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  • Fight continues against Rockwool in Jefferson County (WV)

    09/18/2018 6:03:06 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 20 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | September 18, 2018 | Mike McCullough
    RANSON, W.Va. — Concerned Residents against Rockwool organized a protest Tuesday at the Jefferson County Development Authority. This comes just days after another group, known as Jefferson County Vision, filed a lawsuit against the authority for allowing the insulation plant to locate in Ranson. A Tuesday afternoon Jefferson County Development Authority meeting would have included the final reading of a water bond for Rockwool. As opposition grew outside of their windows, the authority decided to table the motion. 35 people were on the list to speak with a few dozen more waiting outside. Those who oppose the facility cite a...
  • Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office: Woman Says She Shot, Killed Husband After He Bought Porn

    07/28/2018 9:39:55 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 74 replies
    Fox 16 ^ | July 28, 2018
    A Jefferson County woman was arrested Saturday after telling investigators with the Sheriff's Office she shot and killed her husband because he bought pornography. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, just after 2:30 p.m. 69-year-old Patricia Hill called 911 and told dispatchers she just shot her husband Frank. When investigators got to the couple's home in the 3000 block of Donaldson Lane, they found 65-year-old Frank Hill dead in a backyard shed. Investigators say Frank had been shot twice. According to the Sheriff's Office Patricia Hill told investigators she was angry her husband ordered porn on the TV, after...
  • Jefferson County 8th grader dead after trying to light fire with 5 gallons of gasoline

    02/21/2018 11:14:11 AM PST · by BBell · 49 replies ^ | 2/20/18 | Carol Robinson
    A Jefferson County teen has died after he was burned while trying to start a fire nearly one week ago. Jefferson County Sheriff's Office officials said they were notified Thursday by a hospital social worker that the teen had suffered severe burns and would be taken off life support, said Chief Deputy Randy Christian. Authorities didn't release the teen's name but a GoFundMe account set up in his name and multiple social media posts identified him as Sam Gean, an eighth-grader at Corner Middle School where he played the trumpet in the school band. The fundraising account said he was...
  • Corner stores turned EBT cards into cash for drugs, wired profit to Yemen

    06/03/2015 6:04:49 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 22 replies ^ | 6/3/2015 | Carol Robinson
    A couple of steaks shoplifted at a Gardendale Walmart three months ago led to the biggest food stamp fraud investigation in Jefferson County's history, and launched 11 simultaneous raids this morning at convenience stores countywide. Led by the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office, teams of law enforcement officers met at 5 a.m. for a briefing and then fanned out across the county beginning at 6:50 a.m. The officers and agents were armed with 242 arrest warrants and plans to arrest 17 suspects. All 17 suspects were in custody by mid-morning, and investigators already today have filed for forfeiture and condemnation...
  • ‘A’ Is for Agitation: What’s Really Going on in Jefferson County Schools

    09/29/2014 7:51:09 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 19 replies
    Michelle ^ | September 25, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    There’s a big battle brewing in the Jefferson County, Colorado, school system. The manufactured controversy over a proposed curriculum review is generating national New York Times headlines. But the fight is not about what misguided students and biased reporters say it’s about. “Censorship” is a red herring. The real issue is union control. Here’s the deal: Public school teachers in this Denver-area district walked out of their classrooms this week to protest the implementation of performance-based pay. The JeffCo school board approved the new compensation system last week, which rewards the most highly effective teachers with 4.2 percent raises, effective...
  • Germantown kindergarten teacher accused of political vandalism identified

    08/04/2014 12:25:56 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 8-4-14 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis – Wisconsin Reporter has learned the identity of the suspect accused of politically motivated disorderly conduct at last month’s Jefferson County Fair. April Kay Smith, 38, a kindergarten teacher in the Germantown School District, was issued a disorderly conduct citation for tearing up and stomping on several signs on July 9 at the Jefferson County Republican Party booth after the fair had shut down for the night, according to a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department report obtained by Wisconsin Reporter. The incident report, filed by Jefferson County Deputy Heather Larson, states that Smith and her husband, Andrew Smith, 31,...
  • Why local Republican primary races matter to Mitch McConnell

    02/17/2014 10:41:36 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 2/16/2014 | Ryan Alessi
    In 2010, one out of every two registered Republicans in the heart of southern Kentucky’s “Old 5th” congressional district came out to vote. A contiguous bloc of 14 counties in southern Kentucky boasted the most fertile and efficient ground for gathering Republican votes in that year’s primary. Those counties (see chart below) had slightly fewer registered Republicans than the 157,000 in Jefferson County, the state’s largest county. The 14-county region has less than half the population of Jefferson County. Yet, it turned out 78,200 Republicans in that spring’s primary compared to 50,449 in Jefferson County. A big reason: scores of...
  • Jeffco Conservatives Sweep School Board Despite Union Opposition ( Colorado )

