEO | RICK PITINO SAYS DONALD TRUMP NEEDS TO APOLOGIZE TO JOHN MCCAIN, MEXICANS

    11/12/2016 7:28:39 PM PST · by kevcol · 70 replies
    WDRB ^ | NOVEMBER 11, 2016 | DAVID SCHUH
    After a 31-point blowout at the KFC Yum! Center, Rick Pitino's postgame press conference drifted from the usual Xs and Os. . . .Everybody in this room has problems with him. And I think the only way to remedy a problem is to find a solution. The first thing I said in the show is ... call up John McCain, apologize and then publicly apologize. Because that has upset me since day one. That man was five years in solitary confinement and was beaten. He's a hero to all of us, and he needs to be apologized to first ......
  • Republicans Expand Domination of State Legislatures -

    11/12/2016 6:50:09 AM PST · by SMGFan · 25 replies
    rollcall ^ | November 10, 2016
    Donald Trump’s presidential victory not only helped preserve the Republican Party’s majority in the Senate, but it also buoyed the GOP’s control of state legislatures. Republicans now hold an all-time high of 68 out of 99 state legislative chambers, The Associated Press reported. Republicans also have control of both chambers in 33 states, up from 31. In Kentucky, Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo was ousted along with 15 other Democratic incumbents, effectively ending 95 years of control of the state house. -
  • A Great Day for Kentucky and America

    11/10/2016 7:45:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2016 | Governor Matt Bevin
    History was made Tuesday in both the Commonwealth and the nation. A political outsider won the Presidency and did so while ignoring conventional political wisdom regarding campaign tactics. More importantly for the commonwealth, a seismic political shockwave was felt across our state. I referred to it on election night as a historical roar of the people not dissimilar from that once referenced by Winston Churchill. By now you've likely heard the numbers. For the first time in 95 years, Kentucky Republicans have a majority in the House. This new reality, along with the unity we now share in the...
  • Republicans Add to Their Dominance of State Legislatures

    11/09/2016 9:17:42 PM PST · by JediJones · 21 replies
    Governing ^ | 11/9/16 | Alan Greenblatt
    The GOP successfully defended its majorities in most chambers, and also picked up chambers in Kentucky and Iowa, giving the party full control of those states. Democrats went into this election controlling the governorship, Senate and House in just seven states...Now, they control just four states. "In short, Republicans bested expectations," Republicans not only picked up the Kentucky House and the Iowa Senate, but unseated the top Democratic leaders in both... The Kentucky House was the last chamber controlled by Democrats in the South. Their gains in Iowa and Kentucky mean the GOP has won the trifecta in those states,...
  • Breaking: Kentucky GOP declaring victory - winning control of House first time since 1920

    11/08/2016 6:09:07 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 27 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics live broadcast | 11/8/2016 | cn|2 Live broadcast
    Governor Matt Bevin and incoming Speaker Jeff Hoover speaking at GOP victory rally. Taking majority including defeat of Dem House Speaker Greg Stumbo in his House district.
  • Kentucky: House Speaker Greg Stumbo defeated in the race for the 95th House District seat

    11/08/2016 5:57:36 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 26 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/8/2016 | Caroline Imler
    House Speaker Greg Stumbo conceded to Republican Larry Brown tonight releasing a statement that read: “The voters have spoken, so I want to congratulate Larry Brown for his win tonight, and I want to thank the people of the 95th House District for a great career. I hope only the best for the district , my county, my commonwealth and my country.” Brown is an attorney from Prestonsburg. You’ll remember Stumbo was the subject of GOP website late in the campaign. The site hit the longtime lawmaker for votes he’s taken in the House of Representatives while also dredging up...
  • Terrorists Once Used Refugee Program to Settle in US

    12/19/2015 8:22:37 PM PST · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    ABC news ^ | Nov 18, 2015 | James Gordon Meek 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. In the wake of the Kentucky case, the U.S. halted the refugee program for Iraqis for six months, a fact the Obama administration did not disclose to Congress at the time, officials told ABC News in the 2013 investigation.
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Weighs In: ‘We Need A New President, Donald J. Trump!’

