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Friday, January 23
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Monday, September 1
Ky woman sold for sex at 5 years old
BOWLING GREEN, KY (bgdailynews.com) - At 5 years old, Margeaux Gray was a sex slave living in southcentral Kentucky. Her trafficker, whom she declined to identify, first exploited her and then trafficked her for sex in and out of the state until she was 18. He was someone she and her family trusted. 

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Friday, August 15
Ky. legislation to protect human trafficking victims called national model
FRANKFORT (The Independent) - A four-month-old state law that allows victims of human trafficking forced into prostitution to clear their criminal records was honored this week as model legislation.

Thursday, June 13
Kokomo, Ind. committee still researching stripper licensing ordinance

KOKOMO, IND. (kokomoperspective.com) - City council members continue to research the viability of creating an ordinance to license strippers working in the clubs in Kokomo. Councilwoman Cindy Sanders said the committee, despite not having the chance to meet in recent weeks, is still researching ordinances from other cities to make sure the one that will eventually be presented to the council will be strong.

Tuesday, June 4
Indy social club has record of fights, gunfire, exotic dancing
INDIANAPOLIS (Indystar.com) - Authorities plan to pursue charges against the operator of a Northside social club and the building’s owner after four people were shot at a Sweet 16 birthday party over the weekend. The shooting was the latest in a litany of incidents there that, according to police, have included unlicensed alcohol sales, fights, Molotov cocktails and exotic dancing.

Friday, May 31
Two Indiana men sentenced to decades in prison for child pornography charges
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Two Columbus men who pleaded guilty to possessing and producing child pornography videos, including one involving a 4-year-old, have each been sentenced to more than 25 years each in prison.

Thursday, April 25
Owner of escort service forced woman to work as prostitute, Louisville police say
LOUISVILLE, KY (Courier-Journal) - A married couple who ran an escort service out of their home have been accused of forcing a woman to work as a prostitute, according to Louisville Metro Police.

Saturday, April 6
Feds: Indiana man blackmailed teens into online sex
(INDYSTAR/AP) - A northwest Indiana man has been sentenced to three years in prison after he pleaded guilty to blackmailing a 16-year-old New York girl into sending him nude photos over the Internet.

Wednesday, February 13
Bullying blamed for mass email of porn to entire student body at Ind. high school
BEECH GROVE, Ind. (rtv6) - A student is facing suspension and possible criminal charges after a mass email sent pornography into the inboxes of the entire student body in the Beech Grove City School district. 

Sunday, February 10
Parents: 'Inappropriate touching game' in elem school wasn't a game
(INDIANAPOLIS STAR) - When three students at a Lawrence Township elementary school were suspended last week, school officials said it was because they were engaging in an "inappropriate touching game." But some parents say what happened to their children was not a game, nor was it consensual. Now, they are considering legal action against the school that they say downplayed what happened. some parents say what happened to their children was not a game, nor was it consensual. Now, they are considering legal action against the school that they say downplayed what happened But some parents say what happened to their children was not a game, nor was it consensual. Now, they are considering legal action against the school that they say downplayed what happened  

Tuesday, January 29
WHAS11: Theatair X could face citation after holes are found connecting viewing booths
CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (WHAS11) -- More trouble for the long time adult business, Theatair X, in Clarksville, Indiana. 

Thursday, January 24
Professor hired to draft sexually oriented business ordinance
MICHIGAN CITY (www.heraldargus.com) — Eric Kelly, Ball State University planning professor and former president of the American Planning Association, has been hired to help Michigan City draft an ordinance that addresses adult entertainment businesses that may want to locate here. 

Tuesday, January 22
5 Indianapolis men arrested on child porn charges
INDIANAPOLIS (rtv6.com) - Five Indianapolis men are facing child pornography charges after being arrested in connection with Operation Community Watch, an initiative guided by the U.S. attorney's office with help from state and metro police.

Saturday, December 1
Kokomo considers requiring dancers at adult entertainment sites to have licenses
KOKOMO, Indiana (Daily Reporter) - Dancers at adult entertainment sites in Kokomo could soon be required to have a city license before taking the stage.

Thursday, November 29
Floyds Knobs couple arrested for tax evasion, theft
Southern Indiana (News and Tribune) - Two Floyds Knobs residents already facing prostitution charges in Clark County were arrested Thursday for tax evasion, theft and corrupt business influence.

