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  • Opioids Decimated a Kentucky Town. Recovering Addicts Are Saving It.

    02/18/2024 7:46:11 AM PST · by Twotone · 27 replies
    The Free Press ^ | February 6, 2024 | Sam Quinones
    In early 2020, Mandi Fugate Sheffel, 42, opened a tiny bookstore in her hometown of Hazard, in eastern Kentucky. Everyone thought she was crazy. Downtown Hazard was a forbidding place to start any business, much less a bookstore. The coal mines that once supported the area had closed over the past few decades. Many brick buildings from Hazard’s heyday were gone, bequeathing a gap-toothed look to Main Street. The rest were empty or occupied by attorneys and bail bondsmen. What’s more, Fugate Sheffel couldn’t afford a website or employees. She had never run a business before. And she had a...
  • Pedophile transgender daycare worker AVOIDS jail after sexually-assaulting baby while changing her diaper, then telling colleague: 'She likes it. It just made her day'

    02/10/2024 4:42:56 AM PST · by knighthawk · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 10 2024 | RACHEL BOWMAN
    A Kentucky transgender daycare worker reached a plea deal and avoided jail time after sexually-assaulting a baby while changing her diaper and bragging about it to a colleague. Maria Childers was arrested in February 2023 for inappropriately touching an infant and making inappropriate comments while changing the baby's diaper, reported WPSD Local 6. Investigators had received an anonymous tip that Childers had sexually abused a baby while working at Explore Learning Academy in Paducah in November 2022.
  • Transgender Daycare Worker Avoids Prison

    02/07/2024 2:55:16 PM PST · by justme4now · 26 replies ^ | 2/7/24 | Anna Slatz
    Transgender Daycare Worker Avoids Prison Kentucky transgender daycare worker "Maria Childers" will NOT be going to prison despite pleading guilty to sexually abusing a baby while changing its diaper. He hired a trans activist lawyer, who argued that he would not have access to estrogen, and the court agreed. The court then reduced his bond from $100,000 to $5,000 and released him, downgrading his felony sexual abuse of a minor charge to a misdemeanor and dropping all other abuse charges.ARTICLE
  • Kentucky groundhog dies on Groundhog Day after making prediction of an early spring

    02/04/2024 2:35:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/03/24 | Katherine Donlevy
    A Kentucky groundhog died on Groundhog Day — just days after predicting an early spring. Major, a nearly 10-year-old rodent meteorologist living at the Second Chances Wildlife Center, peacefully succumbed overnight to heart issues brought on by his age, the center’s staff said. “He was full of amazing energy up until the end. He will forever be in our hearts. It’s a sad day for us at the Center, especially for those who have been with us his whole life,” the refuge announced on Facebook. “We know you are sad too. Hugs to all of our friends. Know that he...
  • City's missing statue turns up after nearly 30 years in local yard

    01/27/2024 6:52:00 PM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    UPI ^ | JAN. 25, 2024 / 1:45 PM | By Ben Hooper
    Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A statue that went missing from Louisville, Ky., nearly 30 years ago has been returned to the city by a man who had it in his back yard. David Greer said his father worked on a renovation project in 1996 at the Belvedere, an elevated event space in downtown Louisville, when he brought the statue home. "Dad said they tossed it to the side and he asked if he could have it, and they said, sure. That's where it began its life at [our] house," Greer told WLKY-TV. The statue depicts the Greek god Pan playing...
  • Mitch McConnell Lobbies Republican Senators to Pass Secret Migration Bill

    01/24/2024 5:58:37 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/24/2024 | NEIL MUNRO
    Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is quietly pressuring GOP Senators to promise their support for his border bill before it is released to the public for debate. Multiple media reports say the still-secret bill is largely complete. But its release has been delayed until McConnell can lock in at least 20 of the 49 GOP Senators, perhaps by making minor changes. The draft bill is also being reviewed by the Senate’s Committee on Appropriations because the Biden administration wants roughly $15 billion to operate its migration program in 2024. The money is needed by Democrats to process, transport, feed,...
  • Massie says he’s not afraid of backlash for supporting DeSantis: ‘I’ve got the Trump antibodies’

    01/22/2024 10:48:21 AM PST · by RandFan · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/21/24 1:20 PM ET | BY SARAH FORTINSKY
    Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) said in a Sunday interview he’s not afraid of facing backlash from former President Trump for backing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R) campaign against the former president. “I’ve got the Trump antibodies,” Massie, a surrogate for DeSantis’s campaign, told “Fox News Sunday” host Shannon Bream when she asked whether he’s worried about the “price” he “might pay” for backing DeSantis over Trump. Massie pointed to his opposition to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law under Trump on March 27, 2020, to aid in the pandemic recovery early on. Massie said...
  • GOP Rep. Massie: This Summer Trump’s ‘Indictments Are Going to Ripen into CONVICTIONS!’