    11/03/2016 11:37:47 AM PDT · by drewh · 38 replies
    Breitbart Presidential Race ^ | 3 Nov 2006 | Neil Mccabe
    In his home state of Kentucky, Senate Majority Leader is rallying fellow Republicans for his party’s presidential nominee Donald Trump. “We need a new president, Donald Trump,” McConnell said, according to Associated Press. The Leader has neither cheered nor jeered the New York City developer in recent months. “If America votes like Kentucky, we’ll be fine,” he said. McConnell’s shyness about Trump was widely seen on Capitol Hill as an acknowledgement of splits inside his party’s caucus. McConnell’s endorsement of Trump comes one day after he was trolled by USA Today. In an editorial: “McConnell, majority leader of the silence...
  • RSLC releases another attack ad against Speaker Stumbo, connecting words and cash to Obama, Clinton

    11/02/2016 6:24:24 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/01/2016 | Kevin Wheatley
    The Republican State Leadership Committee is continuing its assault against House Speaker Greg Stumbo on the television airwaves, using his Election Day speech praising President Barack Obama last year and maximum contributions to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton against him. The 30-second ad, released Tuesday, is part of a six-figure buy that will continue through Nov. 8, according to RSLC. “Greg Stumbo said that while Obama killed coal jobs,” a male narrator says in the spot, referencing the Prestonsburg Democrat’s remarks last year that he believed in the “core values that (Obama) represents. “Now half are gone, and Hillary wants the...
  • Attorney for Stumbo claims public pensions don't receive tax dollars in attempt to get TV ad pulled

    10/27/2016 8:04:09 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/26/2016 | Kevin Wheatley
    An attorney for House Speaker Greg Stumbo argued in a cease-and-desist letter sent Wednesday that an ad airing against him on WYMT-TV in Hazard should be pulled, in part, because public pensions aren’t funded with tax dollars. The assertion drew a rebuke from the chairman of the Senate’s budget committee, who said he hoped the correspondence was sent without Stumbo’s review because the speaker “obviously knows better.” The ad, launched by the Republican State Leadership Committee on Tuesday, focuses on Stumbo’s pension and the effects of 2005 legislation dubbed the “greed bill,” which allows lawmakers to combine their years of...
  • Obama criticizes Bevin in ad for Yarmuth

    10/27/2016 7:23:07 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    WHAS 11 ^ | October 27, 2016 | Chris Williams, WHAS
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- President Barack Obama is taking the airwaves to criticize Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin over his handling of The Commonwealth’s expansion of the Affordable Care Act. The President criticizes the Governor's efforts to keep his campaign promise to scrap KYnect and change the Medicaid expansion program during an advertisement for Congressman John Yarmuth. Representative Yarmuth is an incumbent Democrat in Kentucky’s 3rd US Congressional District. In the radio advertisement, President Obama says, “Governor Bevin wants to end our Medicaid expansion in Kentucky, leaving more than 400,000 people without healthcare, don’t let him.” Obama also explains, “The Affordable...
  • Rand Paul: Polls showing Clinton ahead are 'designed to suppress turnout'

    10/26/2016 1:58:38 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/26/2016 | Chris Massie
    (CNN)Republican Sen. Rand Paul said on Wednesday that polls showing Hillary Clinton with a lead over Donald Trump are "designed to suppress turnout." The Kentucky senator, who is ahead in surveys for his own re-election bid, was asked on, "The Tom Roten Morning Show," an 800 WVHU West Virginia radio program, about Clinton's national polling lead when he made the comment. "You know, I think sometimes polling is done to dampen election turnout so when Trump says the thing's rigged, I'm not sure exactly what he means and I'm not sure I always agree with him," Paul said. "But I...
  • On Trump, Sen. McConnell has gone from quiet to mum

    10/25/2016 8:28:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 25, 2016 11:26 AM EDT | Erica Werner and Andrew Taylor
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has never had much to say about Donald Trump. But lately, he has fallen completely silent. As he’s made the rounds in his home state of Kentucky this month, McConnell has either ducked reporters’ questions, or explicitly refused to address the topic he acknowledged was on everyone’s mind: His party’s presidential nominee. […] McConnell’s silence is especially notable in light of Trump’s recent complaints that the election is rigged and he might not ultimately accept the results. Despite a lifetime in public service, McConnell has offered no reaction, passing up the opportunity to defend the...
  • Here Are 3 New Cases of Voter Fraud. Governments Must Ensure Vote Integrity as Election Day Looms.

