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Miss Kentucky USA Katie George on Donald Trump comments: "I wish he hadn't said it"

07/27/2015 07:16 PM

Those who tuned in to NBC earlier this month hoping to catch the Miss USA pageant might have missed Louisville native Miss Kentucky USA Katie George as she placed 11th in the competition. That’s because controversial comments about Mexican immigrants by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, who co-owns the pageant, caused NBC and Spanish-language challenge Univision to drop the pageant. During Trump’s June campaign launch, the billionaire real-estate mogul said some Mexican immigrants crossing the borders are drug smuggling “rapists” and “killers.” The... Read more 

Armed "citizen guards" protect military recruiting center in Florence

07/23/2015 01:31 PM

FLORENCE — After the killing of five military members in Tennessee last week citizens in several states — including Kentucky are serving as aremed guards at military recruiting centers. Gov. Beshear issued an executive order on Wednesday directing Kentucky Adjutant General Edward Tonini to take any necessary steps to boost security at National Guard facilities, and reiterating a 2013 order allows service members to carry concealed weapons. Even so, Lawrenceburg, Indiana resident Jeff May stationed him outside the U.S. Armed... Read more 

Covington police at odds with city over manpower shortage

07/17/2015 08:09 AM

COVINGTON — As the overall number of police on the streets in Covington declines the police says the public and police are more at risk. City officials say that they are doing the best they can to fund police services despite shrinking revenue. Revenue is dropping in the city due to a general lack of growth. Sgt. Bryan Bogard, president of the Covington FOP, who’s seen the number of officers in the city drop from 116 to just fewer than 100,... Read more 

Dayton schools looking to improve scores by reaching students earlier

07/14/2015 03:25 PM

DAYTON – The Dayton Independent School District has struggled for years with low test scores in its elementary, middle and high schools, but efforts are underway to change that. In August, the district will debut an all-day preschool program in an effort to give young Dayton students early childhood learning experiences which, in turn, will hopefully lead to better academic careers for students. The district has partnered with Covington based non-profit Children, Inc., which has grown to become the largest non-profit... Read more 

Gov. Beshear tees off with Tiger Woods at Greenbrier Pro-Am

07/01/2015 03:32 PM

Governor Steve Beshear took to the greens with golf legend Tiger Woods on Wednesday as part of the Greenbrier Classic Pro-Am. Beshear played in a foursome with Tiger Woods teeing off at 7:00 am Wednesday morning in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Responding to questions from Pure Politics, Terry Sebastian, the governor’s communications director said Beshear, who is an avid golfer, was “thrilled” to play with Woods who has won every major event in the sport. Woods has not... Read more 

In-depth, long-format debates needed, but voters will have to take a stand, John David Dyche says

06/28/2015 04:25 PM

Calling for a series of six 75-minute, single-issue debates to take place in each congressional district before the general election, conservative columnist John David Dyche is seeking to reformat how Kentuckians learn about the issues during gubernatorial elections. Dyche first penned his call for the singularly focused approach June 4 as a way to reach a depth candidates are currently not delivering to voters. Since that call the campaigns for Democratic candidate Jack Conway and Republican candidate Matt Bevin have... Read more 

Kenton County police officers equipped with Naloxone to aid heroin overdose victims

06/27/2015 08:19 AM

INDEPENDENCE – In order to address the growing number of heroin overdose calls, the Kenton County Police Department has issued all officers Naloxone Rescue Kits. The kits, provided by St. Elizabeth Healthcare, contain two doses of Naloxone Hydrochloride. The drug, which is administered to patients nasally, can prevent or reverse the effects of heroin and other opioids during overdoses, possibly saving the life on an overdose victim. Detective Andrew Schierberg says the kits have already been used to help save a life. “Two... Read more 

Lawmakers call for the removal of Jefferson Davis statue from Capitol Rotunda

06/23/2015 04:43 PM

UPDATED WITH REACTION FROM GOV. BESHEAR: As lawmakers from other states begin the process of relegating symbols of the Confederacy to the annals of history and from the lawns of their Capitol grounds, Kentucky lawmakers are weighing in on a marble statue of Jefferson Davis that stands in the Kentucky Capitol Rotunda. Davis was born in Kentucky, but soon moved to Mississippi and later became the president of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Now several lawmakers are calling for... Read more 

C-SPAN to spotlight Lexington's literary and historic heritage

06/22/2015 04:33 PM

LEXINGTON – Lexington’s history and literary life are being highlighted by C-SPAN as part of their Cities Tour which airs on C-SPAN 2 and C-SPAN 3. Crews are in the Lexington area this week, taking specially outfitted Local Content Vehicles, in partnership with Time Warner Cable, visiting various literary and historic sites interviewing local historians, authors and civic leaders. C-SPAN was welcomed on Monday by Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and Time Warner Cable at a press conference to announce the producing of... Read more 

The Chatter: Rand Paul campaign returning donations from white supremacist Charleston shooting influencer; S.C. Gov. Haley to call for removal of Confederate flag

06/22/2015 04:15 PM

A white supremacist leader who apparently influenced suspected Charleston, S.C., church shooter Dylann Roof made multiple donations to 2016 Republican presidential candidates including U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. Earl Holt III donated at least $2,250 to the campaign of Paul as well as thousands more to the presidential campaigns of Ted Cruz and Rick Santorum, according to The Guardian. Paul’s campaign told the New York Times that they planned on donating the money they’ve identified as coming from Holt... Read more 


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