Kentucky

Parole

25 years after Kentucky school shooting, a chance at parole – Associated Press

When 14-year-old Michael Carneal opened fire on his fellow students during a before-school prayer meeting in 1997, school shootings were not yet a part of the national consciousness. The carnage that left three students dead and five more injured at Heath High School, near Paducah, Kentucky, ended when Carneal put down his weapon and the

Abortion

Arizona, Louisiana among states grappling over abortion bans – Associated Press

Arizona’s attorney general says a total abortion ban that has been on the books since before statehood can be enforced and Louisiana’s attorney general is warning doctors against performing abortions even while a ban there is temporarily blocked, as states grapple with long-halted laws in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn

Museums

David Encounters The Ark

On a recent trip back East I visited what has become a great and growing place of pilgrimage for people of faith–the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky.  As the name implies, the ark in question is a full-scale, life-size replica of  the Biblical Noah’s Ark.  Built by a Christian ministry known as  Answers in Genesis, 

History

HOLY COW! HISTORY: When the Blackbirds Called on Kentucky

Something about birds makes them a perfect fit with Halloween’s scary vibe. Think Edgar Allan Poe’s classic “The Raven” and Alfred Hitchcock’s chilling “The Birds.” Nearly 50 years ago this fall, a small town had a huge problem on its hands, thanks to the winged critters. This is what happened when the blackbirds called on

COVID-19

Virus surge breaks hospital records amid rising toll on kids

Kentucky and Texas joined a growing list of states that are seeing record numbers of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in a surge that is overwhelming doctors and nurses and afflicting more children. Intensive care units around the nation are packed with patients extremely ill with the coronavirus — even in places where hospitalizations have not yet

Politics

Impeachment fever hits Kentucky with efforts to oust leaders

Impeachment fever has struck Kentucky, where grievances over coronavirus restrictions and the outcome of the Breonna Taylor death investigation have spurred petitions to oust both the governor and the attorney general. It’s a card rarely played in any serious way in the Bluegrass State, though Kentucky has had its share of provocative elected officials. In

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