Monthly Archives: December 2018

Secretary of State Alison Grimes welcomes healthy baby boy

Secretary of State Alison Grimes welcomes healthy baby boy

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and her husband Andrew Grimes have announced the birth of their son. Crawford “Ford” Case Grimes arrived Wednesday at 8:17 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces. Andrew said both is wife and son are doing well. “Andrew and I have prayed for and dreamed…more »

Agency Warns Pension Ruling A ‘Credit Negative’ For Kentucky

Agency Warns Pension Ruling A ‘Credit Negative’ For Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — One of the country’s largest credit ratings agencies has warned Kentucky about its recent failure to enact changes to its troubled pension systems. Moody’s on Thursday declared a state Supreme Court ruling striking down a new pension law as a “credit negative” for Kentucky, saying it “delayed reforms to the state’s…more »

International Center able to continue resettling refugees

International Center able to continue resettling refugees

A Bowling Green-based refugee resettlement agency will be able to continue its work next year, despite previous questions about whether it would be affected by a national cut of resettlement centers. “In Kentucky, we are very fortunate that all the agencies are remaining,” Becky Jordan, the state refugee coordinator with the Kentucky Office for Refugees,…more »

James Mattis’ resignation letter

James Mattis’ resignation letter

(CNN)Defense Secretary James Mattis resigned Thursday, a day after President Donald Trump’s plans to withdraw troops from Syria became public. Read his letter: Dear Mr. President: I have been privileged to serve as our country’s 26th Secretary of Defense which has allowed me to serve alongside our men and women of the Department in defense…more »

Second day of special session likely to bring protests, drama to Capitol

Second day of special session likely to bring protests, drama to Capitol

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – A surprise special session that was called late Monday afternoon by Gov Matt Bevin settles into Day 2 on Tuesday in the state Capitol with lawmakers and advocacy groups scrambling to find their places. Protests are expected from members of the Kentucky Education Association to again let lawmakers know what they…more »

Beshear, Bevin react to Kentucky Supreme Court pension bill ruling

Beshear, Bevin react to Kentucky Supreme Court pension bill ruling

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Reactions were swift and predictably varied to the Kentucky Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling to nix the public pension bill. Attorney General Andy Beshear called it a “landmark victory for Kentucky families” while Gov. Matt Bevin said it was “a sad day.” On Thursday morning, the high court affirmed a local court…more »

Kentucky Senate leader vows to ‘rein in’ judges after pension ruling

Kentucky Senate leader vows to ‘rein in’ judges after pension ruling

Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer said he wants to “rein in” judges after the Kentucky Supreme Court unanimously struck down a public pension law Thursday that was backed by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and the GOP-led legislature. “My regards for the judiciary in Kentucky is at a low point. Too many are liberal activists,” said…more »

Survey: Americans want more Christ this Christmas

Survey: Americans want more Christ this Christmas

NASHVILLE (BP) — Most Americans want more religious meaning to the Christmas season, and for some that includes the seasonal greetings we say to each other. A new study from LifeWay Research found two-thirds of Americans (65 percent) say, “Christmas should be more about Jesus.” Those looking for more Christ in Christmas in 2018, however,…more »

State Sees Fourth School Shooting This Year

State Sees Fourth School Shooting This Year

HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State police say two people have been wounded in a shooting in an elementary school parking lot. A state police statement says authorities received reports of shots fired in the parking lot of Cawood Elementary School in Harlan County on Tuesday night. Preliminary investigation indicates several people were present when…more »

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