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Kentucky Dispatch on 03rd Apr

Republicans and Democrats, Senators and Representatives. A diverse group of lawmakers sent President Trump a letter in support of his decision to bring U.S. troops home from Syria and urging the completion of the withdrawal process “within the next six months”. US Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Mike Lee (R-UT)  and U.S. Representatives Ro...

Kentucky Dispatch on 02nd Apr

Eric Lavell Minter, 33, of Huntington, West Virginia, was sentenced Wednesday, to 240 months in federal prison by United States District Judge David L. Bunning, for conspiracy to distribute heroin. In August 2017, law enforcement members of the Huntington FBI Task Force, in conjunction with the Kentucky State Police and the Ashland Police Department,...

Kentucky Dispatch on 27th Mar

Danny Porter, of Salyersville, Kentucky, was convicted by a federal jury this week, for conspiring with two Indiana women to traffic oxycodone pills in Magoffin County.  The jury also convicted Porter of possessing oxycodone pills with the intent to distribute them.  Porter was acquitted of a firearm offense. The proof at trial established that,...

Kentucky Dispatch on 27th Mar

Gun ownership in America is a serious problem – and often, people even flee from a firecracker, of fear that guns may be implicated. A worrying statistic from 2017 shows that 42% of American households own at least one gun, while another shows that 393 million guns are reported to 50 million households. Being afraid of guns is a normal thing in America....

Kentucky Dispatch on 26th Mar

McConnell’s plan got a scathing rebuke from the key author of the movement, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal and a progressive star in the Democratic Party. “The Senate vote is a perfect example of that kind of superficial approach to government,” Ocasio-Cortez said on Tuesday. “What McConnell’s doing...

Kentucky Dispatch on 21st Mar

A federal judge has blocked a new state law that prohibits abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected—which typically happens around six weeks into pregnancy—and PETA plans to place a billboard in Frankfort that proclaims, “Pro-Life? Go Vegan.” “There’s nothing ‘pro-life’ about eating baby animals who were...

Kentucky Dispatch on 15th Mar

Kentucky’s House passed Senate Bill 9, a fetal heartbeat bill, by a vote of 71 to 19 last night. SB 9 bans most abortions in the state once a fetal heartbeat is detected. The measure requires anyone seeking an abortion to first determine if a fetal heartbeat is detectable, typically about six weeks into pregnancy. The bill now moves on to Governor...

Kentucky Dispatch on 15th Mar

United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Nicole Halliett Holland, age 50, former Director of Communications for the Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office and a resident of Columbia, South Carolina, was sentenced to three years probation after pleading guilty to committing Wire Fraud and Mail Fraud.  Senior United States District Court...

Kentucky Dispatch on 08th Mar

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing Focus on the Family filed a friend-of-the-court brief Wednesday that urges the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court’s decision that declared unconstitutional an Indiana law ensuring that pregnant women are given the truthful information that an ultrasound provides. Focus on the Family operates...

Kentucky Dispatch on 07th Mar

Jose Navarro Rios, 45, a Mexican national residing in Lancaster Ky., was sentenced today, to 235 months in federal prison, by United States District Judge Danny C. Reeves, for distributing methamphetamine and illegally re-entering the United States after having previously been deported.  Judge Reeves also ordered Rios to pay a $4,000 fine and ordered...