Trump wants to destroy the United States Postal Service. McConnell needs to stop him Friday, Aug 14 2020 

In an interview on Fox Business News, Donald Trump stunningly acknowledged he'd block U.S. Postal Service funding to slow ballot delivery.

       

Dawes give rooftop performance on Kimmel Friday, Aug 14 2020 

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To promote the October release of their forthcoming album Good Luck with Whatever, Dawes took to the roof to perform two tracks on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Guest host Rob Lowe echoed our sentiments (and a certain 2015 album of theirs) when he referred to Dawes as one of my favorite bands. Watch Taylor Goldsmith and band play Who Do You Think Youre Talking To? and St. Augustine at Night


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This taco restaurant is taking over the former Hull & High Water space Friday, Aug 14 2020 

You'll have another location to try these "epic tacos" from Agave & Rye when their new location opens in February.

       

A second version of Prince’s “Witness 4 the Prosecution” shared Friday, Aug 14 2020 

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Youve no doubt heard that a deluxe reissue of Prince’s 1987 album, Sign O’ The Times, is arriving next month.

Several songs have already been shared from the set, including Witness for the Prosecution (Version 1), which implies a second version exists and here it is!

According to a press release, country music artist Deborah Allen asked Prince to write her a song, so he decided to rework “Witness 4 The Prosecution” for her. Being the capricious genius he was, he decided to keep the song and offered Allen “Telepathy” instead. Note: for fascinating clarity, read this Rolling Stone article where Allen shares the marvelous backstory on their collaboration.


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Yarmuth Criticizes McConnell Over Delayed Coronavirus Bill Friday, Aug 14 2020 

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Kentucky’s lone Democrat in Congress is criticizing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for sending lawmakers home for the August recess without passing a new coronavirus relief bill.

Negotiations over the relief package faltered after congressional Republicans and Democrats as well as the Trump administration couldn’t come to an agreement over key provisions like providing financial aid to states, unemployment benefits and liability and eviction protections.

Rep. John Yarmuth, who represents Kentucky’s 3rd Congressional district and chairs the House Budget Committee, said that McConnell isn’t representing the state’s best interests during the negotiations.


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Transparency, Environmental Concerns Surround Proposal To Barge Oil And Gas Waste On The Ohio River Friday, Aug 14 2020 

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A proposal to repurpose a docking facility near Marietta, Ohio, to allow for the barging of oil and gas drilling waste on the Ohio River is drawing concern from environmental groups and local residents.

Ohio-based DeepRock Disposal Solutions LLC is seeking approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District to operate a barge offloading facility to transfer the waste to existing storage tanks. The proposal indicates the loading facility can accommodate a 300-foot-long barge that is 54 feet wide.

It is the third barging proposal this year being considered by federal regulators. A proposal near Martins Ferry, Ohio, and one near Portland, Ohio, both to build new barging loading facilities have already been approved.


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Louisville man and child dead after shooting in Jacobs neighborhood Friday afternoon Friday, Aug 14 2020 

Louisville police are investigating adult an woman and child were shot Friday afternoon in Louisville's Jacobs neighborhood.

       

Frank Zappa to release “Halloween 81” box set Friday, Aug 14 2020 

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Fans of Frank Zappa will get a special treat and no tricks for Halloween!

October 2nd Zappa‘s October 31 and November 1, 1981 concerts at The Palladium in New York City will be issued as a six-CD box set titled Halloween 81. The set features over 70 previously unreleased tracks and even a “Count Frankula” mask and cape!

Heres a peek of whats to come with a tune Zappa played on the second night, Im the Slime


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Kentucky Derby jockeys must be at Churchill by Aug. 31, take several COVID-19 tests Friday, Aug 14 2020 

Jockeys must declare their intentions to ride in the Kentucky Derby by Tuesday and be tested for COVID-19 at least three times before race

       

Jimmy Buffett: “Music has always been a part of social change.” Friday, Aug 14 2020 

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Jimmy Buffett sits down with Kyle Meredith to talk about Life On the Flip Side, an album that found the legendary performer at #2 on the album charts behind Lady Gaga. Buffett discusses balancing heavy subjects with humor in his songs while citing the genius of Bob Marley as an inspiration, how the melting pot of the Gulf area plays such a big role in his work, and the importance of music as a part of social change. The Margaritaville author also speaks about writing about royalty checks in a new track, playing live stream shows for front line workers and how fans are still tailgating for the quarantine performances.


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