Thursday, May 31
Police charge man with promoting prostitution at Jeffersontown business
(www.courier-journal.com) - Jeffersontown Police have charged a Louisville man with promoting prostitution at a business on Plantside Drive. 

Wednesday, May 9
Indy man gets 41 months for running Indy-based prostitution ring
(www.indystar.com) - A federal judge today sentenced an Indianapolis man to 41 months in prison for his role in a multi-state prostitution ring. 

Tuesday, April 10
Authorities fear 'sextortation' case involves many teens
INDIANAPOLIS (www.newsandtribune.com) — Federal authorities say a Western Indiana man has confessed to coercing scores of teenage boys into recording sexually explicit videos after he threatened to expose them on pornographic websites. 

Tuesday, April 10
2 sexual exploitation suspects met boys, girls on same website, feds say
INDIANAPOLIS (www.courier-journal.com — An Indiana man who prosecutors fear may have coerced hundreds of teenage boys into performing sexual acts for him over the Internet and a California teacher accused of exchanging nude photos with girls as young as 13 used the same website to meet their victims, officials and court documents say. 

Monday, April 9
FBI: Ind. man charged with interstate sextortation of children
INDIANAPOLIS—Richard Leon Finkbiner, 39, of Brazil, Indiana, has been charged with the sexual exploitation of children by inducing and coercing at least two minors to engage in sexually explicit activity that Finkbiner allegedly captured with a webcam, conduct frequently referred to as “sextortion,” U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana Joseph H. Hogsett announced today. This arrest is the result of the FBI and local law enforcement partners. 

Monday, April 9
'Sextortation' case may be biggest in U.S.
(www.indystar.com) - Authorities fear that a Clay County man arrested on a single count of sexual exploitation of children might figure in a nationwide case of Internet sex crime with perhaps hundreds of young victims. 

Friday, February 17
Two charged with promoting prostitution in Clark County
Clarksville, Ind. (www.newsandtribune.com) - Two massage parlor owners were charged Friday morning with promoting prostitution in Clark County.

Wednesday, December 21
Females photographed in changing room
CLARKSVILLE (NewsandTribune.com) — Witnesses claim a man was seen photographing young women as they changed clothes at Plato’s Closet at 650 E. Lewis and Clark Parkway in Clarksville.


Thursday, December 15
Man charged in child porn case had worked as JCPS substitute teacher

Louisville, KY (Courier-Journal) - The Indiana man arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of child pornography had worked as a substitute teacher for Jefferson County Public Schools. 

Tuesday, November 22
Indiana man sentenced to 315 years for child pornography
(www.reuters.com) - A 25-year-old Bloomington, Indiana, man was sentenced Tuesday to 315 years in federal prison for the production and trafficking of child pornography as part of a worldwide distribution ring.  

Wednesday, October 19
Lawmakers want to stop benefits card use at strip clubs
(www.indianapublicmedia.com) - Since 2002, food stamps and welfare benefits have been delivered in Indiana through a special debit card. But legislators want a couple of limits on that easy access to the money. 

Friday, September 9
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Thursday, August 4
Complaints lead to prostitution bust in Jeffersonville, Ind.

Jeffersonville, Ind. (Courier-Journal) - Four undercover officers from Indianapolis helped the Jeffersonville Police Department in its investigation into alleged prostitution at an office park near the city’s riverfront, police spokesman Todd Hollis said Thursday. 

Tuesday, May 31
Police say parents should 'trust but verify' children's Internet use

(Evansville Courier&Press)— Tri-State parents and caregivers might want to take a second glance when their children are in chat rooms, on computers or Smart Phones. 

Tuesday, May 24
WHAS11 investigates: Are strip clubs in Louisville violating the city ordinance?
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)-  It is a fight that lasted years, and when Louisville's new ordinance stripping away nudity took effect, many thought it was a moral milestone. WHAS11 News went undercover during one of the busiest times for these strip clubs, the days leading up to Kentucky Derby 137.


Wednesday, May 11
9 arrested in alleged sex trafficking ring in Louisville, Ky and Tennessee
Louisville, Ky (Courier-Journal.com) - Working 11 hours a day, six days a week, the women — who spoke only Spanish and lacked immigration papers — were required to perform sexual services for 30 men a day at brothels in non-descript houses in Jeffersontown and Newburg.

