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Friday, April 5, 2013

Ft. Thomas News: Louisville BB, Jeff Ruby, Hemp, Alcohol, Ashley Judd

Van Damme It's Friday!

- Ft. Thomas native and Highlands graduate, Jeff Walz, has his Louisville Women's Basketball team in the Final Four. The team pulled off the biggest upset in NCAA Women's Hoops (based on point spread) when they beat defending national champion Baylor. 

Baylor, who went 40-0 last year, had only lost 1 game this year. Recently Dallas Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban said that he would contemplate drafting Baylor player, Britney Griner, for his NBA team. Not WNBA. Mens. Basketball. She's good. Congrats to Jeff. 

- Jeff Ruby has planned his Twitter Follower party/65th birthday party. Ruby is having Kool and the Gang play during the party. I have no idea what to expect, but I will be there with bells on. 

The coolest part about it is that Ruby has asked everyone that plans on coming to bring a donation to The Newton Kids Scholarship Fund. Ruby's Foundation will be taking care of the donation. Say what you want about him, but the dude is just a nice guy. 

- Kentucky's legislature approved a bill last month that would allow our state to license hemp growers should the Feds ever lift the ban on the crop. It's no secret that our environment has made the plant the unofficial "biggest cash crop" in the state. 

Bipartisan support from the likes of Sen. Rand Paul and Rep. John Yarmuth supported the bill. It was in question whether Gov. Steve Beshear would veto the bill. 

He will not. He will not sign it either, however. Not sure what that means, but I'm sure those who are more read on this issue could tell us. 

- Along those same lines, Gov. Beshear also signed a bill that would lift the ban of alcohol on Election Day. Because voting and drinking go together like lamb and tuna fish peanut butter and jelly. 

- Ashley Judd announced that she would not run against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell this November. A Judd adviser said it was in part because a group of Kentucky Democrats were lying about Judd in order to discredit her campaign. 

I have another theory. It's possible it's because this photo got out. 

I was in college. At a basketball game. Yes: cheesy smile, barely-opened eyes, Abercrombie beanie and puka shells. We were all 19 once. Give me a break. 

- Finally big time shout out to Fort Thomas Matters writer, Ben Petracco, and his bride-to-be Sarah who are tying the knot tonight. Happy for y'all. 

1 comment:

  1. Not signing the bill is called a pocket veto. It is basically a default veto that would send the bill back to the legislature for a 2/3 vote to override the veto and make the bill law. Love the sight, by the way. Great info!