Tag: kentucky

Her Son Vanished After a 1980 Run-In With Police. She Wants Answers.

At first, Wanda Cotton searched the water. She crossed the railroad tracks and scrambled down the banks of the Licking River, calling out the name of her teenage son, Randy, who went to the county fair one night and never came home. Mrs. Cotton, two inches shy of 5 feet tall and unable to swim, […]

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At Least 70 Deaths in U.S. Are Connected to Severe Winter Weather

At least 70 people across the United States have died from weather-related causes after more than a week of frigid winter storms and brutally cold temperatures, according to reports from state officials, police departments, medical examiners and news outlets. The number is likely to grow as the authorities scramble to assess the death toll from […]

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Extreme Cold in the South Puts Millions Under Icy, Freezing Conditions

Bitter cold is gripping large parts of the South once again this weekend, creating hazardous conditions for millions in a region not accustomed to freezing temperatures. On Saturday morning, it was 5 degrees in Louisville, Ky., 9 degrees in Nashville, 20 degrees in Little Rock, Ark., and 21 degrees in Atlanta. Several states were under […]

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The World Hasn’t Seen Cicadas Like This Since 1803

The cicadas are coming — and if you’re in the Midwest or the Southeast, they will be more plentiful than ever. Or at least since the Louisiana Purchase. This spring, for the first time since 1803, two cicada groups known as Brood XIX, or the Great Southern Brood, and Brood XIII, or the Northern Illinois […]

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Wait, Ridiculous Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron (Who is Black) Wants to Wage War on What?

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – NOVEMBER 07: Republican Candidate for Governor of Kentucky, Attorney General Daniel Cameron and wife, Makenze Cameron, walk off of the stage after his concession speech at the Republican election watch party at the Marriott Hotel on November 7, 2023 in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo: Michael Swensen (Getty Images) After losing his race for […]

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Are We Gonna Talk About the Insane Number of Bomb Threats at State Capitols?

“I will say this, if it turns out Trump ever went to Epstein Island, I will remove any support from him,” Jones said. “But I know Roger Stone very well, and I know people that know Trump well, a lot of people, I’ll leave it at that. I know women that have dated Trump, prominent […]

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America Kicks Off New Year With Insane Number of Bomb Threats at State Capitols

“I will say this, if it turns out Trump ever went to Epstein Island, I will remove any support from him,” Jones said. “But I know Roger Stone very well, and I know people that know Trump well, a lot of people, I’ll leave it at that. I know women that have dated Trump, prominent […]

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2024 Kicks Off With Insane Number of Bomb Threats at State Capitols

“I will say this, if it turns out Trump ever went to Epstein Island, I will remove any support from him,” Jones said. “But I know Roger Stone very well, and I know people that know Trump well, a lot of people, I’ll leave it at that. I know women that have dated Trump, prominent […]

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Could Andy Beshear Be President One Day?

Beshear has also benefited from relatively weak opponents, particularly in 2019, when he challenged deeply unpopular incumbent Republican Governor Matt Bevin. “I said in this in 2019: ‘Don’t read any more into this than Matt Bevin was just an asshole, and everyone hated him,’” said Tres Watson, the former spokesperson for the state Republican Party. […]

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DHL Workers at Kentucky Air Cargo Hub Go on Strike

More than 1,100 workers at DHL Express’s global air cargo hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport went on strike on Thursday after months of failed negotiations with the parcel carrier. A group of DHL workers at the hub who load and unload planes voted in April to unionize with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, […]

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Daniel Cameron Was Trounced In Kentucky County Where Breonna Taylor Was Killed, Exit Poll Data Shows

NewsOne Featured Video Failed Republican candidate for Governor of Kentucky, Attorney General Daniel Cameron, concedes to incumbent Democratic Governor Andy Beshear as his wife listens at the Republican election watch party at the Marriott Hotel on November 7, 2023, in Louisville, Kentucky. | Source: Michael Swensen / Getty Incumbent Gov. Andy Beshear may have beaten […]

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Daniel Cameron Was Trounced In Kentucky County Where Breonna Taylor Was Killed, Exit Poll Data Shows

NewsOne Featured Video Failed Republican candidate for Governor of Kentucky, Attorney General Daniel Cameron, concedes to incumbent Democratic Governor Andy Beshear as his wife listens at the Republican election watch party at the Marriott Hotel on November 7, 2023, in Louisville, Kentucky. | Source: Michael Swensen / Getty Incumbent Gov. Andy Beshear may have beaten […]

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Democrats Dominated Suburbs on Election Night, a Potential Preview of 2024

From Northern Virginia to Northern Kentucky, the American suburbs rejected Republican candidates on Tuesday, sending a message that leafy residential communities where elections were once won and lost increasingly side with the Democratic Party — especially on abortion rights. Only in the New York suburbs of eastern Long Island did the Republican message on crime […]

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Democrats Spent Heavily on Abortion Ads, Leaning Into Searing Details

In the days before Tuesday’s election, voters across Ohio heard a stark warning in an ad that blanketed the airwaves. “She could be your neighbor, or niece, your sister or daughter,” the ad said, “But if she is raped and gets pregnant, a law in Ohio would force her to have the child.” In Kentucky, […]

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Election 2023: How Abortion Lifted Democrats, and More Key Takeaways