Tuesday, May 10
Alleged brothers busted in Louisville neighborhoods

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A federal grand jury has indicted nine people, including two in Louisville, on charges of operating a prostitution and brothel network. 


Tuesday, February 8
Adult business ordinance goes into effect in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, KY (WDRB Fox 41) -- The crackdown on Louisville's adult entertainment businesses is underway.     

Monday, February 7
Man arrested for indecent exposure at cheerleading competition
A Louisville man was arrested Sunday and charged with committing lewd acts at a cheerleading competition at the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center.

Tuesday, February 1
Louisville Sends Sexually Oriented Businesses Packing
(www.citizenlink.com)  Several years ago, Louisville, Ky., was home to 175 sexually oriented businesses — one of the highest concentrations in the country. Last year, the number had fallen to 63. And starting Tuesday, it could drop even lower.

Sunday, January 9
Louisville strip bars say no-nudity could shut them down

Louisville, KY (www.courier-journal.com) - Operators of adult businesses in Louisville are pinning their last hope on an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in a seven-year battle with the city over a no-nudity ordinance they say would effectively shut them down.  Read the letter from the city to sexually oriented businesses!

Monday, November 22
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Friday, November 19
Former Pleasureland Museum Demolition Begins
(www.mishawaka.in.gov) - Mayor Wood indicated that “Although this has been a long-time coming, spanning more than a decade, with three different Mayors, I am positive that the removal of this business and building, which was longstanding negative influence, will assist in the continued marketing and redevelopment of this neighborhood and the former Uniroyal properties”.

Tuesday, November 16
Hit-and-run suspect abandons sexting evidence
Indianapolis (IndyStar.com) - Police said a hit-and-run driver who ran from them after a car chase left behind some incriminating evidence: randy photos on a cell phone, apparently addressed to a Fishers High School student.

Saturday, November 13
Woman impregnated by teenage boy gets 8 years
INDIANAPOLIS (Indystar.com) - A 38-year-old woman impregnated in 2007 by a 14-year-old relative was sentenced to eight years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to two felony counts of sexual misconduct with a minor.

Thursday, November 11
Surf with caution: Conference brings together officials hoping to prevent Internet-based crimes
CLARK COUNTY. IND. (Evening News) — The Internet, Facebook and other social networking platforms, like them or not, are part of your life. But maybe more importantly, they are a part of your child’s life.

Tuesday, November 9
Frankfort man charged with allegedly having 80,000 child porn images
 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A Frankfort man is accused of having more than 80,000 images of child porn on his computer.  The Cybercrimes Unit arrested Joshua Thompson, 26, on 10 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, and one count of distributing it.

Monday, November 8
West Clark (Ind.) school bus driver charged with sexual misconduct

Clark County, Ind. (Courier-Journal) - A bus driver for the West Clark Schools district was charged Monday with sexual misconduct with a minor and battery involving female middle and high school students.

Monday, October 25
KY man accused of trying to meet teen for sex in La Grange

Louisville, KY (Courier-Journal) - Kentucky State Police said they arrested a Sulphur, Ky., man after he tried to plan a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl at a La Grange park.

Monday, October 25
KY man gets 18 years for sexting
(WKYT.com) - A federal judge sentenced a 33-year-old Florence, Kentucky, man to 18 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release for persuading a 14-year-old to send nude photos to him by text message.

Friday, October 15
Report says 5-year-old was physically and verbally harassed on school bus ride

Louisville, KY (Courier-Journal.com) - A 5-year-old student was physically and verbally harassed by other students while on a bus ride home in September in an episode that may have included sexual contact, investigators from the Jefferson County Public Schools have concluded.

Saturday, October 2
Changes are coming to Louisville strip clubs after recent Supreme Court ruling
(WHAS11) - Changes are coming to Louisville strip clubs.  The adult entertainment ordinance was passed six years ago, but now after a recent Supreme Court ruling, city officials said they will begin enforcing this ordinance within the next month.

Thursday, September 30
KY Audit: Sex offenders lived in same homes as children under state care

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Courier-Journal) – A state audit found 12 instances where registered state sex offenders were living in state-regulated child care homes.

Tuesday, September 28
Former police officer pleas guilty in Indiana child porn case
(Courier-journal.com) - A former Sellersburg police officer who had been charged with downloading and sending sexually explicit images of teenage girls to others pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession of child pornography.

