Category Archives: News

Covington Catholic Students Earn Extra Credit in Xenophobia

The recent controversy surrounding the behavior of students from Covington Catholic High School toward a group of Native Americans encountered on the National Mall in Washington, DC, has added another sad chapter to a long and distinguished history of intolerance … Continue reading

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Blue Wave Election Lifts Democrats to Re-Take the House

Voters erected a blue roadblock across Pennsylvania Avenue on Nov. 6, as Democrats swept to victory from coast-to-coast in record numbers, wresting control from Republicans of the House of Representatives. Two years of an avalanche presidency was enough for the … Continue reading

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Fugitive Kentucky Social Security Lawyer Brought to Justice

Ever contemplated absconding with obscene amounts of ill-gotten cash? It’s in the news frequently and plenty of movie plots glorify the notion. From pyramid schemes that come crashing down, to embezzling proceeds from charities or simply cooking the books at … Continue reading

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The Queen of Soul Takes Final Bow

Detroit’s own, the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, made her final curtain call August 16, passing away at home from pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (pNET). She was 76. Franklin set herself apart from contemporaries and across generations with her boundless singing … Continue reading

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Kentucky Bourbon Bandit Sentenced to 15 Years

File this under the “Only In Kentucky” category. Bourbon Bandit Gilbert “Toby” Curtsinger, the ringleader in the “Pappygate” bourbon heist, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the theft of more than $100,000 worth of liquor from the Buffalo … Continue reading

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Santa Fe Texas High School Shooting Leaves 10 Dead

Another Friday, another 10 people killed in a school shooting. This one in tiny Santa Fe, Texas, ┬ápopulation 12,222, located 35 miles southeast of Houston. Here a scorned 17-year-old, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, smuggled a shotgun, .38 revolver and improvised explosive devises … Continue reading

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Dale Chihuly Glass Exhibit at Maker’s Mark Leaves Impression

This tale is for the bourbon drinking art lovers out there. I’m Kentucky born and bred, meaning I’m accustomed to the sight, smell and flavor of this dark mysterious liquor being around my universe since before conscious memory.┬áStep inside the … Continue reading

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