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METRO FINAL EDITION
TEA PARTY RALLIES IN FRANKFORT
stays in race
HAD URGED AKIN TO EXIT
By Jonathan Weisman
The New York Times
WASHINGTON — Rep.
Todd Akin on Tuesday ignored a deadline to abandon
Missouri’s Senate race and
vowed to remain the Republican nominee in defiance of his
party’s leaders, including the
“I believe the defense of the
unborn and a deep respect for
life, which underlie all of America, those are important parts
of who we are. And they’re not
things to run away from,” Akin
said on the radio program
hosted by Mike Huckabee, the
former Arkansas governor.
Akin touched off a firestorm
of criticism after he said in a
television interview on Sunday
that in instances of what he
called “legitimate rape,” women’s bodies somehow blocked
an unwanted pregnancy.
The congressman’s decision
to remain in the race against
Claire McCaskill, the incumbent Democratic senator, came
the same day the Republican
Party’s platform committee endorsed a constitutional ban on
abortion that does not include
an exception for rape.
Less than a week before the
national party gathers in Tampa, Fla., to formally nominate
Romney as its presidential
candidate, the national conversation has turned sharply
to the kind of social issues the
party has tried to avoid.
“We can’t run from our
shadows every time someone
says abortion,” Akin told Dana
Loesch, a conservative talk radio host, on Tuesday.
PUBLIC SAFETY PANEL ALSO
WANTS HARSHER PENALTIES
FOR VIOLATING POLICY
By Josh Kegley
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A Tea Party supporter who identified herself only as Mary Ann chastised Dave Cooper of Lexington for bringing a pro-Obama sign to the front of the party’s rally on the steps of the Capitol in Frankfort.
SENATORS IN SYNC OVER REPEAL OF LAW
By Jack Brammer
FRANKFORT — Kentucky’s two Republican U.S.
senators — one a Tea Party darling and the other
whose ties to that conservative movement are tenuous at best — lambasted President Barack Obama’s
health care law Tuesday at a Tea Party rally.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Bowling Green, who rode
into office in 2010 on a Tea Party tidal wave, told a
crowd of more than 300 on the steps of Kentucky’s
Capitol that he still thinks “the whole damn thing is
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld most of the federal Affordable Care Act earlier this summer.
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of
Louisville, who has been visiting hospitals across the
See GOP, A2
Rand Paul spoke out against the federal Affordable
Care Act that was upheld by the U.S. Supreme
Court. Paul still insists the law is unconstitutional.
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Fayette County residents will no longer be
allowed to buy or set off aerial fireworks such
as bottle rockets and mortars, or loud explosives such as firecrackers, if a new ordinance
The proposal, which was presented Tuesday afternoon during the Urban County Council’s Public Safety Committee meeting, would
subject those who set
off powerful fireworks
in Fayette County to
stiffer fines than what
currently is on the The number of combooks. The new penal- plaints about fireworks
ties would range from called in to police and
$250 for a first offense firefighters in the last
to $1,000 for a third six years:
2007 .......................... 301
Nine members of 2008 .........................262
the Public Safety Com2009 .........................249
mittee voted unanimously to send the 2010 ..........................323
ordinance to the full 2011 ...........................897
council for a vote.
2012 (to date)........ 2,187
Diane Lawless, Bill
Farmer, Julian Beard,
Chuck Ellinger, Jay McChord, Kevin Stinnett,
Peggy Henson, Doug Martin and Chris Ford
all voted in favor of the new ordinance. The
full council will have to vote it into law.
If the ordinance passes, it would take effect immediately, superseding an ordinance
put into effect late last year that limited the
days and times aerial fireworks and firecrackers could be detonated.
“I think it’s time for the council, unfortuSee FIREWORKS, A2
Woodford Reserve travels 200 years back to its beginnings
DISTILLERY HOLDING SPECIAL EVENTS FOR ITS BICENTENNIAL
in front of the
during a 200th
By Janet Patton
IF YOU GO
Woodford Reserve 200th Anniversary Bourbon
Feast: 6-10 p.m. Aug. 25. Woodford Reserve Distillery,
7855 McCracken Pike, Versailles. $150 per person.
Reservations required. For menu and more info, visit
Woodfordreserve.com.; (859) 879-1812.
History hike: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 27-30. Woodford Reserve Distillery, Versailles. $125 per person; includes
unique whiskey tastings and gourmet 1812-era lunch.
Must be 21 or older. Reservations required; call (859)
VERSAILLES — Woodford Reserve Distillery is offering a peek into the past to
celebrate the 200th anniversary of making bourbon on
Before there was Woodford
Reserve (owned and made
today by Louisville-based
Brown-Forman Corp.), there
was Labrot & Graham, which
Watch a video and see more
photos of the historic Woodford
Reserve Distillery grounds.
bought the distillery in 1878.
Before Labrot & Graham,
there was the intrepid Pepper
In 1812, Elijah Pepper be-
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