Wednesday, September 8
JCPS investigating allegations that 5-year-old was sexually assulted on bus

(Courier-Journal) -- Officials with Jefferson County Public Schools are investigating allegations that a 5-year-old student was sexually assaulted on a school bus last week.

Tuesday, September 7
Human trafficking can fly under the radar

(Courier-Journal) -- For two years as a teenager, Theresa Flores was forced to be a prostitute for gang members in Detroit.

Saturday, September 4
Police: 1000+ Child Porn Images on Man's Computer
A man was arrested Friday after more than 1,000 images of child pornography were found at his house, police said.

Friday, September 3
Man pleads not guilty to 120 sex counts

BROWNSVILLE, Ky. — A southern Kentucky man faces a January trial date after pleading not guilty to 120 sexual offenses.

Wednesday, August 25
Louisville man sentenced in child porn case
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WLKY) -- A federal judge sentenced a Louisville man to nine years in prison in a child pornography case.

Wednesday, August 18
2 men sentenced in Ind. for online child porn ring
hand on computerINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Baltimore man who helped run an online message board where members shared millions of child pornography images insisted Wednesday that he only took part so he could bust the ring.

Sunday, August 15
Feds: Online 'sextortion' of teens on the rise
Indianapolis, Ind. (Courier-Journal) -- The nightmare began with a party: three teenage girls with a webcam, visiting an Internet chatroom and yielding to requests to flash their breasts.

Wednesday, August 4
Clarksville, Ind. police investigating two reports of attacks on women
Clarksville, Ind. (Evening News) -- Clarksville Police Department detectives are investigating two sexual assaults that occurred at nearby apartment complexes last week.

Wednesday, August 4
Judge rules Uniontown, Ind. porn store must close
Uniontown, Ind. (www.crothersvilletimes.com) -- A special Bartholomew Circuit Court judge has ordered The Lion’s Den adult book at Uniontown to close. But an appeal of Judge Stephen R. Heimann’s ruling is expected, court observers noted.

Monday, July 12
Man accused of photographing of nude boys at Kentucky State Park in Richmond
(www.courier-journal.com) - Trooper Chris Lanham said police were called to Fort Boonesboro State Park last week on a complaint of a man photographing four naked juvenile boys on a beach.

Saturday, July 3
Man wanted on child molesting charges turns himself in
(newsandtribune.com) SOUTHERN INDIANA — A 21-year-old Clarksville man charged with child molesting turned himself into police Friday, about 10 days after the New Albany Police Department requested the public’s help in locating him.

Thursday, June 17
Police raid Deja Vu for prostitution, nude dancing
(Cincinnati.com) UNION TWP., OHIO - Police raided the Déjà Vu strip club in Clermont County Thursday and charged some dancers with prostitution.

Wednesday, June 16
Students view explicit images at Greater Clark school
(Newsandtribune.com) JEFFERSONVILLE — A parent is upset and said her child’s innocence is gone after finding out she viewed explicit images of men on the computer while at school.

Saturday, June 12
Northern Kentucky topless bars not topless anymore
COVINGTON - There's less to meet the eye than there used to be in Covington's three remaining go-go bars.

Wednesday, May 26
Dozens arrested in online child porn ring
(AP) - More than 50 people have been arrested and 16 child victims identified in a two-year investigation of a global child pornography ring, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

Monday, May 10
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Saturday, May 1
Judge blocks Indiana school's graduation prayer
INDIANAPOLIS -- A judge has granted a preliminary injunction prohibiting Greenwood High School from permitting student-led prayer at its May 28 graduation ceremony.

Friday, April 23
High Court upholds much of city adult-entertainment law

(www.courier-journal.com) -- Most of the city’s adult-entertainment ordinance is lawful, including a ban on the sale of alcohol, if the businesses allow nude dancing, the Kentucky Supreme Court said in a ruling issued Thursday.

Thursday, March 25
Southern Indiana registered sex offender charged with child molesting
(news-tribune.net) -- A Charlestown man listed on the Indiana Sex Offender Registry was arrested Tuesday on charges that he molested a girl when she was 5 to 10 years old.

Thursday, March 25
Tenn. man arrested, charged with luring Kentucky child

PRINCETON, Ky. — A Tennessee man has been arrested after western Kentucky police officers posed as a teenage girl in an Internet chat room and received explicit images.

