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Former Miss USA contestant busted for smuggling drugs into Ohio prison.

A former Miss USA contestant from Kentucky is facing arraignment next week after being accused of sneaking drugs to an inmate inside an Ohio prison.

- FOX News - US

Orphans come back to ‘The Home’ that took them in when no one else could.

For 150 years, the Masonic Homes of Kentucky have looked after the community’s most vulnerable.         

- USA TODAY - US

Ex-beauty queen accused of smuggling drugs into prison.

A former Miss Kentucky USA from Louisville was indicted in Lima, Ohio, last week and is accused of smuggling drugs into a prison for an inmate.         

- USA TODAY - US

Bid to vacate man's life sentence on terror charges denied.

An Iraqi national who was living in Kentucky and ordered to life in prison for terrorism-related charges has had his bid to vacate the sentence denied by a federal judge.

- FOX News - US

Senate Confirms Judge Who Equated Abortion With Slavery.

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday confirmed a federal judge who once equated abortion with slavery, calling them the “two greatest tragedies in our country,” and who pledged fealty to Donald Trump during the Republican National Convention. The vote was 51-47 to elevate Kentucky lawyer John Bush to a ...

- TPM News - US

'Look at this gay boat': Creationist's use of 'God's rainbow' colors for Ark park lighting gets hilariously mocked.

Not only is Kentucky's Ark Encounter theme park historically inaccurate and hemorrhaging money, its founder's attempt to reclaim “God's rainbow” from its association with LGBTQ Pride has become the target of gleeful mockery. In a woebegone editorial for FoxNews.com, Chr...

- The Raw Story - US

Senate confirms judge who equated abortion with slavery and pledged fealty to Trump.

AP Photo/Eric Gay WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday confirmed a federal judge who once equated abortion with slavery, calling them the "two greatest tragedies in our country," and who pledged fealty to Donald Trump during the Republican National Convention. The vote was 51-47 to elevate Kentucky lawyer John Bush to ...

- Business Insider - US

Senate set to confirm unhinged right-wing blogger to powerful court.

The Donald Trump of judges.John Bush is a lawyer who, for many years, wrote for a conservative blog under a pseudonym. He believes that the two greatest tragedies in our country' are slavery and abortion.' And that public financing of campaigns' is constitutionally dubious.' He once used an infamous slur against gay people ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Kentucky state trooper shoots man who tried to run him over.

Authorities say a Kentucky man has been hospitalized after he was shot by a Kentucky state trooper after trying to run him over with an all-terrain vehicle.

- FOX News - US

WATCH: Sen. Rand Paul speaks out on health care bill defeat.

The Kentucky Republican tells "GMA" why the GOP bill's defeat is a "victory for conservatives," and if there is a chance to work with Democrats on a fresh start for health care.

- ABC News - US

Creationists sell Christian theme park to themselves to avoid paying $700,000 in taxes.

The group that owns the theme park Ark Encounters have sold the park to their nonprofit affiliates for 10 dollars to avoid paying taxes, according to a report Monday by the Lexington Herald-Leader. The Christian theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky is owned by creationist Ken Ham and features a life...

- The Raw Story - US

Goat caught on CCTV hell bent on destroying office building

A goat bent on destruction has shattered the glass to an office in America, fleeing the scene moments later, CCTV footage has revealed. Security camera footage from the office of Argonics Inc. in Louisville, Colorado shows a medium-sized...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Rural Hospitals Face Uncertainty With GOP Health Care Proposals

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kathy Holbrook was at home one night last year when she started having chest pains, so the 63-year-old former office manager drove to a hospital near her home in the eastern Kentucky mountains. “I am a Christian lady, so I believe in the power of prayer and I was just praying to God to give me ...

- TPM News - US

Trump-loving white nationalist pleads guilty to 'physically harassing' a black woman at Louisiana rally

A Louisiana man identified as the “leader of a white nationalist group” has plead guilty to physically harassing a black protester during a Trump rally in Louisville in 2016. According to Louisiana's Courier-Journal newspaper, 26-year-old Matthew Heimbach, who chairs the Traditiona...

