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  • 16 Members of Congress Funneled Millions to Their Relatives, Employers, Study Finds

    02/13/2012 5:53:49 PM PST · by STARWISE · 70 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2-13-12 | Wynton Hall
    n his New York Times bestselling book, Throw Them All Out, Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer revealed how members of Congress enrich themselves and their relatives using earmarks and insider information. Now, the Washington Post, following in Schweizer’s footsteps, has conducted a study that found 16 members of Congress have used their power of the purse to benefit companies, colleges, and community groups tied to their relatives. *snip* Among those cited in the Washington Post report were the following (below):
  • Cops Bust Naked Burglar Covered In Chocolate, Peanut Butter ('Toothman' faces multiple charges)

    02/03/2012 12:45:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    FEBRUARY 3--A naked burglar covered in chocolate and peanut butter was arrested early Tuesday after workers found him inside a Kentucky supermarket. Andrew Toothman, 22, was collared by State Police troopers who responded to a 911 call from the Food World IGA market in the city of Neon (pop. 770). Pictured in the above mug shot, Toothman was charged with burglary, criminal mischief, and indecent exposure. A court citation filed yesterday notes that Toothman--who was only wearing a pair of black boots--had “peanut butter and chocolate smeared all over person.”
  • Committee To Consider Reflective Tape On Buggies

    01/25/2012 5:43:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies · 3+ views
    FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Senate Transportation Committee will consider a bill on Wednesday that would allow slow-moving vehicles without motors to use reflective tape for safety purposes rather than the slow-moving vehicle signs. The bill by Sen. Ken Winters, a Murray Republican, and other senators, would also provide an alternative lighting system. The committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. On Tuesday, two state representatives, Johnny Bell, a Glasgow Democrat, and Ron Crimm, a Louisville Republican, spoke in favor of a similar measure in the House Transportation Committee. Crimm also has a bill that would allow use of lanterns on the...
  • Kentucky Horse-Sense

    01/04/2012 4:44:24 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 4, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Guy walks into a Lexington, KY watering-hole and bar and orders up a brew...While sitting at the bar watching the TV, one of Obama's typical BS political ads came on. Once over, he suddenly jumps up on the barstool and yells at the top of his lungs to the entire room "Obama is a horse's %$&*#!" The bartender gives him a real nasty look, promptly reaches under the bar and breaks-out an oak club about 18 inches long, then slams the poor guy in the face, knocking him off his stool and flying to floor. After a minute or two, the guy picks himself...
  • Mark Levin Threatens To Campaign Against Rand Paul If Ron Paul Runs Third Party (AUDIO)

    01/02/2012 3:57:01 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 100 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 2, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    Mark Levin, who was on vacation, came back with a fierce threat today. Levin promises he will do "everything in his power" to defeat Sen. Rand Paul if his father runs as a third-party candidate. "If Ron Paul decides that he is going to go third-party, which is detrimental to this nation, and pulls a million votes, which is relatively insignificant in the big scheme of things, I will do everything in my power to defeat his son in Kentucky. I will do everything in my power to defeat his son Rand Paul in Kentucky," Mark Levin said on his...
  • Rand Paul Calls Rick Santorum A War-Mongering Moderate

    01/02/2012 5:09:29 PM PST · by fightinJAG · 62 replies
    TPM ^ | Jan. 2, 2012 | Evan McMorris-Santoro-
    DES MOINES, IOWA — Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is in town today to be a walking Daisy ad on behalf of his father, Ron. His main target: the surging Rick Santorum. On Iowa talk radio this morning, Rand took after Santorum with a line of attack reminiscent of that infamous Lyndon Johnson dig at Barry Goldwater. In short, Rand asked, is Santorum the kind of guy you want with his finger on the button? The line came in response to a question about Ron Paul’s foreign policy, which has given many in the pro-Israel right pause. They worry that Paul...
  • TRENDING: Ron Paul: Santorum is 'very liberal'

