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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Kentucky Newsletter for Sunday August 25, 2019 ( 10 items )  

Federal Law Court Affirms Award of Attorney's Fees to Couples Refused Marriage Licenses by Kim Davis
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Aug. 23 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release: A federal appeals court today upheld a lower court ruling awarding $224,000 in attorney's fees and costs in the case of couples who were refused marriage licenses by Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis. The federal panel agreed with a lower court that the Common  more

Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky: Tobacco-Free for Students - Partnership to Donate Signage to Newly Tobacco-Free School Districts
FRANKFORT, Kentucky, Aug. 22 -- Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky issued the following news release: Kentucky school districts that adopt tobacco-free campus policies under a new 2019 law are eligible for free tobacco-free campus and vehicle signage, thanks to a partnership among the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky (FHKy), the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) and the Kentucky Foundation for Medical Care (KFMC). The groups say their "Tobacco Free for Students" program will cover the chief co  more

Institute for Justice: Emails Reveal Coordination Between Downtown Restaurant Owner and Council Member to Cripple Food Trucks
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Aug. 22 -- The Institute for Justice issued the following news release: * * * - Public records request shines a light on the anti-competitive motivations behind vending ordinance being considered by Metro Council this evening * * * Emails brought to light by a public records request from the Institute for Justice (IJ) reveal how Louisville Metro Council member Barbara Sexton-Smith leaned on Metro officials on behalf of a restaurant owner to cripple food trucks. IJ submi  more

National Association for Gifted Children Board Recognizes Julia Link Roberts With the 2019 Ann F. Isaacs Founder's Memorial Award
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 -- The National Association for Gifted Children issued the following news release: The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Board of Directors is honored to recognize Julia Link Roberts for her distinguished service to NAGC and gifted education, with the 2019 NAGC Ann F. Isaacs Founder's Memorial Award. Dr. Roberts is the Mahurin Professor of Gifted Education and Executive Director of The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University. "Dr. Roberts is o  more

National Thoroughbred Racing Association Weekend Stakes Rundown: Travers One of Six Grade 1 Races on Loaded Saratoga Card
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Aug. 23 -- The National Thoroughbred Racing Association issued the following news: Each week, the NTRA will provide a guide to the best stakes races in North America and beyond. Races are listed in chronological order (all times Eastern). Full previews when available can be found through the link for each race. A wide-open field of 12 is set to go to post in the 150th running of the Travers Stakes, the headliner on Saturday's Saratoga Race Course card featuring seven stake  more

ONE Campaign: Kentuckians Sound Alarm to Senator McConnell About White House Plan to Cut Foreign Aid
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Aug. 19 -- ONE Campaign issued the following news release: Following reports that the Trump administration is making yet another attempt to cut foreign aid funding already appropriated by Congress, Kentuckians are sounding the alarm to Senator McConnell and asking him to use his position of influence to push back against the potential cuts to foreign aid. According to reports, Mick Mulvaney, the acting Chief of Staff to President Trump and Director of the Office of Manage  more

Pacific Classic Triumph Lands Higher Power In National Thoroughbred Racing Association Top Thoroughbred Poll
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Aug. 19 -- The National Thoroughbred Racing Association issued the following news: The first graded victory of Higher Power's career proved eye-catching enough to voters as the 4-year-old son of Medaglia d'Oro debuted in the tenth position in this week's NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Trained by John Sadler for Hronis Racing, Higher Power notched a 5 1/4- length victory in the Grade 1 Pacific Classic at Del Mar on August 17 - his first stakes win in 13 career starts. That eff  more

PETA: Pro-Vegan 'Flesh Is for Zombies' Ad Now Up Ahead of Zombie Walk
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Aug. 19 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - As Hordes of 'Undead' Converge, PETA Urges Flesh-Eaters Not to Eat Like Zombies * * * PETA has placed its chilling "Flesh Is for Zombies. Go Vegan" billboard near the route of the popular Louisville Zombie Walk. "A zombie apocalypse has nothing on the violence, blood, and gore happening behind slaughterhouse doors," says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. "PETA is urging fles  more

Preview: 2019 AAU National Indoor Pickleball Championships
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 21 -- The Amateur Athletic Union issued the following news: AAU Pickleball will hold their National Championship tournament here in Orlando, Florida on Friday, August 23 through Sunday, August 25 at the Orlando Sports Center. The event is scheduled to have 225 competitors, traveling from 16 different states - Georgia, Florida, Oregon, Arizona, Texas, Kentucky, Minnesota, South Carolina, Indiana, Colorado, Massachusetts, Utah, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, as well as On  more

SPJ Announces Outstanding Campus Chapter and Program Regional Honorees
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Aug. 21 -- The Society of Professional Journalists issued the following news: The Society of Professional Journalists is pleased to honor a select group of campus chapters for their outstanding work in supporting the Society's missions, members and journalism. Each year, SPJ's 12 regional coordinators and directors select a campus chapter and a campus program in their region that has shown overall excellence. Outstanding Campus Chapter finalists are: Region 1 - William  more