Who is Kim Davis? Five things about the Kentucky clerk who won’t issue marriage licenses

A county clerk in Kentucky who has repeatedly defied court orders by refusing to issue marriage licenses since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage is being held for contempt of court on Thursday. Here are five things we know about Kim Davis.


KCP&L wins 11.7 percent rate increase for its Kansas City customers

Monthly bills will be going up nearly $12 for about half of Kansas City Power & Light’s Missouri customers. The utility got about three-fourths of what it had requested from the Public Service Commission, mainly to recover costs for pollution control at its La Cygne coal-fired plant, improvements at its Wolf Creek nuclear power plant, and rising transmission expenses.

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Planned hotel credited as four large conventions pick Kansas City

Visit KC said the bookings — the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, the Mothers of Preschoolers International, the American Public Works Association and Quilts Inc. — could generate more than $17 million for the local economy. “As I’ve said before, the convention hotel is a game changer,” said Ronnie Burt, Visit KC’s president and chief executive. “Usually, this type of interest doesn’t happen until the shovel is in the ground.”

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