    10/18/2016 8:52:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 17, 2016 | Jason Snead
    As Election Day looms large, Americans are as divided as ever on the future direction of the country and many of our most pressing issues. One issue that ought to unite the country, however, is the need for election integrity. After all, it is through the ballot box that voters will select our local, state, and federal leaders. It is imperative that the vote accurately reflects the will of our citizens. Many on the left, however, are unconcerned with the protection of each individual’s vote. They quickly dismiss voter fraud as a myth meant to justify voter suppression. Perhaps progressives...
  • Researchers Reconstruct Early Version of Old Testament Text From Burned Scroll

    09/27/2016 10:46:48 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | Sept. 21, 2016 | ROBERT LEE HOTZ
    From a charred Hebrew scroll, researchers resurrected one of the earliest known versions of the Old Testament using a new digital reconstruction technique that may prove invaluable in revealing words from other previously unreadable finds, said scientists who plan to make the imaging software freely available. In research published in Science Advances Wednesday, computer analysts at the University of Kentucky in Lexington detailed the technology they used to reveal text within a roll of parchment reduced to charcoal in a burning synagogue 1,500 years ago, “virtually unwrapping” the scroll without ever actually touching the artifact. While important to archaeologists, the...
  • Why Coal Will Matter in the Fall Election

    09/15/2016 4:48:57 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 15 Sep 2016 | Terry Jarrett
    Just when Hillary Clinton’s “deplorables” comment set a new low for insensitivity, we saw another real zinger this week from former Clinton White House staffer William Galston. In a smug Wall Street Journal op-ed, Galston deemed the “war on coal” a claim perpetuated by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to reinforce the coal community’s perceived “victimhood.” Meanwhile, back on Planet Earth, a few things have happened: + In 2008, President Obama promised, “If somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them.” + The president’s subsequent MATS rule shut down at least 33 GW...
  • Muslim Doctor In The United States Designs Very Sophisticated IED Explosives

    09/08/2016 8:08:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | September 6, 2016 | Walid Shoebat
    Little scant coverage has been given to the story of doctor Mark Samir Sawaf. He was a LPCC Psychotherapist in Kentucky USA. This was his public image. His private life was more sinister than you can imagine. What the media is not telling you about this case was that Sawaf was a Muslim and a terrorist before he was gunned down in Kentucky for an alleged crime. Samir Sawaf set up IED’s and pipe bombs in Kentucky, USA. While his story gained local coverage in Kentucky, the reason is that the media forgot to tell the public that the family...
  • Staff departure hurts Andy Beshear’s credibility as a government watchdog

    09/05/2016 8:22:32 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | SEPTEMBER 2, 2016 | Tom Eblen
    ...Bensenhaver, 58, decided to retire Wednesday, telling Beshear in her letter of resignation that she was leaving “under considerable duress” and was concerned about his office’s commitment to Open Records and Open Meetings law enforcement. She had received a stern reprimand in July from a Beshear lieutenant, who cited her “lack of good conduct and a poor performance of work duties.” Bensenhaver was criticized for refusing to sign her name to an open records decision with which she disagreed, and twice editing opinions after they had been approved by supervisors. Bensenhaver said she simply removed a footnote that was factually...
  • Tolls not likely to fade away, experts say

    09/05/2016 8:08:00 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | August 17, 2016 | Jason Ruiter
    In the year 2042, something potentially significant to Central Florida motorists could happen. The Central Florida Expressway Authority, which operates 109 miles of toll roads in Orange County, will have paid off its $4.3 billion in bonds. But when the roads are paid for, what happens to the tolls? Many drivers would love to see them disappear. "That would be a big break for a lot of people," said Steven Dewdney, an Orlando resident. But because Central Florida has growing transportation needs and will need to build more roads and support commuter rail, removing tolls are unlikely, experts say. The...
  • CafePress: Anti-Hillary Merchandise Outselling Anti-Trump Gear by over 814 Percent

    09/04/2016 4:29:17 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 4,2016 | by KATIE MCHUGH
    While some polls after the Republican and Democratic conventions show Donald Trump tied with Hillary Clinton, internet retailer CafePress claims it can accurately track the electorate’s mood with its large consumer base — and customers appear to be decidedly anti-Hillary. Anti-Hillary merchandise outsells anti-Trump merchandise by a staggering 814.88 percent, according to the Louisville Business First. (Both the site and CafePress are based in Louisville, Kentucky.) Anti-Hillary gear also outsells pro-Trump products. Given that Trump supporters are chased, beaten, and intimidated for showing their support in public, the pro-Trump sentiment could be suppressed. Sales in 2016 are 50 percent higher...
  • Kentucky assistant attorney general retires after reprimand for talking to reporter

