Tag: Kentucky

With Abortion Rights Under Assault in Alabama, Here’s How to Help

All eyes were on Alabama on Tuesday as the State Senate debated, and then passed, what could become the most restrictive abortion law in the country. Under the legislation, which Republican Gov. Kay Ivey has not yet said whether she will sign, women in Alabama would be forced to carry unwanted or nonviable pregnancies to […]

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On Horse Racing: At the Kentucky Derby, Prayers for a Safe Race

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — At the Kentucky Derby, for nearly 20 years now, as I make my rounds at Churchill Downs, I hear two phrases dozens of times. One is a question: “Who do you like?” The other is a prayer: “Let’s just get ’em all around there safely.” In my early days, I was far […]

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Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky Is Criticized for Blaming Teacher Strikes for Girl’s Shooting

Kentucky’s Republican governor, Matt Bevin, came under criticism from state Democrats on Friday for suggesting that teachers on strike were to blame for the shooting of a 7-year-old girl who had stayed home because of school closures. The remarks were the latest to ignite controversy for the governor, who faces low approval ratings ahead of […]

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The Best Way to Rejuvenate Rural America? Invest in Cities

A stark spatial hierarchy is emerging in the United States. Big cities are ascendant, enjoying accelerated job growth in a knowledge-driven economy, while midsize cities, small metro areas and rural communities struggle to keep pace. These geographic fault lines have provoked a debate about how to revitalize rural America. What if the best way to […]

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Army Sergeant Exonerated of Assault Charges After Surveillance Video Proves She Acted in Self-Defense

Screenshot: Kai Waters (Facebook) After evaluating testimonies and assessing surveillance video of a February road rage incident that erupted into violence, felony assault charges against Sgt. 1st Class Kai Waters, 33, have been dismissed. Per the Washington Post: Waters, a 15-year veteran with combat tours of Afghanistan and Iraq and a clean military record, told […]

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Timmothy Pitzen Vanished in 2011. A Teenager in Kentucky Says He’s the Missing Boy.

Almost eight years ago, Amy Fry-Pitzen took her 6-year-old boy out of an elementary school in Aurora, Ill., and drove him to Wisconsin, where they were last seen together at a water park. Her body was found soon after in a motel room in Rockford, Ill., following an apparent suicide. She left a note saying […]

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John Calipari’s Wife, Ellen, Calls Coach Cal ‘Swaggy Roommate’ on Instagram

Getty John Calipari pictured with wife, Ellen Calipari. John Calipari’s wife, Ellen Calipari, has become a must-follow on Instagram. Ellen is merciless when it comes to making fun of Coach Cal on social media. Ellen dubs her husband “The Roommate” and often posts photos of John not helping out around the house. After calling out […]

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Judge Blocks Medicaid Work Requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Wednesday threw out Medicaid work requirements in two states, a blow to Republican efforts to profoundly reshape a program that has provided free health insurance to the poorest Americans for more than 50 years. In twin rulings, Judge James E. Boasberg of the Federal District Court for the District […]

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Judge Blocks Work Requirements for Medicaid Recipients in Arkansas and Kentucky

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Wednesday threw out Medicaid work requirements in two states that had been approved by the Trump administration. He rejected for a second time Kentucky’s attempt to require recipients to work or volunteer as a condition of coverage and blocked a similar rule in Arkansas, which has resulted in more […]

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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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