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  • Tea party on life support after brutal primary beatdown

    05/21/2014 7:07:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 76 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 21,2014 | S.A. Miller
    Support for the tea party has dropped to an all-time low, said a new CBS News poll released Wednesday. Just 15 percent of Americans told the pollsters that they are supporters of the tea party movement today, which is less than half the level of support at its peak of 31 percent in November 2010 shortly after the midterm election when the movement fueled a landslide Republican win to take majority control of the House.
  • Ky. Ag Agency Sues for Release of Hemp Seed

    05/14/2014 4:08:25 PM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 14, 2014 | AP
    Ky. ag agency sues for release of hemp seeds May. 14, 2014 6:21pm LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Agriculture Department sued the federal government Wednesday, seeking the release of imported hemp seeds that have been held up by customs officials. The state said it needs to get the seeds in the ground for the spring season and each day they are held up jeopardizes the yield. The 250-pound shipment from Italy has been held for more than a week by customs officials in Louisville. "No state should have to endure what Kentucky has gone through in this process. We must...
  • Mitch McConnell can’t kill this ObamaCare defunding effort

    04/14/2014 11:08:50 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 4/14/14
    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear had ten days to veto the General Assembly’s agreement to defund ObamaCare in Kentucky and start a huge fight for today and tomorrow, but he didn’t do it. Now, he must accept reality and start taking down the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange. At the top of page Page 124 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act it states “No federal funds for continued operations … In establishing an Exchange under this section, the state shall ensure that such Exchange is self-sustaining beginning on January 1, 2015, including allowing the Exchange to charge assessments or user...
  • Reggie Love on life after White House: ‘Like a drug to be out of there’

    04/11/2014 8:29:43 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/10/14 | Betsy Rothstein
    Soaking up the finally pleasant weather, the conversation eventually turned to Love’s time at the White House, which sounded a lot less pleasant. Love compared working inside the White House to being on a sinking ship. “I had this great journey, but I was just a passenger,” he told his dining companion. ”I was by no means steering the ship. I was bailing out the water.” The restaurant’s employees seemed well-acquainted with Love. He made small talk with them about his golf game. Occasionally, he let out a loud, delightful laugh in the warm, spring air. Getting luckier by the...
  • Rand Paul's Berkeley talk: A U.S. dystopia?

    03/19/2014 6:48:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | March 19, 2014 | Katie Glueck
    Sen. Rand Paul is set to offer a dark portrait of the intelligence community on Wednesday, raising the prospect of “dystopian nightmares” in a speech at the University of California-Berkeley. The Kentucky Republican, who is heavily weighing a 2016 presidential bid, is speaking at the historically liberal bastion at a time when he is seeking to broaden the GOP base. He has long pointed to privacy concerns as an issue that could woo young people to a more libertarian-leaning Republican brand — like his.
  • The National Corvette Museum Sinkhole Coverup (this has to be a joke, right?)

    02/12/2014 11:28:28 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    Slideshare (Nick Brown) ^ | 2/12/14 | Nick Brown
    1. The National Corvette Museum Cover up: 2. In the sinkhole…. They found something they aren’t releasing to the media yet…… 3. Fact – There have been 7 reports of sinkholes found in the area THE SAME DAY as the Corvette museum collapse. Fact – There are reports of continual screaming heard at the Corvette Museum the morning of the discovery. Fact – 4 professors at Western Kentucky University were called in. Fact – 1 geologist was called in from the University of California. 4. We demand to know what this is! 5. Can’t see it? Let’s enhance it. 6....
  • National Corvette Museum Sinkhole Collapses in Skydome

    02/12/2014 8:30:20 AM PST · by WXRGina · 53 replies
    National Corvette Museum ^ | February 12, 2014 | Unattributed
    We received a call at 5:44am from our security company alerting us of our motion detectors going off in our Skydome area of the Museum. Upon arrival it was discovered that a sinkhole had collapsed within the Museum. No one was in or around the Museum at the time. The Bowling Green Fire Department arrived on the scene and secured the area. The Fire Department has estimated the size of the hole is 40 feet across and 25-30 feet deep. It is with heavy hearts that we report that eight Corvettes were affected by this incident. Those cars include: -1993...
  • Vanity