    01/21/2024 5:37:17 PM PST · by AnthonySoprano · 75 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 01/21/24 | Pam Key
    Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY), a surrogate for Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), said on this week’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday” that former President Donald Trump’s multiple indictments would “ripen into convictions.” Massie said, “You know, the main thing I hear from people back home is there mad that nobody’s held accountable in Washington DC. I think we need to hold Trump accountable. snip The lawsuit itself is ridiculous, but the underlying facts aren’t disputed, and I think people are going to kind of recoil from that when all that stuff starts coming out this summer. And the polls that show...
  • Three more states allowed to join Texas as plaintiffs in abortion pill lawsuit against FDA

    01/18/2024 10:19:05 AM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Live Action News ^ | January 18, 2024 | Cassy Fiano-Chesser
    In December, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear the Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration case, in which restrictions surrounding mifepristone will be considered. Originally, the state of Texas was the only one in the country included in the lawsuit, but a judge has ruled that three more will be allowed to join in as well. U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk granted a motion allowing Idaho, Missouri, and Kansas to join as plaintiffs in the lawsuit. The states argued that the case will affect them, particularly as “out-of-state organizations are sending thousands of abortion...
  • EXCLUSIVEI was born via surrogate... but from Day One there was no bond with my mother and my childhood was unhappy. That's why I believe so strongly that this cruel and immoral practice should be banned

    01/10/2024 9:36:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 11, 2024 | Olivia Maurel
    Growing up, I couldn’t understand why I was born in Louisville, Kentucky. There it was in black and white on my birth certificate, yet it didn’t make any sense. My parents had never lived in Kentucky, we weren’t American and had no family connections to the place whatsoever. When I asked my mother, she told me she chose Kentucky because it was where her favourite film, Gone With The Wind, was set (it wasn’t) and she always wanted her child to be born in such a romantic location. It’s also why she called me Olivia after one of the film’s...
  • Police Shut Down Immigration Scam Used to Keep Illegals in Country

    01/09/2024 8:38:09 AM PST · by bitt · 5 replies
    GATEWAYPUNDIT ^ | 1/9/2024 | bob unruth
    This article originally appeared on Guest by post by Bob Unruh Victims’ seek special protection from deportation Under Joe Biden’s policies, illegal aliens have been flooding across America’s southern border – literally by the millions. It’s to the point that Texas is charging he’s failing to do his constitutional duty to protect the states, and lawmakers there have adopted a law allowing state authorities to arrest individuals who enter the state illegally. But now the federal government has broken up an immigration scam that focuses on allowing illegals to remain in America. It’s by having them become “victims” of...
  • KY Gov. Beshear: GOP’s ‘Anti-Trans’ Ads Example of Hate and Anger Politics

    01/08/2024 6:04:58 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/08/2024 | Pam Key
    Governor Andy Beshear (D-KY) said Wednesday on CNN’s “News Central” that Republicans anti-trans political ads were an example of “anger politics.” Anchor Jake Tapper said, “You said this PAC is about supporting candidates who push back against the national trend of anger politics and division, and I wonder how you define, anger politics and division.”
  • Kentucky Introduces New 2024 Laws: Electric Cars Face Double Taxation, Gas-Powered Ones Pay Only Single Tax (eco-deceptive)

    01/02/2024 6:29:58 AM PST · by dennisw · 21 replies
    From the start of this year, owning an electric vehicle (EV) in Kentucky has become more costly due to the implementation of two new taxes, which are higher than those imposed on gasoline-powered vehicles. What Happened: The new taxes on EVs are part of a larger pattern of overtaxing these eco-friendly vehicles while gasoline-powered vehicles, which cause more environmental and infrastructural damage, continue to be taxed less. EV owners in Kentucky are now required to pay an additional annual registration fee of $120 – a fee that is already in place in most other US states, reported Electrek on Monday....
  • Disturbing footage shows Kentucky police chucking slushies at pedestrians

