Pentacostal preacher and former reality TV star Jamie Coots died from a snake bite after refusing medical treatment. Coots, who was one two snake handling pastors in the National Geographic (NatGeo) Channel series Snake Salvation which followed the religious practices of Coots and Andrew Hamblin. Coots’ grandfather founded Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name; Hamblin is former member of the Coots’ congregation who launched his own struggling church.
|By: Lisa Derrick Sunday February 16, 2014 4:00 pm|
|By: Kay Tillow Saturday February 8, 2014 11:40 am|
After 22 years in the coal mines, Jimmy Slone is still working—now as a City Commissioner for Vicco, Kentucky. His black lung disease does not stop him from getting up in the middle of the night to assure that the city’s water system is safe. He and his fellow commissioners volunteer their time to better their town. They show the courage of their convictions in other ways. They voted to end discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and have called on the nation to pass Single Payer Health Care, HR 676, Congressman John Conyers’ Improved Medicare for All bill.
|By: Lisa Derrick Wednesday September 4, 2013 6:11 pm|
Hollywood mega-mogul and major Democrat donor Jeffrey Katzenberg, the guy who dined with Obama the night he was last on The Tonight Show, wants to make it rain in Kentucky, hoping his efforts will produce clouds and curtains for the KY Republican Senator Mitch McConnell.
|By: Jon Walker Friday August 2, 2013 5:58 pm|
If two new polls done for Democratically aligned groups and Democrat challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes are to be believed then Senator Mitch McConnell (R) is currently narrowly trailing in his Kentucky re-election bid.
|By: Jon Walker Friday July 5, 2013 12:45 pm|
Democrats are surprisingly excited that Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes decided to challenge Mitch McConnell (R) in next year’s Senate race. While she is technically a top tier recruit, if this were a normal election cycle or if all Senate races took place the same year, this announcement would not garner the same level of attention.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday April 9, 2013 11:15 am|
Now that Kentucky has become the latest state to embrace industrial hemp President Obama should seize the moment to endorse the concept. It would be a bipartisan move to improve the country.
The federal government continued opposition to allowing American farmers to grow industrial hemp is an illogical and outdated relic from our insane drug war. The sole reason hemp is prohibited is that it technically is the same species as marijuana, but only in the way a gray wolf is technically the same species as a Shih Tzu. Hemp can’t get people high. It is purely a useful agricultural product that serves as a source of fiber, food and oil.
|By: Jon Walker Friday April 5, 2013 6:00 pm|
Today, Kentucky adopted a new industrial hemp law. The state legislature overwhelmingly approved the bill last month, but Gov. Steve Beshear (D) had been undecided on it. After some consideration Beshear decided to allow the bill to become law without his signature.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday March 28, 2013 10:20 am|
It is shaping up to be a very good day for Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Ashley Judd decided not to run and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has endorsed his re-election effort.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday March 28, 2013 7:40 am|
What was shaping up to be one of the most entertaining elections of 2014 is not going to happen. After seriously examining the possibility of challenging Sen. Mitch McConnell (R), Ashley Judd decided not to run.
|By: Jon Walker Monday February 25, 2013 12:25 pm|
It is starting to look more and more likely that actress Ashley Judd will run against Mitch McConnell (R) for the Kentucky Senate seat next year. Democratic John Yarmuth, who represents Kentucky’s third congressional district, seems pretty convinced she will run and is laying the groundwork needed for a serious campaign.