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KY Gov. Beshear’s lawyers: Banning marriage equality would protect our economy

Attorneys representing Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) argued that banning marriage equality serves the state’s economic interests by protecting the birth rate, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported on Friday. Beshear filed a personal appeal against U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II’s February 2014 ruling which said the state had to…

Defiant nuns and monks refuse to give up Kentucky land for gas pipeline

Two Kentucky Catholic religious orders that collectively own more than 3,000 acres of historic farmland are refusing to give up portions of their lands for a proposed natural-gas pipeline that would channel millions of gallons of pressurized, highly flammable natural-gas liquids through the area. According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, the…