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Matt Bevin Defends Rowan Clerk Kim Davis
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 8:22 PM
Kentucky's Republican nominee for governor said he absolutely supports a county clerk that is refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Matt Bevin told reporters on a conference call that he supports Kim Davis' "willingness to stand for her First Amendment rights." He said as governor he would work to change the law so people could download marriage license forms on the Internet ...
Rowan County Clerk: I'm 'Under God's Authority'
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 2:05 PM
This is a breaking story that's being continously updated. Refresh your screen often to make sure you have the latest. The latest on a Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses (all times converted to Central (Paducah) time)): ___ 1:15 p.m. A federal judge says a Kentucky county clerk who won't issue ...
Fort Campbell Holding Event for Retirees
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 2:15 PM
Military retirees and their families are being recognized during an event at Fort Campbell this month. The Fort Campbell Retirement Services Office will hold its annual Retiree Appreciation Day from 8 a.m. to 2:00 pm Sept. 19 at the Soldier Support Center. Registration starts at 7:00 am. More than 20 organizations will be represented, offering one-on-one ...
Historians Urge Removal of Jefferson Davis Statue
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 12:11 PM
Dozens of historians from 16 colleges and universities in Kentucky have called for a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis to be removed from the state Capitol. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that 72 current and former history professors signed a letter recently sent to Gov. Steve Beshear and the Kentucky Historic Properties Advisory Commission, urging officials to take down the ...
Opinion: SP Care Not All it's Trump-ed Up to Be
Sunday, August 30, 2015 9:47 AM
A bright light of Gov. Steve Beshear's administration is its success in leading efforts to exponentially increase exports from Kentucky manufacturers to eager Canadian buyers. Exports to Canada have grown 87 percent since 2000; nearly $8 billion worth of goods headed north of the border last year. Such vigorous trading is a healthy way to stimulate Kentucky's economy. Let's ...
Finalists Picked in Education Commissioner Search
Sunday, August 30, 2015 9:25 AM
The Kentucky Board of Education has chosen two finalists in its search for a new state education commissioner. Media reports say the board did not identify the two final candidates in the running to succeed education Commissioner Terry Holliday. Board Chairman Roger Marcum says he doesn't expect the board to publicly name the finalists. He says it's up to those candidates if they choose ...
OPINION: Is There Room in Kentucky for Conscience?
Saturday, August 29, 2015 5:00 AM
Is There Room in the Commonwealth for Conscience? - by Richard Nelson, Commonwealth Policy Center “Conscience is the most sacred of all property,” said our fourth president James Madison. This proposition by the architect of the U.S. Constitution was cast aside by Federal District Judge David Bunning and dismissed by a Lexington Herald-Leader editorial which recently called for ...
Davis Closes Office Ahead of Gay Rights Protest
Saturday, August 29, 2015 9:45 PM
The Kentucky clerk at the center of a conflict over same-sex marriage closed her office Saturday ahead of a rally protesting her refusal to issue marriage licenses. The protest comes a day after Rowan County clerk Kim Davis asked the U.S. Supreme Court to grant her "asylum for her conscience." Davis stopped issuing all marriage licenses after the Supreme Court's June ruling in favor of same-sex ...
Former UK Student Arrested on Voyeurism Charges
Saturday, August 29, 2015 11:48 AM
A former University of Kentucky student is accused of placing hidden cameras inside women's restrooms around the campus. WKYT-TV reports the investigation began after a janitor found a writing pen that concealed a stealth camera inside a restroom. UK Police Chief Joe Monroe told the station the investigation into who placed the cameras took five-and-a-half months. Monroe says the victims ...
Kentucky Has More Than 30,000 Homeless Students
Sunday, August 30, 2015 5:05 PM
A review of federal education data shows more than 30,000 students in Kentucky are homeless. The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/1LDvPWo ) says its analysis shows Kentucky has the nation's highest rate of student homelessness. The newspaper says the number of homeless students in Kentucky has nearly doubled in less than six years, reaching a high of more than 35,000 students in the ...
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