    01/02/2012 1:14:10 PM PST · by Mrs. Frogjerk · 99 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | January 2nd, 2012 | CNN Political Unit
    (CNN) - Ron Paul dinged rival Rick Santorum Monday for being a "very liberal" candidate, saying the former Pennsylvania senator and staunch social conservative voted for too much spending during his time in Congress. Speaking to CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash before a campaign event with his son, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, the White House hopeful said his rival had taken positions counter to true conservative ideas. I mean, have you looked at his record? Go look at his record," Paul said. He continued: "He spends too much money. He wasn't leading the charge to slash the budgets and...
  • U.S. Army Specialist from Longview Killed in Afghanistan

    12/23/2011 9:57:04 PM PST · by Stonewall Jackson · 27 replies
    The Daily News Online ^ | December 22, 2011 | Erik Olsen and Marqise Allen
    A female Mark Morris High School graduate was shot and killed Wednesday in a guard tower in Afghanistan, according to the soldier's stepmother. U.S. Army Specialist Mikayla Anne Bragg is Cowlitz County's first casualty in a combat zone since the Vietnam War, according to Daily News archives. Bragg, 21, was scheduled to leave Afghanistan around Christmas and return to the United States on Jan. 6, stepmother Amber Bragg of Longview said Thursday. Bragg enlisted right after she graduated high school in 2008, Amber Bragg said. According to her Facebook page, Bragg's primary duties were as a motor transport operator for...
  • Chandler regrets signing Norquist's tax pledge; says tax cuts crucial for workers, not rich

    12/22/2011 11:25:53 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Pure Politics ^ | 11/21/2011 | Ryan Alessi
    Seven of Kentucky’s eight members of the congressional delegation signed the Americans for Tax Reform “no tax” pledge that they have found they now can’t get out of. U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler of Versailles, the only Democrat in that group to sign, now says signing that pledge that is monitored by Grover Norquist was one of the biggest mistakes of his congressional career. “I’m sorry I did that, too,” Chandler said just before the 6:00 of the interview video. “I thought I was doing it for one session. And he made a determination that you do it forever. And I...
  • Iraqi National Pleads Guilty to 23-Count Terrorism Indictment in Kentucky...

    12/19/2011 1:23:46 AM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies
    FBI.gov - Louisville - Press Release ^ | December 16, 2011 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/iraqi-national-pleads-guilty-to-23-count-terrorism-indictment-in-kentucky Iraqi National Pleads Guilty to 23-Count Terrorism Indictment in Kentucky Defendant Participated in Numerous Efforts to Kill U.S. Troops in Iraq with IEDs U.S. Department of Justice December 16, 2011 Office of Public Affairs BOWLING GREEN, KY—Iraqi citizen Waad Ramadan Alwan pleaded guilty to federal terrorism charges today in U.S. District Court before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, announced Lisa Monaco, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; David J. Hale, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky; and Elizabeth A. Fries, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Louisville Division. Alwan,...
  • Student Accused Of Threatening School Via Facebook (KY)

    12/18/2011 4:26:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    http://www.wlky.com/news/30018317/detail.html ^ | 12/18/2011 | Drew Douglas/WLKY
    BRECKINRIDGE COUNTY, Ky. -- Kentucky State Police said a 16-year-old student is facing charges, accused of using Facebook to threaten a high school. Police wouldn't release the messages, but said they had lyrics from the band Insane Clown Posse and referenced using weapons at Breckinridge County High School. A Breckinridge County student said it was a little scary Friday at school as news went around about the Facebook posts. School district officials said police were on campus all day as a precaution. "It makes you nervous, nervous for your child and everything," said concerned parent Merrilee Lucas. Police said that...
  • Dem (aka 'bipartisan') Keystone support creates tougher fight for Reid, Obama

    12/16/2011 9:20:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/16/11 | Alexander Bolton
    Dem Keystone support creates tougher fight for Reid, ObamaBy Alexander Bolton - 12/16/11 04:08 PM ET Republicans want to jam Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on the Keystone oil sands pipeline and the Democratic leader will have a tough time resisting, given support within his caucus for the project. GOP leaders have made clear to Reid that they will not approve an extension of the payroll tax holiday unless it includes language to speed up construction of the pipeline. Senate Republicans estimate as many as 14 Senate Democrats support the project. Labor unions have also voiced strong backing, complicating...
  • Wandering cows cause collisions on W. Ky. Parkway

