About Don Weber

Don Weber joined cn|2 when it launched back in May 2010 and soon became a reporter for Pure Politics. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and has spent many years covering everything from politics to sports. Don says he loves meeting new people everyday as part of his job and also enjoys the fact that no two days are the same when he comes to work.

Secretary of State Grimes will run on her record in re-election bid

05/27/2015 05:15 PM

LEXINGTON — After coming up well short of knocking off U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is looking at her re-election bid as an interview for the job, and not a personal contest. Grimes faces GOP nominee Steve Knipper in the fall Election and she says she will rely on her experience in the office and focus on jobs in the General Election campaign. “It’s an office where I have a record of success,”... Read more 

Opiate overdose reversal kits now available at three Kentucky hospitals

05/26/2015 03:41 PM

EDGEWOOD — Drug overdose victims at St. Elizabeth Hospitals in northern Kentucky, along with the University of Kentucky Medical Center, and the University of Louisville Hospital will be given opiate overdose kits when they are discharged from the hospital so they or a loved one can prevent another overdose and possibly save a life. The kits, which contain Naloxone, also known as Narcan, reverses the effects of a heroin overdose by physiologically blocking the effects of opiates. Fifteen Hundred kits were purchased... Read more 

Northern Kentucky officials say Bevin's ground game in the area a key in sweeping the three-county region

05/22/2015 04:51 PM

Northern Kentucky proved a key area for Matt Bevin in his unofficial GOP gubernatorial victory. In Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties, Bevin got 10,326 votes, roughly 54 percent of all of the votes cast in northern Kentucky. James Comer received nearly 5,000 votes despite having state Sen. Chris McDaniel of Kenton County as a running mate. Hal Heiner got 3,510 votes in the three counties. The three county clerks in northern Kentucky say there were definite reasons why Bevin did so well... Read more 

Comer supporters say they'll support Bevin in November

05/20/2015 12:24 AM

FRANKFORT — While the roller coaster evening ended in potential disappointment for James Comer supporters, the feeling around the room at the Capital Plaza Hotel is that they will unite behind Republican nominee Matt Bevin in the fall. A tearful House Minority Leader, Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown, expressed his appreciation for the campaign Comer ran. “I’m so proud of my friend Jamie Comer,” Hoover said. “He’s been through so much, his wife’s been through so much, his family.” Hoover feels certain that... Read more 

Kentucky farmers concerned that new water regs could drown some farming businesses

05/14/2015 05:56 PM

Kentucky’s farmers are concerned that new regulations concerning water could hamper their ability to farm their own land. In March 2014, the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a proposed rule expanding the definitions of the “Waters of the United States” subject to the Clean Water Act. The rule added “neighboring” areas; and areas “adjacent” to waters of the United States to the regulatory program which would carry requirements for permitting, enforcement, and mitigation. Farmers in Kentucky are... Read more 

Trey Grayson handicaps the GOP gubernatorial primary

05/13/2015 03:43 PM

FORT MITCHELL – Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President Trey Grayson believes that past history could be an indicator as to who wins the GOP gubernatorial primary on May 19. Grayson, the former Kentucky Secretary of State and director of the Harvard University Institute of Politics, feels that this year’s GOP race could be a photo finish with Louisville businessman and former councilman Hal Heiner, Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer, and Louisville entrepreneur Matt Bevin all vying for the right to... Read more 

Congressman Andy Barr announces formation of task force to combat heroin abuse

05/07/2015 04:07 PM

LEXINGTON — Combating the growing heroin epidemic in central and eastern Kentucky was the subject of a roundtable discussion hosted by U.S. Rep. Andy Barr on Thursday. Law enforcement, state and federal officials contributed to the discussion including White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli. Kentucky has the third highest drug overdose mortality rate in the United States. Fayette County is ranked second out of all 120 counties in the state for heroin detected in overdose deaths.... Read more 

McDaniel stands behind Comer, criticizes K.C. Crosbie for not acknowledging alleged connection to blogger

05/06/2015 12:09 PM

COVINGTON – The message was GOP party unity, but the subject of many of the conversations before the Kenton County Republicans Spring Fling on Tuesday night was the Courier-Journal article which raised allegations that GOP gubernatorial candidate James Comer mentally and physically abused an ex-girlfriend, Marilyn Thomas, while he was a student at Western Kentucky University. Allegations that Comer firmly denies. Comer was not at the northern Kentucky event, but was represented by his running mate for lieutenant governor, Sen. Chris... Read more 

Thayer believes Republicans will unite behind GOP gubernatorial nominee despite bickering

05/01/2015 04:10 PM

FRANKFORT — Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer believes that, despite the testy exchanges in recent weeks between GOP gubernatorial candidates Matt Bevin, James Comer and Hal Heiner, Republicans around the state will come together and support the May 19 primary winner and mount a strong campaign against Democratic nominee Jack Conway in the fall. Former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott is the fourth GOP candidate, but has not been part of the bickering between the other three. “I think there... Read more 

Sen. Ralph Alvarado makes impact during his first year in the General Assembly

04/30/2015 07:30 PM

FRANKFORT — Freshman Republican state Sen. Ralph Alvarado, who defeated former Senate Minority Floor Leader R.J. Palmer in the fall of 2014, hit the ground running when he arrived in Frankfort. Alvarado, a physician and Winchester Republican, worked on various pieces of legislation related to the medical field during the 2015 session, including a bill that passed which makes it easier for Kentuckians to be screened for colorectal cancer. Alvarado’s interest in running for the Senate to begin with was related... Read more