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2A MONDAY FEBRUARY 4 2019From the front KENTUCKY.COM 100 Midland Avenue, Lexington, KY 40508 Published daily and Sunday in Lexing- ton, Kentucky, by the McClatchy Company. Periodical postage paid at Lexington, Kentucky. (ISSN 0745-4260) LEADERSHIP Peter Baniak, Editor & General Man- ager, pbaniak@herald-leader.com Customer Care: 800-999-8881; customerservice@herald-leader.com Missing your paper or want to sub- scribe? Call to manage your account at 800-999-8881. Our automated system is also available 24/7 at www.kentucky.com. Contact Customer Care for non-delivery, managing your account, or to subscribe 24 hours a day. Redelivery of a missed or dam- aged newspaper in Lexington only is offered between 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. REWARDS PROGRAM Now is the perfect time to register for our rewards program at www.kentucky.com/rewards. 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Smartphone apps are not supported on all devices; does not include Kindle or Nook edition. Digital access requires activation at kentucky.com/activate. All subscriptions include delivery on Thanksgiving Day. Cancel at any time by contacting customer care center at 800-999-8881. Your subscription is subject to the Terms of Service at http:// www.kentucky.com/terms-of-service. Included in the subscription to the Breathitt County Voice is delivery of the Sunday Lexington Herald-Leader at the cost of $25/month. LEXINGTON POSTMASTER Send address changes to Lexington Herald-Leader Co. 100 Midland Ave. Lexington, KY 40508 ‘GLASS’ STAYS AT NO. 1; ‘MISS BALA’ OPENS IN THIRD Moviegoing audiences largely took the weekend off from the theaters over Super Bowl week- end. M. Night Shyama- lan’s “Glass” kept a fragile hold on the No. 1 spot for the third time while “The Upside” stayed in a close second. Studios on Sunday esti- mate that “Glass” has earned an additional $9.5 million in ticket sales, bringing its total earnings to $88.7 million. STX’s “The Upside” added $8.9 million. The Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston film has held very well in its four weeks in theaters, with domestic grosses already up to $75.6 million. The weekend’s only big newcomer, “Miss Bala,” landed in third place with $6.7 million. Gina Rodriguez stars in the Catherine Hard- wicke-directed actioner, which is a remake of a 2011 Mexican film. JUSSIE SMOLLETT HOLDS CONCERT DAYS AFTER ATTACK Jussie Smollett was emotional and defiantly determined Saturday night at a Southern Cali- fornia concert, telling the crowd he couldn’t let his attackers win. “The most important thing I can say is ‘thank you so much, and I’m OK,’ ” said the “Empire” actor and R&B singer at the Troubadour in West Hollywood in his first public appearance since he reported to police in Chicago on Tuesday that two masked men had assaulted him and put a rope around his neck while using homophobic and racial slurs. “I’m not fully healed yet,” said Smollett, who is black and openly gay, “but I’m going to be, and I’m gonna stand strong with y’all.” — ASSOCIATED PRESS PEOPLE ANDREW DALTON AP Singer Jussie Smollett appears at the Troubadour on Saturday in West Hollywood, Calif., where he opened the concert with an emotional speech, saying he couldn’t let his attackers win. Candace Wallace, who has helped spearhead efforts to get the historic designation, said the neighborhood received signatures from 270 of the more than 420 prop- erty owners. Supporters worked on the issue for more than four months. More than 100 people attended a meeting about the historic desig- nation in early Novem- ber, she said. “This moratorium will help us preserve what’s already there,” Wallace said Thursday. Others said the in- clusion of the Nicholas- ville Road properties in the moratorium is impor- tant because those prop- erties are in the neigh- borhood. “I’m one property away from the corridor,” said Scott Hutson, who lives on Wabash. Tracy Jones, a lawyer for the city, said the city is not required to give landowners notice of the moratorium. Notice will be given to all land- owners affected once the historic overlay applica- tion is filed. It has not yet been filed. City officials have also said similar six-month moratoriums have been used before, most recent- ly in the Versailles Road corridor. A contentious zone change, which was ap- proved by the Urban County Planning Com- mission in December, to allow for the building of eight townhouses at 1847 Nicholasville Road prompted the neigh- borhood to discuss pur- suing the historic neigh- borhood designation. That property is not included in the moratori- um. If that zone change is approved by the Lex- ington council, the town- houses can still be built. The moratorium also does not prohibit home- owners from doing reno- vations to their homes. Lexington Planning Director Jim Duncan told the council during a Tuesday work session that no applications for a zone change or demoli- tion have been filed for the area in question. The council will take a final vote on the pro- posed six-month morato- rium at its Feb. 7 meet- ing. Council member Chuck Ellinger Jr. lives in the Pensacola Park neighborhood and has recused himself from that vote. The H-1 over- lay or historic neigh- borhood designation must be approved by the Board of Architectural Review. Beth Musgrave: 859-231-3205, @HLCityhall FROM PAGE 1A MORATORIUM Democrats and with Pelosi sitting right be- hind him. Trump, who loves to build suspense, has teased that he could drop a big announcement in his speech, suggesting Friday he might make news on his threat to declare a national emer- gency to circumvent Congress in his quest to build his long-promised border wall. “Well, I’m saying lis- ten closely to the State of the Union. I think you’ll find it very exciting,” he said. White House speech- writers and policy staff- ers have been working for weeks on the address, with the president of- fering considerable in- put, scribbling notes in his trademark black Sharpie scrawl on drafts of sections prepared by Stephen Miller and other top speechwriters, ac- cording to one White House official who, like some others, was not authorized to publicly discuss the speech and spoke on condition of anonymity. Trump is expected to address the border, con- tinuing to press his case for the wall, but he is also expected to make a bigger pitch about what he sees as his achieve- ments to date and his plans for the rest of the term, said several people familiar with the