April 30, 2013

Kentucky Girl Accidentally Shot by Brother

In a tragic accident, a 2-year-old girl girl from southern Kentucky was accidentally shot by her 5-year-old brother with a .22-caliber rifle. He reportedly had received the rifle as a gift and was playing with it when it accidentally went off.

The .22 rifle was one made for youths, and the boy was allegedly used to handling the gun.

Apparently a round was left in the gun that wasn't known about, resulting in the death of the little girl. That points to the fact the youth wasn't used to handling the gun properly, as checking for rounds left in a gun is one of the first things one learns.

Also a bad practice was the leaving of a real gun in a corner that can be accessed by simply grabbing it; especially when children are around. It also points to irresponsibility on the part of a parent, who can't rely on a 5-year-old to remember to check if there are any shells left in a gun.

Sadly for the little girl, she was the victim of these lapses.

According to Cumberland County Coroner Gary White, the shooting will be ruled as accidental.

April 27, 2013

Kentucky Pain Clinic Owners Pleaded Guilty in Oxycodone Case

Following the indictment of Dr. Rano Bofill and pleading guilty of Dr. Richard Albert, Tammy Cantrell, 40, of Oil Springs, Ky., and Shelby Lackey, 50, of Williamsport, Ky., owners of Care More Pain Management in Paintsville, Kentucky, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and unlawfully dispense oxycodone and maintaining a drug-involved premise.

Cantrell and Lackey conspired with doctors to dispense over 50,000 prescription pills, and will be sentenced for their crime in September.

Dr. Richard Albert agreed to give back $500,000 in proceeds from the illegal sales of oxycodone, as did Cantrell and Lackey. Dr. Rano Bofill pleaded not guilty and will go to trial in May. Albert will be sentenced in June.

“We think this is a very significant case,” said U.S. Attorney Kerry Harvey. “This puts an end to this chapter in the fight against these pill mills.”

According to court records, doctors "practicing" at Care More did little or no physical examinations before they wrote the prescriptions. The majority of pills dispensed were for 90 Percocet 10-milligram.

There was no insurance accepted at the clinic, and doctors made no referrals for physical rehabilitation.

Costs were $200 for an initial visit and $185 for followup visits.

April 24, 2013

Kentucky Police Arrest R. Prophet of Nappy Roots

Kentucky police reportedly arrested R. Prophet of the southern hip hop group Nappy Roots after he
was pulled over at a DUI checkpoint.

Prophet was one of the founding members of Nappy Roots, which was formed at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green in the 1990′s. He is originally from Oakland, California.

The group received national attention from their debut album Watermelon, Chicken, & Gritz, with singles “Awnaw” and “Po’ Folks” generating significant interest and sales. Prophet eventually left Nappy Roots to go solo. He was born Kenneth Anthony.

According to police, the 35-year-old wasn't arrested at first, as they gave him a chance to call someone to pick him up. He apparently became belligerent after police attempted to keep him from continually walking towards traffic.

“The guy refused to quit walking into the roadway. It was obvious to our troopers he was severely intoxicated,” said Kentucky State Police trooper Norm Chaffins.
At that point, realizing he was intoxicated, Prophet resisted arrest, eventually having to be tazered several times, as well as being pepper sprayed to get him under control.

He reportedly started to hit his head against the window of the police car once inside, which resulted in more measures being taken to subdue him.

Not willing to bear responsibility for his actions, he told a current member of Nappy Roots, B. Stille, that the police tried to kill him by using excessive force. 

While police are definitely capable of using excessive force, it doesn't seem this is one of the cases, as Prophet obviously harmed himself, and if he was drunk enough, wouldn't be able to properly access what really went down. Who knows, this could be a break for him to get back into the limelight.

Prophet was released on bond after being charged with alcohol intoxication, menacing, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and assault of a police officer.

April 23, 2013

Kentucky Democrats and Their Connection to Corrupt Progress Kentucky and Shawn Reilly

As more investigation into the bugging of a private meeting of Mitch McConnell and some of his
aides by Democrat operatives from Kentucky-based Progress Kentucky unfolds, it is beginning to be seen that the participants were not the bungling idiots the mainstream media has attempted to portray them as, but rather have interactions and connections to the highest levels of the Democratic Party of Kentucky, which is increasingly moving left towards their national leader Barack Obama.

Now the question is how high up did the operation involving Progress Kentucky and its taping of the private meeting go in the Kentucky Democratic Party.

White House visitor log records bring damning evidence as to the fact that Shawn Reilly was invited to the White House, confirming he was considered a significant Democratic Kentucky operative by the national Democrats. Several days after his appearance at the White House, the Democratic, liberal Progress Kentucky began its attacks on McConnell, the ethnicity of his wife, and of course the bugging of the meeting between McConnell and his aides.

BuzzFeed said this:

“The head of a group accused of illegally taping private meetings of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign visited the White House days before the group’s Twitter account began actively attacking the Kentucky Republican, according to White House visitors logs.”