Friday, March 19
'Sexting' bill clears Senate panel

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A measure that would give law enforcement a new option for dealing with teens caught “sexting” — sending sexually explicit photos through cell phones — cleared a Senate committee Thursday.

Saturday, March 13
Chick-fil-a Owners Desire to Inspire
(NewsandTribune.com) -- Clarksville restaurant owners to bring in family from "The Blind Side" to share story.

Thursday, March 4
Indy, live lingerie studio at odds over zoning
INDIANAPOLIS -- A live lingerie modeling studio is in danger of being shut down after it opened without the proper license, city officials said.

Wednesday, February 24
ROCKnthetruth: stealing time to do the crime
The Internet’s provision of quick-click gratification has now facilitated pornography consumption to become not only unlimited, but unrestrained as well . . . Today porn consumption is no longer carefully and clandestinely confined to the world of dark shadows and private, personal use. It has crossed an even more disturbing line: from the home into the workplace.

Wednesday, February 17
what's up with ROCK blogger Bill Womack?
Why do you think it is important for people to engage in popular opinion?
One of the themes of the book is that ideas matter. I wrote, “It’s not necessarily he who has the best idea who wins. Often it is he who can convince others that his idea is the best who wins.” I believe that the Judeo-Christian worldview informed the Founders of our country, informed the Constitution they wrote, and is ultimately the healthiest set of ideas for American society (or any free society) today.

Wednesday, February 10
ROCKntheTruth: parental permissiveness and pornography
Dr. Walter Jones III is a friend of ROCK’s and has several years experience of working on issues that impact families and communities.  Today he writes about the impact of pornography on young people and what parents can do to be a positive influence.  Please join us in welcoming him to the ROCK blog!

Wednesday, January 20
Ohio residents voice concerns about new adult store
A newly opened sexually oriented business at the Ohio 13 Interstate 71 interchange south of Mansfield, has generated anger and concern among many residents in the community.

Sunday, January 17
Searching for the missing children
Louisvillian Ernie Allen takes on national role.

Wednesday, December 23
Sex-offender case appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether the state's restrictions for sex offenders can be applied retroactively to as many as 5,800 people convicted before the limits went into effect in 2006.

Tuesday, December 15
Nashville-area teen prostitution case grows; some under age girls transported to Kentucky
AP -- Two more people have been indicted as a result of a federal investigation into an alleged teenage prostitution business in Nashville. Read more.

Tuesday, November 24
ROCKnthetruth: the oprah pornfry show, part 2
Last week I wrote about Oprah’s giggly tribute to the joys of pornography, and I said that it failed the Martian Test. That is, a Martian who just landed on earth and who knew nothing about human sexuality would think that pornography was a normal, if not downright vital, part of relationships.  Read part 2 here!

Thursday, November 19
the oprah pornfrey show?
The other day ABC aired an infomercial on the joys of pornography and an Oprah Winfrey show almost broke out. Read more.

Thursday, November 12
heroes deserve better
You never know when you might run into a hero.  Read more.

Wednesday, November 4
ROCKnthetruth: tony dungy to teens: "the crowd is common. be uncommon."
Tony Dungy, coach of the Super Bowl Champion XLI Indianapolis Colts, spoke to a sold-out crowd of 2,000 people at Northside Christian Church on November 3, and I was fortunate enough to be there.  Read more.

Thursday, October 29
Is a local modeling agency promoting prostitution?
Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - For over six months, WHAS11's Andy Treinen has been digging into allegations that the man in charge of a local modeling agency is actually running a male escort service.  Watch now

Sunday, October 18
Owners feed spirit as well as body at Clarksville business
On Nov. 3, the Haags' business also will put on the first in a planned series of dinners likewise intended to feed the spirit along with the stomach.  Read more.

Thursday, October 15
Character Coach
Sometimes good guys finish first.  Read more about Tony Dungy!

Monday, October 5
ROCKnthetruth: yes, whoopi, it really is rape-rape
“I know it wasn’t rape-rape. I think it was something else, but I don’t believe it was rape-rape.”—Whoopi Goldberg on The View, commenting on what director Roman Polanski admitted to doing to a then-13 year-old girl in 1978.  Read more.

Friday, September 25
KY: Sexually Oriented Business Loses 5-Year Fight
COVINGTON, Ky. – In August 2004, the Kenton County Fiscal Court passed an ordinance which regulated the adult entertainment businesses in Kenton County by requiring Sexually Oriented Businesses to obtain a business license to operate.  Read more.