    12/11/2011 10:17:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Henderson Gleaner (Evansville Courier and Press) ^ | December 10, 2011 | Gleaner staff
    Transportation officials closed a section of Interstate 69/Western Kentucky Parkway for hours Saturday after a group of cows obstructed the roadway causing several collisions in Caldwell County. Spokesman Keith Todd for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said he was first alerted of the situation around 3:45 a.m. and that there were “an undetermined number of cows loose along Interstate 69.” By 7 a.m., some of the cattle had been rounded up but officials decided to close the Interstate between Exit 12 and Exit 24 near Princeton. Todd said only one motorist had been taken to Methodist Hospital for minor injuries after...
  • Police ID Suspect in Deadly Shooting Near Occupy Oakland (arrested in Lexington, Kentucky)

    12/03/2011 12:37:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    NBC SanDiego ^ | 12/03/11
    Police ID Suspect in Deadly Shooting Near Occupy OaklandAn Oakland resident was arrested by police in Lexington, Ky. Saturday, Dec 3, 2011 | Updated 7:23 AM PST A man suspected of fatally shooting a man near the former Occupy Oakland encampment at Frank Ogawa Plaza was arrested in Kentucky on Sunday, police said. Oakland resident Norris Terrell was arrested by police in Lexington, Ky. on suspicion of fatally shooting 25 year-old Kayode Foster on Nov. 10. According to police, Terrell was charged Thursday with one count of murder and shooting into an inhabited dwelling. Three other suspects have also been...
  • Teen Charged With Murder In Stepbrother's Slaying

    11/17/2011 5:43:25 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    http://www.wlky.com/news/29796329/detail.html ^ | 11/17/2011 | Drew Douglas/WLKY
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A 15-year-old boy has been indicted on murder charges in connection with his 14-year-old stepbrother's death. Joshua Young was indicted as an adult on murder and tampering with physical evidence charges Thursday. An arrest report that was released Thursday said Young beat Trey Zwicker to death and then disposed of the weapon and his stepbrother's clothes. "He made an adult decision that day," said Terry Zwicker, Trey's father. Terry Zwicker said Young deserves to be tried as an adult for the alleged murder. In the early morning of May 11, 2011, a group of Liberty High School...
  • Ohio Results Show Voters Say Focus on Jobs, Not Partisan Attacks

    11/09/2011 3:22:25 PM PST · by mdittmar · 27 replies · 2+ views
    AFL-CIO ^ | Nov 9, 2011 | Mike Hall
    Cincinnati Fire Fighters (IAFF) member Doug Stern says yesterday’s overwhelming rejection of Gov. John Kasich’s (R) attempt to eliminate collective bargaining rights of workers like firefighters, nurses, teachers, bridge inspectors and others shows: [T]he citizens of Ohio spoke and they made it loud and clear that the focus of government should be on creating sustainable middle class jobs, rather than  pushing a partisan political agenda. Stern, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Louise Foresman, a member of Working America from Cleveland, took part in a telephone press conference this afternoon about the stunning victory for working families that sent Issue 2 down to...
  • Ashamed of my fellow Kentuckians (Vanity)

    11/09/2011 7:54:02 AM PST · by Serpent1 · 19 replies
    11/09/11 | Serpent1
    For the first time in my life I must admit that I am ashamed of my state and my fellow Kentuckians. Yesterday was election day for the following offices: Governor, Auditor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, and Agriculture Commissioner. The Dimocrats nearly made a clean sweep with the small exception of Agriculture Commissioner. Needless to say, my spirits are pretty low right now. I can only hope this is not a trend towards the 2012 election. And with Ohio voting to let the Unions keep their omnipotent power then I must say I am indeed getting worried about the...
  • Republican Senate leader dons flak jacket after friendly fire on spending (GOP HOPELESS)

    11/06/2011 3:20:06 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 6,2011 | Alexander Bolton
    The debate over spending among Republicans in Congress has become so intense that one Senate Republican leader has started wearing a flak jacket to meetings. The arguments have gotten so pointed that Senate Republican Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) wore a flak jacket to a Republican lunch meeting a few weeks ago. He said he would don the protective gear after Rep. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), an outspoken conservative, blasted him in a meeting for arguing that Congress had already made substantial reductions in discretionary spending. Coburn objected heatedly. He argued that slowing the rate of discretionary spending growth is not...
  • Palin endorses KY GOP candidate for Attorney General

