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Child sex dolls may become illegal in Kentucky if this Senate bill passes

Kentucky Press News Service - February 22, 2019 - 2:43pm
It could soon become illegal to possess a “child sex doll” in Kentucky under a bill the state Senate passed Wednesday. Senate Bill 102 would ban make possession of such items a felony. According to the SB 102, a “child sex doll means an anatomically correct doll, mannequin or robot that is intended for sexual stimulation or gratification and that has the features of, or with features, that resemble those of a minor.” 2019-02-22T12:30:28-05:00

Mitch McConnell wants Ky.'s Kelly Knight Craft to be United Nations ambassador

Kentucky Press News Service - February 22, 2019 - 2:43pm
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants a fellow Kentuckian to be President Donald Trump’s pick as the next United Nations ambassador. McConnell is recommending Kelly Knight Craft, who currently serves as U.S. Ambassador to Canada, to take the world stage, his office confirmed with the Courier Journal on Thursday. Craft, a Kentucky native from Glasgow, is the wife of coal billionaire Joe Craft, and the two are major GOP donors in the state and nationally. 2019-02-22T12:27:16-05:00

6 abortion bills have been filed by Kentucky lawmakers. What to know

Kentucky Press News Service - February 22, 2019 - 2:43pm
The Kentucky General Assembly has six bills pending that are aimed at restricting or eliminating abortion in the state. People wishing to comment on the bills or contact lawmakers may do so by calling 1-800-372-7181 or by emailing them through the Legislative Research Commission website. 2019-02-22T12:23:54-05:00

Many Kentucky houseboat owners aren’t paying their taxes. This would make them.

Kentucky Press News Service - February 22, 2019 - 2:43pm
Many people who own houseboats on Kentucky lakes are shirking local and state property taxes, but a bill pending before state lawmakers would change that, according to supporters of the measure. House Bill 304 would require owners of houseboats registered with the U.S. Coast Guard, called documented boats, to also register the vessels at the clerk’s office in the county where they’re moored and pay property taxes there. Right now, owners of documented boats are supposed to file a tangible tax return at the office of the county property valuation administrator (PVA) and pay the tax on the assessed value of the boat. Many don’t comply, according to PVAs in several lake counties. 2019-02-22T12:14:30-05:00

‘Salt in the wounds of laid-off Kentuckians.’ Bill slashing jobless benefits advances.

Kentucky Press News Service - February 22, 2019 - 2:43pm
A bill that would cut jobless benefits for unemployed Kentuckians advanced to the state House floor on Thursday after the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce told lawmakers it would “get people back to work quicker.” House Bill 317, sponsored by state Rep. Russell Webber, would reduce unemployment insurance coverage from 26 weeks to 20 weeks. It also would readjust how benefits are paid, raising the payment rate slightly above current levels for the first five weeks, then steadily lowering them every five weeks after that. And it would shrink a key multiplier used to calculate a person’s benefits. 2019-02-22T12:10:36-05:00

9 things Kentucky teachers should know about the educator-proposed pension plan

Kentucky Press News Service - February 22, 2019 - 2:43pm
A new bill to overhaul the pension system for Kentucky teachers was filed late Wednesday by two freshman Republican lawmakers. It’s not clear yet what chance the bill has in the last month of the 2019 legislative session, but it’s a plan written by educators with input from the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System and the Kentucky Education Association. 2019-02-22T12:05:19-05:00

Elizabethtown Police investigate shooting deaths overnight

Kentucky Press News Service - February 22, 2019 - 2:43pm
A suspect is in custody in the overnight shootings that resulted in two deaths in Elizabethtown. Two other injuries also were reported related to the gunfire. Elizabethtown police received an initial 911 call around 11:34 p.m. about shots fired in the 200 block of Warfield Street. Moments later additional calls reported gunfire in the 600 block on North Miles Street. Officers found two men with gunshot wounds inside a convenience store on North Miles at Beech Street. One man was dead and the second reportedly in critical condition, according to EPD. 2019-02-22T11:52:13-05:00

Police: Northern Kentucky woman faked cancer for money

Kentucky Press News Service - February 22, 2019 - 2:43pm
Co-workers' suspicions of a 25-year-old Florence woman that she was faking cancer for money led to her arrest Feb. 14 on felony theft charges, said Kenton Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders. Police arrested Jessica Marie Krecskay at an Erlanger urgent care. Doctor's Urgent Care was listed as her employer, according to the police report. A grand jury indicted Krecskay Feb. 7 on a charge of theft by deception, a felony charge punishable by up to 10 years in prison. She is accused of taking more than $10,000 over four years between 2013 and 2017. 2019-02-22T11:47:21-05:00

Amber Peat inquest: Mother gave 'little consideration' for welfare

Top Stories - February 22, 2019 - 2:35pm
Amber Peat, 13, was found dead three days after she walked out of her home following an argument.

Patriots owner Kraft charged in prostitution sting

Top Stories - February 22, 2019 - 2:35pm
The billionaire owner of the New England Patriots is accused of soliciting sex at a Florida spa.

Venezuela crisis: Border clashes as aid row intensifies

World News - February 22, 2019 - 2:20pm
Two people are killed and others are injured as civilians confront troops at the border with Brazil.

Singer R Kelly 'charged with sexual offences'

World News - February 22, 2019 - 2:17pm
Singer R Kelly faces multiple counts of sexual abuse, including against minors, US media report.

Singer R Kelly 'charged with sexual offences'

Top Stories - February 22, 2019 - 2:17pm
Singer R Kelly faces multiple counts of sexual abuse, including against minors, US media report.

Dubai Championships: Kvitova to meet Bencic in third final of 2019

Top Stories - February 22, 2019 - 1:29pm
World number four Petra Kvitova continues her fine start to the season by beating Hsieh Su-wei to reach the Dubai Championships final.

Royal Mail 'sorry' for raising stamp price above cap

Business - February 22, 2019 - 1:27pm
A hike in the cost of second-class stamps puts the postal service in breach of Ofcom rules.

Botswana's elephant hunting dilemma

Top Stories - February 22, 2019 - 1:25pm
What will be the impact on communities and the economy if the ban on hunting elephants is lifted?

Botswana's elephant hunting dilemma

World News - February 22, 2019 - 1:25pm
What will be the impact on communities and the economy if the ban on hunting elephants is lifted?

Kraft Heinz shares fall as appetites wane

Business - February 22, 2019 - 1:20pm
The food giant's stock his a record low after it writes down the value of key brands.

Three McLaren staff treated after garage fire in Barcelona

Top Stories - February 22, 2019 - 1:15pm
Three members of the McLaren crew are treated by medics after a small fire at the team's garage in pre-season testing in Barcelona.

Man City Women 'a better team' for League Cup final rematch against Arsenal Women

Top Stories - February 22, 2019 - 1:10pm
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Continental Cup final between Arsenal Women and Manchester City Women.

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