The political potency of abortion rights proved more powerful than the drag of President Biden’s approval ratings in Tuesday’s off-year elections, as Ohioans enshrined a right to abortion in their state’s constitution, and Democrats took control of both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly while holding on to Kentucky’s governorship. The night’s results showed the […]

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Daniel Cameron Loses Governor Election As Kentucky Rejects AG Who Sabotaged Justice For Breonna Taylor

NewsOne Featured Video Failed Republican candidate for Governor of Kentucky, Attorney General Daniel Cameron speaks to the press during a campaign event on November 6, 2023, in Louisville, Kentucky. | Source: Michael Swensen / Getty One of the most reviled figures surrounding the botched police raid that led to the killing of Breonna Taylor was […]

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Wildfires Burn for Days in Southern U.S. States

Wildfires caused by drought, warmer-than-normal temperatures and, in a few cases, possibly arson have been ablaze for days in several Southern states. The threat has led officials to enact burn bans and to stop issuing safe-burn permits. November is the peak month of the fire season across the country, but certain areas, including parts of […]

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When Will We Have Election Results?

It is, of course, impossible to predict exactly when election results will be available. But in these off-year elections, with most polls closing between 7 and 8 p.m. Eastern time, it’s not unreasonable to hope for results in a timely manner. The most closely watched elections are taking place in Kentucky, Ohio, Mississippi and Virginia. […]

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Southern Baptists Furious Over Church’s Stand in a Sex Abuse Case

For six months, almost no one took notice of the brief filed quietly by Southern Baptists in a case winding its way to the Kentucky Supreme Court. At the center of the case is a woman whose father, a police officer, was convicted in 2020 of sexually abusing her over a period of years when […]

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Election Day 2023: What to Watch in Ohio, Virginia, Kentucky and More

Voters in Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, Mississippi and elsewhere head to the polls on Tuesday for off-year elections that will offer clues to the continued potency of abortion against the drag of President Biden’s low approval ratings as politicians prepare for the coming presidential election year. The results may determine whether Democrats find some reassurances on […]

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What’s at Stake in Tuesday’s Election for Black Americans?

Voters will be lining up at the polls tomorrow to cast their ballots in critical races nationwide. And while Tuesday’s election may be flying under the radar, that doesn’t make it any less consequential. Republican-Led Political Expulsions Like In Tennessee Will Be The New Norm Off English Several states are hosting elections, but the some […]

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“Back the Blue” GOP Candidate Won’t Talk About Criminals He Refused to Prosecute

But instead, Coleman’s office offered Jones a plea deal. Jones pleaded guilty to the child pornography charge in October 2021, and he agreed to help federal authorities with a drug trafficking investigation. He was ultimately sentenced the following year to just eight years in prison. The information he provided federal authorities did not produce any […]

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Abortion Is on the Ballot in Tuesday’s Elections, Giving a Preview for 2024

Abortion has emerged as a defining fault line of this year’s elections, with consequential contests in several states on Tuesday offering fresh tests of the issue’s political potency nearly 18 months after the Supreme Court ended a federal right to an abortion. The decision overturning Roe v. Wade scrambled American politics in 2022, transforming a […]

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Can a Democrat Running the Biden Playbook Win in Deep-Red Kentucky?

Gov. Andy Beshear of Kentucky is conducting one of this year’s most intriguing political experiments: What happens when an incumbent Democrat campaigns on President Biden’s record and agenda, but never mentions the party’s unpopular leader by name? Mr. Beshear is running for re-election in his deep-red state as a generic version of Mr. Biden, promoting […]

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Election Day Guide: Governor Races, Abortion Access and More

Election Day is nearly here, and while off-year political races receive a fraction of the attention compared with presidential elections, some of Tuesday’s contests will be intensely watched. At stake are two southern governorships, control of the Virginia General Assembly and abortion access in Ohio. National Democrats and Republicans, seeking to build momentum moving toward […]

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How Did Democrats Lose Control of State Agriculture Policy?

Democrats once dominated statewide elections for the influential post of agriculture commissioner. Now they’re hoping to win just one. By David W. Chen Photographs by Jon Cherry David W. Chen and Jon Cherry drove more than 800 miles across Kentucky, stopping at farms, diners, a fish fry and a livestock auction, to understand the politics […]

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The Shadowy Right-Wing Think Tank Pushing Transphobia

“They have been legitimate pioneers in this field, doing yeoman’s work to normalize deranged anti-trans rhetoric across all of conservative politics,” the pseudonymous Substacker and elections analyst Ettingermentum wrote in August. Its actual electoral track record, however, is less than impressive. “Across the years of time and tens of millions of dollars it has committed […]

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Lawsuits Challenge Voting Rights Left to Governor Discretion in Some States

After George Hawkins completed a 13-year term in a Virginia prison for attempted murder, he asked the state last spring to restore his right to vote. So far, the administration of Gov. Glenn Youngkin, who has unfettered discretion over such requests, has twice turned him down with almost no explanation. Governor Youngkin’s authority is enshrined […]

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Can This Former Air Force Colonel Replace The Current Kentucky Attorney General? Maybe!

Most of the political class has already shifted their attention to 2024. But this November, key races are being fought nationwide— most notably in Virginia, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi. In Kentucky, Governor Andy Beshear is fighting to keep his position as one of the only Democratic Governors in the Deep South. But he’s not the […]

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