    11/04/2011 10:42:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WAVE-TV ^ | November 4, 2011 | Ashley Brauer
    MADISONVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin is weighing in on a Kentucky race. The former Republican Alaska Governor endorsed Todd P'Pool for Kentucky Attorney General Friday. "I am extremely honored to announce the endorsement and support of one of America's great conservative voices and Constitutional conservatives, Gov. Sarah Palin," said P'Pool. "Her endorsement brings a level of energy and excitement to our race that is nearly impossible to match." In a release, P'Pool also said that Palin's record of not "going along to get along" would be a trait he will seek to emulate. "Governor Palin...
  • Court Upholds 'Almighty God' Reference In Law

    10/28/2011 9:05:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A state appeals court has ruled that Kentucky may continue to give official credit for its homeland security to Almighty God. Kentucky’s law establishing the state Office of Homeland Security requires its executive director to publicize a “dependence on Almighty God” in training and educational materials and through a plaque at the entrance to its emergency operations center. By a 2-1 vote Thursday, the Kentucky Court of Appeals overturned Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate’s ruling in 2009 the phrase violates the U.S. and Kentucky constitutions of state-established religion. The law requires the Homeland Security director to post...
  • Vanity(?) Kentucky Gubernatorial Loss likely for GOP

    10/24/2011 1:36:17 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Just a heads up. Seems Kentucky GOP candidate Williams is not likeable among other reasons as listed in the linked rollcall story. He has been trailing in the polls and seems no one was able to turn this race around. I searched Freerepublic and did not see a discussion. Did Tea Party & Conservatives give up? National Republics just accepted defeat in the Summer? Was it a loss once Williams was chosen? Did GOP cut there losses? I thought GOP was stronger in Kentucky. Is the Democrat that acceptable? Could circumstances like this happen in some cases in 2012?
  • Freeper For Thirteen Years, the irate magistrate, Has Sadly Passed Away.

    10/19/2011 8:18:27 PM PDT · by RonPaulLives · 54 replies
    BluegrassBulletin.com ^ | 10/19/2011 | Bluegrass Bulletin
    Long Time Conservative Patriot Mike Moreland Passes Long time conservative patriot, Boone County Magistrate and constitutional conservative Mike Moreland of Union Kentucky died today. Mike is survived by his wife a son and grandchildren. Moreland, pictured here with Rand Paul and Lloyd Rogers, was known for his staunch defense of civil liberties long before the TEA party movement became popular. Moreland was a reliable republican supporter and campaign volunteer in addition to the service he rendered to his community in elected office. He is the only elected official on the Boone County website who listed his cell phone number as...
  • PEZ Thieves Can't Believe Their Own Stupidity, Police Say

    10/18/2011 3:57:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    WLKY ^ | October 18, 2011
    Police said they broke up a burglary in progress and arrested two men trying to steal a PEZ candy dispenser. Arrest reports show Brandon Connely, 19, and James Pulliam, 18, were burglarizing a home when they were arrested. Police said Connely had a PEZ dispenser that he admitted taking from the home. Investigators also said one suspect told police, "I can't believe we are that stupid." Both are now facing burglary charges.
  • Police: Man 'Only Had 2 Pizzas To Drink' Before Driving Into Ditch

    10/18/2011 12:36:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    WLKY ^ | October 17, 2011 | Jay Ditzer
    Police said a Louisville man drove his car into a ditch and then told officers he only had "two pizzas to drink" for lunch. According to arrest records, Louisville police were dispatched to a vehicle in a ditch at the intersection of La Costa Road and Stonybrook Drive about 10 p.m. Saturday. Police said when officers arrived, an off-duty St. Matthews police officer was talking to the driver, 68-year-old Donn Adams. Adams seemed confused and disoriented, police said, and told officers he only had two pizzas to drink for lunch. Officers asked Adams if he was under the influence of...
  • Liberal group takes credit for audience member asking Obama to raise taxes