    11/13/2013 9:29:17 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | November 13, 2013 | Leslie Jorgensen
    Voters slammed on the brakes last week, rejecting Amendment 66, a $1 billion across-the-board income tax hike, and three heavily-subsidized union school board candidates. Instead, voters gave reform candidates the green light. Jeffco voters elected three conservative school board candidates Julie Williams, John Newkirk and Ken Witt – all of whom opposed Amendment 66. Williams, Newkirk and Witt, who campaigned as the “WNW” ticket, will now hold a majority on the five-member school board that includes union-cozy incumbents Lesley Dahlkemper and Jill Fellman, whose terms end in 2015. The new trio is expected to take office on Nov. 21. Forty-eight...
  • Progress Kentucky official resigns (Senator McConnell situation)

    04/11/2013 9:30:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Politico ^ | April 11, 2013 | Kevin Robillard
    Pressure is growing Thursday afternoon on a liberal super PAC in Kentucky accused of surreptitiously recording a strategy session held by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Jacob Conway, the Jefferson County Democratic Party’s executive committee member who originally accused Progress Kentucky of making the recording, told NBC News he was on his way to talk to the FBI about the allegations. And the group’s treasurer confirmed he had quit his position after the audio was published. “At this time based on advice of both friends and counsel, I will be not be making a public statement available until everything has...
  • $1.1 Million of Soros Money Tied To Magazine That Released McConnell Tape

    04/11/2013 4:11:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 11, 2013 | Mike Ciandella
    George Soros isn't behind everything the left does, but it sure seems like he helps fund it all. The lefty magazine Mother Jones released a tape , reportedly obtained from a Democratic Super PAC in Kentucky, in an effort to hurt Mitch McConnell's bid for reelection in the U.S. Senate. But, Mother Jones has funding baggage of its own.Mother Jones is the news outlet of The Foundation for National Progress, the left-wing "umbrella organization that exists to publish and support Mother Jones." It also founded the Media Consortium. The FNP received $485,000 in Soros funding in 2008. The Media Consortium,...
  • Report: Liberal group Progress Kentucky behind McConnell taping Update: Corn “Can’t say much now.”

    04/11/2013 3:41:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 11, 2013 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Which is, well, kinda what Sen. Mitch McConnell said yesterday. These are the same guys who sent out racist tweets about McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, and her Chinese heritage. Local news in Kentucky is reporting, via a Democratic official, that Progress Kentucky is behind the secret tapes published by Mother Jones this week, which revealed McConnell operatives in the act of…running a campaign. The story immediately went viral in political circles, not so much for the videos’ content as for McConnell’s pushback. The Republican senator quickly went on offense, decrying the left’s “Nixonian-style” tactics, and turning the non-story of the...
  • Source: (Racist) Progress Kentucky Behind Mitch McConnell Campaign Recording

    04/11/2013 10:24:27 AM PDT · by kristinn · 12 replies
    WFPL News ^ | Thursday, April 11, 2013 | Phillip M. Bailey, Kenny Colston and Gabe Bullard
    A secret recording of a campaign strategy session between U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and his advisors was taped by leaders of the Progress Kentucky super PAC, says a longtime local Democratic operative. Mother Jones Magazine released the tape this week. The meeting itself took place on Feb. 2. Jacob Conway, who is on the executive committee of the Jefferson County Democratic Party, says that day, Shawn Reilly and Curtis Morrison, who founded and volunteered for Progress Kentucky, respectively, bragged to him about how they recorded the meeting. Conway says neither the local nor the state Democratic party had any part...
  • (Racist Libs) Tweets on Elaine Chao: 'They will not get away with attacking my wife,'-Sen. McConnell

    03/03/2013 12:03:23 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    NBC ^ | March 2, 2013 | Roger Alford
    Tweets on Elaine Chao: 'They will not get away with attacking my wife,' Mitch McConnell says WINCHESTER, Ky. -- Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell lambasted a liberal group on Saturday for criticizing the Asian heritage of his wife, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, calling its Twitter messages "racial slurs" and "the ultimate outrage." "They will not get away with attacking my wife in this campaign," McConnell told about 100 home-state supporters at a Republican dinner in Winchester. "This woman has the ear of @McConnellPress — she's his #wife," the group Kentucky Progress tweeted on Feb. 14. "May explain why your...
  • Secret McConnell campaign recording allegedly made by a..Democratic National Convention delegate

