The New Republican Bigotry On Parade

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Here’s more of Matt Bevin using your tax dollars to force his perverse, immoral “religious” beliefs down your throat. A federal judge late Wednesday struck down a Kentucky anti-abortion law that required doctors to conduct an ultrasound and present the results to a woman before performing an abortion, saying the law violates doctors’ First Amendment rights. [H-L]

If you’ve still supporting that orange pigfucker, you deserve every bad thing imaginable. [HuffPo]

Denis Frankenberger, who has testified before the state legislature about the Yum Center’s subsidies, said he doubts credit agencies such as S&P or Moody’s will improve the arena’s bond ratings amid the FBI’s investigation into college basketball corruption. “It will have a devastating effect on the ability for the Yum Center to pay its debt,” he said. [C-J/AKN]

Donald Trump sure has a lot of charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent. Before he was president, Donald Trump told radio host Howard Stern that he turned away in disgust as an elderly man nearly bled to death in front of him. [Raw Story]

As chair of the Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents the past four years, Craig Turner knows firsthand that the need for private support of the institution has never been greater. [Richmond Register]

This stupid, orange pigfucker has got to go. Donald Trump blamed Puerto Ricans on Saturday for the slow pace of relief from the devastating damage caused by Hurricane Maria, saying his government, which has come under fire for its response, was doing an “amazing job.” [Reuters]

Four of the region’s state legislators addressed the Kentucky pension crisis during a forum in Ashland Thursday night, saying the state needs to maintain the promises made to the state’s public employees in their benefit and retirement packages. [Ashland Independent]

The New York Times and ProPublica have teamed up to investigate who is to blame for skyrocketing drug prices — and have turned up some surprising answers. [ProPublica]

The results are in. The Kentucky Department of Education recently released the results from the 2016-17 K-PREP assessments. K-PREP is the standardized assessment that tests student knowledge of the Common Core State Standards. [The Morehead News]

People like Donald Trump and Tom Price stay rich by using other peoples’ money to do whatever they want with no consequences. Tom Price, the health and human services secretary, resigned under pressure on Friday after racking up at least $400,000 in travel bills for chartered flights and undermining Donald Trump’s promise to drain the swamp of a corrupt and entitled capital. [NY Times]

At Monday’s meeting of the Glasgow City Council, council members were provided with the name of the person Mayor Dick Doty proposes to appoint to the Glasgow Electric Plant Board to fill the vacancy left at the end of January when a majority of the council refused to reappoint Jim Lee. [Glasgow Daily Times]

Donald Trump’s lazy bullshit is literally killing people in Puerto Rico. [WaPo]

Kentucky judges should stop ordering criminal defendants to report to private probation companies because the judicial branch does such a poor job of monitoring the companies’ performance, the ACLU of Kentucky said Wednesday. [John Cheves]

The mayor of San Juan on Friday tore into the federal government’s response to recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and begged the rest of the country to send help to the island. [HuffPo]

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