    01/02/2014 5:27:58 PM PST · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 27 replies
    Me | 1/2/14 | Foundahardheadedwoman
    Donate for KY. I got us in the top ten. Can't do it all by myself and we are ahead of Tenn.
  • KY:Homeowner in Taylor County shot man trying to force his way into home

    12/23/2013 4:31:07 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    wkyt.com ^ | 1 December, 2013 | NA
    It happened just before midnight Saturday night. Deputies say Steven Christopher Followell went to a home and threatened the homeowner, forcing his way into the home. Deputies say the homeowner shot Followell sometime during the altercation.
  • Mitch McConnell Embroiled in Tight Senate Race in Kentucky

    12/17/2013 10:23:44 AM PST · by BAW · 28 replies
    USNews.com ^ | Dec 17, 2013 | Rebekah Metzler
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's re-election bid remains one of the closest in the country, as he leads his presumed Democratic opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes, by just a single percentage point, according to a new poll. The Republican Kentuckian has just a 31 percent job approval rating, marking him one of the most unpopular senators in the country, according to Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling, in a survey first reported by Politico and released Tuesday. McConnell leads Grimes 43 percent to 42 percent, with 15 percent of Kentucky voters undecided. A similar poll in October had Grimes ahead by...
  • KY: Knive Preemption Law Introduced

    12/17/2013 6:13:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 December, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Knife Rights,  the organization that is opening up a "second front on the second amendment" just announced that a knife preemption bill has been introduced in Kentucky for 2014.  This is from the email that I received from them: Kentucky Knife Law Preemption Bill Filed    Kentucky state Senator Robin Webb has introduced a Knife Rights Knife Law Preemption bill, BR 384,  for the 2014 session.  BR 384 would repeal all existing local knife regulations and prohibit any future knife regulations, making state knife law supreme over the entire state.  It also specifically provides that parties may sue to enjoin...
  • KY:Congressman Upholds Principles, Votes Against Gun Ban

    12/05/2013 7:37:03 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 December, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The "undetectable gun ban" does no good and does considerable harm.  I applaud Representative Thomas Massie for standing up against the bullies in the MSM.   Standing on principle when all the voices in the old media are against you takes guts.   From WFPL: Kentucky Fourth District Congressman Thomas Massie says he was the sole voice vote against a 25-year ban on firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines. The article goes on to mislead the readers: First passed in 1988, the Undetectable Firearms Act is set to expire on December 9. It bans the possession, manufacturing and selling...
  • Masterson Station (neighborhood association) foreclosure draws Lexington city council's attention

    12/04/2013 5:50:10 AM PST · by Renfield · 9 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) ^ | 12-4-2013 | Valarie Honeycutt Spears
    (Poster's note: this is the story of a neighborhood association forcing the foreclosure of a woman's home, that she had fully paid for, because she didn't pay her neighborhood association dues. Apparently, this is legal here in KY. This is one of the most outrageous things I've heard of.) In a rare case, the Masterson Station Neighborhood Association won a court judgment this year to foreclose on a Lexington woman's home. The Urban County Council decided on Tuesday to review the situation in which Ingrid Boak's home was sold at a master commissioner's sale because she did not pay a...
  • KY: Armed Citizen Applies Tourniquet to Bleeding Repeat Offender, Sheriff Approves

    11/06/2013 7:47:54 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    This is the type of restraint that is expected of armed citizens.   From The Advocate Messenger of Kentucky: A self-described “gun advocate,” Smith never had to fire on Collins. He said he didn’t want to harm the man but had determined he was not going to be a victim. “People have asked why I didn’t shoot him. I didn’t feel threatened,” Smith said. A county sheriff then gives this appropriate by not  commonly published comment: Smith “acted appropriately by arming himself, met the gentleman and told him to stay where he was until officers arrived,” Elliott said.  The perpetrator escaped...
  • University of Kentucky students pushing for concealed carry on campus