    09/28/2011 6:54:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies
    Liberal group takes credit for audience member asking Obama to raise taxes By Alicia M. Cohn - 09/28/11 09:32 AM ET Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength, a campaign by the progressive group The Agenda Project, on Tuesday took credit for a member of the audience who asked President Obama to raise his taxes during a town hall meeting in Silicon Valley on Monday. “Will you please raise my taxes?” the man said. “It kills me to see Congress not supporting the expiration of the tax cuts that have been benefiting so many of us for so long." It was a...
  • GOP vows retaliation after Reid uses nuclear option in Senate

    10/08/2011 2:12:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 8, 2011 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republicans vow they will retaliate for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) decision to unilaterally change the Senate’s rules Thursday without prior warning or negotiation. Republican aides say their bosses will now be even more reluctant to allow the Senate to conduct routine business by unanimous consent, forcing Reid to gather 60 votes for even the most mundane matters. “Reid fired a major salvo and it’s hard to imagine a return shot won’t be fired. Maybe over the weekend they’ll come up with something and try to make it less worse than it already is,” said a Senate...
  • Reid's ‘nuclear option’ changes rules, ends repeat filibusters

    10/06/2011 4:42:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 253 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 6, 2011 | Alexander Bolton
    In a shock development Thursday evening, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) triggered a rarely-used procedural option informally called the “nuclear option” to change the Senate rules. The surprise move stunned Republicans, who did not expect Reid to bring heavy artillery to what had appeared to have been a hum-drum legislative knife fight. Reid appealed a ruling from the chair that Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) does not need consent to force a vote on a motion to suspend the rules to consider an amendment after cloture has already been approved. The maneuver is highly arcane but momentous. If...
  • Senate GOP leader: Vote on Obama's jobs bill now (Democrats reject Obama's "jobs bill")

    10/04/2011 3:01:15 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 13 replies
    cbs ^ | 10/4/2011 | ap
    Senate Republicans offered to give President Barack Obama the vote he's sought on a jobs bill Tuesday, but the Democratic leader, Sen. Harry Reid, objected. "The least we can do for the president is give him a chance to have a vote on his proposal now as he has requested on numerous occasions," Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said. "The suggestion that Senate Republicans are not interested in voting on his jobs bill is not true." McConnell is no fan of Obama's jobs proposal, calling it a rehash of the president's 2009 stimulus package. Obama, meanwhile, is taking his appeal...
  • GE Hits Application Limit In 50 Minutes

    09/28/2011 6:52:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- GE began accepting applications for hundreds of new jobs at Appliance Park on Wednesday at 6:30 a.m. The company received its limit of 6,000 applications by 7:20 a.m. Zappos, in Shepherdsville, is also hiring thousands of temporary workers for seasonal employment. GE currently employs about 4,000 workers at Appliance Park, but is adding 480 new factory positions, the first of which will begin work in February. Applications for GE’s new jobs are no longer being accepted. GE spokeswoman Kim Freeman said the company reached its limit of 6,000 applications 50 minutes after it began accepting online applications....
  • NB and SB lanes of Brent Spence Bridge closed Thursday (Obama's traffic snarling bridge visit)

    09/21/2011 1:04:11 PM PDT · by TSgt · 14 replies
    FOX19 ^ | Sep 21, 2011 3:46 PM EDT | Amber Stegall
    CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A traffic advisory has been issued for Thursday, September 22, 2011. The right northbound lane (bottom deck) and the left southbound lane (upper deck) of the Brent Spence Bridge and the 4th Street Entrance Ramp (northbound) will be closed. Long delays are possible. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes if traveling through the area.
  • Email Address, Facebook Account Lead To Sex Offender Arrest

    09/21/2011 7:19:26 AM PDT · by Morgana
    FORT THOMAS, Ky. -- Northern Kentucky authorities say being on the state sex offender registry and Facebook at the same time got a registered offender into trouble. Mark Steven Schlasinger was taken to the Campbell County jail after his arrest on a charge of failure to comply with registry requirements, according to The Kentucky Enquirer. State troopers and Fort Thomas city police searched Schlasinger's home and say they found computer equipment. Kentucky State Police received tips that Schlasinger was on Facebook. Officers said they found an email address not listed with the Kentucky Sex Offender Registry and a Facebook account....
  • Amish Sect Refuses To Put Triangles On Buggies (Amish gone wild!)