- The Raw Story - US

​Delta grows at Cincinnati airport even as competition increases

Since ultra-low cost carriers entered the market in 2013, Delta Air Lines hasn't lost its customer base at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Kentucky Residents Express Dissatisfaction With GOP Efforts To Dismantle Obamacare

Hundreds of thousands of people in Kentucky got health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, but the state is also home to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who's led efforts to kill the law. With the failure of the latest GOP attempt to replace the ACA, the state's voters weigh in.

- NPR - US

Rogue goat gang shatters Colorado business' doors with aggressive head-butting, remains at large

When Greg Cappert, an engineer for Kryptane Systems, arrived for work in Louisville, Colorado, on Monday, he was startled to see the office doors had been shattered in a break-in. When police came to investigate, though, surveillance footage showed the culprit to be a herd of mischief-making goats, Fox News reports. "We ...

- The Week - US

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul endorses Chris Herrod in 3rd District race

Conservative Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has endorsed Republican Chris Herrod in Utah's 3rd Congressional District race.

- Deseret News - US

Repeal and delay is back, and even worse than Trumpcare

The CBO estimates that if Congress repeals Obamacare, 18 million would lose coverage next year alone.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 13, 2017, where he is expected to present the GOP's revised health care bill and push toward a showdown vote next week with ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Judge tosses CFPB suit claiming Kentucky law firm paid kickbacks through joint-venture title firms

A federal judge has sided with a Kentucky law firm sued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for alleged kickbacks for real-estate work referrals. U.S.…

- ABA Journal - US

McConnell gives up on repeal and replace for GOP health care bill

After Republican Sens. Mike Lee and Jerry Moran said Monday evening they would not vote to advance the GOP healthcare bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said he … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Two More GOP Senators Oppose Healthcare Bill

Two more Senate Republicans have announced they will oppose the vote to open debate on the GOP's healthcare bill, in effect killing the bill in its current form. Senators Jerry Moran of Kansas and Mike Lee of Utah issued separate statements late Monday saying they can't support the legislation. They join two other ...

- Voice of America - US

McConnell plans vote for FBI nominee Wray before August recess

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to install Christopher Wray to lead the FBI before senators leave Washington for the August recess, a spokesman for the Kentucky Republican said Monday. Wray, who has been nominated to replace the fired James Comey, breezed through his confirmation hearing before the Senate ...

- POLITICO - US

Mixed martial arts fighter dies after losing match

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A mixed martial arts fighter has died after losing a match in Kentucky.

- Billings Gazette - US

Former Kentucky player Jerry Bird dies

CORBIN, Ky. — Former Kentucky basketball player Jerry Bird, who was a member of the school's Athletics Hall of Fame and had his No. 22 jersey retired to the Rupp Arena rafters, has died.

- Billings Gazette - US

Sen. Rand Paul says conservative Republicans will realize the new Senate health care bill 'is not repeal'

Senator Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, shares why he opposes the new version of the Senate health care bill with Face the Nation Moderator John Dickerson.

- CBS NEWS - US

Rand Paul says more Republicans will realize health bill is not a repeal as vote delayed

"I think the longer the bill's out there, the more conservative Republicans are going to discover that it's not repeal," says Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky

- CBS NEWS - US

10 things you need to know today: July 16, 2017

1. Republicans control the Senate 52-48, which gives Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a narrow margin for passing the GOP health-care bill. Already, two GOP senators, Maine's Susan Collins and Kentucky's Rand Paul, have announced they plan to vote no, leaving McConnell as of Sunday just one defection shy of defeat. At ...

- The Week - US

Health care bill on brink of collapse as third Republican senator lashes out at McConnell

If they lose one more vote, the Senate health care bill is dead.Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. walks on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday, July 13, 2017. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. plans to rolls out the GOP's revised health care bill, pushing toward a showdown vote next week with opposition within the ...

- ThinkProgress - US

The Senate health bill is just one GOP defection shy of defeat

Republicans control the Senate 52-48, which gives Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a narrow margin for passing the GOP health-care bill, expected to be subject to a vote this coming week. Already, two GOP senators, Maine's Susan Collins and Kentucky's Rand Paul, have announced they plan to vote no, leaving McConnell ...