    11/03/2013 2:14:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    guns.com ^ | 1 November, 2013 | S.H. Blannelberry
    It’s a simple but earnest request: allow us to carry firearms for self-defense. That’s all the University of Kentucky Students for Concealed Carry would like, an opportunity to exercise their Constitutional right to keep and bear arms while on campus. “Our basic goal is to get legislation passed through the state legislature to prevent public universities from telling students with concealed permits that they cannot carry weapons on campus,” the group’s director, 22-year-old Taylor Waide, said. “Our goal is to get attention and to get our mission out.” On Tuesday, in an effort to build awareness about their cause, the...
  • KY:Police say home intruder wrestled gun away from woman, shot her

    10/31/2013 12:10:04 PM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    wave3.com ^ | 28 October, 2013 | Laurel Mallory
    HILLVIEW, KY (WAVE) – A woman trying to defend herself from a man attempting to break into her home was shot with her own gun early Monday morning, according to detectives. Emergency dispatch personnel said a man attempted to break into a home just before 4 a.m. in Hillview, Kentucky on Smith Lane near Hillview Boulevard on the county line between Bullitt County and Jefferson County. According to the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office (BCSO), the man did not get into the house. A woman who lived there aimed a gun at the would-be intruder, but according to detectives, the man...
  • BECK TO REVEAL NAME OF REPUBLICAN SENATOR WHO ALLEGEDLY CALLED FREEDOMWORKS SUPPORTERS ‘TRAITORS’

    10/07/2013 7:40:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 223 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/7/13 | Erica Ritz
    Glenn Beck told his audience on Monday that the following morning on his radio program, he will reveal the name of a Republican lawmaker who said anyone who stands with FreedomWorks or the Senate Conservatives Fund is a “traitor” to the Senate.
  • Police: Alleged burglar fatally shot

    09/27/2013 3:02:53 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 20 September, 2013 | AP
    HEIDRICK, Ky. (AP) — Police say a southern Kentucky man has been fatally shot after he allegedly broke into a vehicle and was confronted by its owner and a neighbor.
  • Kentucky students to first lady Michelle Obama: Your food ‘tastes like vomit’

    08/27/2013 7:35:26 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 92 replies
    Kentucky students to first lady Michelle Obama: Your food ‘tastes like vomit’ The Daily Caller 1 hour ago EducationSchool district Students in a rural Kentucky county — and their parents — are the latest to join a growing national chorus of scorn for the healthy school lunches touted by first lady Michelle Obama. “They say it tastes like vomit,” said Harlan County Public Schools board member Myra Mosley at a contentious board meeting last week, reports The Harlan Daily Enterprise. The growing body of USDA meal regulations implemented by the Department of Agriculture under the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of...
  • Don't give us your poor, tired excuses; Reform immigration now

    08/17/2013 6:54:07 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | Aug 17,2013 | Jon Larson
    Border security" is a bogus holdup for immigration reform. Let us prevent this worthy legislation from becoming a giant rip-off benefitting the military-intelligence industry. Millions of people in this country have paid a deplorable price for surreptitious border passage. So-called "coyotes" have extracted up to $10,000 per person per trip; yet these victims have been subjected to mass murders, tortures, locked vans abandoned in deserts, kidnappings and rape. Why does anyone assume that coyotes act independently of the heavily armed cartels in their nearly sovereign territories?One proposed immigration strategy suggests we should punish the victims by imposing a bureaucratic maze...
  • Trial for gay Baptist minister postponed

    08/09/2013 4:04:46 PM PDT · by wonkowasright · 24 replies
    Associated Baptist Press ^ | 8/6/2013 | Bob Allen
    A misdemeanor trespassing trial for a gay Baptist minister and his partner who refused to leave a city clerk’s office after being denied a marriage license was postponed Monday when attorneys were unable to come up with an impartial jury. Attorneys for Maurice “Bojangles” Blanchard and Dominique James and prosecutors questioned prospective jurors Aug. 6 in Jefferson County District Court in Louisville, Ky. After people were eliminated for various reasons, not enough remained in the jury pool for the trial to proceed. The trial was rescheduled for Nov. 25. Blanchard and James tried to apply for a marriage license in...
  • Illegal alien tries to sell his own daughter to a friend for $3,000

