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  • Kentucky death row inmate wants hip surgery

    05/18/2012 9:01:31 AM PDT · by Justaham · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/18/12 | BRETT BARROUQUERE
    A condemned killer's fight to receive surgery for agonizing hip pain pushed Kentucky officials into an uncomfortable debate over security, politics and even the possibility of inviting scorn from Fox News pundits. Emails and memos obtained by The Associated Press show corrections officials struggling for a year to reconcile their duty to provide medical care with the political ramifications of spending tens of thousands of dollars for surgery on a man they plan to execute. A key problem would turn out to be security issues that led several hospitals to balk at treating inmate Robert Foley, who still hasn't had...
  • Same-sex couple barred from Lexington Catholic prom

    05/15/2012 9:35:53 AM PDT · by massmike · 93 replies ^ | 05/15/2012 | Jennifer Hewlett
    Two female students say they were not allowed to attend Lexington Catholic High School's prom as a couple Saturday night, upsetting a number of students at the school. Hope Decker, 18, a senior, and sophomore Tiffany Wright, 16, had already gotten their dresses for the event, but Friday afternoon they were told by school administrators they could not attend as a couple because of the church's stance on same-sex relationships, Wright said. In an email Sunday, Lexington Catholic president Steve Angelucci said, "As a Catholic high school, we uphold every teaching of the Catholic Church. The policies and procedures of...
  • Week in review - Great Pictures (TPX 6 Bus Tour)PLUS VICTORY!/Indiana

    05/09/2012 1:31:56 PM PDT · by Syncro · 17 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | Tea Party Express HQ
    Dear Friends, The Tea Party Express had an amazing week last week thanks to all your support and involvement and would like to thank you.  Everyday our buses traveled to a different city in this great nation rallying conservatives.  I think you can agree that the Tea Party is answering our critics and is just as passionate and energized as we were in 2010 and are poised to have another banner year at the ballot box in 2012.We wanted to share with you some of the highlights of the last week that were made possible through your support and...
  • Success of Ky. Bourbon Barrel Ale surprises even its company

    05/07/2012 8:23:42 AM PDT · by KyGeezer · 13 replies ^ | May 7, 2012 | Beverly Fortune
    Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, a local brew produced at a quaint brewery in downtown Lexington, is enjoying surging sales and developing plans for national distribution. This is the success the ale and Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. has enjoyed in the past 12 months: â–  In late 2011, Alltech began selling Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale in China, where it introduced the brew to the Beijing Horse Association. "Dxcel Distribution is the leading importer of American craft beer in China," said Matt Cordle, general manager and national sales manager of Lexington Brewing and Distilling. "The owner, Dean Lim, told us...
  • Kentucky Basketball Team to Visit White House [Don't Worry About Unemployment Numbers]

    05/04/2012 3:52:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    WFPL ^ | 5/1/12 | Kenny Colston
    The University of Kentucky’s men’s basketball team is heading to Washington D.C. to meet President Barack Obama this Friday...
  • McConnell turns down Obama invitation to celebrate Kentucky win

    05/01/2012 4:07:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/01/12 | Alexander Bolton
    McConnell turns down Obama invitation to celebrate Kentucky winBy Alexander Bolton - 05/01/12 02:06 PM ET Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is passing on an invitation from President Obama to celebrate the University of Kentucky’s NCAA basketball championship at the White House on Friday. Obama invited the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team to the White House later this week to recognize its victory over Kansas to win the 2012 national championship. The president asked McConnell to join but the Senate leader will be in Kentucky participating in festivities leading up to the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, according to...
  • A Nobody With No Audience Gets Noticed by Mitch McConnell

