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Clinton Says Jail was 'Right Thing' for KY Clerk
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 12:54 PM
Hillary Rodham Clinton says that jail was the "right thing" for a Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Speaking in Iowa Wednesday, the Democratic presidential hopeful says Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was "treated as she should have been treated." Davis spent five days in jail for defying a court order and refusing to license gay marriages. Several ...
EKU Cancels Classes, Cites Threat
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 12:15 PM
Eastern Kentucky University says it has canceled classes for the rest of the week because of an escalating threat after the discovery of graffiti that threatened to "kill all" this week. The school said Wednesday that it increased police presence around the campus in Richmond, KY. Officials say classes were canceled midmorning Wednesday on the campus of about 16,000 students. The school says ...
KY Board of Ed Approves Commissioner Contract
Tuesday, October 06, 2015 10:47 AM
The Kentucky Board of Education has approved a contract with the new state education commissioner, Stephen Pruitt. The board voted Tuesday to approve a four-year contract for Pruitt with an annual salary of $240,000. Pruitt made a brief statement, saying he was humbled by the appointment and excited to help improve educational opportunities in the ...
Reparative Therapy Criticized by Baptist Seminary
Tuesday, October 06, 2015 7:19 AM
A leading Southern Baptist theologian is speaking out against psychological counseling aimed at turning young gays straight, saying homosexuality cannot be turned off like a switch. The Rev. R. Albert Mohler Jr. said Monday that conversion or reparative therapy can't bring about redemptive change. Mohler is president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in ...
Same-sex Marriage Case Resurfaces at Debate
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 3:16 AM
The Kentucky clerk who went to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has come up in another debate between the state's two major-party gubernatorial candidates. Democratic nominee Jack Conway said Tuesday night he could support a narrowly drafted plan providing a religious objections exemption for officials like Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis. Conway said the plan ...
UofL Campus Police Reviewing Escort Allegations
Tuesday, October 06, 2015 4:01 PM
Louisville campus police say they are reviewing allegations that a former men's basketball staffer hired escorts to dance and have sex with recruits and players in a dormitory. Katina Powell has alleged in a book released online over the weekend that former Cardinals director of basketball operation Andre McGee paid her $10,000 for dancers to perform 22 shows from 2010-14 at the players' Billy ...
Lexington Petition to Move Halloween for UK game
Tuesday, October 06, 2015 10:20 AM
In Lexington, they're taking UK football more seriously than they used to. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that some 400 people have signed a petition asking the city to move Halloween to the 30th, because the 31st is a Saturday, and there's a UK home game, along with a Breeder's Cup race. The petition claims there'll be too much traffic for police and the city to handle unless they move ...
Officers Rescue Store Owner From 125-Pound Python
Tuesday, October 06, 2015 10:03 AM
The snake was obviously larger than the photo we attached to this story, but the owner of a northern Kentucky reptile store is recovering after police officers pried off a 20-foot python that was crushing the man. Newport police tell local news outlets that owner Terry Wilkens was feeding the snake Monday morning when the 125-pound python attacked. Police Chief Tom Collins says ...
Opinion: 'Right-to-try' a No-Brainer
Sunday, October 04, 2015 3:25 PM
Once upon a time, an eagle's egg was knocked loose from its nest and rolled down the mountain into a barnyard full of chickens. The chickens compassionately protected this egg until it hatched, after which they raised this creature – not as a beautiful eagle but just like a chicken who scratched the ground for grub and worms while fluttering around the barnyard. One day, a neighbor ...
Southern Baptists to Discuss Transgender Issues
Monday, October 05, 2015 5:51 AM
A conference hosted by the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary will focus on what it calls the "present crisis" of gay and transgender issues. The conservative seminary says it's their first-ever conference on transgender issues. Heath Lambert, a speaker at the conference, says in a release that issues like cross-gender bathrooms and children choosing their gender require an urgent Christian ...
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