Monthly Archives: February 2013

Stumbo is Betting On Expanded Gambling to Solve Pension Woes

UPDATE: The bill has been rejected by the Senate. Click here to read more. House leaders are betting on expanded gambling to solve problems with Kentucky’s pension system. House leaders are floating a new scheme that would rely on revenue from so-called “instant racing” – which are really just poorly-disguised slot machines – and online […]

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Crucial Time for Pro-Life Bills; Action Needed Now

Two bills that would protect women and babies here in Kentucky have an opportunity to be heard in the legislature tomorrow. The Democrat Majority-led House of Representatives has an opportunity to overcome partisanship and allow its members a vote on the SB 5, the Ultrasound Bill and SB 4, the Face-to-Face Consultation Bill. The Ultrasound […]

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Ultrasound: A Clear Picture of Life

The following is a guest post by Paul Chitwood, Executive Director-Treasurer of the Kentucky Baptist Convention. When Michelle and I were expecting our first child, we were greatly anticipating the ultrasound that would allow us to see our baby in the womb and even know if we would have a boy or a girl. I […]

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Religious Freedom and Americans of African Descent

This post by Curtis Woods, Associate Executive Director for Convention Relations & Communications, originally appeared at on November 13, 2012. In his classic work, City of God, Augustine reminds readers that even though this world is not our ultimate home, Christians have the responsibility to stand up for truth no matter the cost. Simply […]

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Will The Religious Freedom Act get a hearing? That may be up to you.

The Religious Freedom Act (HB 279) has been successfully filed in the House and placed in the House Judiciary Committee. The question now: will it get a fair hearing or stall in the committee? Please call the Legislative Message Line TODAY at 1-800-372-7181 and leave this message with the receptionist for your State Representative: “Please […]

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Are Election Day alcohol sales on the horizon for Kentucky?

Kentucky and South Carolina are the only two states that ban the sale of alcohol on Election Day. Soon, South Carolina may stand alone. A bill allowing the sale of alcohol on Election Day has passed the Senate Licensing and Occupation Committee. According to the The bill wouldn’t change laws for counties or cities that […]

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Kentucky Senate approves ultrasound bill, now headed to House

The Kentucky Senate passed bills today that will require women to have an ultrasound and have a face-to-face consultation with their healthcare provider before getting an abortion. From the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Bluegrass Politics blog: FRANKFORT – The Senate overwhelmingly approved bills Friday that would require women to have an ultrasound and a face-to-face meeting with […]

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