Tag: Kentucky

Mitch McConnell, Young and . . . Moderate?

After a failed attempt to run for the House of Representatives (he was tossed from the ballot for failing residency requirements), Mitch McConnell’s first real campaign was for judge-executive of Jefferson County, containing (at the time) Louisville and its suburbs. It was 1977, and he was 35. The images collected here offer a portal into […]

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Ashton Hagans NBA Draft Profile: Updated Projections for Kentucky Guard

Getty Ashton Hagans #2 of the Kentucky Wildcats dribbles the ball against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the Quarterfinals of the SEC Basketball Tournament. John Wall. Eric Bledsoe. Shai Gilgous-Alexander. The John Calipari era at Kentucky is replete with point guards that earned spots on NBA rosters. As to be expected, he has another one […]

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What Happens When Lawmakers Run Out of Abortion Restrictions to Pass

Lost in the anxiety this year over the fate of Roe v. Wade is the reality that state legislatures nationwide are already taking steps to effectively ban all abortions. Not even three months into 2019, lawmakers in a dozen states have proposed so-called heartbeat bills, which would outlaw abortion at around six weeks of pregnancy, […]

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PJ Washington Injury Rumors: Latest Roster Outlook for Kentucky

Getty Kentucky returner PJ Washington reacts after a play in a game against the Kansas State Wildcats during the NCAA tournament earlier this year. Rumors have been swirling about the health of star Kentucky forward PJ Washington just days before the Wildcats start the NCAA Tournament Thursday. His father and the Kentucky athletic department confirmed […]

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Judge Halts Kentucky Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban

A federal judge temporarily blocked Kentucky’s new law banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected – usually six or seven weeks into a pregnancy. Hours after Gov. Matt Bevin, a Republican, signed the bill into law Friday, the ACLU filed a legal challenge and Judge David J. Hale of the U.S. District Court […]

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Judge Blocks Kentucky Fetal Heartbeat Law That Bans Abortion After 6 Weeks

A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked a Kentucky law that prohibits abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which typically happens around six weeks into pregnancy, before many women know they are pregnant. The measure, which was signed into law on Friday by the state’s Republican governor, Matt Bevin, and was set to take […]

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As of Today, Abortion Is Effectively Banned in Kentucky

Photo: Zach Gibson (Getty Images) Those who want to control the wombs of women are moving closer to their nefarious goals as the Kentucky legislature passed two bills this week, which for all intents and purposes ban abortion unless a court intervenes, according to the ACLU. Kentucky is one of 22 states in the U.S. which […]

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Tyler Herro NBA Draft Projections: Mock Drafts for Kentucky Guard

Getty Kentucky Wildcats guard Tyler Herro Most of John Calipari’s “one-and-done” players during his time at Kentucky have been McDonald’s All-Americans and former 5-stars just biding time before the NBA. Think Anthony Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns and De’Aaron Fox among others. Tyler Herro is a different animal this year. The Whitnall (Wis.) native came to Lexington […]

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#RedforEd Teachers Strike Looms in Kentucky

Leaders of the #RedforEd movement in Kentucky are threatening a statewide teachers strike if legislators in the Kentucky General Assembly pass legislation they oppose. Late Friday, KY 120 United, which Breitbart News reported is “a #RedforEd associated group, which, according to its Facebook page, was founded on March 8, 2018, just a few days after 24-year-old teacher Noah […]

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The Grave Threats of White Supremacy and Far-Right Extremism

Last week, federal agents in Maryland arrested a United States Coast Guard officer and said he was plotting to assassinate Democratic members of Congress, prominent television journalists and others. The officer, Lt. Christopher Hasson, apparently was inspired by a right-wing Norwegian terrorist who slaughtered 77 people in 2011, stockpiled firearms […]

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Illegal Alien Accused of Repeatedly Raping 15-Year-Old Girl in Kentucky

An illegal alien has been accused of repeatedly raping a 15-year-old girl in McCracken County, Kentucky, according to local authorities. Illegal alien Andres Villarrealmercado has been charged with three counts of first-degree rape, according to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department. Following a lengthy investigation, police claim the illegal alien repeatedly raped a 15-year-old girl between March and […]

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Nick Sandmann Sues Washington Post for $250 Million over ‘Defamatory’ Coverage

Attorneys for Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann filed a lawsuit against the Washington Post on Tuesday, seeking $250 million in compensatory and punitive damages. “The Post wrongfully targeted and bullied Nicholas because he was the white, Catholic student wearing a red ‘Make America Great Again’ souvenir cap on a school field trip to the January […]

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Jury Awards Rand Paul Over $580,000 in Damages From Attack

WASHINGTON — A jury in Kentucky awarded Senator Rand Paul more than $580,000 in damages on Wednesday in a lawsuit that he filed against a neighbor who assaulted him as he did yardwork. The neighbor, Rene A. Boucher, pleaded guilty last spring to felony assault after tackling Mr. Paul in […]

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Report: Covington Catholic Wants to Stop Kids from Defending Themselves in the Media

After smearing and then failing to apologize to the kids at Covington Catholic High School, the Diocese of Covington — which oversees the school — now reportedly wants to stop them defending themselves in the media. According to a source at the school, the Bishop of Covington has told the school administration that he doesn’t […]

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Watch Live: Native American Activists Hold ‘Peace Vigil’ Outside Covington Diocese

UPDATE: In a statement on the event’s Facebook page, the organizers say that the demonstration will be held outside the Diocese of Covington instead of the school: We understand the concerns about showing up outside the school itself and have decided to switch locations to the Diocese of Covington. We have advocated non-violence and accountability […]

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Roe v. Wade Is at Risk. Here’s How to Prepare.

ImageElianna Schiffrik, center, was among a small group of counter-protesters outside the Supreme Court during the March for Life on Friday.CreditDamon Winter/The New York Times Abortion opponents have spent decades planning for a Supreme Court with a majority hostile to reproductive rights. So it’s little surprise that, with the confirmation […]

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Maria Butina Pleads Guilty to Being Part of a Russian Effort to Influence the N.R.A. and Republicans

WASHINGTON — To the conservative Americans she courted, Maria Butina was the right kind of Russian. She loved guns and the church and networking with top officials in the National Rifle Association. She schmoozed with Republican presidential candidates, and became a supporter of Donald J. Trump. She spent Thanksgiving at […]

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Amy McGrath, a Soaring Democratic Candidate, Is Brought Back to Earth on Election Day

RICHMOND, Ky. — At 5 a.m. on Election Day, Mark Nickolas awoke to write a speech he thought would never be delivered. Mr. Nickolas, the campaign manager for Amy McGrath, one of the Democratic Party’s most high-profile candidates for Congress, quickly drafted a 400-word concession, printed it, sealed it in […]

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