Federal judge: Registered sex offenders cannot be kept from using the internet

From the Lexington Herald-Leader: Judge strikes down Kentucky’s social media ban for sex offenders By John Cheves | jcheves@herald-leader.com | October 20, 2017 1:07 PM Frankfort: Kentucky’s registered sex offenders have the constitutional right to use Facebook, Twitter and other online social media, a federal judge ruled Friday. Ruling in a lawsuit brought by a …

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The cowardice of the Lexington Urban-County Council.

From the Lexington Herald-Leader: In a surprise move, Lexington removes controversial Confederate statues By Morgan Eads, Karla Ward And Beth Musgrave | meads@herald-leader.com | October 17, 2017 6:46 PM The city of Lexington carried out a surprise removal of two controversial Confederate statues from the lawn of the former Fayette County courthouse Tuesday evening and …

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October Court Day! A celebration of, among other things, the Second Amendment

When I was growing up in Mt Sterling, Kentucky, there was a tradition called October Court Day. Court Day is the third Monday in October, and it was when the rural folk would bring all sorts of their produce and hand-made goods to town for sale or trade. Having been away from the Bluegrass State …

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Where Amazon should locate their new headquarters

From The New York Times: Dear Amazon, We Picked Your New Headquarters for You By Emily Badger, Qouctrung Bui and Claire Cain Miller | September 9, 2017 Amazon has set off a scrum among cities that are hoping to land the company’s second headquarters — with the winner getting the prize of a $5 billion …

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Governor Bevin gets it right

Prospects for liberal arts graduates were already waning following the 1994 and 2001 recessions, and the 2008-9 recession really killed them. Businesses which used to hire French Literature graduates into entry-level management positions are now looking for grads with a more closely related degree. From the Lexington Herald-Leader: Bevin implores universities to cut programs that …

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But, but, but, Obysmalcare is working!

From Insider Louisville: Insurance premiums for Kentucky’s Affordable Care Act customers to rise By Boris Ladwig | September 6, 2017 | 5:13 pm The Kentucky Department of Insurance announced on Wednesday that it had approved a rate hike for Anthem of 41.2 percent and CareSource of 56 percent for Kentucky’s Affordable Care Act customers next …

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Just in case y’all think I don’t do any work in my retirement!

Our farm house is a definite fixer-upper. We tore down the awful drywalled ceiling in the living room our first week here, and ordered new tongue-and-groove bead board from Meade’s Do-It Center. It took a couple of weeks for my order to arrive, and after that, I had to sand it, use a very light …

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Another coal company start-up The IPO thanks President Trump for the opportunity

From CNNMoney: Coal mining company mentions Trump 13 times in IPO filing by Matt Egan | @mattmegan5 | August 1, 2017: 6:23 AM ET Alpha Natural Resources filed for bankruptcy two years ago when the American coal industry went into free fall. Now a revamped version of the coal mining company is planning to go …

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