- The Week - US

In scathing letter, insurers unite to call Cruz amendment 'unworkable in any form'

Millions of more individuals will become uninsured.'Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas is pursued by members of the media while walking the hallways on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday, July 13, 2017. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. plans to roll out the GOP's revised health care bill, pushing toward a showdown vote ...

- ThinkProgress - US

There's life after death for long-gone stars, thanks to commercial rights and royalties

In April, Shannon Gagliardi, a 48-year-old nurse practitioner from Louisville, Kentucky, took the holiday of a lifetime.She's an Elvis Presley fan and still considers missing a 1976 New Year's Eve concert by the King one of the...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

FBI: Fugitive lawyer Eric Conn, convicted of Social Security fraud, has been spotted in New Mexico

A fugitive lawyer from Kentucky who was convicted of stealing millions from Social Security has been spotted at a gas station and Walmart store in New Mexico, the FBI says.         

- USA TODAY - US

Fugitive Kentucky lawyer in $550 million fraud scheme sentenced to prison

Eric Christopher Conn, 56, pleaded guilty on March 24 to charges stemming from what prosecutors said was his role in a scheme to fraudulently obtain more than $550 million in federal disability payments for thousands of people. Conn is a fugitive who has been on the run since last month and was not at his sentencing by ...

- Yahoo! News - US

6 dead in Interstate 65 chain reaction crash in Kentucky

Six people were killed in a four-vehicle chain reaction crash on a portion of Kentucky highway undergoing construction.

- FOX News - US

Police: 6 dead in Interstate 65 crash in Kentucky

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Kentucky authorities say six people have died as a result of a four-vehicle crash on Interstate 65.

- Billings Gazette - US

Chicago Tribune Runs Transgender's Attack on America in Defense of Kaepernick

Douglas Goetsch was once a single, cross-dressing poet and a teacher at the University of Iowa, New York University and Western Kentucky. Battling depression and craving femininity, he broke up with his girlfriend and 'Jennered' over to 'womanhood.' Douglas is now 'Diana' and 'she' just penned a vicious attack on America ...

- NewsBusters - US

Kentucky expected to be hard hit by proposed Medicaid cuts

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's home state of Kentucky is expected to be hard hit by proposed cuts in Medicaid funding. After Obamacare was enacted, Medicaid expansion led to a sharp drop in the number of uninsured in the state. Omar Villafranca reports.

- CBS NEWS - US

Rural Kentucky residents fear proposed Medicaid cuts

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's home state is expected to be hard hit by proposed cuts in Medicaid funding that remained in a re-tooled health care plan

- CBS NEWS - US

The Senate's new health care bill is already on life support

Republicans can only lose one more vote on the motion to proceed.Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine is surrounded by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 13, 2017, after a revised version of the Republican health care bill was announced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. The bill has faced ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Combatting stereotypes about Appalachian dialects

The small city of Hazard, Kentucky, rests in the heart of Appalachia. AP Photo/David StephensonDuring the 2016 presidential election, broad support for Donald Trump came from most communities in Appalachia, where he received 63 percent of the vote. A great deal of national attention was directed to the people of this ...

- The Conversation - UK

Is a healthy environment a human right? Testing the idea in Appalachia

Demonstrators at a rally in Frankfort, Kentucky, Feb. 13, 2013, protest against mountaintop removal coal mining. AP Photo/James CrispDo we have a fundamental right to breathe clean air, drink clean water and eat safe food? The idea of environmental human rights is receiving growing attention worldwide, driven by our global ...

- The Conversation - UK

If the Trumpcare bill fails, Congress might strengthen Obamacare instead

Here's what bipartisan tweaks to Obamacare might look like.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., listens to a question while speaking with the media after he and other Senate Republicans had a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Washington. CREDIT: ...

- ThinkProgress - US

US Senate Health Care Bill a Swipe at Rural United States

Expand Pineville Community Hospital, Pineville, Kentucky.  © Americore Health Solutions Rural America is in the midst of a health emergency that will probably get much worse if the US Senate's healthcare bill passes. According to the US Centers for Disease Control , people who live in rural areas are more likely to die of ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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