    09/18/2011 2:03:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 69 replies
    PADUCAH, Ky. -- Members of a sect of Amish living in Graves County said they will not comply with a Kentucky law requiring them to display a bright orange triangle on their horse-drawn buggies and feel just as safe with reflective tape instead. Nine Amish men who refused to display the triangle were ordered to jail this week for also refusing to pay court-imposed fines over the matter. Eli Zook, a member of the Old Order Swartzentruber sect and one of the men sent to jail, told The Paducah Sun on Friday he feels safe with the tape and two...
  • Amish men jailed for not displaying buggy (orange-red triangle) safety signs

    09/14/2011 10:50:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 74 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 9/14/11 | Steve Robrahn
    Amish men jailed for not displaying buggy safety signsBy Steve Robrahn | Reuters – 15 hrs ago LOUISVILLE, Ky (Reuters) - Eight members of a traditional Amish sect were behind bars on Tuesday after refusing to pay fines for failure to display orange-red safety triangles on their horse-drawn buggies. The eight were being held in the Graves County Jail, serving sentences ranging between three and 10 days for failing to pay the fines on religious grounds. Graves District Judge Deborah Hawkins ordered the men jailed Monday in Mayfield, about 200 miles from Louisville in western Kentucky. The defendants contend that...
  • Prestonsburg Couple Face Multiple Child Abuse Charges

    PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WSAZ) -- This is a child abuse case that a police department says is the worst it has ever seen. The reports include young children locked up, covered in blisters and rashes and filth. Click here to find out more! The story comes from Prestonsburg, Ky., where the good news is five kids are on the road to recovery. Their maternal grandmother says just getting the little ones treated and cleaned up and in a healthy environment is working wonders. Police say if being smothered in filth wasn't bad enough, pain pills were lying around the apartment like...
  • Sherman Minton Bridge Closed Indefinitely After Cracks Found

    09/11/2011 2:15:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels ordered the immediate closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge on Friday evening. Transportation officials in Kentucky and Indiana were informed Friday of the discovery of two cracks in the load-carrying element of the bridge on Thursday. Officials with the Indiana Department of Transportation said the crack is in an arch support over the Ohio River. There are two archways on the bridge; the crack was found on the underside of the roadway, near the archway closest to the Ohio River. Officials called the cracks incredibly serious and potentially catastrophic. "I would not have...
  • Rand vs. Rubio

    05/03/2011 2:14:07 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 21 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 5-3-11 | W. James Antle, III
    The Tea Party scored its two biggest triumphs last year with the election of Sens. Marco Rubio and Rand Paul. Both were discouraged from running by leaders of their own party. Both had to overcome the determined opposition of the Republican establishment. [snip] Their similarities stop at the water's edge. True, when Obama decided to wage "kinetic military action" against Libya, both senators recognized it for what it was -- war -- and demanded that Congress authorize the intervention. But Paul and Rubio diverged sharply from there. In April, Paul introduced a sense of the Senate resolution affirming the following...
  • California Science Center Pays $110,000 to Settle Intelligent Design Discrimination Lawsuit

    08/31/2011 7:44:45 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Evolution News & Views ^ | August 29, 2011 | Evolution News & Views
    California Science Center The state-run California Science Center (CSC) has paid $110,000 to settle a lawsuit by American Freedom Alliance (AFA) against CSC for violating AFA's First Amendment free speech rights to advocate intelligent design (ID). As part of the settlement, the CSC also has invited AFA to present the ID event it previously cancelled. CSC rented its IMAX theater to AFA to show Darwin's Dilemma, a science documentary advocating ID. However, when CSC learned the film would portray ID favorably, CSC cancelled AFA's event. AFA filed suit in California Superior Court alleging viewpoint discrimination and breach of contract. "This...
  • When is it acceptable to discriminate against evolution sceptics?