Tuesday, September 15
ROCKnthetruth: Jersey tougher on illegal sex shops than Clarksville? fuhgeddaboudit.

Maybe you heard about the sexually-oriented business in New Jersey that made headlines recently. I bring it up because of the eerie similarities between it and Clarksville’s Theatair X—except for the whole “Elected officials and local law enforcement step up to do the right thing” angle, of course. Aside from that, it’s a mirror image.

Are you kidding me?

Thursday, September 10
Indiana court says clear evidence needed to close sex store
INDIANAPOLIS – A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the city of New Albany must present clear evidence that a store selling adult books and movies causes excessive litter, crime or other problems before imposing additional restrictions on its operations.  Read more.

Thursday, September 3
don't be deluded; christian students have rights!
(ROCKnthetruth.wordpress.com) -- It has been said that as long as there are math tests there will be prayer in schools. While that may be true, there is no denying that the role of religion in public education today is a far cry from what the Founders envisioned more than two hundred years ago.  Read more.

Tuesday, September 1
Planning Commissioners Learn about Regulating Sexually Oriented Businesses
Regardless of how one feels about the presence of sexually-oriented businesses in a community, the law must be upheld to protect the community and the business’s right to exist. That’s what representatives of ROCK — a non-profit corporation dedicated to the purpose of raising the level of decency for the protection of children, families and communities — discussed recently . . . Read more.

Sunday, August 30
New Albany, Ind., interfaith council honors 'Giants in the Faith'

One volunteers as a sign language interpreter for deaf members of his church, another served as a school system superintendent and another leads an anti-pornography group.  Read more.

Wednesday, August 26
Franklin Court (KY) strikes down reference to God in state law
FRANKFORT, Ky. — A Franklin circuit judge Wednesday declared unconstitutional a reference to God in a 2006 law creating the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security. Read more.

Friday, August 21
"harmless fun?" part 2
You’ve probably heard the recent tourism advertising campaign touting Louisville as “Possibility City.” I was born and raised in the ‘Ville, and I love my home town. Unfortunately, if recent trends continue, a more appropriate slogan for Louisville might be “Predatory City.”  Read more.

Wednesday, August 19
14 charged in online police sexual predator sting
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A joint operation between Louisville Metro Police and Kentucky State Police aimed at protecting your children had ended with the arrest of 14 men from across Kentuckiana. Read more.

Wednesday, August 19
Survey calls Louisville "most obscene" city in U.S.
(FOX41) - A new survey lists Louisville as the most obscene city in the U.S.  Google says there are more Internet searches for obscene material out of our area than anywhere else in the country.  Read more.

Monday, August 10
"harmless fun"?
(ROCKntheTruth.wordpress.com) -- One of the arguments I hear most often used in defense of pornography, prostitution, and the sex industry is, “If adults want to do or view that stuff, what’s the big deal? Nobody’s getting hurt.”  Read more.

Friday, July 31
"I don't know art . . ."
(ROCKntheTruth) -- You’ve probably heard the old saw, “I don’t know art, but I know what I like!”  Read more

Friday, July 17
KY Court favors city on sex industry ordinance
(Mt. Sterling Advocate) -- The Kentucky Court of Appeals has found in favor of the city of Mt. Sterling in regard to the legality of two of its ordinances dealing with sexually oriented businesses.  Read more.

Friday, July 17
ROCKnthetruth: red, white, and blue with envy
. . . It’s that little irritation I get every time I pull up to a red light behind a car with an Indiana “In God We trust” license plate.  Read more

Tuesday, June 30
what does Independence day mean to you?
Ah, July 4. Along with Thanksgiving it is truly the most American of paid vacation days. What do you first think of when you think of July 4?  Read more.

Thursday, June 25
jon and kate's sad fate
Like many Americans, I tuned in to the “very special episode” of “Jon & Kate Plus 8” last Sunday. I must confess it was the first full episode I had ever watched, and what little I knew about the Gosselin family had come from my wife and kids.  Read more.

Friday, June 12
no crown for you!
Who knew Jerry Seinfeld was a prophet?  Read more.

Tuesday, April 14
ROCKntheTruth - paul blart: american hero
Being a Christian who really loves movies ain’t easy.  Finding a Hollywood movie that not only isn’t drenched in sex, violence, and/or profanity but also doesn’t show disdain to the Biblical worldview is like trying to find a mustache at a Jonas Brothers concert.  Read more.

