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Governor Says He Exposed His Kids to Chickenpox

Bevin says government shouldn't 'force' vaccinations

(Newser) - Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says he deliberately exposed his children to chickenpox so they would catch the highly contagious disease and become immune. During an interview on Bowling Green radio station WKCT , Bevin said his children were "miserable for a few days" after contracting chickenpox but "they all... More »

Catholic Teen Files Lawsuit Over Chickenpox

Jerome Kunkel, 18, objects to it on religious grounds

(Newser) - A Catholic high school student in Kentucky is suing for his right to avoid the chickenpox vaccine—on religious grounds, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Jerome Kunkel, 18, says the Northern Kentucky Health Dept. violated his religious freedom by telling unvaccinated students to stay away from Our Lady of the Sacred... More »

'I Know There Are Multiple Wives, I Know of at Least 4'

Alleged bigamist Michael Middleton is arrested

(Newser) - At least in Big Love Bill Henrickson had all his wives in the same neighborhood. Michael Middleton of Maine, who was arrested for bigamy in Ohio last week, seemed to like to spread his spouses out over several states, with an indictment accusing him of having, at minimum, a wife... More »

Governor to Kim Davis: You're Great, but You May Owe $225K

Battle over who must pay legal fees in gay marriage fight plays out in Kentucky court

(Newser) - Kim Davis became the most famous county clerk in the nation a few years ago when she refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples in Kentucky. Current Gov. Matt Bevin considers Davis, who is no longer in the job, an "inspiration" for what she did. In court, however,... More »

Boy, 10, Finished Homework, Then Hung Himself

Mom cites bullying complaints, plans to sue school district

(Newser) - Tami Charles recalls seeing her son pray for the bullies she says tormented him at school. She only wishes such compassion was shown to him. Seven Bridges, 10, a fifth-grader at Kerrick Elementary in Louisville, Ky., finished a writing assignment and hung up his clothes, then died by hanging during... More »

Driver Learns Hard Lesson in Attacking Snowman

'Frosty' was actually built on something

(Newser) - "Life is hard, but it's much harder when you’re stupid." So said Kentucky resident Cody Lutz after someone apparently drove into a snowman in his yard and learned—abruptly, we assume—that it was built on a tree stump, USA Today reports. Lutz built the nine-foot-tall... More »

'MAGA' Kids Mock Native American Man

A Kentucky diocese has already apologized

(Newser) - ( Update here . Nathan Phillips now says he got between two warring groups.) A diocese in Kentucky apologized Saturday after videos emerged showing students from a Catholic boys' high school mocking Native Americans outside the Lincoln Memorial after a rally in Washington, the AP reports. The Indigenous Peoples March... More »

Kentucky Teacher Filmed Dragging Disabled Child Is Charged

Trina Abrams allegedly dragged autistic 9-year-old through school hallways

(Newser) - A Kentucky teacher is facing assault charges after video surfaced of her dragging a child with disabilities through school hallways in October. Trina Abrams, identified by the child's family as a resource teacher in Wurtland Elementary's special needs program, had already been "removed from the school" after... More »

Ex-Miss Kentucky Charged With Sending Very Personal Pics

Ramsey Bearse allegedly sent nude pics to a teenager

(Newser) - A former Miss Kentucky who is a teacher in West Virginia has been charged with sending nude pictures to a 15-year-old former student, the AP reports. News outlets report that 28-year-old Ramsey Bearse was arrested Friday and charged with four felony counts of distributing or displaying obscene matter to a... More »

A Single Vote Puts Candidate Into Office

'I've had 25 people tell me they are the one person': Winner of Kentucky state House race

(Newser) - Mary Beverly Goetz is 76, uses a walker, and recently had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. Worried her health issues would prevent her from voting for Democrat Jim Glenn in her western Kentucky state House district, she requested an absentee ballot by mail and sent it in weeks ahead... More »