    09/01/2016 9:07:53 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 9/1/2016 | JOHN CHEVES
    A longtime champion of Kentucky’s government transparency laws retired Wednesday from Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office after she was reprimanded for speaking with a journalist. “I came to this decision under considerable duress,” Assistant Attorney General Amye L. Bensenhaver, 58, wrote last month to Beshear. “It is clear to me I cannot survive, much less thrive, in the current office climate, and I have similar concerns about the open records/meetings laws.” Bensenhaver was rebuked in a formal letter July 11 for giving an interview to retired editor John Nelson for a story he wrote in June on the 40th anniversary...
  • Kentucky Rep. Whitfield to Resign From Congress Next Week

    08/31/2016 3:45:58 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    rollcall ^ | August 31, 2016
    Move could allow successor to serve in 'lame duck' session Kentucky Rep. Edward Whitfield said Wednesday that he will resign from Congress next week. The disclosure, made in a letter to Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, comes almost a year after the Republican announced he would retire in the face of a House investigation into ethics violations. His resignation will be effective Sept. 6, the day the House returns from its summer recess, according to his Aug. 29 letter. Whitfield's office said he would announce his future plans in the next 30 days. -
  • Restaurant operator responds to claims of worms in burgers

    08/27/2016 3:14:48 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 66 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 27, 2016 2:01 pm | AP
    <p>MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — A McDonald’s franchisee says he’s been unable to substantiate claims by two customers who reported finding worms in food at the fast-food chain’s restaurants in two Kentucky communities.</p> <p>Michael Love, owner-operator of the two restaurants, says inspections of the restaurants by health officials did not uncover any of the problems raised by the customers.</p>
  • Smoking Sucks! 6 States That Need to Change Their Tobacco Laws

    08/25/2016 6:15:31 AM PDT · by Drango · 31 replies
    Cheat Sheet ^ | Aug 21 '16 | Megan Elliott
    By now, there’s little doubt in anyone’s mind that smoking is dangerous both to smokers and those around them, though that doesn’t stop 40 million American adults from lighting up almost every day. Banning cigarettes outright might encourage people to kick the habit, but a blanket prohibition on smoking seems unlikely to happen any time soon. Rather than focusing on banning cigarettes themselves, states (along with cities and the federal government) have passed various tobacco laws making it more difficult for people to smoke. They’ve raised taxes on tobacco, banned smoking in many public and private spaces, and required warning...
  • Coal towns hit by layoffs to get job grants from US gov't

    08/24/2016 7:52:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 24, 2016 5:26 PM EDT | John Raby
    Communities in nine U.S. states that have been hard-hit by coal layoffs are being promised more than 3,000 jobs in several industries through a multimillion-dollar federal grant. Officials for the Appalachian Regional Commission and other agencies announced the 29 projects totaling nearly $39 million Wednesday at a news conference in Huntington, West Virginia. The investments are expected to create or retain more than 3,400 jobs in agriculture, health care, manufacturing, technology and other industries. The projects are intended to help communities in Texas and in eight Appalachian states: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. …
  • KFC recipe challenge: Tribune kitchen puts the 11 herbs and spices to the test

    08/23/2016 10:26:15 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 75 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 19, 2016 | Joe Gray
    Ledington, 67, says he used to blend the spices that went into his uncle's world-famous fried chicken, and the recipe in question is the real deal... How was it? Well, really good. In fact, tasters agreed the test kitchen fried chicken was even better than the Colonel's. But more important, did it taste like the Colonel’s secret blend of herbs and spices? It came very close, yet something was still missing. That’s when a reporter grabbed a small container of the MSG flavor-enhancer Accent (how did that get in the test kitchen?) and sprinkled it on a piece of the...
  • Secret recipe for KFC fried chicken (probably) revealed by the Colonel's nephew

