FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has insulted the challenger he defeated in the May Republican primary, running the risk of alienating a large swath of voters he'll need to win a second term. While attending the Kentucky Farm Bureau's country ham breakfast on Thursday, Bevin was asked by a WHAS-TV reporter about his ex-rival, Republican state Rep. Robert Goforth.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky print shop owner who refused to produce a gay pride T-shirt argued before the Kentucky Supreme Court that he shouldn't be compelled to promote messages that go against his religious beliefs. Blaine Adamson is owner of Hands-On Originals in Lexington and declined to print a shirt promoting an LGBT pride festival in 2012. The city's Human Rights Commission said that refusal violated its gay-rights fairness ordinance.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Federal appeals judges have upheld a ruling that the state of Kentucky must pay $224,000 in legal expenses stemming from a former county clerk's refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses. News outlets report a three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Friday upheld a 2017 ruling that the state must pay attorney fees and costs incurred by same-sex couples who sued.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A judge has ordered an evidentiary hearing within two weeks on a protest involving coal miners who have blocked trains transporting coal. News outlets report lawyers for Blackjewel LLC and the U.S. Labor Department were in court Friday in Charleston. Miners have camped out on train tracks and blocked coal trains in Harlan County, Kentucky since last month and say Blackjewel owes workers weeks of pay. Blackjewel filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection July 1.
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