N.Y. Governor Cuomo has signed a bill making N.Y. the sixth and largest U.S. state to legalize gay marriage. Guest host Tony Cox explores how significant the passage of the law is and what challenges lie ahead. Cox speaks with Julie Bolcer, a N.Y. correspondent for The Advocate, and R. Clarke Cooper, executive director of the Log Cabin Republicans, an organization that advocates for gay and lesbian Americans.
The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games held in 2010 at the Kentucky Horse Park had an economic impact of $201.5 million, Gov. Steve Beshear announced Monday. “The World Equestrian Games were indeed a success and this report illustrates the positive result that our local and state governments, our sponsors, the many volunteers, the business community and the citizens of the Commonwealth working together can have.” Beshear said. “It also underscores the important role of the Kentucky Horse Park and the legacy the games will have for future years.”
"The Supreme Court on Monday refused to let California regulate the sale or rental of violent video games to children, saying governments do not have the power to 'restrict the ideas to which children may be exposed' despite complaints about graphic violence," writes the AP.
The Rev. Canon Carol L. Wade, former canon precentor at the National Cathedral in Washington, will be the new dean and rector at Lexington's historic Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral. She is the first woman to hold either position at the downtown church.
Gamers play Ubisoft's video game "Assassin's Creed" at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), June 9 in Los Angeles. The Supreme Court ruled Monday that California could not block minors from purchasing violent video games.
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The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a California law banning the sale of violent video games to children, saying it ran afoul of the First Amendment right to free speech.
In one of the most closely watched cases this term, in a 7 to 2 vote, the justices said governments did not have the authority to "restrict the ideas to which children may be exposed."
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Sacramento had ruled that the law violated minors' rights under the First Amendment, and the high court agreed.
Hopkins, Christian and McLean counties tied for the Kentucky county with the highest percentage of HIV testing. Information from www.kyhealthfacts.org states the three counties have tested 45 percent of adults under the age of 65. Hopkins County Health Department Nursing Director Denise Baldwin attributes this to a combination of good medical facilities, efforts of doctors in preventing infection from mother to unborn child and having information on HIV widely available.
The Democratic candidate for Agriculture Commissioner in November’s election, Bob Farmer, should not expect any open arms if he comes to Harlan County, according to Harlan County Judge-Executive Joe Grieshop, following the controversy that has caused several elected top Democratic officials in eastern Kentucky to declare Farmer unwelcome in their county.
D'oh! Forget the error on screen. Parking in front of it is the bigger mistake.
A quick stroll around the mall is all the reminder you need that an epidemic of childhood obesity is all around us.
And the media, defined very broadly, is a big part of the big problem, according to a leading group of pediatricians. Kids don't burn many calories sitting and watching TV or messing around on the computer or game console.
After nearly two weeks of testimony, the murder trial of Glenn Doneghy is expected to wrap up this week. Prosecutors have presented more than a dozen witnesses who have testified about seeing Doneghy leave his apartment, stop at a gas station and return home. Several investigators have testified about what happened after they found officer Bryan J. Durman, the efforts made to save him and the evidence they used to tie Doneghy's sport-utility vehicle to the scene.