    08/23/2016 10:10:12 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 53 replies
    SFGATE.com ^ | Tuesday, August 23, 2016 | Dianne de Guzman
    <p>What started as a travel story for the Chicago Tribune has morphed into one of the biggest fast food recipe reveals: the original recipe for Kentucky Fried Chicken. The story of the how the recipe was (literally) placed into a reporter's hands started simply enough. A reporter travelled to the Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum and met with Joe Ledington, the nephew of Harland David Sanders (AKA Colonel Sanders).</p>
  • Kentucky: Firefighter placed on leave, retires after video surfaces of him burning Qur’an

    08/18/2016 11:53:57 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 68 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | AUGUST 14, 2016 | ROBERT SPENCER
    “City officials said they placed the firefighter depicted in the video on administrative leave. But officials say the firefighter, who has not been identified, retired before they could take other disciplinary action.” Disciplinary action? Why? Is Bowling Green, Kentucky under the Sharia? Is burning the Qur’an illegal in Bowling Green, Kentucky? I’m not in favor of burning books. I’d rather that non-Muslims read the Qur’an and know what is in it than burn it. But burning the Qur’an is not illegal in the United States. There is no grounds for disciplinary action against this firefighter. “The incident was part of...
  • Democrats fail to thwart $500k contract probe into Beshear Administration

    08/16/2016 8:12:08 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    The State Journal (Frankfort, KY) ^ | 8/15/2016 | Brad Bowman
    Despite a lower bid, Democrats couldn’t stop Monday’s approval of the $500,000 contract to carry out Gov. Matt Bevin’s investigation of the former Gov. Steve Beshear’s administration. The Democrats also criticized awarding the contract to a firm they said employs multiple Kentucky Republican Party operatives. The Government Contract Review Committee, made up of three Republicans and three Democrats, listened to testimony from Finance and Administration Cabinet Sec. William Landrum concerning the contract given to Indianapolis based law firm Taft Stettinius & Hollister. Bevin announced in April that Landrum would undertake the investigation after former Personnel Secretary Tim Longmeyer was charged...
  • Matt Jones and Adam Edelen want to rebuild Kentucky’s ‘stale political system’

    08/16/2016 4:38:39 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    Kentucky Sports Radio ^ | August 16, 2016 | John Cheves
    Two prominent Kentucky Democrats on Tuesday launched a nonprofit organization, the New Kentucky Project, to cultivate the next generation of political leaders. Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones and former state auditor Adam Edelen said their group isn’t a third party that will run a formal slate of candidates in 2018. Instead, it will organize and support people who want to run for elected office, especially local office, if they share four core values: civil rights for every Kentuckian; universal access to affordable health care; a living wage for workers; and the primacy of education. Kentuckians are badly served by...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Campbell, Kentucky ~ 16 AUG 2016

    08/15/2016 5:56:47 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 75 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Campbell, KentuckyFort Campbell is a United States Army installation located astraddle the Kentucky-Tennessee border between Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and Clarksville, Tennessee. Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. The fort is named after William Bowen Campbell, a former Tennessee governor and a Civil War Union brigadier general.Fort Campbell is proud to be the home of the only Air Assault Division in the world, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). Fort Campbell is also the home of two Special Operations Command units, the...
  • Hillary Clinton takes brunt of GOP assault at Fancy Farm

    08/15/2016 6:41:18 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/7/2016 | Kevin Wheatley
    With most of the seats on the stage filled by Republicans, the name “Clinton” became akin to a four-letter word at Saturday’s Fancy Farm picnic as multiple speakers took turns bashing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, an unconventional candidate who has courted controversy across the country during his campaign but appears poised to capture the state’s eight electoral votes, was rarely the butt of jokes from Democrats. Trump was also scarcely mentioned by most GOP speakers, who instead mostly focused much of their national attention on Clinton. Even state Sen. Ralph Alvarado, other than urging...
  • Senator Rand Paul Discusses Potential For Clinton Indictment Based on WikiLeaks Claim

    08/13/2016 10:08:14 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 123 replies
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/ ^ | August 13, 2016 | sundance
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has stated his organization believes they are in possession of emails which prove Hillary Clinton was aware of the transfer of weapons from Libya, through Turkey, into Syria. If Assange is accurate, the prior congressional testimony of Clinton becomes another example of her deception and fraud. Rand Paul discusses at the end of this interview segment To understand the scope of the potential behind the WikiLeaks Assange information, it’s critical to understand the facts in/around Libya and Syria in 2011, 2012 through today. The specifics are outlined in the updated Benghazi Brief. The “Benghazi Brief” remains...