The Daily Caller added:
Something BuzzFeed didn’t report: According to the White House visitor log, Matthew Barzun (a “Louisville entrepreneur” who also happens to be Obama’s chief fundraiser) and Keith Runyon (retired, longtime Louisville Courier-Journal editorial page guy) were also in attendance. (You can tell they attended the same meeting because the meeting time is the same, the number of people in the group is the same, they all signed in under the same group number, and, most importantly, the room number for the meeting was the same.)
Additionally, as BuzzFeed reported, Reilly “appears to have been signed in by Victoria McCullough, a staff assistant to Obama confidante Valerie Jarrett.” McCullough signed in Barzun, too.
As for how deep into the Kentucky Democratic Party this corruption may go, here's an example of tweets that confirm interactions at the highest levels.

Per the Daily Caller:

There are other indications that Reilly was well-connected in Kentucky politics. For example, consider this tweet:
@metrodems Board Meeting w/ @brucewriter & @smarkreilly planning Sept 14th meeting & Oct 26th Rally w/ @govstevebeshear & @alisonforsos
— The Metro Dems(@MetroDems) September 10, 2011

So here we have Democratic Governor Steven Beshear and Democratic Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes being connected to Reilly and the corrupt Progress Kentucky political organization.

Added together, it gives the legitimate appearance members of the Democratic mouthpiece the Courier Times, were at the same White House meeting Reilly attended, and then the connections between Bashear and Grims with the liberal group.
None of this is surprising, as Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes refused to condemn the racist attacks on Senator Mitch McConnell's wife, even as ultra-liberal Ashley Judd was quick to do.

When you include Beshear's attack on Christianity when describing why he vetoed the religious freedom bill, you can see the Democratic Party is moving far left towards Obama and his corrupt Chicago political tactics.

Here's what Beshear said about the religious freedom bill he vetoed:
"... I have significant concerns that this bill will cause serious unintentional consequences that could threaten public safety, health care, and individuals' civil rights."

His words can't be misunderstood. He is saying the freedoms all Christians have the right to enjoy and exercise, are a threat to "public safety, health care, and civil rights."

All of those are buzz words for paying for abortions via Obamacare and being forced to accept homosexuals and other deviant lifestyles.
In the next election cycle we need to let the increasingly radical and liberal Democratic Party that those of us in Kentucky will not allow them to turn our state into another California. To do that we must vote them out of office and put strong conservatives who represent the values of the vast majority of people living in Kentucky.

It appears the Louisville Courier-Journal, radical liberals, and the Kentucky Democratic Party are banding together in an attempt to turn the state and values it represents into those that we vehemently oppose. We can't let it happen.

Somerset Student Charged with Felony over Bringing Gun to School

In an overreaction by school authorities at Southern Elementary School in Somerset, Kentucky, an 11-year-old boy was charged with a felony for bringing a gun to school, one that he forgot in his pants after sports shooting the day before with his dad.

The student, after being dropped off at school, discovered he had forgotten the gun in his pocket and told his teacher he had it.

According to Pulaski County Sheriff Todd Wood, the little boy has a court appearance where he will be tried as a juvenile.

A letter from Keith Patrick, principal at Southern Elementary, included this:
Regardless of the self-report and seemingly lack of motive on the part of the student, this matter is being handled with the utmost concern, urgency and seriousness that it deserves. The Pulaski County School System will pursue any criminal charges as allowable and the student was removed from school.

Sheriff Todd Wood then started creating scenarios of what could have happened, saying “Someone might be looking at the gun who doesn’t know about any type of gun safety, or it could go off accidentally and shoot (the juvenile suspect) himself. There are so many scenarios that could go wrong and pose so many different threats.”

It's disgusting to see this principle and sheriff cover their rear ends by making this unfortunate but innocent event into far more than it was.

The idea of pursuing felony charges against an 11-year-old boy, as well as threatening possible action against the father of the boy is ludicrous and positioning at best.

Facts are nothing happened, and while there was irresponsibility involved, it was totally an accident that should have been left alone once the boy let it be known he had accidentally left the gun in his pants.

How can it be illegal to forget something, even it if is a gun?

The boy is getting punished for doing the right thing, sending a message that students should keep things secret if they will end up getting in trouble for telling the truth. It should have been handled privately and out of the media and limelight. Is this mainstream media and anti-2nd Amendment people using the boy as a scapegoat and prop for their agenda?

Seeing the ridiculous response from authorities seems to point that way.

April 22, 2013

Kentucky Man Arrested Over School Threat

A Henderson, Kentucky man was arrested Sunday no charges he allegedly making a threat that he could use explosives at the high school in the Kentucky city.

Sitting at a restaurant in what was thought to be a private conversation, 20-year-old Brenden Mathis was supposedly overheard making comments about using explosives at the high school.

An instant communication system called One Call was used to report the alleged conversation to the Henderson County school system.

After receiving the message, the school system contacted Henderson Police, which used a photo taken by the person listening to the conversation to identify Mathis, who was arrested at his home.

Public Information Officer Jenny Richmond said this, “We take any type of threat against our schools seriously. It was serious enough that the patron (reported it).”