    12/29/2023 12:23:48 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/29/2023 | Melissa Koenig
    Disturbing footage has emerged of Kentucky police chucking slushies as unsuspecting pedestrians in low-income neighborhoods, in scenes straight out of the show “Glee.” Footage released by the Louisville Metro Police Department this week shows former officers Curtis Flynn, 40, and Bryan Wilson, 36, driving around in an unmarked vehicle in their uniforms and chucking large slushies at people on the sidewalks. In one video, the cops are seen cruising down Berry Boulevard in south Louisville when they spot a woman walking down the sidewalk in the rain.
  • Kentucky man arrested after police find missing teen inside trap door hidden under a rug: 34-year-old is accused of taking the girl across state lines from North Carolina, strangling and having drug-fueled sex with her

    12/28/2023 9:10:43 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 28, 2023 | Stephen M. Lepore
    A Kentucky man faces rape and several other serious charges after a missing North Carolina 16-year-old was found inside a trap door hidden underneath the rug at his house. Zackary Jones, 34, was arrested after Lincoln County deputies responded to a report of domestic violence at his home on Christmas Day. Jones answered the door of his home on Robertstown Road in Kings Mountain and told authorities the victim was not there. Deputies were soon after taken through the home by Jones, according to a police citation. The officers noticed drugs in plain view, which Jones then tried to get...
  • Body Found Wrapped in Tire Chains in Kentucky Lake 24 Years Ago Identified as Man Wanted by FBI

    12/19/2023 4:11:38 PM PST · by CFW · 33 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | 12/19/23 | staff
    LOUISVILLE (KSP / News Release) – Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 1 in Mayfield has positively identified remains found nearly 25 years ago thanks to the help of advanced DNA technology. On May 6, 1999, human remains were discovered in Lake Barkley, Lyon County, Kentucky, by two fishermen. The individual was located wrapped in heavy tire chains and anchored with a hydraulic jack. At the time, investigators were unable to identify the male using traditional investigative techniques. In 2016, the body of the victim was exhumed in hopes that further examinations would help make an identification. Despite extensive efforts using...
  • House GOP leadership pulls both FISA bills following backlash

    12/12/2023 5:31:58 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    Just the News ^ | December 12, 2023 7:28am | Madeleine Hubbard
    House Republican leadership pulled two bills reforming the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act from the floor, as Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., faced backlash for allowing two bills to be introduced on the surveillance law.Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., a member of the House Rules Committee, confirmed to the Washington Examiner late Monday evening that neither of the bills reforming Section 702 would come to the floor for a vote this week. Republicans have been split on how to extend Section 702 of FISA, so Johnson had intended to introduce both bills Tuesday and have the one with the most votes advance to...
  • A pregnant woman in Kentucky sues for the right to get an abortion

    12/11/2023 1:17:26 PM PST · by Morgana · 60 replies
    AP News ^ | December 8, 2023 | BRUCE SCHREINER and KIMBERLEE KRUESI
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A pregnant woman in Kentucky filed a lawsuit Friday demanding the right to an abortion, the second legal challenge in days to sweeping abortion bans that have taken hold in more than a dozen U.S. states since Roe v. Wade was overturned last year. The suit, filed in state court in Louisville, says Kentucky’s near-total prohibition of abortion violates the plaintiff’s rights to privacy and self-determination under the state constitution. The plaintiff, identified as Jane Doe, is about eight weeks pregnant and she wants to have an abortion in Kentucky but cannot legally do so because...
  • Dangerous Situation: Long-track, Damaging Tornadoes - KT, TN. Massive Damage, Multiple Fatalities

    12/09/2023 7:05:46 PM PST · by davikkm · 23 replies Mesoscale Discussion 2305 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0159 PM CST Sat Dec 09 2023 Areas affected...Western/central KY...Western/middle TN...Northwest MS...Eastern AR...Northwest AL Concerning...Tornado Watch 714... Valid 091959Z - 092130Z The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 714 continues. SUMMARY...The threat for a few tornadoes and isolated severe wind/hail will continue through the afternoon, with storm coverage expected to increase with time. DISCUSSION...A broken line of supercells is ongoing early this afternoon from western TN into eastern AR, with occasional rotating cells noted within a larger storm cluster across western KY. A supercell cluster currently approaching the...
  • States warn AP about helping Hamas

    12/05/2023 2:53:26 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 1 replies
    Don Surber Substack ^ | 5 Dec 2023 | Don Surber
    WQCS-FM, an NPR affiliate, reported, “Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and a coalition of attorneys general have issued issued a warning to media companies with possible ties to foreign terrorist organizations.“Attorney General Moody and the coalition sent a letter reminding the publisher of the New York Times, the CEO of the Associated Press, the CEO and editor-in-chief of CNN and the president of Reuters that providing material support to terrorists and terror organizations is a crime. This follows reports that individuals hired by these outlets have troubling ties to Hamas.”Attorneys general in 14 states put the press on notice: Quit...