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  • Thousands of Protesters Slam Gov. Andy Beshear: He Closed Churches But Kept Abortion Clinics Open

    05/04/2020 12:39:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    Life News ^ | May 4, 2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    At least 1,000 Kentuckians protested Saturday in Frankfort against Gov. Andy Beshear’s decision to allow abortions to continue while restricting church gatherings and small businesses. Kentucky Today reports protesters urged the governor to reopen the state and allow people to return to church and work. Like many Democrat governors, Beshear restricted church gatherings, small businesses, non-essential medical care and more to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus and preserve medical supplies for life-saving medical care. However, the governor allowed an exception for elective abortions – after the state’s only abortion clinic donated to his campaign, something state Rep. Stan...
  • Why KY's Democratic Governor Had To Apologize to This Man Waiting on Unemployment Benefits

    04/30/2020 4:32:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2020 | Matt Vespa
    Kentucky’s Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear has had his highs and lows. I’m sure no one took kindly to the fact that he ordered police to take down the license tags of parishioners who were out celebrating their Easter service. He then held a presser, where he called out those who were trying to defraud the unemployment benefits system by filing under false names, like Tupac Shakur.  “We had somebody apply for unemployment for Tupac Shakur here in Kentucky, and that person may have thought they were being funny, they probably did. Except for the fact that because of them, we...
  • Kiss Your State Pension Goodbye

    04/30/2020 3:31:23 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 90 replies
    Forbes ^ | 23 Apr 20 | Edward Siedle
    When Kentucky senior Senator and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said this week that he would be in favor of allowing states to use the bankruptcy route to deal with their underfunded public pensions amid the pandemic emergency, state workers and retirees—already struggling with the economic and health crisis—were rightfully alarmed. “Using the bankruptcy route” is code for slashing pension benefits promised to state workers. Under current law, only cities and other local governments can file for bankruptcy and only with permission of the state. McConnell supposedly represents Kentuckians and Kentucky already had the worst-funded state pension system in the...
  • ACTION: Rep. Massie wants you to call your Rep before there's no FOOD!

    04/29/2020 1:08:34 PM PDT · by RandFan · 62 replies
    Twitter ^ | 29 April | Rep. Thomas Massie
    @RepThomasMassie Big multinational meat processors are shutting down, animals are being wasted, and shortages are coming. Our bill, the PRIME Act, stands for: P-rocessor R-evival I-ntrastate M-eat E-xemption It would help with this problem now by empowering small US processors. Call your rep.
  • Rep. Massie says election year causing GOP colleagues to ‘abandon’ conservative principles

    04/28/2020 11:15:48 PM PDT · by RandFan · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/28/20 | Brooke Singman
    Rep. Thomas Massie, who attracted widespread attention as well as derision from colleagues for trying to force a recorded vote on the $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill last month, fired back at his critics in an interview Tuesday with Fox News -- saying the election season has caused certain GOP lawmakers to “abandon some of their conservative principles.” The Kentucky Republican voiced concern over the historic price tag for rescue packages that have swept through Congress in a matter of weeks. The four bills, which largely enjoyed bipartisan support and were signed by President Trump, totaled nearly $3 trillion, and...
  • Woman tells Kentucky police she’s ‘Mother Mary’ after chase

    04/27/2020 7:55:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    WOWK TV 13 ^ | April 27, 2020 | AP
    ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A woman who led police on a chase told arresting officers that she was Mother Mary en route to pick up Baby Jesus and had permission from God to speed. WDRB-TV cites an arrest report saying a Kentucky trooper attempted to pull over 52-year-old Connie Allen, of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, on Saturday, but she ignored him. A high-speed chase ensued. Another trooper was eventually able to pull in front of Allen, forcing her to stop. He approached her car with his weapon drawn, but she refused to get out and show her hands. The report says she...
  • Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear Vetoes Bill to Stop Infanticide, Care for Babies Born Alive After Abortion

    04/27/2020 12:18:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | April 27, 2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear rejected a bill Friday to protect newborn babies from infanticide in his state. A pro-abortion Democrat, Beshear said in his veto statement that the legislation is not necessary because newborns already are protected under the law, Jurist reports. “… existing Kentucky law already fully protects children from being denied life-saving medical care and treatment when they are born,” the governor said. “During this worldwide health pandemic, it is simply not the time for a divisive set of lawsuits that reduce our unity and our focus on defeating the novel coronavirus and restarting our economy.” State Senate...
  • Angry protesters appear in Frankfort today. This time, they're mad at AG Daniel Cameron

