Kentucky

Venus Ramey, war bond-selling, gun-toting Miss America of 1944, dies at 92

Venus Ramey, war bond-selling, gun-toting Miss America of 1944, dies at 92

Published 19/06/2017

Venus Ramey, who used her victory as Miss America in 1944 to sell war bonds and make appearances on the vaudeville stage, has died at the age of 92, a funeral home in her native Kentucky said on Sunday.

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Trump seeks to ax Appalachia economic programs, causing worry in coal country

Trump seeks to ax Appalachia economic programs, causing worry in coal country

Published 17/03/2017

Earl Gohl (C), co-director of the Appalachian Regional Commission, is participating in a coding demo with Interapt trainees in Paintsville, Kentucky, U.S. on March 13, 2017. REUTERS/Valerie Volcovici

President Donald Trump has proposed eliminating funding for economic development programs supporting laid-off coal miners and others in Appalachia, stirring fears in a region that supported him of another letdown on the heels of the coal industry’s collapse.

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Eleven U.S. states to drop suit over transgender bathroom order

Eleven U.S. states to drop suit over transgender bathroom order

Published 03/03/2017

An activist waves a rainbow flag during the ''Queer and Trans Dance Party'' in protest of U.S. President Donald Trump outside of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., February 26, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz

Eleven U.S. states have agreed to drop a lawsuit against an Obama administration order for transgender students to use bathrooms of their choice after the measure was revoked by President Donald Trump, a court filing showed on Thursday.

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Trump supporters praise softer tone in address to Congress

Trump supporters praise softer tone in address to Congress

Published 01/03/2017

Ann Marie Wheeler applauds as President Donald Trump speaks to congress during a Pinellas County Republican Party watch party in Clearwater, Florida, U.S. February 28, 2017. REUTERS/Scott Audette

While U.S. President Donald Trump tried to win over skeptics in Congress on Tuesday, he never had to worry about losing the faithful at the Quaker Steak and Lube.

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Former Kentucky Derby winner Charismatic dead at 21

Former Kentucky Derby winner Charismatic dead at 21

Published 20/02/2017

(The Sports Xchange) - Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Charismatic died unexpectedly over the weekend.Charismatic, whose bid for th

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Fighting travel ban is gamble for Democratic officials in Trump states

Fighting travel ban is gamble for Democratic officials in Trump states

Published 09/02/2017

Shanez Tabarsi is greeted by her daughter Negin after traveling to the U.S. from Iran following a federal court's temporary stay of President Trump's executive order travel ban at Logan Airport in Boston. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Three of the 19 Democratic state attorneys general who joined Washington state's legal challenge to U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban are making a politically tricky maneuver: they are from states that went for Trump in the November election.

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Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay`s teen daughter killed in Kentucky crossfire

Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay`s teen daughter killed in Kentucky crossfire

Published 17/10/2016

Tyson Gay of USA reacts after his men's 4 X 100m relay was disqualified in the final at the 2016 Rio Olympics in an August 19, 2016 file photo. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files

The 15-year-old daughter of U.S. Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay died on Sunday after being caught in an exchange of gunfire between two vehicles outside of a Kentucky restaurant, police said.

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Muhammad Ali to be buried in Louisville after local hero’s sendoff

Muhammad Ali to be buried in Louisville after local hero’s sendoff

Published 05/06/2016

Muhammad Ali's hometown of Louisville will honor the former boxing champion on Friday with a procession through the Kentucky city and public funeral at a [more…]

Kentucky pension funds push back against fee disclosure bill

Kentucky pension funds push back against fee disclosure bill

Published 23/02/2016

NEW YORK Kentucky's troubled public pension funds are fighting a bill requiring them to disclose performance fees paid to outside asset managers and use more [more…]

After coal, can better health save West Virginia?

After coal, can better health save West Virginia?

Published 07/07/2015

WILLIAMSON, WV With coal trains chugging past in the distance, Jack Perry watches as his wife, Margie, plants row upon row of Hungarian pepper seedlings [more…]