    08/03/2013 1:48:54 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 26 replies
    examiner.com ^ | August 2, 2013 | Dave Gibson
    On Tuesday, police in Versailles, Kentucky, arrested Separino Ponce-Nava, 36, after he reportedly attempted to sell his 14-year-old daughter to a friend. “According to court documents, on July 27 Ponce-Nava contacted Rufino Vazquez to negotiate the sale of his 14-year-old daughter for $2,900. Ponce-Nava originally asked $7,000 for his daughter, but the two friends negotiated the price down, according to court documents. The illegal alien reportedly allowed Vazquez a chance to rape the girl before he made a final decision on whether or not to "buy" her. Neighbors saw the victim running from an apartment, with Vazquez chasing after her....
  • Goodbye, partner

    06/03/2013 8:15:29 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/3/13
    The canine sidekick of a police officer shot to death in the line of duty gave a heart wrenching goodbye to his fallen partner Thursday, standing vigil at the funeral just before the casket was lowered into the ground. It was a deeply emotional funeral for Bardstown, Kentucky police officer Jason Ellis, 33, who was murdered on a highway exit ramp May 25 in what police believe was a planned setup to lure the officer from the safety of his car. His canine partner, Figo, stood beside his casket at Highview Cemetery in Chaplin, Kentucky and a touching photo shows...
  • 12 GOP senators back Rand Paul on gun-control filibuster

    04/06/2013 7:26:07 AM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 93 replies
    POLITICO ^ | JONATHAN ALLEN
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s threat to filibuster any new gun restrictions is gathering steam, as a dozen of his Republican colleagues have now signed onto his plan. The Kentucky Republican and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) first wrote to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid late last month to warn him of their intention to try to tie up the Senate if, as planned, Reid moved forward with legislation that would expand background checks and attempt to crack down on interstate gun trafficking. Reid is expected to bring a gun-control bill to the floor as early as next...
  • Lockdown at Fort Knox reportedly lifted after shooting at post

    04/03/2013 4:12:20 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 79 replies
    Fox News -Breaking News ^ | 04/03/13 | Fox news
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  • KY:Great OC story from Elizabethtown

    03/25/2013 5:56:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Opencarry.org ^ | 15 March, 2013 | Namelessjoker
    I have been a lurker on this site for a few months now and an interaction I had today made me want to register to tell everybody about it. I was standing in Best Buy in Elizabethtown, open carrying as I do most every day for the last few months. As I am picking up some ram for my wifes computer a soldier in his BDUs walked up to me and put his hand out to shake my hand. "Thank you for exercising your rights." he said as he nodded down at my weapon. "Thank you for protecting them." I...
  • Kentucky: Right-to-Carry Reform Bill Passes House, Heads to Governor for Signature

    03/12/2013 9:49:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11 March, 2013 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- Last week, Senate Bill 150 passed in the Kentucky House of Representatives by an overwhelming 90-6 vote. Sponsored by state Senator Brandon Smith (R-30), SB 150 is critical to your inherent right to self-defense as it eliminates several discriminatory and arbitrary provisions in Kentucky’s current concealed carry laws that may prevent you from obtaining a Concealed Deadly Weapons License (CDWL). Specifically, SB 150 would make the following changes to Kentucky concealed carry laws: * Repeals the residency requirement for CDWL applicants. Currently, one must be a Kentucky resident for at least six months before filing an application...
  • KY:Police release name of suspect shot in Garrard County burglary

    02/06/2013 10:08:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    wkyt.com ^ | 5 February, 2013 | Jerrika Insco
    GARRARD COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - They say they came home and found a burglar inside. But a central Kentucky couple turned the tables on the intruder, and police say the husband shot him. It happened late Monday afternoon on Jennings Road in Garrard County. Police arrested the suspect nearby, and neighbors tell us that they're relieved he's in custody. The burglar was shot but able to get away but police soon caught up with him. "You gotta protect your home," said Carl Jennings, who owns property on the road. State police say David Baker and his wife did just that...
  • UPDATE: Police make arrest following fight with Medal of Honor recipient

    12/13/2012 9:32:50 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    WKYT ^ | 12-12-12 | Phil Pendelton
    State police have made an arrest for a fight that injured a medal of honor recipient. Police arrested 18-year-old Kanissa'a Thompson, of Columbia, late Thursday afternoon. He is being charged with 2nd Degree Assault. Police say Thompson injured Dakota Meyer during a fight at a party in Adair county. Meyer was taken to the hospital, but was not seriously injured. (Original story follows below)
  • KY:WKU wraps up first semester with new gun policy

