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Kentucky County Clerk Defies Supreme Court Ruling And Refuses To Issue Same Sex Marriage Licenses

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It’s been a busy news Monday for our neighbor to the south, Kentucky.

A county clerk there, returns to work on this Monday still defiant on the issue of doing her job, which includes issuing marriage licences to gay couples–this despite spending five days in jail for contempt of court for disobeying a judge and federal law which she swore to uphold when taking office.  Click the media player below to listen to my story on the latest developments and then check out the story below as a manhunt in the state comes to an end.

Media reports say employees in the clerk’s office would disobey their boss, Davis, and issue licenses if they had to.

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Meanwhile, authorities in western Kentucky say they have captured a suspect who has been on the loose, one they believe shot and killed a State Police trooper.  Lyon County Judge Executive Wade White made the announcement this Monday morning on his Facebook page. State police say the shooting happened after Trooper Joseph Ponder tried to make a traffic stop along Interstate-24 in Lyon County Sunday night.  The driver, identified as Joseph Johnson-Shanks of Missouri, fled and later stopped abruptly a short time later. Ponder’s cruiser hit the back of the vehicle and that’s when the suspect allegedly shot at him several times. Trooper Ponder was age 31.

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