Monthly Archives: February 2021

Trump trashes Mitch McConnell in searing new statement

Trump trashes Mitch McConnell in searing new statement

Former President Trump released a scathing statement Tuesday afternoon targeting Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell. Trump, once an ally of the Kentucky Republican, rebuked McConnell using terms harsher than those of most Democrats. Naming McConnell a “dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack,” Trump said that the GOP would “never again be respected or strong” with…more »

A pioneer among pioneers

A pioneer among pioneers

The details of Jane Todd Crawford’s life remain a bit sketchy. One characteristic seems certain, though. “She was a tough, tough lady.” That’s the general consensus, put into words by Lauren Clontz, assistant director of the McDowell House Museum in Danville, Ky. The historic building was the home of Dr. Ephraim McDowell and the place…more »

Effort to Get Statue of Black Journalist in US, KY Capitols

Effort to Get Statue of Black Journalist in US, KY Capitols

A state senator wants to make some changes in what statues represent Kentucky in the state Capitol in Frankfort and the U.S. Capitol in Washington. If Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr, R-Lexington, prevails, a statue of Alice Dunnigan of Russellville, the first Black woman to receive White House press credentials, will replace the statue of pioneer…more »

House passes bill to save historical horse racing, goes to Beshear for signature

House passes bill to save historical horse racing, goes to Beshear for signature

The Kentucky House of Representatives Thursday passed a bill that attempts to save slot-like machines at Kentucky racetracks, which the Kentucky Supreme Court recently ruled were illegal. Senate Bill 120 creates a legal definition for parimutuel wagering — which is one of the few forms of gambling allowed in Kentucky’s constitution — to include historical…more »

Ky. Lawmakers Discuss Mystery Election Bill Supported By Rand Paul

Ky. Lawmakers Discuss Mystery Election Bill Supported By Rand Paul

Republican state lawmakers and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul are rallying around a yet-to-be-revealed bill that would make changes to Kentucky’s election laws, though it’s unclear what exactly the bill would do. Rep. Jennifer Decker, a Republican from Waddy and the bill’s sponsor, said Thursday she won’t unveil the contents of the bill to the public…more »

Psaki says schools with in-person classes ‘one day a week’ count as reopened

Psaki says schools with in-person classes ‘one day a week’ count as reopened

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked Tuesday to clarify President Joe Biden’s plan to reopen K-8 schools within 100 days of his presidency. At an afternoon press conference, a reporter asked Psaki to “help us understand” the White House’s or the president’s definition of “open school.” “Does it mean teachers in classroom teaching…more »

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