plan- ning. Officials were quick to caution that the speech remains a work in pro- gress and stressed that Trump will tinker with it until the final moments. A senior administration official said Trump will focus on five main areas: immigration, trade, in- frastructure, drug pricing and national security. He will list what he sees as the dangers of illegal immigration and discuss his efforts to revise trade deals, including the up- dated agreement with Canada and Mexico. The president will call on Congress to produce an infrastructure package and support efforts to lower the cost of health care and prescription drugs. And he will dis- cuss military efforts around the world, stress- ing his interest in ending U.S. engagement in for- eign wars. He’s also expected to discuss the political tur- moil in Venezuela and trade negotiations with China. One early excerpt of the speech released by the White House: “To- gether we can break decades of political stale- mate; we can bridge old divisions, heal old wounds, build new coali- tions, forge new solu- tions, and unlock the extraordinary promise of America’s future. The decision is ours to make.” The administration has also been teasing several other announcements, including on the presi- dent’s planned with- drawal from Syria. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a Fox News interview that the president would “make a significant announce- ment, I think in the State of the Union next week, with respect of the status of the caliphate, the real estate, the grounds from which (the Islamic State group) had been oper- ating in Syria.” Trump tweeted Friday: “We will soon have destroyed 100% of the Caliphate, but will be watching them closely.” And Trump told re- porters he would prob- ably be announcing the details of his upcoming second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the speech. Trump is also expected to seize on recent head- lines about late-term abortion amid recent scrutiny of the practice and will talk about “re- spect for human life,” according to the senior administration official. Bill Galston, a presi- dential scholar at the Brookings Institution and former adviser in the Clinton administration, said Trump should look beyond his political base on Tuesday. “He desperately needs to send a signal to the American people that his administration is open for business, that he is prepared to negotiate on a wide range of issues that might enable him to broaden support,” Gal- ston said. He added that after Clinton’s losses in the 1994 midterm elec- tions, his State of the Union speeches were “much more concilia- tory. ... He was much more interested in over- tly laying out the possi- bility of common ground.” Democrats, mean- while, intend to use the speech as an opportunity to underscore their oppo- sition to the president and highlight the new generation of leaders that emerged during last year’s midterm elections. Stacey Abrams, the form- er Democratic leader of the the Georgia House of Representatives, will be offering the Democratic rebuttal. Democrats also intend to send a message with their guests, bringing along federal workers who were affected by the government shutdown as well as Victorina Moral- es, an immigrant from Guatemala who was in the U.S. illegally and who had worked for Trump at his golf club in Bed- minster, New Jersey. Democrats are also preparing for the possi- bility of interrupting the president to make their opposition known — something House Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said Trump shouldn’t be surprised by. “I think we ought to comport ourselves in a considered way. But I think his speeches are almost always to fire people up. And he should not be surprised that there is an opposite reac- tion,” Hoyer said. “He fires up his people, but he fires up the opposition to what he’s saying or doing or suggesting.” FROM PAGE 1A TRUMP SPEECH OWENSBORO, KY. A recount in a Ken- tucky state House race originally won by a Dem- ocrat by a single vote has ended in a tie after the local board of elections decided to open and count five absentee bal- lots that had previously been rejected. It’s un- clear what comes next. Democrat Jim Glenn defeated former Repub- lican state Rep. DJ John- son on Election Day by a one-vote margin. Ken- tucky does not have automatic recounts, and the Kentucky State Board of Elections certified Glenn as the winner. He was sworn in on Jan. 5 and has an office and been assigned to com- mittees. But the Republican- controlled state legisla- ture ordered a recount at Johnson’s request, rely- ing on a state law that allows candidates in legislative races to con- test election results. Saturday, the Daviess County Clerk’s Office recounted more than 12,000 ballots by hand. Glenn emerged from that process ahead by three votes. But after a person- al appeal from Johnson, the Daviess County Board of Elections – which consists of two Republicans and two Democrats – voted to give Johnson one of those votes back, putting him down by two. The board then re- viewed 17 absentee bal- lots that they had unani- mously rejected on Elec- tion Day. This time, the board decided five of those ballots were legal, and opened them. John- son received three of them, Glenn received one and one ballot was blank. That made the final results a tie, with each candidate receiving 6,323 votes. The next step is for the Daviess County Clerk’s Office to send a report to the Election Contest Board, a legislative panel of six Republicans and three Democrats which must decide what to do next and eventually give a report to the House of Representatives, which has the ultimate say in the matter. A state law indicates the board must choose the winner by drawing lots. But Anna Whites, Glenn’s attorney, noted Glenn has already been sworn in and seated as a state legislator, and the only way he can be re- moved is impeachment. She said Glenn would file a lawsuit over any at- tempt to remove him from office. Glenn did not attend Saturday’s recount. Reached by phone, he indicated he did not accept the results as legitimate. “I won. I’ll say it again,” he said. “Nor- mally, you don’t count invalid ballots.” Johnson, who attended the recount with his Recount in Kentucky House race ends in tie BY ADAM BEAM Associated Press GREG EANS AP Kentucky 13th District House race candidate DJ Johnson, center, attended a recount Saturday at the Daviess County Operations Center in Owensboro, Ky. SEE RECOUNT, 8A

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