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Hearing Held on Proposed Stream Protection Rule
Friday, September 04, 2015 10:00 AM
Federal regulators have heard from a divided crowd who attended a public hearing in Lexington on a proposed stream protection rule. The U.S. Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation has said the proposed rule overhauls a set of regulations that are three decades old. Under the proposal, coal companies would be required to avoid mining practices that destroy drinking water ...
Jailed Clerk's Husband Says She Won't Resign
Friday, September 04, 2015 7:02 AM
The husband of a Kentucky court clerk jailed for refusing to grant marriage licenses to gay couples says she won't resign and will stay in jail for as long as it takes. Speaking to reporters Friday morning, Joe Davis, the husband of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, said she's in good spirits after spending the night in jail. A federal district court judge jailed Kim Davis on Thursday for ...
Rowan County Clerk Ordered to Jail
Thursday, September 03, 2015 12:09 PM
U.S. District Judge David Bunning has ordered defiant Rowan County Clerk, Kim Davis-(D), to jail after she refused to issue marriage licenses. She has been taken into custody, processed and booked into the Carter County, Ky Jail just after 4:30 pm (Paducah time), Thursday, with no bond. Davis testified for about 20 minutes and was very emotional. She talked ...
Marriage License Issued; Rally in Paducah
Friday, September 04, 2015 7:39 AM
A gay couple walked out of a Kentucky clerk's office with a marriage license, hours after the county's defiant clerk was hauled to jail for refusing to license same-sex marriages. William Smith Jr. and James Yates, a couple for nearly a decade, were the first to receive a marriage license Friday morning in Rowan County, ending a months-long standoff. Clerk Kim ...
Gay Couples Try to Wed as Defiant Clerk is Jailed
Friday, September 04, 2015 5:56 AM
Same-sex couples will return to the Rowan County Courthouse in Kentucky on Friday for the fifth time since June to ask for a marriage license. Only this time, Kim Davis won't be there to stop them. The county clerk will be in a Carter County jail cell for refusing to obey a judge's order that she issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Davis said her Christian beliefs prevent her from ...
Judge, Clerk in Marriage Case Dealt with Nepotism
Thursday, September 03, 2015 6:31 AM
Kim Davis and the judge that will decide her fate have at least one thing in common: They both had to deal with questions of nepotism when they got their jobs. Davis is the Democrat Rowan County Clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because of her religious beliefs in defiance of multiple court orders. Several other clerks in Kentucky, Alabama, and Texas are also ...
Grant to Help KY Businesses Make Overseas Sales
Thursday, September 03, 2015 8:33 AM
Kentucky has received a $400,000 federal grant aimed at helping businesses market their products around the world. Gov. Steve Beshear's office says Kentucky will use the grant money to lower the cost for small businesses wanting to participate in international trade missions, sales trips and subscription services provided by the U.S. Commerce Department. The governor's office says the grant also ...
KY Students Taking More Advanced Placement Tests
Thursday, September 03, 2015 3:30 AM
Data from the College Board show more Kentucky students are taking advanced placement tests and scoring higher in the program that gives high school students a chance to earn college credit. The state Department of Education says 31,658 students took the tests in 2015, which is up 35 percent from 2011. The number of tests with a qualifying score increased by 40 percent. The agency says ...
US Attorney Issues Statement on Rowan County Clerk
Wednesday, September 02, 2015 9:46 AM
A U.S. Attorney in Kentucky issued a statement Wednesday that said he has "grave concerns" about a county clerk who had defied court orders and refused to issue marriage licenses. For two months since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the nation, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has cited her Christian faith and "God's authority" in defense of refusing to issue licenses, even ...
Stivers Asks for Time to Change Marriage Law
Wednesday, September 02, 2015 8:41 PM
The Republican president of the Kentucky state Senate has asked a federal judge to withhold his ruling ordering a county clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples against her religious beliefs. Republican Senate President Robert Stivers said in a court filing on Wednesday that U.S. District Judge David Bunning needs to give the state legislature time to pass a law that would exempt ...
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