    02/18/2011 8:40:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 02/16/2011 | James Hannam
    Dr Martin Gaskell is a respected expert on supermassive black holes and a long-serving research fellow at the University of Texas. In 2007, Dr Martin Gaskell applied for the position of director at the new MacAdam student observatory at the University of Kentucky. He stood "breathtakingly above the other applicants in background and experience" according to the chairman of the selection panel, but he did not get the job. Unsurprisingly, he sued. It is not controversial to state that English-born Gaskell is a devout Christian. He has also said that he is sceptical about certain aspects of evolutionary theory and...
  • University of Kentucky Pays $100,000+ to Settle Gaskell Discrimination Lawsuit

    01/19/2011 8:08:38 AM PST · by ZGuy · 1 replies
    Evolution News ^ | 1/18/11 | Casey Luskin
    The University of Kentucky (UK) has settled the discrimination lawsuit filed against it by Martin Gaskell, an astronomer who was denied a job due to his perceived doubts about neo-Darwinian evolution. The case was scheduled to go to trial on February 8th, but today counsel for both sides filed a joint motion to dismiss the case pursuant to the settlement. According to the Associated Press: The university has agreed to pay $125,000 to Martin Gaskell in exchange for Gaskell dropping a federal religious discrimination suit. Gaskell claimed he was passed over to be director of UK's MacAdam Student Observatory in...
  • Scientist alleges religious discrimination in KY.

    12/18/2010 9:13:16 AM PST · by wmfights · 3 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | December 17, 2010 | Dylan Lovan
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- An astronomer argues that his Christian faith and his peers' belief that he is an evolution skeptic kept him from getting a prestigious job as the director of a new student observatory at the University of Kentucky. Martin Gaskell quickly rose to the top of a list of applicants being considered by the university's search committee. One member said he was "breathtakingly above the other applicants." Others openly worried his Christian faith could conflict with his duties as a scientist, calling him "something close to a creationist" and "potentially evangelical." Even though Gaskell says he is not...
  • Burglars Feel Bad, Return Stolen Property

    09/01/2011 12:36:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    http://www.wlky.com/news/29048965/detail.html ^ | 9/1/2011 | Jay Ditzer/WLKY.com
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Two people have been charged with burglary after police said they stole property but later returned it because they felt bad. According to arrest records, 24-year-old Eugene Carrier Jr. admitted to police that he unlawfully entered a home on Driftwood Drive and stole property. Police said 21-year-old Katherine Hunt waited outside. Carrier gave the stolen items to Hunt and they drove away together, police said. Hunt said that a few days later, they returned the stolen items to the victim because they felt bad about what they had done, according to arrest records.
  • Man Charged After Son Attends Wrong School For 8 Years

    08/30/2011 6:46:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Oldham County school officials said a Louisville father sent his son to Oldham County schools while he and his son lived in Jefferson County. Charles Lauron, 51, is listed as living at a home in Lyndon. According to a criminal summons, Lauron claimed his son lived at a house in Goshen while he attended school in Oldham County for the past eight years. Lauron faces a criminal charge of theft by deception, which carries up to 10 years in jail if he’s convicted, and a bill for more than $20,000. The case is the first of its...
  • Fort Knox military cops disgusted with solar patrol carts

    08/18/2011 9:43:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The London Register ^ | August 18, 2011 | Lewis Page
    US military police stationed at Fort Knox, home among other things to the United States Bullion Depository, are reportedly none too pleased at having to patrol in rather feeble solar-powered electric golf carts in line with Pentagon efforts to be more environmentally friendly. "Most of the officers are reluctant to use the cart," reports the US Army Installation Management Command. Apparently the vehicles' top speed is only 25mph, and though they are fully equipped with flashing lights and windscreen decals reading "Army Green - Army Strong" they are thought to have a certain lack of cop credibility. Nonetheless Lieutenant-Colonel Robert...
  • Sisters suing to get Social Security numbers (Never got 'em at birth)

    08/04/2011 10:17:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    WKYT ^ | 8/04/11
    Sisters suing to get Social Security numbersThe sisters, who live in Laurel County, say their parents never sought birth certificates, vaccination records, or Social Security numbers for them. Posted: 11:04 AM Aug 4, 2011 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Raechel Colleen Schultz and her sister, Stephanie Marie Schultz, are looking for recognition by the government. The two women, who live in rural Lily, Ky., were born at home. They were home-schooled and their parents never sought birth certificates, vaccination records or Social Security numbers for them. Now, 29-year-old Raechel and 23-year-old Stephanie have sued the Social Security Administration in an effort...
  • How the AWOL Muslim soldier accused of plotting to kill Fort Hood troops was foiled