Monday, March 23
ROCKnthetruth: a word about bodies and temples
Aside from the obvious reasons, the internet is also a terrible, wonderful instrument simply due to the staggering amount of information at your fingertips. Read more.

Saturday, March 21
Indiana drops ban on God
Indiana officials have dropped a provision that bans references to religions or deities on personalized license plates after a woman sued when her "BE GODS” personalized license plate was not renewed. Read more.

Wednesday, March 18
Districts for adult businesses to be decided at New Albany City Council
New Albany, Ind. -- The New Albany City Council will specify the districts where adult-oriented businesses can exist during its Thursday meeting.  Read more.

Thursday, March 12
ROCKnthetruth: michael vick: ceo of the humane society?

“Michael Vick named CEO of the Humane Society.”  This was my first thought when I heard that David Ogden had been nominated for the position of Deputy Attorney General of the United States of America.  Other parallel news headlines that came to mind were “Amy Winehouse accepts post as new Miss Manners,” “Dr. Jack Kevorkian seen on cover of AARP magazine” or “Wile E. Coyote accepts Shepherd Of The Year Award.”  Read more.

Monday, March 9
Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously passes cybersafety legislation
Frankfort, KY -- The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously pased HB 315 which contains several provisions targeted to keeping teens and children safe online.  Read more

Friday, February 20
New Albany Common Council unanimously approves ordinance on second reading
New Albany - The council unanimously approved a new live adult entertainment ordinance on second reading, but one more vote will have to be taken before the measure becomes official. Read more.

Thursday, February 19
ROCK event mobilizes Christians to engage the culture
Louisville, KY -- Few doubt that it’s a critical time in our nation. Read more.

Thursday, February 19
ROCKntheTruth: What is pornography?

One of the challenges I hear from people who defend the sex industry is, “Who says this stuff is pornography, anyway?”  Over the last few decades our culture has become so saturated with sexual imagery and innuendo that collectively we’ve lost the ability to blush.  Read more.

Friday, February 13
Kentucky Supreme Court to rule on Louisville's adult entertainment ordinance
Frankfort -- The long-running battle over Louisville's adult entertainment ordinance moved to the Kentucky Supreme Court Friday.  This is a legal battle that's been going on for five years, ever since the city of Louisville passed the ordinance.  Read more

Tuesday, February 3
New Albany council backs adult-entertainment ordinance
New Albany, Ind. -- The New Albany City Council last night unanimously approved a first reading of an adult-entertainment ordinance aimed at tightening regulations on strip clubs and cabarets.  Read more.

Tuesday, February 3
Adult Ordinance Passes in New Albany, Ind.
New Albany, Ind. -- Assured by legal counsel that it was the right move, the New Albany City Council approved a live adult entertainment ordinance on first reading Monday.  Read more.

Tuesday, February 3
Local columnist: Pornography is the Scourge of the 21st Century
Not so long ago I was in a coffee shop and heard two female students talking. One girl made the following remark to her friend. “Today is my 18th birthday.” Her friend asked what she had planned. She replied “it also means that I can buy porn and that is what I am going to do.”  Read more.

Monday, February 2
New Albany City Council Reveals Ordinance to Regulate New Businesses
New Albany, Ind. -- A controversial strip club has city leaders in New Albany looking to regulate all types of businesses moving into the area.  Read more or watch the story.

Sunday, February 1
New Albany (Ind.) City Council: Adult Ordinance up for a Vote Monday
New Albany, Ind. -- The New Albany City Council scheduled a work session at 6 p.m. Monday — prior to its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. — to discuss a new live adult entertainment ordinance.

The council will likely take the first of three votes on the ordinance at the latter meeting. Prepared by city attorney Shane Gibson, the measure includes input from lawyers versed on adult ordinances and could take the place of current legislation deemed unenforceable by New Albany officials.  Read more

Monday, January 26
Which is more popular online, social networking or porn?
When I told my grandmother a few years ago about my fascination with this newfangled computer network called the Internet, she had a discouraging question: "Isn't that just for watching pornography?" Read more.

Saturday, January 3
Adult store ordered closed

ROCKPORT, Ind. -- A judge has ordered an adult bookstore to close its doors until it pays more than $360,000 in fines and attorney and witness fees.  Read more.

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