    04/12/2013 3:12:55 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 16 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 4-12-2013 | David Martosko
    April 12, 2013 Secret McConnell campaign recording was allegedly made by co-founders of a liberal advocacy group, including a Democratic National Convention delegate * Potential suspect was longtime Democratic insider, despite party's claim it was blindsided by investigation* Liberal magazine that published recording may have received the product of a federal wiretapping felonyDavid Martosko The activists who allegedly recorded a private conversation among members of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's re-election team are tied to a liberal political action committee whose co-founder was a delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. ... The Daily Caller reported that Reilly was a...
  • Jefferson County legislators consider resolution opposing state gun law

    02/07/2013 5:32:02 AM PST · by rochester_veteran · 15 replies
    Watertown Daily Times ^ | FEBRUARY 6, 2013 | DANIEL FLATLEY
    Disappointed with aspects of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s gun control bill and frustrated by the manner in which it was passed, Jefferson County legislators are considering drafting a resolution opposing the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013. The NY SAFE Act, enacted last month, includes new definitions for and regulations on assault weapons, stronger regulations on ammunition, changes to mental health reporting requirements, statewide recertification of handguns and assault rifles, universal background checks and a mandatory sentence of life without parole for killing a first responder, among other provisions. Modeled after a resolution created by Republican...
  • Colorado “Democrat of the Year” Convicted of Theft

    11/04/2012 1:01:57 PM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 Nov 2012 | John Semmens
    Estelle Carson was selected as “Democrat of the Year” for Jefferson County, Colorado for 2012 despite being under indictment for stealing from a 71-year-old wheelchair-bound woman who is partially blind and suffers from cerebral palsy. Though Carson was under investigation at the time Chris Kennedy, chairman of the Jefferson County Democratic Party, presented her with the award, Kennedy said she didn’t think it would’ve been fair to allow that to influence her actions. “The award is in recognition of efforts on behalf of the Democratic Party,” Kennedy explained. “Ms. Carson’s theft in no way diminishes what she has done for...
  • AL: Jefferson County Commission votes 4-1 to file nation's largest municipal bankruptcy

    11/09/2011 2:26:57 PM PST · by TSgt · 18 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | 11/09/2011 | Barnett Wright
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Jefferson County Commission has just voted 4-1 to file an estimated $4.1 billion bankruptcy, the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The commission's action came after it spent approximately six hours over two days meeting with its lawyers to discuss legal options, including a Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing and a settlement with creditors on the county's $3.14 billion sewer debt. Commissioner Jimmie Stephens made the motion to file bankruptcy, which was seconded by Commissioner Sandra Little Brown. " "It is time to resolve this once and for all," Stephens said. Another factor in the decision appears...
  • Jefferson County Commissioner Says 80% Chance Of Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Filing ( Al )

    08/12/2011 7:33:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    zh ^ | 08/12/2011 | Tyler Durden
    There is an 80% chance that Jefferson County, Alabama, officials will vote to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy today, Commissioner Sandra Little Brown said before the panel was set to meet to consider the option. Is this just posturing to force the creditors to agree to the debtor's terms, or an actual reflection of the truth, we shall fund out this afternoon
  • Old Stone Houses of Jefferson County, WV

    03/31/2010 6:07:34 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 3 replies · 581+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | April 1, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    When the Pennsylvania Germans crosses the Potomac into the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, they brought with them the skills and tools for erecting stone buildings. In the Cumberland Valley of Pennsylvania and Maryland, they had built numerous limestone-block houses, barns, and outbuildings. The Shenandoah Valley offered the same building materials. Jefferson County, now in West Virginia, has a collection of fine old stone houses built of limestone blocks. [Old pictures]
  • Man charged with felony grand theft for helping injured dog

    12/11/2009 4:39:38 PM PST · by Domandred · 16 replies · 1,677+ views ^ | 12/10/2009 | Jennifer McGraw
    MUD LAKE - "The one person who ends up in jail is the one person who is trying to help an animal who is laying in the snow dying," says Troy Jackson, the Executive Director of Northwest Animal Companions out of Boise He heard that Barbie the dog had been hit by car and jumped to her rescue. "I drove down their, knocked on the owners door, and said can we help?" he says. The owner agreed and helped Jackson load up the puppies and Barbie into his car and they were sent to Ada County Veterinary Hospital. Barbie suffered...