Clerk Who Turned Away Gay Couples Loses in Kentucky

Kim Davis defeated by Democratic challenger

(Newser) - Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk briefly jailed in 2015 for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, is out of the license-issuing game. The Republican lost her re-election bid in Rowan County to Democratic challenger Elwood Caudill Jr. by around 54% to 46%, the Hill reports. Davis—who... More »

Girls Dress as Columbine Shooters for Halloween

The two Kentucky high schoolers were suspended

(Newser) - Two Kentucky high school students who dressed as the Columbine High School shooters for Halloween have been suspended. WHAS-TV reports the Adair County High School students went to school Wednesday wearing the costumes. The girls' outfits resembled the clothes 18-year-old Eric Harris and 17-year-old Dylan Klebold wore when they killed... More »

Witness: Kroger Shooter Said 'Whites Don't Kill Whites'

Gregory Bush tried to access black church before supermarket attack

(Newser) - A white man with a history of violence and mental illness was recorded on surveillance video apparently trying to get inside a predominantly black church in Kentucky before he went to a grocery store and fatally shot two African-Americans, police say. After releasing a photo of the suspect, authorities received... More »

NJ Mom Stops Potential School Shooting in Another State

She notified police of racist message from alleged culprit

(Newser) - When Koeberle Bull received a racist Facebook message threatening violence against her children from a man whose profile photo showed him holding an assault-style weapon, "I knew that this was not just some goofy kid." Kentucky State Police agreed once the 40-year-old single mom living in New Jersey... More »

State's Last Abortion Clinic Learns Its Fate

US District Judge Greg Stivers Strikes Down Kentucky Law

(Newser) - In a victory for abortion-rights supporters, a federal judge struck down a Kentucky law that had put the state's last abortion clinic at risk of closing when Gov. Matt Bevin's administration cited it in a licensing fight with the facility, the AP reports. US District Judge Greg Stivers,... More »

Inmates Spray Guard With Bleach, Escape

2 Kentucky inmates being sought

(Newser) - Two southeast Kentucky jail inmates who escaped, spraying bleach in the eyes of one jail worker and assaulting another, were being sought Wednesday, police said. David Mosely, 41, and Matthew Price, 45, escaped Tuesday night from the Bell County jail, Kentucky State Police said in a statement. The worker who... More »

Kentucky Has Pair of Newly Poured Bourbon Ponds

After warehouse's partial collapse, hastily constructed retention ponds collect 120K gallons

(Newser) - Willie Nelson might've implored a whiskey river to wash his blues away, but the Barton 1792 Distillery in Kentucky has a couple of brand new, relatively unanticipated bourbon ponds, reports the Louisville Courier-Journal . After the partial collapse of a warehouse last month sent up to 9,000 barrels crashing... More »

Rand Paul's Family Now the Target of Violent Threats

A man allegedly threatened to 'chop up' the US Senator from Kentucky's family with an ax

(Newser) - US Sen. Rand Paul says he and his family were targeted by someone threatening to attack them with an ax. Per the AP , Paul told reporters Monday in his home state of Kentucky that Capitol Police issued an arrest warrant for a suspect. Then in a tweet, Paul thanked Capitol... More »

Kentucky's Medicaid Work Rule Blocked by Federal Judge

The new requirements were scheduled to take effect Sunday

(Newser) - A federal judge has blocked Kentucky's work requirements for Medicaid and has ordered the Trump administration to reconsider the program, reports the AP . US District Judge James E. Boasberg ruled the Trump administration did not adequately consider whether the work requirements and other changes would help the state give... More »

Up to 9K Whiskey Barrels Just Crashed to the Ground in Ky.

No one was hurt during the warehouse collapse at Barton 1792 Distillery

(Newser) - Thousands of whiskey barrels crashed into a massive heap Friday when a large section of a decades-old storage warehouse collapsed at a distillery in the heart of Kentucky bourbon country. The damaged warehouse at the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown held about 18,000 barrels, and it appeared that up... More »

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