    04/25/2020 7:30:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    4/25/20
    Link only - https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/2020/04/25/kentucky-ag-daniel-cameron-target-frankfort-protesters/3027550001/
  • Beshear Vetoes 'Born Alive' Abortion Bill

    04/25/2020 10:57:56 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 30 replies
    FRANKFORT - Kentucky's Democratic governor has vetoed abortion legislation pushed by Republican lawmakers. The bill would have given the state's Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron authority to regulate abortion clinics and the power to suspend abortions as an elective procedure during the coronavirus outbreak. Another part of the vetoed measure would have required doctors to provide life-sustaining care for an infant born alive after a failed abortion attempt. The measure cleared the legislature in the waning hours of this year’s legislative session. As a result, lawmakers won’t have an opportunity to override Governor Andy Beshear’s veto. In a statement on...
  • Beshear’s veto of abortion bill called ‘absolutely unimaginable’

    04/25/2020 2:45:30 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 23 replies
    Kentucky Today ^ | Friday, April 24, 2020 | Mark Maynard
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Gov. Andy Beshear vetoed Senate Bill 9 on Friday, saying that Kentucky law already fully protects children from being denied life-saving medical care and treatment when they are born. ... House Speaker David Osborne said he was “outraged and saddened over the decision to veto a bill aimed at protecting human life” and Attorney General Daniel Cameron called it "reprehensible." “Make no mistake, the governor had a choice and he used it to defend the indefensible,” Osborne said. “The Born Alive Act simply requires physicians and other health caregivers to provide life-saving medical care to infants...
  • Kentucky Mayor Backs Down, Allows Churches to Hold Drive-In Church Services

    04/24/2020 5:43:38 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/22/20 | Mary Margaret Olohan
    Kentucky Mayor Greg Fischer will allow religious services to continue in Louisville, backing down from his former order prohibiting Easter church gatherings. Drive-in services consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s social distancing requirements may be held, according to an agreement between the Kentucky mayor and On Fire Christian Church’s legal representation, the nonprofit public interest law firm First Liberty Institute announced in a Tuesday press release. “We are grateful to Mayor Fischer and Louisville city officials who worked with us to ensure their policies are both consistent with the Constitution and the CDC’s guidelines,” said senior counsel...
  • Kentucky Mayor Backs Down, Allows Religious Services To Continue

    04/22/2020 10:21:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 21, 2020 | Mary Margaret Olohan
    Kentucky Mayor Greg Fischer will allow religious services to continue in Louisville, backing down from his former order prohibiting Easter church gatherings. Drive-in services consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s social distancing requirements may be held, according to an agreement between the Kentucky mayor and On Fire Christian Church’s legal representation, the nonprofit public interest law firm First Liberty Institute announced in a Tuesday press release. “We are grateful to Mayor Fischer and Louisville city officials who worked with us to ensure their policies are both consistent with the Constitution and the CDC’s guidelines,” said senior counsel...
  • Kentucky lawmaker arrested on drunken-driving charge hours after session ends

    04/22/2020 12:58:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Lexigton Herald Leader ^ | APRIL 16, 2020 | Bill Estep
    Police arrested first-term state Rep. Derek J. Lewis of London early Thursday on a drunken-driving charge. Lewis became belligerent and cursed police during the arrest, according to a citation filed by Gary Mehler, an officer with the Laurel County Sheriff’s office. According to the citation, Mehler was responding to a call on Hatcher Road, which Lewis listed as his address on election records, when he saw a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck sitting against a fence in a ditch. When he stopped to help, Lewis got out of the truck. He was “extremely unsteady” on his feet, almost falling backwards into...
  • Louisville man says Hydroxycholoroquine saved his life, despite lack of scientific evidence (another anecdotal success story)

