Yet Another City Moves To Block Comcast From Taking Over Their TWC Service

Yet Another City Moves To Block Comcast From Taking Over Their TWC Service

Comcast’s plans to buy Time Warner Cable are obviously heavily under review at the federal level, and states are reviewing the merger plans with a gimlet eye as well. But thanks to the quirks of the way cable agreements developed, the cities that cable companies serve have the power to allow or block new companies from coming in and taking over. And a city in Kentucky this week became the latest potentially to throw a wrench in the grand Comcast/Time Warner Cable/Charter plan by doing just that. [More]

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Blaming TWC’s Poor Service, City May Deny Transfer Of Cable To Comcast

Two years ago, the people of Lexington, KY, became Time Warner Cable customers when the company acquired Insight Communications. Now TWC is being bought by Comcast, meaning Lexington residents would be switched again. But it gets more complicated, as Lexington is one of the markets that Comcast would then hand over to Charter. Four different cable companies in fewer than five years has members of the Lexington city council saying “no more.” [More]

People With $3 Million Worth Of Nikes Claim They Didn’t Know Shoes Were Stolen

People With $3 Million Worth Of Nikes Claim They Didn’t Know Shoes Were Stolen

Five years ago, a large shipment of Nike sneakers were supposed to go from the shoe company’s distribution center in Tennessee to another center in Texas. The $3 million worth of footwear vanished en route but recently turned up in a house in Kentucky. [More]

Flight Attendant Blows .258 On Breathalyzer, Pleads Not Guilty To Working While Drunk

Flight Attendant Blows .258 On Breathalyzer, Pleads Not Guilty To Working While Drunk

A flight attendant on a Delta commuter route appears to have imbibed a little more than she thought, after a breathalyzer test determined her blood alcohol content was three times over the legal limit. [More]

Court Orders For-Profit College To Pay $1,000/Day For Sidestepping Subpoena

Court Orders For-Profit College To Pay $1,000/Day For Sidestepping Subpoena

For three years, the Kentucky Attorney General’s office has been trying to enforce a subpoena related to its investigation into the operators of the for-profit National College schools in the state. Today, a court ordered a $1,000/day civil penalty against the school, retroactive to July 31. [More]

Publicity From Kentucky Case Prompts Lots Of People To Pay Their HOA Dues

Publicity From Kentucky Case Prompts Lots Of People To Pay Their HOA Dues

If there’s any good that has come from the case in Lexington, Kentucky where a woman lost her home over unpaid homeowners’ association dues, it’s this: according to a local attorney who represents HOAs, a lot of people heard about the case and hurried to pay their back dues. [More]

Toyota To Start Manufacturing Lexus Vehicles In Kentucky

Toyota To Start Manufacturing Lexus Vehicles In Kentucky

Toyota’s plant in Georgetown, KY, is slated to go a bit upscale with the news that the world’s largest car company will be using the plant to manufacture the Lexus ES, which had previously only been produced in Japan. [More]

Spencerian College, with two campuses in Kentucky, has been sued by the state's Attorney General's office.

Kentucky Sues For-Profit College Over Misleading Job-Placement Stats

If you’re comparing college programs and see job-placement rates of anywhere from 80% to 100%, that might sound pretty appealing. But what if the real numbers are not so rosy? [More]

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If You Want To Drink On Election Day In S. Carolina Or Kentucky, You’d Better Buy Booze Today

No matter which side you’re rooting for (if any) in tomorrow’s election, if you live in South Carolina or Kentucky you have another choice to make, thanks to a holdover from Prohibition days. You can either buy booze today to toast your team tomorrow or go without. Both states outlaw the selling of alcohol on Election Day, either in restaurants or at liquor stores. [More]

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Chinese Restaurant Closed Because Roadkill Wasn’t On The Menu

It’s one thing for a restaurant to serve up a nice plate of venison that comes from a legally hunted deer that’s been dressed and butchered properly. It’s another to simply chop up some roadkill in the kitchen and pass it off to your customers, and that is why a Chinese food restaurant in Kentucky is now closed. [More]

Should Fast Food Restaurants Be Allowed To Accept Food Stamps?

Should Fast Food Restaurants Be Allowed To Accept Food Stamps?

Only three states — Arizona, Michigan, and California — currently allow fast food restaurants to take payments from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (better known as “food stamps”), but Yum! Brands, parent company of KFC and Taco Bell, is currently leading a push in its home state of Kentucky to open that option up to state residents there. [More]

Domino's Worker Uses Customer's Debit Card For Phone Sex While Still Making Pizzas

Domino's Worker Uses Customer's Debit Card For Phone Sex While Still Making Pizzas

You might not think that when you call up your local Domino’s to order a pizza with your credit/debit card, that the employee you just gave your sensitive information to is going to brazenly turn around and rack up $296 in phone sex charges only minutes later. Or that they’d be so stupid to use the restaurant’s phone to make the call. Alas, that’s exactly what a woman in Kentucky claims happened to her. [More]

Family Drinks Milk Containing Dead Mouse For 3 Days, Sues Walmart

Family Drinks Milk Containing Dead Mouse For 3 Days, Sues Walmart

I’ve never tasted milk that contained the corpse of a dead mouse, so I can’t say whether or not it would be noticeable, but a couple in Kentucky claim they drank three days’ worth of moused-up milk they’d purchased at Sam’s Club before ever noticing the rotting rodent inside. Now, as happens in these situations, they have filed a lawsuit. [More]

Taco Bell Sued Over Salmonella Outbreak

Taco Bell Sued Over Salmonella Outbreak

It was reported last week that a recent multi-state outbreak of salmonella had been linked to food sold at Taco Bell. So it should come as no surprise that a lawsuit has been filed against the fast food chain over the incident. [More]

Breastfeeding Moms Protest Johnny Rockets

Breastfeeding Moms Protest Johnny Rockets

Public breastfeeding is completely legal in Kentucky, but don’t try telling that to the manager of the Johnny Rockets in Newport, where a nursing mother was given the boot for refusing to stop feeding her child when directed to do so by the manager. [More]

Kentucky Man Caught With $64,000 In Stolen KFC Gift Checks

Kentucky Man Caught With $64,000 In Stolen KFC Gift Checks

Yesterday, we wrote about the 10 Commandments Of Good Coupon Users, and among them was “Don’t raid multiple coupons from the coupon dispenser.” Well, a man in Kentucky ignored — to the extreme! — this commandment, treating a document-storage facility like a coupon dispenser and making off with $64,000 worth of KFC gift checks. [More]

If You're Going To Sell Stolen Stuff On Craigslist, Don't Post Your Real Phone Number

If You're Going To Sell Stolen Stuff On Craigslist, Don't Post Your Real Phone Number

You would think that, given the amount of heisted property that gets listed for sale on Craigslist ever day, the criminal masterminds out there would know to not post any information that could immediately identify them to the authorities. And yet, a man from Indiana is behind bars right now, all because he didn’t follow this simple rule. [More]

Eat Your Double Down At the KFC Yum! Center

Eat Your Double Down At the KFC Yum! Center

Sick of hearing about the KFC Double Down yet? If you’re not, and you live in KFC’s home town of Louisville, KY, you’ll soon be able to order one — and pretty much anything else from KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut — in the KFC Yum! Center, a $238 million, 22,000-seat facility scheduled to open in November. Louisville-based Yum! Brands, parent to KFC and its brandmates, paid $13.5 million for naming rights to the stadium. [More]