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Kentucky

  1. 2019 elections
    Democrat Beshear to Take On ‘Least Popular Governor’ in Red KentuckyMatt Bevin has richly earned his unpopularity, especially among those who value public education. Sheer partisanship is his top asset.
  2. mitch mcconnell
    McConnell Selling ‘Cocaine Mitch’ Shirts in KY, State With Third Highest OD RateThe t-shirts play off the momentum of an absurd political moment, but ignore the on-the-ground reality for an alarming number of Kentucky residents.
  3. mitch mcconnell
    Mitch McConnell’s New Campaign Ad Is Brazenly Anti-DemocracyThe McConnell campaign’s first campaign ad is about insisting that his various subversions of democracy are instances of “letting the people decide.”
  4. health care
    Federal Judge Rejects Trump Attempt to Attach Work Requirements to MedicaidA D.C. judge rules that the purpose of Medicaid is health coverage, not conservative social engineering.
  5. politics
    Rand Paul Gets $580,000 Award After Suing Neighbor Who Broke Six of His RibsA jury awarded the noted libertarian and Kentucky senator over half a million dollars, after his neighbor threw him ten feet across his own lawn.
  6. kentucky
    Kentucky Governor Calls Special Session to Go After Teacher Pensions AgainThe state Supreme Court shot down cuts to public employee pensions, so Matt Bevin is pursuing his unpopular “reforms” in the worst possible way.
  7. crime
    White Man Accused of Killing Two Black People at Kroger Charged With Hate CrimesGregory Bush tried to enter a predominantly black church before shooting two black people at the supermarket.
  8. food politics
    Mitch McConnell Is the Latest Politician to Get Heckled at a RestaurantA group of men confronted the politician while he was eating dinner with his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.
  9. structural issues
    The Rest of That Kentucky Bourbon Warehouse Collapsed on July 4Good timing, in a sense.
  10. environmental concerns
    Pour One Out for This Bourbon Barrel Collapse in KentuckyNearly 10,000 barrels came tumbling out of a Kentucky distillery warehouse last Friday.
  11. booze bandits
    ‘Pappygate’ Bourbon Bandit Sentenced to 15 Years in PrisonThat’s just enough time to start aging some really nice whiskey to have ready for his release.
  12. Red-State Teachers Just Scored a Victory That Could Transform the GOPLast night in Kentucky, teachers showed GOP lawmakers that supporting education cuts could cost them — in a Republican primary.
  13. Another Big Primary Night for Democratic WomenPrimaries in three southern states plus runoffs in Texas continued to shape a competitive midterm, with Democratic women doing particularly well.
  14. The Two Staceys Versus GOP Wild Men: A Preview of Tuesday’s PrimariesGubernatorial primaries in Georgia and congressional contests in Arkansas, Kentucky, and Texas are on tap for May 22.
  15. 3 States Are Pushing Medicaid Reforms That Discriminate Against Black PeopleFunny how this works: White midwestern conservative lawmakers are exempting their own rural constituents from Medicaid work requirements.
  16. Teacher Protests Spread to Colorado As Arizona Strike BeginsThere’s no immediate sign of progress in the deadlock between teachers and Republicans in Arizona, and now Colorado teachers are launching protests.
  17. The Third Major Red-State Teachers Strike of 2018 Will Start Next WeekArizona educators voted overwhelming to strike after rejecting a pay-raise plan from that state’s governor.
  18. The Teachers’ Strikes Have Exposed the GOP’s Achilles HeelThe red-state rebellion has revealed that the GOP’s “starve the beast” agenda is deeply unpopular with the party’s own voters.
  19. Teachers Go on Strike in Two More Red StatesEducators are walking off the job in Kentucky and (again) in Oklahoma as their conflicts with GOP state lawmakers intensify.
  20. Red-State Teacher Unrest Just Keeps SpreadingThe wave of protests and strikes isn’t just about pay, but about GOP tax-cut-driven starvation of education spending.
  21. Kentucky Teachers Fighting Pension CutsKentucky Republicans are trying to cut teacher pension benefits to fund what’s left. Teachers are fighting this change, and at the moment, winning.
  22. the feeding tube
    Top Chef Is Going to Kentucky Next SeasonBravo promises to explore the unexpected culture beyond “bourbon and horses.”
  23. mystery solved
    Neighbor’s Assault on Rand Paul Was All About Yard MaintenancePaul apparently stacked some brush too close to his neighbor’s property, enraging him.