The problem with the comment by Richmond is it yet has to be determined whether what was heard by the person reporting Mathis was accurate and in context.

Just because someone says they heard someone talking in what they believed was a threatening manner, doesn't mean that was the case at all, as they could have heard snippets of the conversation and made wrong assumptions.

So the idea that there was a threat in any way hasn't been concluded, and comments that it was to be taken seriously is premature.

That's not to say Mathis isn't guilty of the comments, just that we should wait until that is clarified one way or the other.

Mathis has been charged with terroristic threatening.

April 20, 2013

ZoomEssence Opens in Hebron, Kentucky

The $3 million ZoomEssence, Inc. manufacturing plant has now open for business, which will create 20 jobs in the Boone County area.

Over 50 percent of the jobs at ZoomEssence are high-tech or tech support jobs, which pay out on average $67,000 a year, not including additional benefits.

ZoomEssence has a patented process called DriZoom which converts liquids to powders at ambient temperature. DriZoom is a less expensive process that replaces regular high-temperature spray drying by generating products with improved efficacy, longer shelf life and improved solubility.

Powdered products include food ingredients and flavors for a wide variety of drinks, soups, and snacks. It also serves the health market with vitamins and Omega-3 powders.

Tax incentives for ZoomEssence were approved by the the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved, which will receive up to $300,000 through the Kentucky Business Investment program

Bob Corbett, CEO of ZoomEssence said, “We appreciate the support received from ... the entire Kentucky business community. We look forward to many more years of growth, job creation and involvement in our community.”

Kentucky Bank Seized by FDIC

The FDIC shuttered three banks on Friday, including one in Lexington, Kentucky, bringing the number of bank closures in the U.S. in 2013 to eight.

Another two banks were closed in Florida, with the third being First Federal Bank, based in Lexington.

First Federal Bank has close to $100.1 million in assets and $93.9 million in deposits as of the end of 2012. Deposits and assets held by First Federal Bank will be assumed by Your Community Bank, based in New Albany, Indiana.

Two banks based in Florida were also closed, including Heritage Bank of North Florida and Chipola Community Bank.

Heritage Bank had approximately $110.9 million in assets and $108.5 million in deposits, while Chipola Community Bank, based in Marianna, had one branch and close to $39.2 million in assets and $37.6 million in deposits.

Taking over the deposits and assets of Heritage Bank will be FirstAtlantic Bank, based in Jacksonville, Florida.

First Federal Bank of Florida, in Lake City, Florida, will assume the deposits and acquire almost all of Chipola's assets.
The FDIC will pay out about $50.2 million for the three bank failures.

Bank Failures have been winding down since it peaked in 2010 when 157 banks were shuttered by the FDIC. A total of 92 banks failed in 2011 and another 51 in 2012.

April 19, 2013

Toyota (TM) Adding Lexus Production to Kentucky Plant

Toyota (TM) announced it will be moving some of its Lexus production to its Georgetown, Kentucky
plant, which will add about 750 jobs to the area.

According to Toyota Motor President Akio Toyoda, the car manufacturer will produce the Lexus ES sedan at the plant in Georgetown, where it now builds Venza, Avalon Hybrid, Camry and Camry Hybrid models.

Toyoda said this in a press conference: "Lexus was founded in the United States, so it is only fitting that we are bringing the production of luxury sedans for our U.S. customers back to where the brand was born."

Kentucky provided Toyota tax breaks of almost $150 million as an incentive to locate in the state.

Toyota said it will invest $360 million into the factory.

Lexus cars are scheduled to begin production at Georgetown in 2015.

April 18, 2013

Documentary on Kermit Gosnell's Abortion Clinic

The murderous and butcherous abortion factory of Kermit Gosnell is exposed and given further light
in this documentary on what was going on behind closed doors in Philadelphia.

Not only was the clinic filthy when examined, but it had severed parts of bodies in jars, along with medical waste bags lying around everywhere in the facility.

Many of the abortions at the clinic were late-term abortions, with a number of them being performed illegally.

Gosnell has been charged with eight counts of murder in the case, with one being an adult woman. Seven babies that had been born alive were murdered by abortion practitioners at the clinic.

Reports are the babies were essentially beheaded by having their spinal chords severed at the neck.

The video included is a must-see to expose what the abortion industry really is and the tragedies accompanying it.

April 17, 2013

Rand Paul Considering Presidential Run in 2016

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul let it be known officially that he is seriously looking at running for
president in 2016, adding he won't make a decision before 2014.

Paul made the announcement at a breakfast hosted by The Christian Science Monitor.

Like his father former Texas Rep. Ron Paul, Rand wants to have a bigger voice and "larger microphone" on issues vital to Americans, so a presidential campaign would definitely provide him with a larger national voice.

The Senator will make trips to early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire soon, and in the summer will travel to South Carolina to get a feel for the electorate and where the political winds may be blowing.

Rand Paul is one of the favorites of Tea Party voters.