    04/26/2012 4:34:39 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | 4/26/2012 | Erick Erickson
    Yesterday on Laura IngrahamÂ’s radio show, she asked Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell about a recent Roll Call article that framed me as one of the loud leaders of conservatives opposed to Mitch McConnell. The Senator from Kentucky responded that he had never heard of me and I did not have an audience. That sounds a bit like the child, when asked if he ate the cookie, replying that he had not and besides it did not taste good. If heÂ’d never heard of me, how can he comment on my audience? If he states plainly I have no audience,...
  • 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 ^ | 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....
  • Fort Knox drops Ted Nugent from concert plans

    04/19/2012 6:12:48 PM PDT · by SLB · 128 replies
    The News Enterprise ^ | April 19, 2012
    Following rocker Ted Nugent's recent comments about President Barack Obama, he has been dropped from a scheduled performance at Fort Knox, the post announced Thursday afternoon. Nugent set off a controversy at last weekend's National Rifle Association convention when he criticized high-ranking members of Obama's administration and offered support for possible Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. In a video posted on YouTube by the NRA, Nugent said, "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year. If you can't go home and get everybody in your lives...
  • Man Arrested After Facebook Picture Shows Him Siphoning Gas From Cop Car

    04/18/2012 3:05:38 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | April 18, 2012 | Staff
    JENKINS, Ky. (CBS Cleveland) – A local man was arrested Monday for siphoning gas from a police cruiser. He may have gotten away with the crime — if he hadn’t posted a picture of himself in the act on his Facebook page. Jenkins Police Chief Allen Bormes told CBS Cleveland that 20-year-old Michael Baker had posted the picture last Friday.
  • Yarmuth on MSNBC: McConnell is Lying About Health Care Law

    04/16/2012 2:52:40 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    WFPL News ^ | April 13, 2012 | Phillip M. Bailey
    Appearing on MSNBC’s Martin Bashir Live, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., ratcheted up his offensive against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in an attempt to debunk the GOP leader’s recent claims about the Affordable Care Act. In March, McConnell wrote an editorial in The Courier-Journal calling for a repeal to President Obama’s health care law. Since then, Yarmuth has been hammering the Senator and wrote a letter to McConnell challenging him to a public debate. Yarmuth says McConnell is lying about key reforms in the law and he has to be held accountable. “Mitch and I represent the same...
  • 74 Democrats Join J Street in Urging Concessions

    04/15/2012 12:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 4/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Democrats in House of Reps. joined J Street in supporting Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions Seventy-four Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined the dovish J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions to the Palestinian Authority. “In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people,” the letter said. Seven Jewish members signed the letter, including Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John...
  • Kentucky Governor Signs Three NRA-Backed Bills into Law

    04/13/2012 6:34:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 12 April, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --( 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...
  • At UK, Clarence Thomas talks about his upbringing, Supreme Court

    04/06/2012 3:40:24 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 7 replies ^ | April 5, 2012 | By Jennifer Hewlett
    His joking remarks gave his audience little doubt about his political views. After congratulating the University of Kentucky men's basketball team for winning the school's eighth NCAA national championship this week, Clarence Thomas, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, told a capacity crowd Thursday night at UK's Memorial Hall: "Maybe in this type of environment, we could redistribute some of those." When asked whether he read The New York Times every day, Thomas replied, "Oh, God, no!"
  • Kentucky fans riot after Final Four win

    04/02/2012 10:01:21 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 19 replies
    AP ^ | April 1, 2012 | AP via ABC local
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A day after raucous celebrations led to more than two dozen arrests, police said Sunday that they are ready to control crowds near the University of Kentucky's campus when the Wildcats play Kansas for the national championship. Lexington city police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts told The Associated Press on Sunday that several hundred officers will be out in force on Monday to help keep order. "We're prepared," she said. "We expect a majority of people to obey the law." Police plan a few adjustments from Saturday, when thousands of fans spilled onto streets after Kentucky defeated cross-state rival...
  • Kansas Beats Kentucky: $139,000 vs. $127,000 for a Degree in Gender Studies