  24. Kentucky Lawmaker Commits Suicide After Being Accused of Sexual AssaultRepublican state representative Dan Johnson allegedly assaulted at 17-year-old girl in 2013.
  25. Kentucky Lawmaker Commits Suicide After Being Accused of Sexual AssaultRepublican state representative Dan Johnson allegedly assaulted a 17-year-old girl in 2013.
  26. Rand Paul Suffered 5 Broken Ribs in Assault at Kentucky HomeIt’s unclear when the senator will be able to return to D.C.
  27. politics
    Man Arrested After Assaulting Senator Rand Paul at His Home in KentuckyThe senator was “blindsided” by his neighbor, but received only minor injuries. The reason for the attack is not clear.
  28. crime scene
    Cookie Monster Steals $15,000 Worth of Girl Scout CookiesPolice say a troop leader picked them all up, then just “disappeared.”
  29. lgbtq rights
    A Court Just Ruled That Same-Sex Couples Can Sue Kim DavisThe couple’s case had previously been thrown out.
  30. work
    The Small-Town Librarian Who Has to Keep Reordering 50 Shades of Grey“We just keep ordering, as it gets worn out and battered.”
  31. lgbtq issues
    Kentucky Just Passed a Law That Allows LGBTQ Discrimination in SchoolsThe “religious freedom” law could bar LGBTQ students from joining student groups.
  32. One of Kentucky’s Two Remaining Abortion Providers to Close DownAs of January 27th, there will only be one abortion clinic remaining in the state.
  33. Kentucky Anti-Union Drive a Harbinger of What We Will See in WashingtonIt’s not getting a lot of attention, but an anti-union drive, reflecting a radicalization of the GOP, is likely in Washington, as shown in the states.
  34. reproductive wrongs
    ACLU Sues Kentucky After Gov. Matt Bevin Signs Two Abortion Bills [Updated]ACLU is challenging Kentucky after the governor signed into law a measure that would also require abortion providers give a patient an ultrasound.
  35. reproductive wrongs
    This Is the Most Ironic Thing an Anti-Choice Lawmaker Has Ever SaidMatt Bevin will probably be proofreading his tweets more carefully.
  36. Kentucky GOP Leader Thinks Fetal Viability Begins at ConceptionRobert Stivers argues that the right to choose evaporates the moment a woman makes “a decision to conceive.”
  37. Creepy Clowns Are Still Terrifying People Across the SouthA Kentucky man in a clown costume was arrested for lurking near an apartment complex at 1 a.m.
  38. hairy situations
    Kentucky High School to Change Racist Hair PolicyBraids like Beyoncé’s? Outlawed.
  39. Look for Two More Sanders Upsets in KY and ORWhat does it mean if he keeps his winning streak alive?
  40. Kentucky Governor Dismantles KynectMatt Bevin delivers on his pledge to hand Kynect over to Washington bureaucrats. 
  41. News You Can Booze
    Sad Kentucky Officials Say Recovered Pappy Van Winkle Must Be DestroyedJulian Van Winkle nixed an auction because of liability concerns.
  42. elections
    Tea Party Favorite Matt Bevin Wins Kentucky Governor RaceHe’s promised to roll back the Affordable Care Act in the state.
  43. The Chain Gang
    Waffle House Is in Trouble for Refusing to Serve a Soldier Carrying a HandgunA location in Kentucky is getting an earful for enforcing the chain’s “no firearms” policy.
  44. same-sex marriage
    Kentucky Clerk Still Denying Marriage LicensesEven after being instructed by the court to issue the licenses, Rowan County clerk Kim Davis rejected two more couples this morning, citing “God’s authority.”
  45. Justice
    Police Uncovered a Massive ‘Bourbon Theft Ring’ Connected to Stolen“This is probably the tip of the iceberg.”
  46. ebola
    Kentucky Teacher Resigns Over Parents’ Dumb Ebola FearsThey wanted to quarantine her over a trip to East Africa.
  47. Simply the Best
    How Pappy Van Winkle Became King of the WhiskeysAnd why it could be even better in the future.
  48. equal rites
    Judges Just Can’t Stop Overturning Gay Marriage BansToday it’s in Kentucky (pending appeal).
  49. Crime
    Owners of Kentucky Chinese Restaurant Charged With Human TraffickingInvestigators say the man and his wife made employees live in their basement.
  50. elections
    Mitch McConnell Crushes Tea-Party Challenger in Kentucky PrimaryHe’s still facing a tough election in November.
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