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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Pastor Exposes Himself To Teenage Girl, Facebook Shares Lead To His Arrest

As a frequent shopper of Kentucky’s many outlet and grocery stores, it’s not all uncommon to run into an odd character or two. It might be a heavyset middle-aged dude rocking a mullet and a shirt that looks like it’s not been washed since the 70s or it’s one of those families that make the Honey Boo Boo clan look …

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Mila Kunis Joins Forces With Jim Beam To Be The New Face Of The Brand

Jim Beam is looking to get an edge on its competition in the advertising department by signing Mila Kunis to be the new face of their brand. With her influence as one of the sexiest actresses in Hollywood, she may help to attract new people to their brand. The first campaign picture with Mila Kunis was released recently, and it …

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Muhammad Ali Gets Birthday Greetings From Plumber

As an act of disbelief, plumber Tony Kelly marched across the street from the house where he was working and knocked on a door. He had been told by some of his co-workers that he was working right across from where boxing legend Muhammad Ali lives. Said Kelly, “I thought it was a wind-up, so I decided to call their …

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Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark Acquired By Japanese Company

Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark are just two of America’s favorite liquors that will now be produced under the ownership of a Japanese beverage company, Suntory Holdings Ltd. The $13.62 billion deal was announced Monday after Beam Inc. agreed to be sold to Suntory. Upon the announcement, shares of Beam Inc. rose 24% on Monday. Beam Inc., headquartered in Chicago, …

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Ordinary Heroes: Comic Creators Go For Their Dream

The Kentucky arts scene has been bursting at the seams recently; in a state known more for bourbon, basketball, and horses than creativity, it’s refreshing to see artists who have something new to say emerge from the Bluegrass State. In recent years, Lexington, Kentucky found the burgeoning medium of street art receiving new focus thanks to PRHBTN. The Secretariat Festival …

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It’s So Cold Escaped Prisoners Are Turning Themselves In

It’s really cold out there. Really, really cold. A good chunk of the country is still feeling the effects of the Polar Vortex, arctic cyclone, circumpolar whirl – or whatever you want to call it – and that means that a lot of people are blanketed by single-digit and even sub-zero temps. How cold is it? Well, it’s apparently cold …

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AP Men’s Basketball Top 25: New Poll Out, Where Does Your Team Stand?

It’s the start of a new week, and all the basketball fans know what that means, right? It is time for a new poll showing everyone the AP Men’s basketball teams, and how they are all ranked. There was not a lot of movement this week, but certainly some, and while the top two teams remained undefeated, the top ten …

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Louisville Wants To Build A City-Wide Gigabit Network

Since Google Fiber hit the scene in 2012, more and more cities have taken interest in the idea of building gigabit networks for their businesses and citizens. Now one of the country’s biggest commercial hubs is calling for a city-wide gigabit network. Greg Fischer, Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, sent out a notice this morning calling on private entities and organizations …

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Kentucky Vs. Michigan State: MSU Prevails, Knocking Off #1

A showdown in the champions classic took place last night, and in a tough battle between Kentucky and Michigan State, Michigan State took the win. Any match-up that is set up with Kentucky vs. Michigan State is sure to be an exciting one, but this year was especially important since they were the top two teams in the country. Michigan …

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Kentucky vs. Michigan St: Here’s What Twitter Is Saying In Real Time

Currently #1 Kentucky is playing #2 Michigan State in the Champions Classic in Chicago. This is the first regular season meeting between a #1 and #2 teams since 2008 when Tennessee beat Memphis. Follow what people are saying about the game in real time. Here’s the #MSUvsUK conversation: Tweets about “#MSUvsUK” What are your thoughts on the game? Let us …

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Plagiarism Charges Against Rand Paul Could Hurt 2016 Presidency Chances

There is perhaps no topic that is preached more in college than plagiarism. The heinous act of plagiarism is hammered by professors so hard that some students become nervous writers and over-cite. However, there are also those students who seem to simply not grasp the concept of plagiarism. Despite how often professors and students fret about lifting another’s words and …

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Bourbon Heist: 65 Cases of Pappy Van Winkle Stolen

As Zac Brown sings, “The whiskey’s gone.” Someone in Frankfort, Kentucky must like Pappy Van Winkle bourbon an awful lot because they made off with 65 cases (195 bottles) of the rare bourbon, which is valued at over $25,000. Nine cases of Pappy Van Winkle rye were also missing. The 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon is hard to get (unless …

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KHSAA: No Post-Game Handshakes in High School Sports

The Lexington Herald Leader reported yesterday that the Kentucky High School Athletic Association has issued a new directive instructing teams not to make their players participate in post-game handshake lines, the reasoning being that too many altercations have taken place. Affected sports include baseball, basketball, football, soccer, and wrestling. “Unfortunately, the adrenaline and effort required to participate in the sport …

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Ohio River Bridge Demolished in Explosion

The last section of demolition for the Milton-Madison Bridge Project was completed 30 minutes ahead of schedule yesterday morning. The explosion was planned to commence at 9 AM, but with threatening weather moving in the crew decided to blow-up the bridge 30 minutes earlier. The bridge has been standing for 84 years. The project to construct the original bridge began …

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Danville Pawn Shop Shooting: A Triple Homicide

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported today that a 9-year-old boy called police from the ABC Gold and Games pawn shop in Danville, Kentucky shortly after 9 a.m. Apparently, somebody had entered the shop with the intention of robbing it, and ended up shooting three people dead. Boyle County coroner Don Hamner identified two of the victims as Michael and Angela Hockensmith. …

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Louisville Football Coach Helps Save Child

A football coach in Louisville, Kentucky is being called a hero after he jumped into a hole to save a small child on Thursday evening. A 2-year-old girl fell into a 14-foot hole at Russell Lee Park in Louisville while playing, and after hearing the commotion, youth football coach Terrance Washington jumped into action. “The deafening sounds of that child …

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1912 Eighth Grade Exam Yields Clues To Our Past

Ever wonder what your great-grandparents were learning about in school? A history museum in Kentucky might have some answers for you. An exam which was taken by eighth-grade students in 1912 was recently donated to the Bullit County History Museum, and it’s been a popular item ever since. Over a hundred years ago, kids were learning about many of the …

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Mitch McConnell Creates Auto-Tuned Attack Ad

Mitch McConnell, who has been the Senator representing our great state of Kentucky since 2006, might finally be unseated in the next election and he’s scared. So scared, in fact, that he released an attack ad against Alison Lundergen Grimes barely two minutes after she announced she was running against him. While it’s catchy enough, you can tell it was …

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