    04/02/2012 4:54:25 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    Kansas Beats Kentucky: $139,000 vs. $127,000 for a Degree in Gender Studies By Thomas Cloud April 2, 2012 ( - You can spend four years earning a degree in “Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies” at the University of Kansas or a degree in "Gender and Women's Studies" at the University of Kentucky. But the degree will cost you more at Kansas if you are an out-of-state student that it will at Kentucky. At Kansas, according to the College Board, tuition plus room and board is currently $21,446 per year for an in-state student and $34,832 for an out-of-state student. At...
  • Fist fight erupts between UK and UofL fans during Dialysis(March Madness)

    03/28/2012 12:59:00 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 3 replies
    WKYT ^ | 3-27-2012 | Elizabeth Dorsett
    For UK and UofL fans, the rivalry often runs deep. But police say, they never expected to get called to a dialysis clinic for a fight between fans! In fact, police are calling it a flagrant foul. "I think this is a first at a dialysis center," Lt. Robert Swanigan commented while handing over the police reports. Officers were called after a UK and UofL fan gave each other a full court press during treatment at the Georgetown Dialysis Clinic Monday. "He just happened to think UofL would beat UK and he started to run his mouth," explained dialysis patient...
  • Homeowner shoots intruder(KY)

    03/19/2012 5:42:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 19 March, 2012 | Lauren Adams
    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. — It was still dark, before 4 a.m. Monday, but Jack Thompson, 78, was able to make out two figures in the night. It was noise outside that had woken him up and the sight confirmed his fears. He reached under his pillow and grabbed his pistol. Seconds later, there was a noise he described as a "thud." The two men had kicked in the door of his Brewers-area home and one was charging up the stairs to the Thompson's bedroom. "He knew where he was going. He headed for me. He knew where I slept," he...
  • Kentucky Bill to Bar Welfare for Illegal Aliens Clears Key Committee

    03/16/2012 7:59:00 AM PDT · by montag813 · 17 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-16-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Finally a state is stepping up to stop the fleecing of social service programs by illegal aliens. A Kentucky Senate panel unanimously approved a bill Thursday that would require applicants to government welfare programs to provide official proof of U.S. citizenship or legal residency. Federal law prohibits illegal immigrants from receiving most forms of welfare, including Medicaid, food stamps, WIC, public housing and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. But that hasn't illegal aliens from stealing tens of billions of these services across the nation. Illegal alien advocates such as La Raza, MALDEF and the ACLU...
  • Shooting for Liberty States competing for lowest Brady score

    03/10/2012 7:39:03 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    The Firearms Coalition ^ | 9 March, 2012 | Jeff Knox
    The Brady Bunch has released their annual scorecard rating states based on how strict their gun laws are. The scorecard is a very useful tool to help rights groups understand how their state compares to others on a liberty scale; more points = less liberty. Alaska, Arizona, and Utah have all achieved the coveted Zero Points/Zero Stars on the Brady scale and are now competing to see which state will be the first into negative numbers – which is possible through bonus points. Arizona and Alaska can reach a –2 point score by protecting carry rights on campuses of state...
  • McConnell: Obama Wants Higher Gas Prices (Obama has said he wants higher gas prices)

    03/08/2012 4:21:36 AM PST · by tobyhill · 14 replies
    wfpl ^ | 3/7/2012 | Phillip M. Bailey
    Speaking on the Senate floor Wednesday, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., criticized the White House’s energy policy, claiming President Obama wants higher gas prices. Across the country the average cost for a gallon of gas is $3.76 and it went up for 27 consecutive days. The Oil Price Information Service projects the nationwide average could peak at $4.25 per gallon in late April. McConnell says the administration hasn’t pursued an energy strategy to address the increase, adding it failed to support the Keystone XL pipeline project. “In fact, when it comes to the rising cost of gas at the pump,...
  • Group's ad slams McConnell for opposing a change to how presidential races are decided [EC]

