Tag: Kentucky

P.J. Washington’s Injury: When Will Kentucky Big Man Play in March Madness?

Getty PJ Washington is projected to be a lottery pick in the 2019 NBA draft. P.J. Washington will not play tonight in Kentucky’s first-round matchup against Abilene Christian. The bigger question is how much time the Wildcats big man will miss and if Washington will play in the next game should Kentucky advance as expected. […]

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Mitch McConnell, Young and . . . Moderate?

After a failed attempt to run for the House of Representatives (he was tossed from the ballot for failing residency requirements), Mitch McConnell’s first real campaign was for judge-executive of Jefferson County, containing (at the time) Louisville and its suburbs. It was 1977, and he was 35. The images collected here offer a portal into […]

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Remember Chickenpox Parties? Kentucky Governor Says He Let His 9 Children Get the Virus

Amid a renewed national conversation about childhood vaccinations, Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky said this week that he and his wife made sure all nine of their children got chickenpox. “Every single one of my kids had the chickenpox,” Mr. Bevin said in an interview on Tuesday with a radio station in Bowling Green, Ky. […]

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Ashton Hagans NBA Draft Profile: Updated Projections for Kentucky Guard

Getty Ashton Hagans #2 of the Kentucky Wildcats dribbles the ball against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the Quarterfinals of the SEC Basketball Tournament. John Wall. Eric Bledsoe. Shai Gilgous-Alexander. The John Calipari era at Kentucky is replete with point guards that earned spots on NBA rosters. As to be expected, he has another one […]

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What Happens When Lawmakers Run Out of Abortion Restrictions to Pass

Lost in the anxiety this year over the fate of Roe v. Wade is the reality that state legislatures nationwide are already taking steps to effectively ban all abortions. Not even three months into 2019, lawmakers in a dozen states have proposed so-called heartbeat bills, which would outlaw abortion at around six weeks of pregnancy, […]

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PJ Washington Injury Rumors: Latest Roster Outlook for Kentucky

Getty Kentucky returner PJ Washington reacts after a play in a game against the Kansas State Wildcats during the NCAA tournament earlier this year. Rumors have been swirling about the health of star Kentucky forward PJ Washington just days before the Wildcats start the NCAA Tournament Thursday. His father and the Kentucky athletic department confirmed […]

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Judge Blocks Kentucky Fetal Heartbeat Law That Bans Abortion After 6 Weeks

A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked a Kentucky law that prohibits abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which typically happens around six weeks into pregnancy, before many women know they are pregnant. The measure, which was signed into law on Friday by the state’s Republican governor, Matt Bevin, and was set to take […]

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As of Today, Abortion Is Effectively Banned in Kentucky

Photo: Zach Gibson (Getty Images) Those who want to control the wombs of women are moving closer to their nefarious goals as the Kentucky legislature passed two bills this week, which for all intents and purposes ban abortion unless a court intervenes, according to the ACLU. Kentucky is one of 22 states in the U.S. which […]

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Tyler Herro NBA Draft Projections: Mock Drafts for Kentucky Guard

Getty Kentucky Wildcats guard Tyler Herro Most of John Calipari’s “one-and-done” players during his time at Kentucky have been McDonald’s All-Americans and former 5-stars just biding time before the NBA. Think Anthony Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns and De’Aaron Fox among others. Tyler Herro is a different animal this year. The Whitnall (Wis.) native came to Lexington […]

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The Grave Threats of White Supremacy and Far-Right Extremism

Last week, federal agents in Maryland arrested a United States Coast Guard officer and said he was plotting to assassinate Democratic members of Congress, prominent television journalists and others. The officer, Lt. Christopher Hasson, apparently was inspired by a right-wing Norwegian terrorist who slaughtered 77 people in 2011, stockpiled firearms and ammunition and researched locations […]

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Jury Awards Rand Paul Over $580,000 in Damages From Attack

WASHINGTON — A jury in Kentucky awarded Senator Rand Paul more than $580,000 in damages on Wednesday in a lawsuit that he filed against a neighbor who assaulted him as he did yardwork. The neighbor, Rene A. Boucher, pleaded guilty last spring to felony assault after tackling Mr. Paul in November 2017. Mr. Boucher, who […]

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Feature: Mitch McConnell Got Everything He Wanted. But at What Cost?

At sunrise, there it was: a red-tailed hawk, its gyre widening over the United States Capitol building in the Creamsicle-colored light, like the world’s least subtle literary reference. It was still there by midafternoon, drifting on the thermals over the mostly depopulated National Mall, wheeling occasionally past the window in the hallway outside the office […]

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Roe v. Wade Is at Risk. Here’s How to Prepare.

ImageElianna Schiffrik, center, was among a small group of counter-protesters outside the Supreme Court during the March for Life on Friday.CreditDamon Winter/The New York Times Abortion opponents have spent decades planning for a Supreme Court with a majority hostile to reproductive rights. So it’s little surprise that, with the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh in the […]

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Led by Cult Bourbons, Distillers Dream of a ‘Napa-fication’ of Kentucky

In September 2014, a bourbon brand called Kentucky Owl began to appear on liquor-store shelves around Louisville. The American whiskey market was booming, and dozens of new bourbons were showing up each year. But Kentucky Owl was different. Released exclusively within the state in tiny quantities and produced by the scion of an old Kentucky […]

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Maria Butina Pleads Guilty to Being Part of a Russian Effort to Influence the N.R.A. and Republicans

WASHINGTON — To the conservative Americans she courted, Maria Butina was the right kind of Russian. She loved guns and the church and networking with top officials in the National Rifle Association. She schmoozed with Republican presidential candidates, and became a supporter of Donald J. Trump. She spent Thanksgiving at a congressman’s country house, took […]

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Amy McGrath, a Soaring Democratic Candidate, Is Brought Back to Earth on Election Day

RICHMOND, Ky. — At 5 a.m. on Election Day, Mark Nickolas awoke to write a speech he thought would never be delivered. Mr. Nickolas, the campaign manager for Amy McGrath, one of the Democratic Party’s most high-profile candidates for Congress, quickly drafted a 400-word concession, printed it, sealed it in an envelope, and then deleted […]

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Andy Barr Defeats Amy McGrath in Kentucky House Race, Buoying Republican Hopes

RICHMOND, Ky. — Get live election analysis and real-time results. Representative Andy Barr, an incumbent Republican, defeated one of the Democratic Party’s most prominent challengers, Amy McGrath, on Tuesday in a deeply conservative district here, according to The Associated Press, giving his party hope of limiting losses in the race for control of the House. […]

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Why So Many Kentuckians Are Barred From Voting on Tuesday, and for Life

LOUISVILLE — Stephon Harbin leans Democratic but says he resents being pigeonholed in one party. House Speaker Paul Ryan, for instance, strikes an intellectual chord with him despite being a Republican. For Mr. Harbin, following politics is part of a civic duty to make his city a better place. “The only way it’s going to […]

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