April 16, 2013

Body Found in Kentucky Lake Identified

The Lake Ellerslie Fishing Club was the location of a body that was discovered by a groundskeeper on Saturday, April 7, which has now been identified as that of a Lexington man.

According to Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn, the remains of 45-year-old Michael Sanderson indicate he was probably in the private lake since last summer.

Ginn added it could take months before a final report is made, adding the cause of death for Sanderson may never be determined.

All that was left of Sanderson's body was his bones.

Owensboro Soldier Gets 16 Years for Espionage

Disgraced Spec. William Colton Millay, of Owensboro, Ky., was sentenced to 16 years in prison for
selling secrets to an undercover FBI agent he thought was a spy for Russia. Millay will also be dishonorably discharged from the army. He was a military policeman based in Alaska.

Millay first came to the attention of the FBI in the summer of 2011 when an anonymous tip was received after he called the Russian embassy several times and also sent an email to a Russian publication.

A sting operation was set up with an FBI agent posing as a Russian contact. Millay offered to work with the for the Russian government if they were willing to pay him significantly for it. He even offered to re-enlist for another five years if the pay for turning over sensitive information was high enough.

He specifically offered to give the agent confidential information on the Warlock Duke jamming system the military uses to sweep roadside bombs.

Millay went so far as to drop off an envelope in a garbage can in a park containing information on the jamming system, as well as the F-22 stealth fighter jet.

Last month Millay pleaded guilty to attempted espionage and several other counts.

April 15, 2013

Traumatic Amputations Accompany Boston Marathon Explosions

Two explosions at the Boston Marathon resulted in two deaths so far, and a minimum of 115 injured.

The physical damage to many of the victims of the explosions is devastating. Of the 19 that were being treated at Massachusetts General Hospital, six were "“very severely injured. Their legs were blown off and they were bleeding profusely,” according to Dr. Alasdair Conn, chief of emergency services.

Conn added that there were others that suffered “traumatic amputation,” with their limbs blown off.

At this one hospital a trauma team has been activated, a backup trauma team mobilized, and a secondary backup team as well.

One report says among the dead is an eight-year-old boy. It's unknown at this time the survival chances of some of the more severely injured victims.

As for the two explosions, the quick succession of the blasts suggests the probability of a terrorist attack. An AP report said two more explosive devices were found and were in the process of being dismantled.

A federal law enforcement representative said a there are a minimum of 3 dead and at least 132 people injured from the blasts.

Investigation of Ky. Democrat Group Widening

The investigation surrounding the scandal associated with Kentucky Democratic group Progress Kentucky is widening, as U.S. Capitol Police have joined the FBI concerning the unethical taping of a private campaign meeting held by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and some of his aides.

With Progress Kentucky having alleged easy access to the meeting, it does generate questions as to where the Capitol Police were when members of the group were supposedly right outside the door taping the conversation.

This all assumes it was in fact taped outside the meeting room and not bugged from within. If it was bugged within, the consequences would probably be far graver for the participants in the recording of McConnell.

The Democrat front group released the recording to Mother Jones, which was then put online in audio and transcript form.

Kentucky's official Democratic newspaper, the increasingly irrelevant Louisville Courier-Journal, even attempted to make the content of the conversation the issue, rather than the illegal actions of Democratic operatives.

It was a meeting to deal with a possible Ashley Judd run, where the admitted mental health issues Judd in fact has had were discussed.

As Larue County Register has said in the past, the emotional and mental state of a U.S. Senator is not only relevant to the people of Kentucky, but vital to our interests. To discuss it is extremely important, and to act as if this is some type of poor behavior on the part of McConnell can't be seriously believed.

The Democratic Party of Kentucky has taken a serious blow, and now its most supportive media arm is trying to provide cover for the despicable actions of some of its members. Democrats in Kentucky know they could pay for this in the next election, and so are in some cases attempting to go on the offensive over an indefensible act by those in the Kentucky Democratic Party.

April 12, 2013

Kermit Goswell the Abortion Monster

Kermit Goswell: Portrait of a Monster
If you want to see what a killing monster looks like, see the photo here of Kermit Goswell, who has
been charged with the murder of seven babies that were allegedly born alive, along with the murder of a female patient.

What this animal and his staff did was to induce at least seven women to prematurely give birth to babies, whereby the living infants then had their spinal cords slashed at the neck.

There were many other horrors taking place at this abortion mill, but those were among the worse.

Already eight former employees at the clinic have pleaded guilty to third-degree murder, while confirming many of the abominations going on at the facility.

All of this simply confirms what is going on daily in America and across the world, and whether or not the practices are similar to Goswell's or not, abortion is murder, and those performing the atrocious acts, along aiding those in this murderous industry, will face the wrath of almighty God some day if they don't repent and turn from the evil they did or cooperated with.

For supposed Christians that aided in the murder of the children their wombs, this applies to you as well as anyone.

There is no right for any woman to murder a baby, and a Christian woman's body is not her own to do with as she wants. The holy scriptures say Jesus Christ has bought us with His blood, "For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's." (1 Cor. 6:20)

This leaves no question as to the fact that the bodies of Christian men and women belong to God, and we are not free to do with them what we want. We don't own them, Christ does.