    03/07/2012 8:50:43 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    cn2 Pure Politics ^ | March 06, 2012 | Ryan Alessi
    (UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL VIDEO) A national group that wants the popular vote — not the electoral college — to decide presidential races began airing an ad in Kentucky cable markets targeting U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Senate GOP leader. The 30-second spot paid for by the group Support Popular Vote urges Kentuckians to “send Mitch a message” because McConnell has opposed the concept of moving to a national popular vote system for the presidential race. The ad is airing in Time Warner markets across Kentucky. cn|2 is a division of Time Warner. During a December speech to the Heritage Foundation,...
  • Tornado Damage in Hardin County, Kentucky

    02/29/2012 8:02:51 AM PST · by Stonewall Jackson · 15 replies · 2+ views
    Self | 02/29/2012 | Self
    Just to let everyone know; a tornado has hit just south of Elizabethtown (E-Town), Ky. Multiple homes have been damaged and the Harry Owens Trucking headquarters has collapsed, trapping multiple people underneath. All roads in the area have been blocked by debris, downed trees, and emergency vehicles. I'll post updates as I can.
  • Liberty Groups Under Attack by the IRS (this is very big)

    02/27/2012 4:41:56 PM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Kentucky 9/12 Project ^ | February 14, 2012 | Eric Wilson
    Kentucky – On February 14, 2012 the Kentucky 9/12 Project joined close to 80 liberty groups from around the country the IRS has targeted and is attempting to regulate out of existence. Even though many of these groups have filed for Not-for-Profit status at various times (over the past three years) all have received IRS inquiries and responses in just the last three months. “This is nothing more than a governmental witch hunt on freedom speaking Americans” Said Eric Wilson director of Kentucky 9/12 Project. “It is their attempt to either drown groups like ours in unnecessary paper work and...
  • Text message Tells Ft Stewart Wife of Husband's Death

    02/27/2012 10:49:39 AM PST · by TSgt · 36 replies · 2+ views
    WSAV ^ | February 24, 2012 | WSAV
    Two Fort Stewart soldiers were killed in Afghanistan. 25 year old Sgt. Joshua A. Born of Niceville, Florida and 22 year old Cpl. Timothy J. Conrad Jr. of Roanoke, Va. died Feb. 23, in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their unit came under small arms fire. They were assigned to the 385th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne), XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Stewart, Ga. According to an interveiw she did with WPSD-TV in Paducah, Kentucky, Joshua Born's wife lives in Illinois, and found out about her husband's death not through military channels, but when someone sent...
  • Police: Ky. Woman Shoots Cheating Husband In Crotch

    02/21/2012 8:14:06 AM PST · by SLB · 38 replies · 1+ views
    WLKY ^ | Feb 20, 12 | WLKY
    CYNTHIANA, Ky. -- Police say a northern Kentucky woman took matters into her own hands, by shooting her husband in the crotch after she found out he was cheating on her. According to authorities, 39-year-old Kerrie Alvarez shot her husband, Javier, while they were standing outside the couple's home, after someone called reporting loud arguing. “We seen them take somebody out on a stretcher. She was always nice when I've talked to her. I would never expect her to do something like this,” said witness Carolina Honeycutt. Police arrested Alvarez.
  • Fort Campbell’s Strike First Unit in Army Issued M26 Shotgun

    02/15/2012 7:06:30 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 73 replies ^ | 15 Feb 2012 | Sgt. Joe Padula
    Fort Campbell, KY – It weighs 3.5 pounds, has a barrel length of 7.75 inches, fires 12-gauge shells and can be mounted on the M4 carbine or act as a stand alone firearm; it is the M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is the first unit in the Army to be issued the combat enhancer. “This is a new capability that is now in your hands for you to conduct your mission downrange,” said Col. Scott C. Armstrong, with Project Manager Soldier Weapons, during a presentation ceremony held at Fort...
  • 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):
  • Homeowner Fights Off Intruder(KY)

