Gabe Bullard http://wkms.org en Rand Paul Says He Will Sue President Obama Over NSA Domestic Surveillance Program http://wkms.org/post/rand-paul-says-he-will-sue-president-barack-obama-over-nsa-domestic-surveillance-program <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201309/Screen_Shot_2013-09-11_at_6.28.44_AM.png" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">RandPAC, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul's political arm, has announced that the Republican lawmaker will join a class action lawsuit against President Barack Obama.</span><p>In a statement, Paul says the NSA's&#160;monitoring of American citizens violates the Fourth Amendment. He will file the suit in Washington D.C. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:20:13 +0000 Gabe Bullard 38626 at http://wkms.org Rand Paul Says He Will Sue President Obama Over NSA Domestic Surveillance Program Stumbo Calls for Investigation of Rep. John Arnold, Could Lead to Censure or Expulsion http://wkms.org/post/speaker-stumbo-calls-investigation-rep-john-arnold-could-lead-censure-or-expulsion <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Greg Stumbo" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201308/Stumbo.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky House Speaker Greg </span>Stumbo&#160;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">has filed a petition that would allow the House to investigate the allegations of sexual misconduct against Democratic Representative John Arnold, D-Sturgis.</span><p>State lawmakers could then vote to censure or expel the Western Kentucky lawmaker.<p>In addition to the petition, the House Committee on Committees is sending Arnold a letter saying that he will be suspended as chairman of the Budget Review Subcommittee on General Government, Finance and Public Protection.<p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 20:16:26 +0000 Gabe Bullard & Phillip M. Bailey 34440 at http://wkms.org Stumbo Calls for Investigation of Rep. John Arnold, Could Lead to Censure or Expulsion Controversial Liberal Super PAC Progress Kentucky Shuts Down http://wkms.org/post/controversial-liberal-super-pac-progress-kentucky-shuts-down <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201302/logo-trans.png" alt="" /><p>The controversy-plagued super PAC Progress Kentucky is no more.<p>The Federal Election Commission <a href="http://images.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?_13330035772+0">has posted the termination letter</a> acknowledging that Progress Kentucky founder and treasurer Shawn Reilly sought to close the PAC.<p>The PAC was founded in December 2012 with the goal of unseating Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 20:28:10 +0000 Gabe Bullard & Phillip M. Bailey 33926 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Preteen Skyler Hornback Sets Jeopardy Record http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-preteen-skyler-hornback-sets-jeopardy-record <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201308/Screen_Shot_2013-08-01_at_9.22.28_AM.png" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Skyler </span>Hornback<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a 12-year-old from Sonora, Kentucky, won $66,600 on the game show Jeopardy on Wednesday.</span><p>This was part of the show's Kids Week, but there's nothing childish about that total.<p>It's the third-highest one-day total in the show's history (behind $77,000 and $75,000) and far ahead of the previous si Thu, 01 Aug 2013 19:19:35 +0000 Gabe Bullard 33612 at http://wkms.org A Black Jockey At The Kentucky Derby, Once Again http://wkms.org/post/black-jockey-kentucky-derby-once-again The Kentucky Derby's 139th running is this weekend, and it will feature a sight that's been a rarity in the race for much of the past century — an African-American jockey.<p>"Everything that comes with the Derby right now for me is not the same as the majority of the other riders, or any other riders, because I'm the only African-American rider in the race," Kevin Krigger says.<p>Krigger was born in the U.S. Virgin Islands, but he's been racing in California. Fri, 03 May 2013 21:31:00 +0000 Gabe Bullard 31397 at http://wkms.org A Black Jockey At The Kentucky Derby, Once Again Source: Progress Kentucky Behind Mitch McConnell Campaign Recording http://wkms.org/post/source-progress-kentucky-behind-mitch-mcconnell-campaign-recording <p><a href="http://wfpl.org/post/mother-jones-obtains-secret-tape-mcconnell-campaign-strategy-session">A secret recording of a campaign strategy session</a> between U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and his advisors was taped by leaders of the Progress Kentucky super PAC, says a longtime local Democratic operative.</p><p>Mother Jones Magazine released the tape this week. The meeting itself took place on Feb. 2.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 18:07:21 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey, Kenny Colston (KPR) & Gabe Bullard 30453 at http://wkms.org Source: Progress Kentucky Behind Mitch McConnell Campaign Recording Less Potent Maker's Mark Not Going Down Smoothly In Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/less-potent-makers-mark-not-going-down-smoothly-kentucky Kentucky is bourbon country. Bar shelves in Louisville are stocked with a crowded field of premium bourbons; the city's Theater Square Marketplace restaurant alone carries close to 170 different brands. So when <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2013/02/10/news/makers-mark-bourbon/">news</a> trickled out that longtime distillery Maker's Mark plans to water down its bourbon, locals were stunned.<p>Bourbon has to be aged at least two years — and that's where Maker's Mark got in trouble. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 23:22:00 +0000 Gabe Bullard 27938 at http://wkms.org Less Potent Maker's Mark Not Going Down Smoothly In Kentucky Ark Park faces obstacles http://wkms.org/post/ark-park-faces-obstacles <p>The <a href="http://arkencounter.com/">Ark Encounter</a> theme park or what many people are calling the Ark Park is a planned theme park in northern Kentucky that&rsquo;s been plagued by fundraising difficulties and construction delays.&nbsp; Kentucky Public Radio&rsquo;s Gabe Bullard speaks with Louisville&rsquo;s LEO Weekly reporter Joe Sonka, who&rsquo;s been reporting on the situation surrounding the park.</p> Sun, 12 Aug 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Gabe Bullard 20582 at http://wkms.org I'll Have Another Headed to Japan to Stud http://wkms.org/post/ill-have-another-headed-japan-stud Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner I&#39;ll Have Another has been sold to a horse farm on the island of Hokkaido. The horse is currently at Betfair Hollywood Park and will embark on a stud career in August.<p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/i%E2%80%99ll-have-another-sold-stud-duty-japan">From the Daily Racing Form</a>:<p>&nbsp;<blockquote><div>In recent weeks, [owner Paul] Reddam held conversations with stud farm owners in the United States and abroad. He said the Japan offer was far superior.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&ldquo;It was in the range we were looking for,&rdquo; he said. Fri, 22 Jun 2012 21:02:55 +0000 Gabe Bullard 18523 at http://wkms.org I'll Have Another Headed to Japan to Stud State Approves Tax Breaks for Bluegrass Boardwalk http://wkms.org/post/state-approves-tax-breaks-bluegrass-boardwalk The Kentucky Tourism Cabinet has approved tax incentives for the re-opening of the Kentucky Kingdom theme park.<div>The Bluegrass Boardwalk corporation could get up to $3.9 million in tax breaks over the next decade for investing in the park, attracting out-of-state visitors and creating jobs. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 20:24:55 +0000 Gabe Bullard 18357 at http://wkms.org State Approves Tax Breaks for Bluegrass Boardwalk