    07/29/2011 7:51:58 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 30 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 7/29/2011 | Chris Vaughn and Darren Barbee
    Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo, after raising suspicions at a Killeen, Texas, gun shop where he purchased six pounds of gunpowder and several boxes of shotgun shells, was in police custody in Killeen on Thursday, accused of plotting to kill fellow soldiers in a frightening reprise of the November 2009 massacre at Fort Hood. Abdo, 21, who grew up in Garland outside of Dallas, was close to pulling off a "terror plot" in which the intended target was troops based at Fort Hood, said Killeen Police Chief Dennis Baldwin. "We would probably be here today giving you a different briefing had...
  • Reid alters debt plan to attract GOP support (Give Reid the same courtesy, FILIBUSTER IT!)

    07/29/2011 8:58:12 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/29/2011 | Alexander Bolton and Josiah Ryan
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has revised his plan to raise the debt limit in a last-ditch bid to attract Republican support. The biggest change is that Reid would give the president almost unilateral power to raise the debt limit, borrowing an idea introduced by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Reid would have President Obama request a $2.4 trillion debt-limit increase in two installments of $1.2 trillion each. The requests would be subject to congressional resolutions of disapproval, but these would do little to restrict the president.
  • Fair drops Casey Anthony dunking booth

    07/21/2011 5:41:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    UPI ^ | 7/20/11
    Fair drops Casey Anthony dunking boothPublished: July 20, 2011 at 3:09 PM LEXINGTON, Ky., July 20 (UPI) -- A Kentucky fair has dismantled a Casey Anthony dunking booth after criticism for making light of the child murder case. **SNIP** Ron Mossotti, chairman of the fair, admitted to The Lexington Herald-Leader that the booth was "tacky and tasteless," but said, "We're not running a high-end social event." "Most people laughed," he said. "They thought it was more satire than offensive." The "State vs. Anthony" dunking booth let fairgoers vent their feelings about the Florida woman's acquittal in the death of her...
  • Investigation complete for deputy that shot family dog

    07/19/2011 10:32:32 AM PDT · by Immerito · 57 replies
    WDRB (Fox 41) ^ | July 11, 2011 | Tamara Evans
    The investigation is complete in regards to a Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy who shot a family dog while responding to a burglary call. That report says the deputy made the right decision to use a gun rather than a taser or pepper spray due to the dangerous threat. The dog's family says they didn't even know the deputy had been cleared, until we contacted them today. For the past two weeks, Renee Lewis says complete strangers have been reaching out to her family, after the death of their dog Daisy. There's plenty of photos of the Labrador retriever that the...
  • Coburn: Unlikely I'll back McConnell debt plan

    07/17/2011 9:57:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | 7/17/11 | Lucy Madison
    Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said Sunday that fellow GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell's proposal to raise the debt limit was "a great political plan" but that it didn't solve the nation's debt crisis - and so he was not likely to vote for it. In an appearance on CBS' "Face the Nation," Coburn claimed he no longer cared about the politics of the debate, and said that "I am only going to support something that actually solves the problem." "I haven't firmly decided, but I am unlikely to support it at this time," Coburn said, of McConnell's plan, which would allow...
  • WATCH: Woman in Kentucky attacks judge after being sentenced to 10 days in prison

    07/16/2011 6:17:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/15/11 | Nina Mandell
    WATCH: Woman in Kentucky attacks judge after being sentenced to 10 days in prisonBy Nina Mandell DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Friday, July 15th 2011, 1:13 PM A Kentucky woman accused of domestic violence had serious objections with a judge's sentence early this week, attacking the jurist after getting jail time. Wayne County Family Court video shows Melissa Harvick arguing with Judge Jennifer Upchurch Edwards before being sentenced to 10 days in prison for contempt of court. As soon as Edwards said, "You go now," Harvick lost it. She leaps over the bench and tries to choke Edwards, who remains, surprisingly,...