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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Kentucky’

Kentucky Wins Facebook’s NCAA Bracket, Obama’s Too

If you’re having trouble finishing your NCAA tournament bracket, you could turn to the largest social network in the world or the leader of the free world for help. Facebook mined all the posts and comments about all the teams in the field and filled out a bracket based on which teams garnered the most attention. Facebook’s Final Four is …

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Obamacare: Mitch McConnell Wants It Gone

Republican Senator Mitch McConnell is in the midst of a fiercely competitive re-election campaign in his home state of Kentucky against Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. However, the 72-year-old Minority Leader of the Senate is already talking about the future of Obamacare should he win in the upcoming election. McConnell recently told Fox News this week that taking aim at the …

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John Wayne’s Family Sues Duke Univ; UK Fans Drink

John Wayne is The Duke. Even though he died in 1979, he is still known to fans as The Duke, a nickname he had since childhood. Now John Wayne’s heirs are in a legal battle with Duke University over use of the word “Duke” in a product they want to market — a bourbon with John Wayne’s picture on the …

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John Calipari Turns Down $60 Million Deal From Cavs

Before signing a new contract with the University of Kentucky, John Calipari reportedly met with the Cleveland Cavaliers to discuss a $60 million contract. According to Yahoo Sports, Calipari and the Cavs had lengthy discussions about a possible contract before Calipari accepted the new 7-year, $52 million deal, from Kentucky. Had Calipari accepted their offer, it would have made him …

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Alison Lundergan Grimes Releases Her First General Election TV Ad

Allison Lundergan Grimes locked-in the Democratic nomination for Kentucky’s senate seat on Tuesday. Now the candidate is starting her media blitz in earnest. Grimes’ campaign this week released the candidate’s first general election TV ad. Titled “A Moment” the ad does not feature the hand-shaking and flag-waving that characterizes many early campaign commercials. Instead, Grimes directly addresses voters, distancing herself …

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Samantha Ramsey, 19, Shot Dead by Kentucky Deputy

The Boone County, Kentucky Sheriff’s Department is investigating the fatal shooting of a teenage driver over the weekend by a deputy who claims the deceased was attempting to run him over. Deputy Tyler Brockman shot Samantha Ramsey, 19, of Covington, Kentucky, just after 2 a.m. Saturday, as she was leaving a bonfire party in a field along the Ohio River. …

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Kentucky Mailman Jailed for Stashing 45K Letters

Former Western Kentucky postal worker William “Brent” Morse has been sentenced to 6 months in a federal prison for hiding almost 45,000 pieces of mail he didn’t feel like delivering. According to David J. Hale, the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, Morse is guilty of “destroying, hiding and delaying the delivery of at least 44,900 pieces of …

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KFC Corsage: Put a Wing on it for Prom

One fast food restaurant is taking prom wardrobe ideas to a whole new level. KFC recently teamed up with Kentucky florist company, Nanz & Kraft, to debut a¬†fashionable, but yet¬†irresistible corsage. The chicken franchise is now selling prom corsages embellished with baby’s breath flowers and an attached chicken drumstick. (Yea, I know. I’m thinking the same thing you are right …

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Obamacare Paradox in Kentucky Could Affect Midterms

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, common called the ACA or “Obamacare”, is the hottest political topic in years. Even now, four years after it took effect, there are still regular battles to repeal it, weaken it, defund it, and disparage it. Everyone agrees that it did not end up being a piece of legislation that anyone was happy …

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Mitch McConnell Ad Hits YouTube with Duke Championship Footage

A new ad for Senator Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign hit YouTube today, and it features one of the most egregious errors that a politician can make in the state of Kentucky: glorifying Duke basketball. For about a second, the new ad shows Duke’s Jon Scheyer and Lance Thomas embracing after winning the 2010 National Championship. If you remember, that’s when …

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NCAA Tournament 2014: Sweet 16 Match-Ups Are Set

After what could be called one of the most exciting first weekends in the history of the NCAA tournament, the Sweet 16 match-ups have been set. The first weekend was filled with upsets, and overtimes, and a No.1 seed even lost. Virginia, Florida, and Arizona all made it to the Sweet 16 fairly easily, but the Kentucky Wildcats were simply …

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Kentucky Fans Still the Most Basketball Obsessed, Twitter Data Shows

When it comes to loyal and devoted college basketball fandom, there’s simply no place like my old Kentucky home. The University of Kentucky Wildcats have the most wins in the history of college basketball, and they also have the highest winning percentage. They’ve appeared in the NCAA tournament more times than any other team, and have won more games in …

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