Kentucky GOP files FEC complaint against Grimes campaign; Ky. Dems call for ethics investigation into McConnell

Kentucky’s Democratic and Republican parties entered an allegation fray on Friday calling for investigations into the U.S. Senate candidates.

The Republican Party of Kentucky filed...

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Stumbo says he will call on Rep. Burch to resign when Elaine Chao steps down from board positions

House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, says he will call for one of his Democratic members to resign his seat in the Kentucky legislature when U.S....

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Comer looking to 2015 general election saying he is not scared of running against Conway

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is already looking beyond the Republican primary for governor with a message to Democratic candidate Jack Conway saying he has “no...

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McConnell says Grimes would cast first vote in Senate for Harry Reid; Grimes says she would do what's best for Ky.

One of the main points in U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s re-election campaign has been to tie Alison Lundergan Grimes to national Democratic figures from Reid...

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McConnell explains why he should keep his spot on the Senate AG Committee -- even if he skips the meetings

LOUISVILLE — U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, says being on the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee can serve its purposes — even if he...

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How one drug might be the answer to Kentucky's heroin problem

Kentucky state legislators Thursday heard how the drug Vivitrol, a non-opiate injectable, is used in Ohio to treat people addicted to heroin and pain killers....

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Kentucky GOP files FEC complaint against Grimes campaign; Ky. Dems call for ethics investigation into McConnell

08/22/2014 02:05 PM

Kentucky’s Democratic and Republican parties entered an allegation fray on Friday calling for investigations into the U.S. Senate candidates. The Republican Party of Kentucky filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging Grimes violated campaign finance laws by accepting a 45-foot bus from Signature Special Event Services, Grimes’ father’s company, below fair market rates. From the Republican Party’s FEC complaint: “Even if Signature Special Events were to provide any transportation services to others who are not Alison Lundergan... Read more 

Stumbo says he will call on Rep. Burch to resign when Elaine Chao steps down from board positions

08/22/2014 12:37 PM

House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, says he will call for one of his Democratic members to resign his seat in the Kentucky legislature when U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s wife leaves her post on a board which has been linked to anti-coal donations. “I’ll call for Tom Burch’s resignation when Elaine Chao resigns from the anti-coal boards she’s on,“Stumbo said. “I can’t fathom the fact that she was paid almost half a million dollars a year to serve on boards that are... Read more 

Comer looking to 2015 general election saying he is not scared of running against Conway

08/22/2014 10:46 AM

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is already looking beyond the Republican primary for governor with a message to Democratic candidate Jack Conway saying he has “no fear” of Conway “what so ever.” In a recent poll on the 2015 race, Conway was ahead of all potential Republican challengers. But of those head-to-head matches, the poll had Comer only three points behind Conway. At this point, Conway is the only Democrat to announce his candidacy in the race with many of the other big... Read more 

McConnell says Grimes would cast first vote in Senate for Harry Reid; Grimes says she would do what's best for Ky.

08/22/2014 08:01 AM

One of the main points in U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s re-election campaign has been to tie Alison Lundergan Grimes to national Democratic figures from Reid to President Barack Obama, and lately his pitch is that a vote for Grimes is a default vote for Reid to continue to wield the gavel in the U.S. Senate. McConnell again used the line on Wednesday at the Kentucky Farm Bureau “Measure the Candidates” forum in Louisville — calling himself the “change agent”... Read more 

McConnell explains why he should keep his spot on the Senate AG Committee -- even if he skips the meetings

08/22/2014 07:50 AM

LOUISVILLE — U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, says being on the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee can serve its purposes — even if he is too busy to attend the meetings. On Wednesday, McConnell’s Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes repeatedly went on the offensive during the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s “Measure the Candidates” forum on McConnell’s nearly three years of absences from the Senate Agriculture Committee. “When it comes to the Agriculture Committee did Senator McConnell bother to show up? No, for... Read more 

How one drug might be the answer to Kentucky's heroin problem

08/21/2014 08:00 PM

Kentucky state legislators Thursday heard how the drug Vivitrol, a non-opiate injectable, is used in Ohio to treat people addicted to heroin and pain killers. Those addicts who qualify for the program are allowed to take the drug as part of the court process, instead of going to jail. Hocking County Ohio Municipal Judge, Fred Moses, runs a Vivitrol Drug Court. He told members of the Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary that only those people who are on probation and... Read more 

State still looking to take contracts away from Seven Counties, Beshear says

08/21/2014 03:57 PM

As lawmakers on the Government Contract Review Committee have been coming to the table with Seven Counties Services, Gov. Steve Beshear says it does not change the current state of relations with the mental health agency and the executive branch. Legislators and Seven Counties executives met on Friday in what they called an “educational and productive meeting” between the groups. Earlier in the month, lawmakers on the panel said they would meet to “negotiate” the unfunded liability Seven Counties owes... Read more 

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