    12/04/2012 9:21:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    wkuherald.com ^ | 4 November, 2012 | Mary Anne Andrews
    This fall marked the first semester students have been allowed to have guns and other weapons in their vehicles on campus. After the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that public universities couldn’t ban guns from cars on campus, WKU had to change its policy. Prior to July 27, students were not allowed to have guns on campus in any capacity. The new policy allows students with valid concealed carry licenses to keep weapons in their cars, in plain sight. Students who don’t have licenses may still have the weapons in their cars and campus lots but must keep them in a...
  • Kentucky flips the script on gun buyback programs & Heinlein views in Action

    11/27/2012 9:03:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    gunowners.wordpress.com ^ | 26 November, 2012 | GOA
    As you may recall, I have utter disdain for gun buyback programs. With that being said I was greatly amused that the State of Kentucky has done a one-eighty on the idea and have begun a sell back program. The program has been in place for 15 years now and as you can imagine, the gun control zealots are still bemoaning the “inevitability” of blood running in the streets. Even after a decade and a half of positive results, some are still criticizing the program such as Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney Rob Sanders. “In my experience, the guns that end...
  • Powerful Supermajorities Elected to Statehouses

    11/20/2012 4:21:51 PM PST · by qam1 · 66 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 11/20/12 | DAVID A. LIEB
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — There's a new superpower growing in the Great Plains and the South, where bulging Republican majorities in state capitols could dramatically cut taxes and change public education with barely a whimper of resistance from Democrats. Contrast that with California, where voters have given Democrats a new dominance that could allow them to raise taxes and embrace same-sex marriage without regard to Republican objections. If you thought the presidential election revealed the nation's political rifts, consider the outcomes in state legislatures. The vote also created a broader tier of powerful one-party governments that can act with...
  • Homeowner protects himself during attempted robbery (KY)

    11/17/2012 5:44:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    wkyt.com ^ | 16 November, 2012 | Jordan Vilines
    One Magoffin County man could face burglary charges after police say he stole from someone's home and then allegedly fired a gun at the homeowner. The Magoffin County Sheriff says Douglas Caldwell broke into Harlan Rowe's home in Salyersville on Thursday night and tried to steal several different things. Shelia Balesdrieri, who also lives in Rowe’s home, says things turned violent when the suspect started running away. Balesdrieri says the suspect got halfway down the gravel travel when he started firing a gun in their direction. But Harlan Rowe was also armed. “Harlan ran in the house and got his...
  • NRA-Backed Amendment on Ballot Tuesday in Kentucky

    11/04/2012 6:19:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    wkyufm.org ^ | 3 November, 2012 | AP
    Voters across the state will cast ballots on Election Day to decide whether hunting and fishing should be a constitutional right in Kentucky. The effort is backed by the National Rifle Association, which has pushed similar measures in 12 other states as a way to stop any possible effort in the future to ban hunting.
  • Last Night I thought That I Saw Vice President Joe Biden Crack Up In The VP Debate

    10/12/2012 5:31:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | October 12, 2012 | annem040359
    Last night during the United States of America lone Vice President debate, it was a very live wire performance. It was simply the difference between a calm, measured, adult, Rep. Paul Ryan in his responses and a Vice President Joe Biden who was if not acting like a “clown”, he was sure acting like a “drama king.” Overall, it looked like VP Biden was simply was “cracking up” under the pressure to perform as Vice President. Looks like Rep. Paul Ryan was not only speaking to the GOP/Republican base, but to the rest of the country as a whole and...
  • Homeowner pulls gun after home invasion(KY)

    09/27/2012 10:16:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    accvonline.com ^ | 26 September, 2011 | NA
    The Adair County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a possible armed robbery at a country store and a home invasion by two masked males. Adair County 911 dispatch received a call Monday at 5:08 a.m. that someone had forcibly entered a residence on Rose Lane by breaking the door frame. Sheriff deputy B.J. Bray responded to the scene where the homeowner reported that the two males entered his residence and he confronted them with a firearm before they fled on foot.
  • Kentucky Store Owner Opens Fire on Armed Robbers: How one well-aimed shot saved lives (VIDEO)