    02/13/2012 6:30:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 11 February, 2012 | NA
    A Laurel County woman took matters into her own hands when she fought against an attempted robber who had a gun. "I went and before I got to the door the door opened and this guy come in with a mask on," says Brenda, the homeowner. Brenda says she acted instinctively. "I grabbed him at the top of the mask trying to pull that off. I was grabbing him and kicking him at the same time," remembers Brenda. What she didn't realize was that man had a gun. "I didn't even know that was a gun that he had I...
  • Ky. lawmakers join challenge to health care reform

    02/12/2012 11:04:49 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 25 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | 2/12/2012 | Roger Alford
    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Nearly all of Kentucky's state-level Republican lawmakers have signed a legal brief in support of a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. "We're tired of sitting out on the sidelines when something of this importance is being deliberated," said Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown. "We're now making it clear where we stand, that we want that law undone because it's unconstitutional." More than 300 lawmakers from 17 states, including nearly 60 from Kentucky, have signed a friend-of-the-court brief that an attorney for the libertarian Cato Institute will file Monday with the U.S. Supreme Court. Justices announced...
  • Man Shot, Killed Following Disagreement(KY)

    02/06/2012 7:21:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies · 1+ views ^ | 6 February, 2012 | Paul B. Hayes
    The Kentucky State Police are investigating a shooting incident that left a man dead at a residence near Green River Lake Saturday night. According to a press release from KSP Post 15 in Columbia, the post was contacted around 9 p.m. Saturday night by Adair County 911 Dispatch requesting assistance with the shooting death of 42-year-old Edward Stickel. The incident took place at the residence of 60-year-old Ralph Mercer at 160 Poplar Court, which is located off Corbin’s Bend Road near Green River Lake. According to the release, Stickel was at the Mercer residence discussing the purchase of a firearm...
  • Employee of Lexington pharmacy pulls gun on would-be robber(KY)

    02/02/2012 12:09:58 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 1 February, 2012 | Staff
    Two men have been charged in connection with the attempted robbery of a pharmacy, Lexington police said Wednesday night. The attempt was foiled when an employee pulled a handgun, John E. McGarvey and Steven E. Corman, both 47, were each charged with two counts of first-degree robbery, police Lt. Chris Van Brackel said. McGarvey was also charged with two counts of tampering with physical evidence; Corman was charged with one count. The incident happened about 10 a.m. Wednesday at Corner Pharmacy, 1701 Alexandria Drive. A man entered the pharmacy, displayed a knife and demanded pills. At that point, an employee...
  • Couple Married For 73 Years Dies Hours Apart

    01/29/2012 6:47:22 AM PST · by truthkeeper · 25 replies ^ | January 27, 2012 | Anna Lanfreschi
    An elderly Kentucky couple is being remembered today. After 73 years of marriage, Ethel and Presley Bradshaw passed away just hours apart. She was 99 years old, he was 101. "They died just the way they lived, together," Shannon Bass, Director of Admissions at Meadowview Health and Rehab Center, told HLN affiliate WAVE. The couple spent their last years at the Meadowview Center. WAVE reports that Ethel moved to the center four years ago because she was struggling with dementia. Her husband visited her daily for two years, then decided to join her at the center permanently. Bass and her...
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Weapons and Gold

    01/28/2012 7:54:33 AM PST · by oblomov · 13 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Dan Peterson
    The machine guns roared, pouring tens of thousands of bullets into the night's blackness. Suddenly: Ka-WHOOOMP! WAAHHHMP! WHA-OOOOMP!! Enormous fireballs flashed into yellow-white existence, mutating into billows of orange flame 100 feet high. The pulse of shock and heat hit my skin. As the explosions faded, the night air was lit by an endless fusillade of red and green tracer rounds, the incandescent muzzle blast of automatic weapons, and flames from burning vehicles… Just a typical evening in the green autumn hills of north-central Kentucky. Typical twice a year, I should say. Every April and October, the Knob Creek Gun...
  • Rand Paul calm during TSA patdown, video shows

