A Kentucky man has sparked a public outcry after he put up a statue of President Barack Obama eating watermelon. His critics say the display is blatantly racist.
When asked why he chose to depict Obama, the nation’s first black president, eating watermelon, Danny Hafley said he “might get hungry standing out here.”
Hafley told LEX18 in Lexington said he is merely exercising his right to free speech and the statue is protected under the First Amendment.
“The way I look at it, it’s freedom of speech,” he said. “I don’t know how other people will take it.”
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A Louisville anesthesiologist has asked a Frankfort court to bar President
Barack Obama from the November ballot.
Dr. Todd House — who is running
for president as a write-in candidate with his wife, Suzanne Dudgeon House as
his vice presidential candidate — filed the lawsuit Aug. 10 claiming that Obama
is not a “natural born” citizen, which is required of presidential candidates by
the U.S. Constitution.
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If you’re in Louisville this week, you might want to wear a jacket. It gets pretty cold being in UK’s shadow. Little Brother put up a good fight, but in the end it wasn’t enough to trump the superior talent of the Cats. The most impressive thing about this win was how different it was from the first game in December. Kentucky was outrebounded 37-32 and allowed 16 Louisville offensive rebounds. Terrence Jones and MKG were absent early, but the pieces came together for a great win.
MVP goes to Darius Miller who flashed that four and done talent with 13 points just when we needed them. Anthony Davis showed that POY swag with 18 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks. Celebrate big tonight, Cats fans, but keep your eyes on the prize. It all comes down to Monday now. We’ll have the post game link and a full recap shortly.
A plot—hatched right here in the Bluegrass State—to send Stinger missiles and other weapons to terrorists in Iraq was foiled by the intrepid FBI agents of the Louisville Division, along with the federal and local law enforcement members of the Joint Terrorism Task Forces here in Kentucky. Iraqi nationals, residing here in Kentucky, were planning to give material assistance to efforts to kill U.S. troops in Iraq.
Iraqi citizen Waad Ramadan Alwan pleaded guilty to federal terrorism charges last Friday in U.S. District Court before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, announced Lisa Monaco, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; David J. Hale, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky; and Elizabeth A. Fries, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Louisville Division.
As part of the effort in Iraq, the US stepped up its acceptance of refugees from the country over the last several years. The main concern was for those Iraqis who worked with the US, whose lives would have been in danger had they remained, but apparently at least a couple of those playing for the other side managed to get in as well. Federal authorities took two of those refugees living in Kentucky into custody yesterday for their attempts to assist al-Qaeda in terrorism against the US, and one of the suspects has been linked by fingerprints to an unexploded IED in Iraq:
House Democrats are leaving the state rather than vote on anti-union legislation, The Indianapolis Star has learned.
A source said Democrats are headed to Illinois, though it was possible some also might go to Kentucky. They need to go to a state with a Democratic governor to avoid being taken into police custody and returned to Indiana.
Jack Conway, the Democratic attorney general of Kentucky who is running for U.S. Senate, says he was not involved in a recent criminal investigation involving his brother and drug trafficking.
But it appears he — along with other law enforcement officials — tipped his brother off about the investigation.
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Kentucky Republican Mike Wilson has launched a new campaign strategy in his attempts to unseat his Democratic rival. Wilson has launched MikeReynoldsUnplugged.com, a site for the constituents of Kentucky’s 32nd district to listen to Democratic Sen. Mike Reynolds in his own words. The latest soundbite: Reynolds describing his constituency as “rednecks.” Nice.
It’s hot all over the Tri-State today, but in Kentucky they’re talking about packing even more heat. A Kentucky lawmaker is drafting a bill that would let gun owners carry concealed weapons without any special permit. Kentucky has issued concealed carry permits since 1996, but only after a gun owner completed a training course and passed a test. As you might expect, this new law is drawing some strong support and some not-so-friendly fire.
Local 12′s Joe Webb has been following the story.