    09/21/2012 11:26:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies
    guns.com ^ | 20 September, 2012 | dabneybailey
    Kentucky’s had a streak of bad luck with armed robbers lately. That might be enough to leave some folks shaking in their boots, but store clerks and business owners are taking matters (and guns) into their own hands. Garry Thornsberry, the owner of Meta Mart in Pike County, Kentucky, was doing paperwork in the back of the store late one night. Meanwhile, two hooded would-be thieves walked into the mart, with at least one of them carrying a weapon. The clerk working at the front of the store immediately tipped Thornsberry off by saying his name in an odd voice....
  • Store Owner Fires Gun At Robbers(KY)

    09/19/2012 2:24:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    wsaz.com ^ | 19 September, 2012 | Staff
    PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) - Another convenience store robbery in Pike County, but this time the store owner fought back, firing four shots at the two would-be robbers. The whole incident was caught on tape. It happened Monday night at the Meta Mart in the Johns Creek community. The store owner, Gary Thornsberry, said he wanted to take control of the situation and had been preparing himself for the moment. "I've gone over it in my mind, and I've decided that I want the ball in my court," he said. Thornsberry said he was in the office when two men...
  • Boone County homeowner shoots, kills intruder(KY)

    09/04/2012 4:29:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    wlwt.com ^ | 3 September,2012 | Brian Hamrick
    VERONA, Ky. - — One man is dead and two more are behind bars after a World War II veteran took matters into his own hands when a burglar broke into his home. Boone County Police say a man broke into the basement of a home in the 15000 block of Violet Road in Verona just after 2 a.m. The homeowner, Earl Jones, 92, was awakened and grabbed his .22 caliber rifle. Thieves targeted Jones’ farm at least three times recently, stealing guns, money, even cattle. This time, Jones woke up when he heard intruders in the cellar. -------------------cut------------------------ Jones...
  • Homeowner Shoots Suspected Intruder In Christian Co., Ky.

    08/14/2012 9:19:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    newschannel5.com ^ | 13 August, 2012 | NA
    CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ky. – A suspected intruder was shot after trying to break in to a home in Christian County, Kentucky late Sunday night. Authorities said the homeowner heard someone beating on the back door of a home on Sanderson Drive around 10:45 p.m. He looked outside, and didn't recognize the man so he went to get his gun. The homeowner answered the door, and the man allegedly tried to force his way inside. Police said the suspect then tried to reach for the gun at the man's waist, and the homeowner opened fire, shooting the man in the right...
  • Woman fires warning shots and stops home invasion(KY)

    07/18/2012 12:27:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    wkyt.com ^ | 17 July, 2012 | NA
    A Laurel County woman fires warning shots and stops a home invasion. It happened Tuesday morning on Hodge Road when the woman woke up to a man had opened her bedroom window and was almost halfway inside. Police say she fired a warning shot into the ceiling startling the burglar and causing him to take off. Police found 35 year old Bobby Green hiding under the house and arrested him. He is charged with burglary, resisting arrest, and public intoxication.
  • Police Say Big Cats Seen In Northeast Ky.

    07/01/2012 1:50:27 PM PDT · by Bratch · 27 replies
    LEX18.com ^ | Jul 1, 2012 | AP
    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) - Whatever may be prowling around Ashland doesn't appear to be a typical Kentucky Wildcat. Ashland Police Maj. Todd Kelley said two people have called in reports of seeing a mountain lion or cougar around the city in the last several days. Kelley told The Independent that the sightings haven't been confirmed by animal control officers or police, but people should not approach any unfamiliar large animal.
  • Senate GOP leaders don't back Cornyn call for Holder to resign (GUTLESS RINO ALERT)

    06/12/2012 1:56:15 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/12/12 04:31 PM ET | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republican leaders on Tuesday said there should be an investigation of Attorney General Eric Holder, but stopped short of joining Sen. John Cornyn’s (R-Texas) call for his resignation. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) told reporters that many GOP lawmakers share Cornyn’s frustrations with the Justice Department. “We certainly need to have an investigation of what has happened, and I think John Cornyn speaks for a lot of us as to the frustration we feel about not only the national security leaks, the "Fast and Furious" matter — there's been a whole litany of problems coming out of the...
  • Good News On Kentucky Pro-Rights Legislation This Spring

