All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Kentucky’

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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Kentucky: Threats Made After Cop’s Death

Back in May, a Bardstown, Kentucky police officer was gunned down on his way home from work. The officer, Jason Ellis, had stopped to move debris out of the road and was shot multiple times with a shotgun by someone who had apparently laid the debris as an ambush. Police in the 12,000-population Bardstown began investigating whether Ellis was the …

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School Helicopter Crash In Parking Lot Kills 3

A medical helicopter crashed into an elementary school parking lot in Kentucky on Thursday night, killing three people on board. Witnesses in the area say there was heavy fog at the time, which may have contributed to the accident. “We are devastated at the loss of these crew members who we consider family,” Air Evac Lifeteam said in a statement. …

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Cop Killed in Kentucky Roadside Ambush

Over the weekend, Officer Jason Ellis of the Bardstown, Kentucky police department was gunned down while driving home from work. According to an Associated Press report, the 33-year-old Ellis was in his uniform and was driving his police cruiser on early Saturday morning. He had reportedly stopped to move debris out of the road when he was shot multiple times …

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Kentucky Police Officer Killed in Ambush

A Bardstown, Kentucky police officer was shot and killed on Saturday, May 25, in what is being termed as a potential ambush. Details about the homicide are still being filled in, as the police officer, Jason Ellis, was not using a dashboard camera, nor did he radio his dispatch before he stopped his car. Reports reveals the officer shot “multiple …

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Kentucky Man’s Overnight Grocery Party Involved Beer, Steaks, Birthday Cake, and 57 Cans of Whipped Cream

Kentucky Kicks Ass. Seriously. It’s full of history, horses, mountains, rolling hills, great food, better bourbon, beautiful women, and we gave you George Clooney. But here in Kentucky, we also produced Trevor Runyon, whose overnight grocery party for one would make Barney Stinson rethink his criteria for legen…wait for it… A Mount Washington ValuMarket manager found an odd scene when …

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Rand Paul’s Filibuster Nets Him 40,000+ Twitter Followers

On Wednesday (and into early Thursday), Kentucky Junior Senator Rand Paul led a 13-hour filibuster – the old-fashioned “talk until you can’t talk anymore” type. Paul, aided by a handful of other Senators, used exactly 12 hours and 52 minutes to delay the confirmation of John Brennan as CIA head. Paul stated that the filibuster was in response to the …

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