Rand Paul: Trump Detractors Are "Deranged"

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Amid widespread criticism over President Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Rand Paul has rushed to the president’s defense, saying that his detractors are “deranged.”  Paul and Trump have had a love-hate relationship over the last few years. 

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A group of high school students in west Kentucky is organizing a protest opposing the upcoming appearance of the National Rifle Association President in Murray. Oliver North is the featured speaker at a GOP rally jointly hosted by the Calloway and Marshall County Republican parties. North was named NRA president in May and is known for his involvement in the Iran-Contra scandal. 

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A private, Christian university in northern Texas has named the former Murray State University Director of Athletics their new A-D. Abilene Christian University announced Monday that Allen Ward will be their ninth Director of Athletics.

Ward’s first day is August 6. Murray State President Bob Davies said on Friday Ward is leaving after being “presented an opportunity that he and his family could not turn down.”

Ward has served as MSU’s AD for 13 years. Under Ward, the Racers won 39 Ohio Valley Conference championships and played in the NCAA 29 times.

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Kentucky’s college freshmen this fall are being urged to take 15 credit hours to become nearly twice as likely to graduate on time. A new policy brief by the Council on Postsecondary Education finds that the likelihood of students graduating on time greatly improves for students taking 30 credit hours their first year. The CPE’s Chief Academic Officer Aaron Thompson says taking 15 hours a semester can help close the achievement gap among under-represented minority 

and low-income students. 

Rand Paul Applauds Trump's Visit With Putin

Jul 16, 2018
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Rand Paul is applauding President Trump for meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday.  His remarks come days after 12 Russian officials were indicted for allegedly hacking the Democratic National Committee. 

During a press conference in Louisville, Paul said that dialogue with Putin would help build a better relationship between the U.S. and Russia. 

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Kenton County is launching a 12-step re-entry program for inmates dealing with opioid addictions.

It's a partnership with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, which created the COR-12 treatment plan, and includes a 90-day residential treatment followed by six months of aftercare with job training and other services.

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A popular restaurant and tourist destination in west Kentucky is breaking ground next month on a new building after a destructive fire in February temporarily halted operations. Patti's is an iconic attraction in the lakeside town of Grand Rivers, featuring decorative restaurants and shopping. Marketing Director Ann Martin says the new building will be more handicap accessible.

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Lexington’s city hall is likely to be a bit quieter this week, as council members continue on their summer break.  A couple of issues, one a tradition every year and another, a newer hot topic will be first on the agenda come August.

Kentucky Ag Inspectors on the Lookout for Skimming

Jul 16, 2018
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Inspectors with Kentucky’s Department of Agriculture are again on the lookout for credit card skimmers.  Inspectors have been monitoring gas pumps for skimmers for three years now. 

 

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Jimmy Tosh sells a lot of pigs. He is owner and CEO of Tosh Farms, Tosh Pork, and Bacon By Gosh, in Henry County, Tennessee, and has 84 contractedbarns in the region where farmers grow pigs for his products.

On a recent July day, Tosh craned over some 1,200 piglets and reflected on how recent market disturbances have affected his business.

 

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Jimmy Tosh sells a lot of pigs. He is owner and CEO of Tosh Farms, Tosh Pork, and Bacon By Gosh, in Henry County, Tennessee, and has 84 contractedbarns in the region where farmers grow pigs for his products.

On a recent July day, Tosh craned over some 1,200 piglets and reflected on how recent market disturbances have affected his business.

 

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President Donald Trump’s desire to help boost the Ohio Valley’s energy industry and bring back mining jobs could be stymied by the administration’s escalating trade battle with China and other trading partners across the globe.

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The Ohio Valley’s auto manufacturing industry is growing increasingly nervous about the Trump administration’s trade policy. First came tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, key materials for vehicle makers. Now the Commerce Department is looking into taxes on imported automobiles and automotive parts. Both are ominous signs for an industry that employs more than 1.5 million people in the region. Ohio and Kentucky are the nation’s second and third biggest auto-making states, respectively.

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