    01/26/2012 10:31:53 AM PST · by B Knotts · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/26/2012 | Mackenzie Weinger
    Security footage of Sen. Rand Paul after he refused a full body pat-down at the Nashville International Airport on Monday does not show the Kentucky Republican acting “irate,” as the police had described him, according to a report. n the videos, released by the Metro Airport Authority and posted on The Nashville Tennessean, Paul can be seen standing and sitting in a waiting area as he speaks on his cell phone. The Tennessean reported Thursday that the police incident report describes officers responding to a “passenger being irate,” but the footage offers no visible evidence of that behavior. Paul had...
  • Altercation outside David Williams’ office leads to arrest, accusations

    01/25/2012 8:11:00 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Bluegrass Politics / Lexington Herald Leader ^ | January 24, 2012 | Jack Brammer
    FRANKFORT — Kentucky State Police arrested a Lexington composer Tuesday and charged him with menacing after an altercation outside the state Senate involving supporters of Democratic Sen. Kathy Stein, who recently lost her Lexington district in a Senate redistricting plan. State police spokesman Lt. David Jude confirmed the arrest and charge that occurred after the Senate had adjourned for the day, but he had no other immediate information. The Franklin County Regional Jail’s Web site identified the man who was arrested as Stephen Rhodes Schwartz, who also is known as Stephen Trask. He scored and wrote lyrics for the film...
  • Senator Rand Paul Detained By the TSA

    01/23/2012 12:12:45 PM PST · by neverdem · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | 01/23/2012 | John Hayward
    No one expects the Spanish Inquisition! Senator Rand Paul was on his way from his home in Bowling Green, Kentucky to Washington, D.C. Monday morning, when he caused some kind of “anomaly” in a body scanner at the airport in Nashville. Agents of the Transportation Security Agency declared that he would have to submit to one of those legendary full-body pat-downs, but before a single rubber glove had snapped into place, Senator Paul refused. He wanted a new scan instead, but the TSA agents really had their hearts set on that pat-down. This ended with Senator Paul parked in a...
  • Sen. Rand Paul ‘detained’ by TSA in Nashville, TSA denies

    01/23/2012 9:33:20 AM PST · by for-q-clinton · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 23 Jan 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul’s press secretary Moira Bagley tweeted on Monday that Transportation Security Administration officials were detaining her boss in Nashville, Tenn. “Just got a call from @senrandpaul,” Bagley tweeted at about 10 a.m. on Monday. “He’s currently being detained by TSA in Nashville.” Texas Congressman and current Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul – Sen. Rand Paul’s father – placed a post on Facebook about the news as well. “My son Rand is currently being detained by the TSA at the Nashville Airport,” Ron Paul posted. “I’ll share more details as the situation unfolds.” Ron Paul adds, via...
  • Rand Paul in Pat-Down Standoff With TSA in Nashville

    01/23/2012 8:18:01 AM PST · by Kartographer · 102 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | 1/23/12 | Sunlen Miller
    Sen. Rand Paul told his communications director this morning he was being detained by TSA in Nashville. @moirabagley, the Twitter account associated with Paul staffer Moira Bagley tweeted around 10 a.m., ET, “Just got a call from @senrandpaul. He’s currently being detained by TSA in Nashville.” A spokesman for TSA said the agency was looking into the matter but could not immediately comment. Paul apparently set off an airport security full-body scanner, “on a glitch,” a spokesman in Paul’s office told ABC News. The Paul staffer said TSA agents would not let Paul walk back through the body scanner and...
  • Senator Rand Paul Detained by TSA at Nashville Airport