    05/25/2012 12:08:31 PM PDT · by marktwain
    Ammoland ^ | 25 May, 2012 | Kentucky Coalition to Carry Concealed
    Frankfort, Ky --(Ammoland.com)- Good news! After the disappointments with the General Assembly in the last few years, when several bills that KC3 and other interested gun owners favored were allowed to wither and die without a hearing, this spring has been like a renewal of the spirit of freedom in Kentucky. For the NRA press release about the three bills that were passed, go to this page from the KC3 blog – http://kc3blog.blogspot.com/2012/04/hb-500-is- now-law.html The bill that was most important to us, HB500 from Rep. Robert Damron, is summarized in this way: HB 500, sponsored by state Representative Bob Damron...
  • Victory Over Anti Gun Educators in Kentucky

    05/24/2012 11:22:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 May, 2012 | KC3
    Frankfort, Ky --(Ammoland.com)- In April 2009 Michael Mitchell was at work, doing his job as an anesthesia tech at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Michael was at that time also a graduate student doing his pre-med work in preparation for medical school. But a comment to a friend about a firearm that was overheard by a co-worker was reported erroneously to his supervisor, and he ended up having his locker searched for a gun that wasn’t there. Then, in an effort to be honest and helpful, Michael told them that he did have a gun, but that it was...
  • Kentucky Employees May Not Be Fired for Lawfully Storing Guns in Their Cars

    04/26/2012 11:21:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 26 April, 2012 | Eugene Volokh
    That’s what Kentucky statutes provide, and today the Kentucky Supreme Court applied this rule in Mitchell v. University of Kentucky (Ky. Apr. 26, 2012). There was something of a complication because the defendant was a university, and state law provides universities with generally broad authority to restrict weapons on their property. But the court concluded that the statutory provisions allowing employees to lawfully store guns in their cars is an exception from that broad university power. Michael Mitchell’s wrongful firing lawsuit against the university can therefore go forward. The relevant Kentucky statutory provisions, by the way, are these: § 527.020(4)...
  • Ky. high court: Gun in glove box legal on campus

    04/26/2012 9:43:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    necn.com ^ | 26 April, 2012 | AP
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Students and staff members at Kentucky universities may keep guns and other deadly weapons in a car's glove compartment, but the schools may continue to regulate them elsewhere on campus, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
  • Police: Homeowner shoots intruder(KY)

    04/25/2012 5:43:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Louisville Metro Police said a teenager was shot by a homeowner in west Louisville during an attempted break-in. The shooting happened just before 10 a.m. Monday in the 400 block 38th Street. Police are investigating the shooting after the intruder was rushed into surgery at University Hospital. Police said he's expected to be OK. Some homeowners sounded off on whether they thought the shooting was justified. "I feel like he was justified for doing it, right, because he was trying to break in. It's his home, not nobody else's," said neighbor Lerenza Jones. "I'm OK with it....
  • Kentucky Governor Signs Three NRA-Backed Bills into Law

    04/13/2012 6:34:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 12 April, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- Yesterday, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed three NRA-backed bills into law: House Bill 484, concealed carry exemption; House Bill 500, strengthening current firearms preemption law; and House Bill 563, fraudulent firearms prevention. These laws will go into effect on July 11, 2012. HB 484, sponsored by state Representative Will Coursey (D-6), expands the current concealed carry exemptions by allowing landowners and businessmen with a sole proprietorship to carry a handgun concealed without the necessity of a concealed carry permit. HB 500, sponsored by state Representative Bob Damron (D-39), will strengthen the current firearms preemption statute by expanding...
  • 2 face federal hate crime charge in Ky. gay attack

    04/12/2012 8:15:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 12, 2012 | DYLAN LOVAN
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Two Kentucky men have been charged with a federal hate crime in a beating attack on a gay man in an Appalachian park, marking the first time the law has been applied in a U.S. case alleging bias over a victim's sexual orientation, authorities said. The U.S. attorney's office in Lexington announced the charges against cousins David Jason Jenkins, 37, of Cumberland, and Anthony Ray Jenkins, 20, of Partridge.