Gabe Bullard (KPR) http://wkms.org en Kentucky PAC Recording of Sen. McConnell Stirs Controversy http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-pac-recording-sen-mcconnell-stirs-controversy <p></p><p></p><p>Yesterday, WFPL News reported that Progress Kentucky, a liberal Super PAC, was behind the secret recording of a recent campaign strategy session between Senator Mitch McConnell and his re-election team.&nbsp; The story has exploded, and it's the second time Progress Kentucky has drawn national headlines. And as Kentucky Public Radio's Gabe Bullard reports, neither incident has done the group any favors.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:03:11 +0000 Gabe Bullard (KPR), Kenny Colston (KPR) & Phillip M. Bailey (KPR) 30515 at http://wkms.org Kentucky PAC Recording of Sen. McConnell Stirs Controversy Beshear Vetoes Religious Freedom Bill http://wkms.org/post/beshear-vetoes-religious-freedom-bill <p style="margin-bottom:0in"><font face="Calibri, sans-serif">Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has vetoed the controversial ‘religious freedom’ bill.</font></p><p style="margin-bottom:0in">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-bottom:0in"><font face="Times, serif"><font><font face="Calibri, sans-serif"><font size="3">The legislation would allow residents to ignore any laws or regulations that violate tenets of their faith. But opponents argued it could threaten civil rights protections for racial minorities, women and LGBT residents.</font></font></font></font> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 18:49:59 +0000 Gabe Bullard (KPR) 29649 at http://wkms.org Beshear Vetoes Religious Freedom Bill Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Rules Out Senate Bid http://wkms.org/post/louisville-mayor-greg-fischer-rules-out-senate-bid <p>Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says he's leaning toward running for a second term, and will not run for the U.S. Senate again. Fischer's first bid for public office was in 2008, when he lost the Democratic Primary to run against Republican Senator Mitch McConnell.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 20:05:45 +0000 Gabe Bullard (KPR) 26413 at http://wkms.org Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Rules Out Senate Bid KYA Kids Count Report Finds High Child Poverty Rate http://wkms.org/post/kya-kids-count-report-finds-high-child-poverty-rate <p></p><p>State lawmakers return to Frankfort in two weeks, and the head of Kentucky Youth Advocates says there are a few steps they should take to address lingering issues affecting children. The latest <a href="http://datacenter.kidscount.org/DataBook/2012/">Kids Count report</a> shows that about a quarter of Kentucky's children live in poverty. In western Kentucky Fulton County recorded the highest rate, with 41 percent, and Carlisle County had the lowest rate at 15.8 percent. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 18:46:57 +0000 Gabe Bullard (KPR) 26183 at http://wkms.org KYA Kids Count Report Finds High Child Poverty Rate Glenn Beck's Blue Jeans: Made in Kentucky (Sources say Cadiz) http://wkms.org/post/glenn-becks-blue-jeans-made-kentucky-sources-say-cadiz Conservative commentator Glenn Beck is putting the brand in firebrand.<p>In addition to his <a href="http://www.glennbeck.com/content/radio/">radio show</a>, books (<a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Christmas-Sweater-Glenn-Beck/dp/141659485X">fiction</a> and <a href="http://www.amazon.com/An-Inconvenient-Book-Solutions-Problems/dp/1416552197">nonfiction</a>), <a href="http://www.theblaze.com/tv/">TV enterprise</a>, <a href="http://the912-project.com/constitutional-champions/">children's camps</a>, <a href="http://www.glennbeck.com/content/events/">stage shows </a>and <a href="http://the912-project.com/">political movement</a>, Beck is now taking on...fashion.<p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 16:10:36 +0000 Gabe Bullard (KPR) 23292 at http://wkms.org Glenn Beck's Blue Jeans: Made in Kentucky (Sources say Cadiz) Anthony Davis Trademarks Eyebrows http://wkms.org/post/anthony-davis-trademarks-eyebrows <a href="http://www.cnbc.com/id/47951613">CNBC reports</a> that University of Kentucky basketball star Anthony Davis has filed two trademarks regarding his notable browline.<blockquote><div>Davis, known for his connected eyebrows, trademarked the phrases &ldquo;Fear The Brow&rdquo; and &ldquo;Raise The Brow&rdquo; earlier this month.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&ldquo;I don&rsquo;t want anyone to try to grow a unibrow because of me and then try to make money off of it,&rdquo; Davis told CNBC. Tue, 26 Jun 2012 17:01:25 +0000 Gabe Bullard (KPR) 18573 at http://wkms.org Anthony Davis Trademarks Eyebrows Jobless Rate Drops in Most Counties but Rises Statewide http://wkms.org/post/jobless-rate-drops-most-counties-rises-statewide Jobless rates have improved in 107 Kentucky counties, but not Jefferson.&nbsp;<p><div>The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training <a href="http://workforce.ky.gov/May12charts.pdf">released the latest unemployment numbers today</a>. They show Jefferson County&#39;s jobless rate jumping from 8.1 percent in April to 8.6 percent in May. Thu, 21 Jun 2012 19:56:32 +0000 Gabe Bullard (KPR) 18481 at http://wkms.org State Senators Consider Continued ALEC Membership http://wkms.org/post/state-senators-consider-continued-alec-membership <p>Several Democrats in the Kentucky Senate have held on to their memberships in the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, despite national blowback against the group for its conservative model laws.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 18 May 2012 16:11:34 +0000 Gabe Bullard (KPR) 18031 at http://wkms.org State Senators Consider Continued ALEC Membership No More Pink Slime at Kroger http://wkms.org/post/no-more-pink-slime-kroger <p>The grocery chain Kroger will no longer sell the type of ground beef containing what&#39;s recently been called &ldquo;pink slime.&rdquo;</p><p>It&#39;s a filler made up of fatty bits of meat that are left over from other cuts. In the industry, it&#39;s called &ldquo;lean, finely textured beef.&rdquo; It&#39;s treated with ammonia and meets food safety standards, but has recently been cited as an unappetizing example of over-industrialized food production.</p> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 13:37:25 +0000 Gabe Bullard (KPR) & Associated Press 17348 at http://wkms.org No More Pink Slime at Kroger Former Gubernatorial Candidate Gatewood Galbraith Dies http://wkms.org/post/former-gubernatorial-candidate-gatewood-galbraith-dies <p>Lexington attorney Gatewood Galbraith, a perennial candidate in Kentucky politics for decades died late yesterday.</p><p>Galbraith was 64. His death was made public on Facebook by his former running mate Dea Riley. The cause of death has not yet been released, but <a href="http://www.lex18.com/news/gatewood-galbraith-dies-at-64">LEX 18 is reporting the Fayette County coroner said Galbraith had been dealing with congestion</a> and died in his sleep.</p> Wed, 04 Jan 2012 17:14:28 +0000 Gabe Bullard (KPR) 228 at http://wkms.org Former Gubernatorial Candidate Gatewood Galbraith Dies