    04/21/2020 5:47:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Wave 3 News ^ | 04/12/2020 | By Nick Picht
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Right now, there’s no one drug proven to cure COVID-19, but President Donald Trump has touted hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to ease the symptoms of certain autoimmune diseases. Some COVID-19 patients have reported using the drug, with mixed results. One of those patients is Eli Hume. “I was scared to death," Hume said. “I literally thought, ‘oh crap, I might not make it out of here.’” Hume contracted COVID-19 in March. After a few days of a high-grade fever, he was admitted into Norton Brownsboro Hospital. For two weeks, the 46-year-old, previously healthy former firefighter battled...
  • While Pelosi Fiddles, McConnell Plans Additional Senate Session to Help Small Businesses and Workers

    04/20/2020 1:47:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2020 | Katie Pavlich
    Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced an unplanned Senate session will take place Tuesday as Democrats continue their refusals to restock funding for the Paycheck Protection Program.  “It’s now been four days since the Paycheck Protection Program ran out of money. Republicans have been trying to secure more funding for this critical program for a week and a half. At this hour, our Democratic colleagues are still prolonging their discussions with the Administration, so the Senate regretfully will not be able to pass more funding for Americans’ paychecks today," McConnell said in remarks on the floor Monday. “However, since this is...
  • Ankle monitors ordered for Kentucky residents refusing quarantine after coronavirus exposure

    04/20/2020 9:44:56 AM PDT · by Red6 · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | Apr 03, 2020 | Alexandra Kelley
    Despite Governor Andy Beshear ordering all Kentucky residents to stay at home to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, some in Louisville are reportedly refusing to self-quarantine. As a response, Jefferson Circuit Court judge Angela Bisig is ordering ankle monitors for those who were exposed to the coronavirus but who won’t stay at home. CNN reports that Bisig ordered an individual identified as D.L. to wear a global positioning device for the next two weeks. D.L is reportedly living with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus, as well as someone who is a presumptive case.
  • Kentucky’s GOP Legislature Overrides Liberal Governor Bashear’s Veto On Voter ID Requirements

    04/18/2020 3:37:31 PM PDT · by Bruiser 10 · 41 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 18 April 20 | Brock Simmons
    A veto made by Governor Andy Beshear opposing a voter ID law was defeated in the state legislature. Lawmakers in both the Kentucky House and Senate voted to override Beshear’s veto of SB 2. Republican state lawmakers called the proposed voter ID law one of their top priorities at the beginning of the 2020 legislative session. Proponents said it would increase confidence in the state’s elections by preventing fraud, but Democrats are claim that problem doesn’t exist, adding the bill would keep legal voters from heading to the polls. Voters would need a photo ID to cast a ballot in-person...
  • Midwest Governors Announce Partnership to Coordinate Reopening Economies

    04/17/2020 9:48:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 04/17/2020 | Isabel Van Brugen
    A bipartisan group of governors from seven states announced on April 16 that they would form a Midwest regional partnership to coordinate efforts to reopen their states’ economies amid the CCP virus pandemic. The partnership will see the governors exchanging expert data and advice to reopen their economies in a way that “prioritizes our workers’ health,” the governors said in a statement Thursday. It includes Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D-Ill.), Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich.), Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio), Gov. Eric Holcomb (R-Ind.), Gov. Andy Beshear (D-Ky.), Gov. Tony Evers (D-Wis.) and Gov. Tim Walz (D-Minn.). “We look forward to working with...
  • Beshear Says Easing Coronavirus Restrictions By May 1 Unlikely

    04/17/2020 12:40:34 PM PDT · by mmichaels1970 · 46 replies
    WKU - NPR Kentucky ^ | 4/17/2020 | Ryland Barton
    Gov. Andy Beshear says it’s unlikely that Kentucky will begin easing coronavirus crowd restrictions and business closures starting May 1, as Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said would happen in his state. At Thursday’s briefing, Beshear said that the state is looking at several different metrics for how to determine when it’s safe to start opening Kentucky’s economy up, but that May 1 “is a hard day to hit.” “It’s really gradual and phased in, every plan we see out there,” Beshear said. “Late May or June, we hope there are certainly some things Kentuckians will be able to be doing...
  • Protesters interrupt Beshear's daily briefing on coronavirus

    04/16/2020 10:16:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    FOX 56 ^ | April 15, 2020 | DYLAN LOVAN and BRUCE SCHREINER
    <p>FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Protesters calling for businesses to reopen interrupted Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear's typically serene daily briefing on Wednesday.</p> <p>The governor, who starts the daily address with positive affirmations like "we will get through this together," continued on for nearly an hour as a megaphone led chanting outside the capitol building.</p>