So you can throw away the idea and justification of abortion based upon those grounds. Women are not allowed to do with their bodies what they want, and for those that have they need to deeply repent and turn from any evil they have participated in in regard to this.

This of course includes men who have pressured or supported women in this ongoing murderous holocaust.

Update: April 15

Testifying against the baby butcher Kermit Gosnell, former worker Stephen Massof called the killing of the babies "literally a beheading, when describing the gruesome cutting of the spinal cords of babies, severing the head from the body.

Video documentary on Kermit Gosnell abortion scandal.

April 11, 2013

Does McConnell Bugging Show Kentucky Democrats Losing it?

There is a disturbing trend in the Kentucky Democratic Party that voters in the commonwealth need to look closely at, the latest being the bugging recording of the private conversation between Senator Mitch McConnell and aides as they planned how to respond to an Ashley Judd run if she opposed McConnell.

According to Jacob Conway, who had had the information about the bugging recording - having been told by two Democrat, liberal extremists from Progress Kentucky that they had secretly recorded the meeting - he came forward because "he didn't want the situation tarnishing the Democratic Party."

Too late Jacob, you and the Democratic Party in Kentucky are totally tarnished by this because you knew this information for some time, and only chose to release it when you saw the letters FBI associated with an investigation. You knew you would be pointed out as having received the information, which could have, and still may lead to, criminal charges.

After all, why did Democrat Jacob Conway not immediately expose this in order to "protect" the integrity of the Kentucky Democratic Party? His sudden concern is only self-interest ... probably as a result of being pressured by those in the Democratic Party whom saw where it would and will lead.

When added to the support many in the Kentucky Democratic Party had for Ashley Judd, including Democrat Governor Steve Beshear, who had no problem asserting she would be a formidable foe for McConnell, which as her dropping out of the race revealed, wasn't true at all. National Democrats attempted to force Judd on the people of Kentucky, with many Kentucky Democrats lining up as puppets to their national masters in support of Judd.

It was only after the realization she would get slaughtered by McConnell, which would result in state Democrats getting crushed in the next election, that they started backing off supporting the Hollywood liberal.

This is a trend in the Kentucky Democratic Party, as Beshear recently called the Christians in Kentucky dangerous over the freedom of religion bill he vetoed, but which was overridden by the Kentucky House and Senate.

The point is Democrats in Kentucky appear to be hiding their true beliefs until they manipulate the people of Kentucky into considering them representative of their values, which it is increasingly being revealed - they aren't.

As for the bugging recording of McConnell, Jacob Conway said he used to be friends with Shawn Reilly and Curtis Morrison, the two from Progress Kentucky who revealed to Conway they had bugged recorded McConnell and his aides secretly.

Why are they now being identified as former friends by Conway? When did the relationship between them end, and why? Was it when Conway realized he could be in big trouble? Why did Conway and the Democratic Party wait until they were caught before they let the information about this scandal be known?

Are we to believe Conway kept this secret and to himself; not telling anyone in the Kentucky Democratic Party about the breach in ethics? There is no doubt some in the Democratic Party knew about this besides Conway, and it'll be very interesting to see where the FBI may take the investigation.

I say this because there can be no doubt Conway was pressured by someone in the Democratic Party to come clean with the information so it wouldn't be traced back to the party. Otherwise he would have did nothing.

Again, there could be some self-interest here, as mentioned earlier concerning the FBI being called upon to investigate the situation. Nonetheless it's a surety Conway sought advice before going public with the revelation.

As to the conversation itself, it's actually not out of bounds at all, and the fact that Judd herself has revealed in her autobiography that she has been suicidal and had a mental breakdown is very pertinent to voters in Kentucky.

Why wouldn't the people of Kentucky want to know the psychological makeup of a person that is going to represent them, especially when it appears the person running for office has the potential to be mentally unstable? It's not only relevant, it's essential to know.

So the idea that talking about Judd concerning this matter is inappropriate is clearly wrongheaded. It is the job of opponents to point out weaknesses in their opposition so we can get as clear as picture as we can to make an informed decision.

When Ashley Judd put out feelers to see what the reaction would be, she lost all here right to privacy, as a person running for office no longer has the right to hide things that could be potentially detrimental to their successfully fulfilling their obligations to their constituents.

With surveillance tapes have been pulled by the FBI, and it won't be long before the public knows whether the two in question actually were standing outside the door of the meeting as alleged, or if there was in fact a bug planted in the office of McConnell. Either way, the Democrat group Progress Kentucky and its supporters are in big trouble.

It's troubling to see this face of the Kentucky Democratic Party being revealed and uncovered, and the people of Kentucky need to seriously send the Democrats a message in the next election that we're not liberals; we're not supportive of unauthorized bugging or taping of private conversations; and we're not a bunch of crazies because many of us follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Kentucky Lawmaker Seeks Drone Ban

Saying the use of drones for lethal and surveillance purposes violates the Kentucky constitution, Onge of Lakeside Park has propose the state legislature take up the issue in the next session.
Republican state Rep. Diane St.

