AP — Investors are obtaining land for development of a private, upscale resort near Kentucky's Red River Gorge, a nonprofit group said, but with significant local opposition the project is far from a done deal. The land is currently privately owned by entrepreneur Ian Teal. The sandstone arches and towering cliffs in the 42,acre geological area southeast of Lexington has long attracted hundreds of thousands of hikers, rock-climbers, kayakers and campers each year. Red River Economic Development said in a news release that the closing on the purchase will happen after survey and title work. Chairman Charles Beach III said that while an economic rebound has started a year after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, "we need more time to test the waters with developers and investors for the proposed resort.
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In striking down Kentucky's ban on gay marriage, a federal judge Tuesday rejected Gov. Steve Beshear's argument that the ban is needed because only opposite sex couples can procreate and maintain the state's birth rate and economy. District Court Judge John G. Heyburn II.
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Kentucky must recognize the legal same-sex marriages of residents who wed outside the state, a federal judge said on Wednesday in the latest of a series of rulings that expand gay rights following a U. Supreme Court decision last year. Four Kentucky same-sex couples who were married out of state had challenged a state law that declared such marriages void and the accompanying rights unenforceable.