Monthly Archives: August 2019

Anderson County High School rejects Bible elective

Anderson County High School rejects Bible elective

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (KT) – The Anderson County High School site-based council voted unanimously last Tuesday evening to not proceed with offering a Bible elective about the historical influences of the Old Testament. The school will instead offer a “world religions” course that will include Christianity and Islam, among others. Principal Chris Glass and social studies…more »

Beshear’s jobs plan platform promotes agritech and manufacturing

Beshear’s jobs plan platform promotes agritech and manufacturing

ASHLAND, Ky. (KT) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear rolled out the first part of his economic and jobs agenda during a campaign stop Wednesday in northeastern Kentucky. Accompanied by his running mate Jacqueline Coleman, House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins, D-Sandy Hook and Rep. Terri Branham Clark, D-Catlettsburg, Beshear unveiled what he terms the first…more »

Trump’s Primary Advantage: No Real Competition

Trump’s Primary Advantage: No Real Competition

Heading into re-election season, President Trump holds one particularly powerful political advantage. It isn’t exactly hidden, but it isn’t discussed much either. It is simply this: He is an incumbent president who apparently won’t face a significant challenge from within his own party. Oh, he faces a nominal primary challenge from former Massachusetts Gov. William…more »

ICE Air: Carrying deportees and a message

ICE Air: Carrying deportees and a message

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – About 45 minutes before descent, the guards went up and down the aisle unshackling the passengers, and the mood in the cabin began to lighten. A mother with a boy near the front was still crying, but they were the only family aboard the flight. Nearly all the other 93 deportees…more »

Sen. Rand Paul easing back in public view after lung surgery

Sen. Rand Paul easing back in public view after lung surgery

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is easing back into public activities after his recent lung surgery sidelined him for part of the August congressional break. The Kentucky Republican is set to deliver a speech Tuesday at a chamber of commerce luncheon in southern Kentucky. It marks his first public appearance since part…more »

McConnell wants to consider gun background checks in fall

McConnell wants to consider gun background checks in fall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shifting the gun violence debate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he now wants to consider background checks and other bills, setting up a potentially pivotal moment when lawmakers return in the fall. The Republican leader won’t be calling senators back to work early, as some are demanding. But he told a…more »

Biden says ‘poor kids’ just as bright as ‘white kids’ in latest gaffe

Biden says ‘poor kids’ just as bright as ‘white kids’ in latest gaffe

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the 2020 Democratic primary frontrunner, made another gaffe Thursday when he told a crowd in Iowa that “poor kids are just as bright and talented as white kids.” Today in Iowa, Joe Biden said, “Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.” Biden, who famously…more »

Bevin says Beshear’s TV ad ‘insulting to Baptist tradition’

Bevin says Beshear’s TV ad ‘insulting to Baptist tradition’

Gov. Matt Bevin asked Kentucky Baptist pastors where they stood on the issue of abortion during a video on his campaign Faceback page. Bevin was questioning the first TV advertisement of the campaign season from his gubernatorial opponent, Democratic candidate Andy Beshear who, in the ad, speaks of his family’s Baptist roots, saying both his…more »

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