The exception to the rule would be the use of drones for practice purposes, as well as for use by law enforcement in regard to search warrants.

Called "The Citizens' Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act" by St. Onge, it won't be considered until January 2014.

The major concern of St. Onge is the threat drones pose to the constitutional rights of the people of Kentucky, along with privacy concerns.

A copy of the proposal has been filed by St. Onge with the Legislative Research Commission.

Larue County Register fully backs this proposal, as drones are definitely a threat to the freedoms Americans and Kentuckians have enjoyed for a long time.

April 9, 2013

Results of Kentucky Livestock Auction at Irvington

Here's a list of some of the prices garnered at the Irvington Livestock auction in Kentucky. Not all sales at the auction are represented in this report.

Receipts: 1728 Last Week: 529 Last Year: 309

Compared to last week: Steers below 600 lbs 3.00 to 5.00 higher, above 600 lbs steady. Heifers below 600 lbs 4.00 to 6.00 higher above 600 lbs steady to 2.00 higher. Slaughter Cows and Bulls sold steady.

Feeder Steers: 

Medium and Large 1-2 

200-300 lbs 185.00-191.00; 300-400 lbs 170.00-187.00; 400-500 lbs 158.00-173.00, couple 179.50; 500-600 lbs 146.00-163.00 including 23 head (black) 563 lbs 146.00, few 164.00-168.00; 600-700 lbs 139.00-149.75 including 21 head (black) 633 lbs 139.00; 700-800 lbs 128.00-134.00; 800-900 lbs 117.00-124.00 including 21 head (black) 852 lbs 124.00. 

Medium and Large 2-3

 200-300 lbs 161.00-170.00; 300-400 lbs 165.00; 400-500 lbs 151.50-156.00; 500-600 lbs 138.00-145.50; 600-700 lbs 125.00-138.00; 700-800 lbs 116.00-125.00; 800-900 lbs 115.00.

Holstein Steers: Large 3 500-600 lbs 90.00-100.00.

Feeder Bulls:

Medium and Large 1-2

 200-300 lbs 192.00-198.00; 300-400 lbs 169.00-175.00; 400-500 lbs 157.00-168.00; 500-600 lbs 145.00-157.00; 600-700 lbs 134.00-146.00; 700-800 lbs 124.00-138.00; 800-900 lbs 106.00-109.00; 900-1000 lbs 92.00-96.00; 1000-1100 lbs 97.00-102.00.

Medium and Large 2-3

300-400 lbs 156.00-166.00; 400-500 lbs 144.00-155.00; 500-600 lbs 124.00-137.00; 600-700 lbs 121.00-130.50; 700-800 lbs 102.00-113.00; 800-900 lbs 94.00-101.00.

Feeder Heifers:

Medium and Large 1-2

200-300 lbs 158.00-170.00, few 179.00-189.00; 300-400 lbs 140.00-149.00, couple 162.00; 400-500 lbs 141.00-151.50; 500-600 lbs 132.00-145.00; 600-700 lbs 120.00-131.50; 700-800 lbs 115.00-120.00; 800-900 lbs 106.00-118.00; 900-1000 lbs 104.00.

Medium and Large 2

200-300 lbs 143.00-151.00; 300-400 lbs 125.00-136.00; 400-500 lbs 130.00-138.00; 500-600 lbs 119.00-130.00; 600-700 lbs 112.00-122.00; 700-800 lbs 112.00-114.00.

Medium and Large 3

400-500 lbs 111.00-126.00; 500-600 lbs 107.00-114.00; 700-800 lbs 99.00-106.00. Small 1-2 400-500 lbs 126.00-130.00; 600-700 lbs 110.00-118.00.

Slaughter Cows:

Percent Lean Weight Average Dress High Dress Low Dress

Breaker 75-80 1005-1740 75.00-79.00 80.50-84.50 70.00-73.50
Boners 80-85 1015-1495 73.00-78.50 80.50-83.50
Lean 85-90 1045-1420 67.50-71.00 70.00-72.00 61.00-65.50
Light 85-90 680-960 70.00-74.00 74.00-79.50 58.50-66.00

Slaughter Bulls:

Yield Grade Weight Average Dress High Dress Low Dress
1-2 1295-2010 92.00-100.50 102.00-108.50 82.50-90.00

Bred Cows: Couple Medium 1 Cows 3-6 months bred 1140.00-1150.00 per head.

Hodgenville's Kaitlynn Small Loves Hunting Turkeys

Having hunted turkeys from a young age, Hodgenville's Kaitlynn Small says on her Facebook page that "killing turkeys is what I do," and from the photos included and story told, she does it very well.

The latest turkey she proudly displays in the first photo includes these features:
23.1 lbs
 8 1/4 Beard
 1 1/16 - 1 1/8 Spurs

Next is an image of her first turkey, which was taken 3 years ago. Typical of most young ladies, Kaitlynn has deduced that she looks "horrible" at that time.

