Ky Democrats did not get July cash windfall

by Tom Loftus, @TomLoftus_CJ –  FRANKFORT, Ky. – It turns out that the Kentucky Democratic Party did not get a windfall cash transfer last month from a Hillary Clinton political committee. In a report filed with the Federal Election Commission earlier this week, the Kentucky Democratic Party reported receiving $793,000 in July from “HVF,” or Hillary Victory…

Kentucky’s new juvenile justice chief oversaw raid in Texas

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – A retired Texas official who oversaw a raid on a polygamist sect has been chosen by Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration to run Kentucky’s Department of Juvenile Justice. The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/2bIm0KF) reports Carey D. Cockerell begins his new role in Kentucky next month. Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley on Friday praised Cockerell’s…

UPS to unveil $310M expansion Thursday

by Grace Schneider, @gesinfk – UPS unveiled its vision a year ago for investing $310 million to expand their sprawling ground shipping hub in southern Louisville. On Thursday, company executives and three top political leaders will gather to break ground for the expansion and modernization and discuss more details of the project. The growth is expected to add 300 new full-…

OD crisis: ‘Using horses against tanks’

by Terry DeMio, tdemio@enquirer.com – Get them treatment. Now. It’s the answer that area addiction experts have in response to a furious outbreak of overdoses in Cincinnati and Hamilton County that started with more than 30 people in hospitals on the weekend and another 21 people Tuesday night alone. As officials were reeling on Wednesday, the addiction…

Kentucky joins another lawsuit over discrimination protections for transgender people

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) – Kentucky and four other states have filed another lawsuit against the Obama administration over discrimination protections for transgender people. The lawsuit filed Tuesday seeks to block parts of a nondiscrimination mandate of the health care law. Some lawmakers in Texas think it could force doctors to help with gender transition against their religious convictions.…