    01/23/2012 7:55:54 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 102 replies
    Ron Paul Facebook Page/CNN ^ | January 23, 2012 | Congressman Ron Paul/Dana Bash
    <p>Posted by Ron Paul on his Facebook page: "My son Rand is currently being detained by the TSA at the Nashville Airport. I'll share more details as the situation unfolds."</p>
  • Harmon Files Concealed Carry Bill(KY)

    01/20/2012 8:03:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 19 January, 2012 | Phillip M. Bailey
    Former Republican lieutenant governor candidate and state Rep. Mike Harmon, R-Danville, has filed a bill allowing Kentucky residents to carry concealed firearms without a permit. The legislation would make the unlicensed carrying of a hidden deadly weapon legal and prohibit employers from having no-firearms policies that apply to buildings or parking areas. It also forbids companies from disciplining employees who have firearms in their vehicles or who use them for self-defense. Harmon says certain restrictions to carrying conceal weapons will still apply to schools and judicial areas, but the bill is about securing Second Amendment rights. “I do believe it’s...
  • Senate approves its congressional map and new state Senate lines as Democrats fume (Kentucky)

    01/18/2012 8:49:01 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    CN 2 Pure Politics ^ | January 18, 2012 | Don Weber
    The Republican-led Senate on Wednesday approved its version of the congressional district lines, setting up negotiations with Democratic House leaders over how to rectify the two different approaches to those six districts. (snip) The upper chamber also approved the new 38 state Senate districts that essentially drew at least three Democrats out of jobs, including Sen. Kathy Stein, D-Lexington. It passed the Senate, 21-14 with Democratic Sen. Joey Pendleton of Hopkinsville joining the Republicans...(snip) The map placed together Democratic Sens. Dorsey Ridley of Henderson who represents the 4th Senate District and Jerry Rhoads of Madisonville who represents the 6th District....
  • Tornado warning-Louisville--real time now

    01/17/2012 8:17:01 AM PST · by WKUHilltopper · 52 replies
    The "meat horns" (air raid sirens) just went off.
  • Amish men jailed for refusing to pay buggy fines

    01/12/2012 10:21:58 PM PST · by george76 · 84 replies
    ap ^ | January 12, 2012
    MAYFIELD, Ky. - A group of Amish men were sent to jail in western Kentucky Thursday for refusing to pay fines for breaking a state highway law that requires their horse-drawn buggies to be marked with orange reflective triangles. The men have a religious objection to the bright orange signs, which they say are flashy and conflict with their pledge to live low-key and religious lives. ... "I totally understand your objection," the judge told Byler. "But you're in violation, and it's not up to me to change the law. It doesn't really matter what I think about any of...
  • US Sen. Rand Paul: No Consideration to VP Bid For Now

    01/12/2012 4:27:42 PM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 10 replies ^ | JANUARY 12, 2012 | staff
    Paul, speaking Thursday morning in Louisville, said he's "seen the chatter on the Internet" about the possibility of being tapped as the GOP nominee's running mate. But he said for now he is focused on helping U.S. Rep. Ron Paul's campaign for the GOP nomination. "I haven't really considered it yet," Rand Paul said. "I'm focused on trying to help my dad." The Republican from Bowling Green made his comments Thursday morning at the St. Matthews Community Center in Louisville after saying his office would give $500,000 in office funds back to the U.S. Treasury.
  • Shale Game - New York State is a lonely holdout against the natural-gas revolution.

    01/11/2012 10:05:34 PM PST · by neverdem · 37 replies
    City Journal ^ | 8 January 2012 | Clark Whelton
    From Australia and China to South Africa and Eastern Europe, the global economy is being transformed by the extraction of huge amounts of natural gas from shale rock. The United States has played a major part in this revolution; new “plays,” as fields of shale gas are known, are now producing in Texas, Louisiana, Illinois, Arkansas, Colorado, West Virginia, and other states. In the last three years, more than 3,000 gas wells have been drilled in western Pennsylvania’s share of the huge Marcellus shale formation. With more and more producers in the business, the price of natural gas has dropped...
  • 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...