Finally, Kaitlynn recognizes the influence of her grandpa or "Papaw," of whom she says this:

"This is the man I look up to. He's taught me things I'll never forget like how to hunt and fish. I don't know what I'd do without him. He's the only person I'll listen to. He's done so much for me. I never want to loose him. I love you Papaw."

Now what grandpa wouldn't want to have that said about them by their granddaughter?

It's refreshing to see this young lady focus on this wonderful sport, while becoming an expert at what she loves.

Lawsuit Challenges Ky. Health Exchange

Saying Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear created the Kentucky Health Benefits Exchange without the approval of the state legislature, Tea Party activist David Adams of Nicholasville filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of the exchange.

Adams is asking a judge to order the development of the exchange to be stopped.

According to Beshear spokeswoman Kerri Richardson, he "exercised the constitutional authority afforded the office" to begin the development of the exchange.

"The Affordable Care Act is the law of the land," Richardson said. "There are hard deadlines that the state must meet in order to not only comply with the law, but also to ensure that the state runs its own health benefits exchange, not the federal government."

Those considering themselves tea party proponents have criticized Beshear for his willingness to create the health exchange, saying taxpayers will have to foot the bill for what is considered another government department that is not necessary.

Initial costs to set up the health exchange in Kentucky are covered by Federal grants, but starting in 2015, Kentucky will be required to pay for the funding of the exchange.

People uninsured in Kentucky will be forced to begin enrolling in the exchange on October 1, with the exchange launching operations on January 1, 2014.

April 8, 2013

Hopkinsville Woman's Death Being Treated as Murder

After being found in her apartment lying on the floor, Hopkinsville resident, 44-year-old Kathleen M. Davis' death was considered as natural causes until an autopsy was performed.

It was concluded afterwards that Davis was strangled, changing her death to a probable homicide as the cause.

Davis's body was discovered by a neighbor inside of a vacant apartment.

Initially a police report said there was a suspect in the case, but all data associated with that suspect has been redacted.

According to Hopkinsville Police spokesman Paul Ray, so far there have been no arrests in the case.

Down-N-Dirty Seeks to Protect Turkey Call

A relatively new turkey call from Kentucky-based Down-N-Dirty Outdoors has performed tremendously, and is high demand, which has resulted in some competitors allegedly copying the design of the call.

Consequently, Down-N-Dirty Outdoors has responded by suing Knight & Hale Game Calls after the wild success of its air-blown turkey gobble call.

After attempting to work out a joint venture with Knight & Hale, Down-N-Dirty started selling its unique turkey call in December 2011, where hunters gobbled them up. Not too long afterwards Knight & Hale offered its own version of the call, whereby Down-N-Dirty filed a lawsuit saying the company copied its design and is asking a judge to stop sales and is seeking damages as well.

The name of Down-N-Dirty's turkey call is the "Haint Gobble Call." Turkey hunters love the style of the air-blown turkey gobble call because is more realistic and produces better results for them.

ACLU Kentucky Attacks Bible Distribution in Schools

The anti-Christian ACLU Kentucky, with nothing better or more important to do, has threatened public schools in Kentucky with lawsuits for allegedly allowing The Gideons International to distribute Bibles on some of the school campuses in the state.

ACLU Kentucky staff attorney, William Sharp, also threatened individual school officials concerning personal liability for the allowance of Bibles in Kentucky schools.

Sharp said in a letter included with an Open Records Act request, that "… this practice violates both federal and state constitutional guarantees barring governmental endorsement of religion, and it also impermissibly encroaches upon parents' prerogative to direct the religious upbringing of their children. By allowing an outside group to distribute sectarian materials directly to public elementary school students during school hours, school officials create the impression that the school endorses those religious views which subjects the students to 'subtle coercive pressure' to accept the proffered religious materials."

The ACLU and its supporters have trouble sleeping at night knowing Bibles are possibly being distributed to school students, even in the midst of a faltering American culture.

The Gideons International has been persecuted and harassed by the ACLU around the country as it attempts to stamp out Christianity in any public forum, even though Christians pay taxes to support the failing American school system.

April 6, 2013

KFC (YUM) Going Boneless

KFC Going Boneless
Kentucky-based Kentucky Fried Chicken (NYSE: YUM) is responding to apparent changing market demand by introducing Original Recipe Boneless chicken on its menu.

The roll-out of the new product will launch on April 14, and comes on the heels of a weak economy in the U.S., as well as growing competition from companies such as Chick-fil-A and McDonald's with its Chicken McNuggets.

Casual places like Panera have also taken a bite out of KFC's market share. As a matter of fact, Chick-fil-A has surpassed KFC in U.S. sales, and is poised to boost its margin over Kentucky Fried Chicken.

A couple of things KFC has been slow to respond to are that most people prefer to go to the restaurant to eat dinner rather than lunch. The problem there is KFC caters largely to the lunch rather than dinner crowd.

