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Gov. Matt Bevin wins Kentucky Republican primary

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) – Incumbent Matt Bevin has once again received the Republican nomination in his attempt to win a second term as Governor in Kentucky. Bevin was able to defeat Rep. Robert Goforth, Ike Lawrence and William Woods in the Republican race, but he…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

‘Heartbeat’ abortion bans advance in South, Midwest: ‘For pro-life folks, these are huge victories’

If a new Mississippi law survives a court challenge, it will be nearly impossible for most pregnant women to get an abortion there. Or, potentially, in neighboring Louisiana. Or Alabama. Or Georgia. The Louisiana legislature is halfway toward passing a law – like the ones…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, May 13, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accepts Andy Barr’s invite to ‘go underground,’ meet coal miners

A rising Democratic star in Congress who has been called the “Wonder Woman of the left, Wicked Witch of the right”could be coming to a Kentucky coal mine near you. U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, of New York, has been spearheading a grand environmental legislative package dubbed the…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, March 28, 2019

Kentucky governor says he intentionally exposed his 9 kids to chickenpox

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said Tuesday that he deliberately exposed his nine children to chickenpox in lieu of vaccinating them, actions that follow reports of an outbreak of the contagious disease at a Roman Catholic school in a northern part of the state. “Every single…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, March 21, 2019

Permitless concealed carry bill signed by Governor Matt Bevin

Governor Matt Bevin has signed Senate Bill 150 into law, according to the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission. The law allows permitless carry in the Commonwealth. Proponents say the objective of the piece of legislation was to allow concealed deadly weapons to be carried by people…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Kentucky governor says he will sign concealed carry bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says he will sign a bill letting people carry a concealed handgun without a permit or training. The Republican governor told reporters on Tuesday that the measure is supported by a vast majority of Kentuckians. The measure…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, March 7, 2019

Kentucky governor facing reelection voices support for Trump

Gov. Matt Bevin, a Kentucky Republican facing reelection this fall, said Friday he would be “delighted” to have President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence stump for him during next year’s campaign. Elected in 2015, Bevin is the least popular governor in the nation…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, February 22, 2019

NRA applauds introduction of constitutional carry bill in Kentucky

The National Rifle Association is applauding Kentucky state Senator Brandon Smith for introducing a bill that would allow law-abiding citizens more flexibility for defending themselves. The NRA says Senate Bill 150 is “a common-sense measure that gives its citizens more freedom to defend themselves, their…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Sheriff suspends law enforcement due to lack of funding

INEZ, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky sheriff has told the local fiscal court he is suspending all law enforcement activities because of lack of funding. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports , Martin County Sheriff John Kirk took the stage without invitation at a fiscal court meeting…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Kentucky governor: Schools closing for wind chill is a sign we’re ‘soft’

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin prodded Kentucky school districts to toughen up in the face of dangerously frigid winds that are blowing through the region. Speaking on WHAS-AM (840 AM) Tuesday, host Terry Meiners reminded Bevin that he would be up late with…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Alison Lundergan Grimes misused Kentucky voter-registration data

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is being skewered by Kentucky’s Republican Party after a report Monday found she and her staff used the state’s voter-registration system to make questionable searches. Grimes, who passed on running for governor this year, has been under intense scrutiny for months…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

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