The other change it has failed to adequately respond to is the way eating habits have changed over the years. People like to pick up and eat while on the run, something that the current KFC menu doesn't line up well with. That's why the company is focusing on less-messy boneless chicken to meet that demand going forward.

Restaurants are starting to understand that most eating is now done on while driving, and those fast-food restaurants building their menus around that concept will perform the best going forward.
Food needs to be able to be held in one hand while having very limited mess factor involved. People don't want to eat while the product drips all over their face and/or clothes. Boneless chicken is one way of limiting that experience.

It is thought that in 2014 the greatest percentage of chicken sold at KFC will be boneless. If not then, it will be soon afterwards.

The challenge for KFC and other fast-food restaurants is to be sure they don't over respond to consumers at this time, as it's possible people are still getting back into the practice of eating out after the brutal recession.

Since job numbers remain dismal, it's important to understand how much of the economy is still affecting sales, and how much of it is changing consumer habits.

Mennonite Differences Cause Kentucky Exodus

Mennonite Driving Buggy
A community of Mennonites in central Kentucky are undergoing a split based upon what is
considered increased "wordly" encroachment on the group. Based at South Fork in Casey County, about 75 percent of the 80 Mennonite families in the area have decided to move close to Spencer, Tennessee.

Controversial to a key leader heading up the move - Ammon Weaver - is the increasing use of things like cell phones, electricity and motorized vehicles, according to the Advocate-Messenger.

Although the split is amicable, Weaver said this: "It's really important that we focus on the true meaning, on serving the Lord more and not so much on lifestyle. We are not condemning, we are choosing not to participate any longer."

"The strongest defense against Satan is a strong family," Weaver said. "Anything that tends to tear down strong families is suspect, so you remove the temptation. We're just people like everyone else, and there's a constant tendency to go astray."

Weaver is a very successful businessman, and acquired approximately 5,000 acres in Tennessee help launch the new settlement for almost $5 million.

Wanting to be more insulated from the world, Weaver said the new land is almost totally contiguous, making it easier and shorter to drive buggies between areas of the community, while protecting the religious group from being negatively influenced by outsiders.

According to Blaine Staat, director of the Casey County Chamber of Commerce, the community will sorely miss Weaver because of his business acumen and contribution to the overall area.

Weaver reiterated that his decision to leave, as well as others' decision to leave, is based upon the desire to help resist the temptations from the world.

April 3, 2013

Civilian Employee Dead in Fort Knox Murder

Murder Scene at Fort Knox
An employee at Fort Knox was killed Wednesday at about 5:30 p.m., which resulted in the base
being locked down for an hour. Fort Knox Police received a 911 call close to 5:40, and were reportedly at the scene in minutes.

Investigators from the Army Criminal Investigation Command are on the scene, and CID spokesman Chris Grey said this in the statement: "Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are investigating a personal incident and not a random act of violence."

FBI agents from Louisville were also sent to the scene of the crime.

The victim was shot in a parking lock outside of the Human Resources Command headquarters, and was a worker in human resources. He was transported by ambulance to Ireland Army Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to an Army statement.

A person of interest in the case is a black male about 5-feet, 9-inches tall. He is riding what is thought to be a black Yamaha motorcycle.

The name of the victim won't be released for 24 hours after notification of his family.


The victim of the murder is Lloyd R. Gibert, a 51-year-old resident of Elizabethtown, according to the Army.

April 1, 2013

Cauley-Stein and Wiltjer staying at Big Blue, Goodwin leaving to enter draft

The news was mixed but unsurprising concerning players in the Kentucky Wildcat men's basketball
program, as two players -  Willie Cauley-Stein and Kyle Wiltjer - have announced they'll return for next season, and Archie Goodwin, the star freshman guard, has announced he'll be leaving to enter the NBA Draft.

After losing all five starters from last year's championship team, Kentucky has a chance to build for next year with a strong contingent of recruits coming in. Having some experience and leadership could help the team go a long way next year, as it was lacking in the disastrous (for Kentucky) season they went through.

As for leaving, Goodwin said this: "This is something I've dreamed about my entire life and I feel like the opportunity is there for me to play at the next level. I will stay in Lexington to finish my schoolwork this semester before continuing to pursue my dream. I've loved my time at UK and want to thank Coach Cal, the staff and my teammates for helping me get where I am. I especially want to thank the Big Blue Nation for all their support."

Goodwin led the Wildcats in scoring the last season, averaging 14.0 points a game. Of all University of Kentucky freshman in the history of the men's basketball program, Goodwin ranked 10th in scoring with 448 points.

Cauley-Stein said he was looking forward to improving next year and the attempt to bring the NCAA Basketball championship back to Lexington. He averaged 8.3 points and 6.3 rebounds during the 2012-13 season.

Echoing similar sentiments, Wiltjer, who was the top sixth man in the SEC the past season, said after talking with the UK coaching staff he understands what he needs to do next year and wants to be "part of another championship."

After winning the national championship last year Kentucky was only able to make it to the NIT tournament this year, where they were shockingly knocked out of the first round by Robert Morris. The Wildcats had been favored to win the NIT.