Congressman Barr hopes to launch military sexual trauma pilot project in Lexington, other areas with Military SAVE Act

FRANKFORT – U.S. Rep. Andy Barr unveiled legislation Friday that aims to better serve military veterans who have endured sexual assaults, saying he hopes a...

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Congressman Andy Barr says he supports Graham-Cassidy health reform bill for "flexibility" offered to states

FRANKFORT – If the U.S. Senate passes the Graham-Cassidy bill reforming the country’s health-care system, count Congressman Andy Barr among those in the U.S. House...

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Attorney General Beshear presents child abuse prevention funding to Florence agency

FLORENCE – Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear presented a $48,000 grant funding check from the Child Victims’ Trust Fund to Family Nurturing Center in Florence,...

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Sen. Mike Wilson elected as Senate Majority Whip

Sen. Mike Wilson, R-Bowling Green, has been elected by his Republican colleagues to serve in Senate leadership as the new Majority Whip in the Kentucky...

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Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch shares his judicial philosophies during U of L talk

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch offered himself as a practitioner of “originalism” when interpreting the Constitution during a speech at the University of Louisville...

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Is health care a basic right? Here's what the candidates currently in the race for the 6th Congressional Dist. told us

In America there’s the presumption of being endowed certain unalienable rights, like, the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, which are set...

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Congressman Barr hopes to launch military sexual trauma pilot project in Lexington, other areas with Military SAVE Act

09/22/2017 04:09 PM

FRANKFORT – U.S. Rep. Andy Barr unveiled legislation Friday that aims to better serve military veterans who have endured sexual assaults, saying he hopes a pilot project in the Lexington area will launch if it passes Congress. Barr, R-Lexington, said the Military Sexual Assault Victim Empowerment Act would allow veterans to circumvent the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for treatment and instead choose a doctor to handle problems stemming from military sexual trauma. The Military SAVE Act would establish five pilot projects... Read more 

Congressman Andy Barr says he supports Graham-Cassidy health reform bill for "flexibility" offered to states

09/22/2017 02:44 PM

FRANKFORT – If the U.S. Senate passes the Graham-Cassidy bill reforming the country’s health-care system, count Congressman Andy Barr among those in the U.S. House of Representatives eager to vote for the legislation. Barr, R-Lexington, said the Graham-Cassidy bill retains the “basic principles” of the American Health Care Act, which cleared the House but failed to gain traction in the Senate. Barr says he expects a press conference by the Republican Study Committee in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, where the group... Read more 

Attorney General Beshear presents child abuse prevention funding to Florence agency

09/22/2017 02:03 PM

FLORENCE – Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear presented a $48,000 grant funding check from the Child Victims’ Trust Fund to Family Nurturing Center in Florence, an agency which works to help prevent child abuse in Northern Kentucky. The money which will be doubled by an anonymous donor match will be used to provide 230 training sessions to more than 3,000 adults about how to prevent child abuse, how to recognize it and how to respond when it happens. When deciding who... Read more 

Sen. Mike Wilson elected as Senate Majority Whip

09/22/2017 12:34 PM

Sen. Mike Wilson, R-Bowling Green, has been elected by his Republican colleagues to serve in Senate leadership as the new Majority Whip in the Kentucky state Senate. Wilson replaces Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, in the position who was elected by the GOP caucus at the beginning of the month to replace Sen. David Givens, R-Greensburg, as Senate President Pro Tem. Senator Givens resigned from his seat in Senate Leadership in June citing personal reasons. “I want to thank my colleagues in... Read more 

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch shares his judicial philosophies during U of L talk

09/21/2017 05:28 PM

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch offered himself as a practitioner of “originalism” when interpreting the Constitution during a speech at the University of Louisville Thursday, calling it a “tried and true” method of deciding legal cases while also presenting it as “the least-worst option” available to the judiciary. Gorsuch, who was introduced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, came to U of L as part of the McConnell Center’s Distinguished Speakers Series. The newly minted Supreme Court justice gave the packed... Read more 

Is health care a basic right? Here's what the candidates currently in the race for the 6th Congressional Dist. told us

09/21/2017 05:01 PM

In America there’s the presumption of being endowed certain unalienable rights, like, the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, which are set forth in the Declaration of Independence. But does health care fit into those rights? Four candidates seeking to represent the people of the 6th Congressional district were asked if health care is a basic human right and their views on health care by Pure Politics. Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Andy Barr of Lexington, who has represented... Read more 

More Kentuckians have health care coverage, but major hurdles loom to keep them covered

09/20/2017 06:43 PM

As the number of Kentuckians with access to health care continues to increase, moves in Congress and within the administration of Gov. Matt Bevin have advocates concerned. Data released recently shows 97 percent of Kentucky kids, and 95 percent of all Kentuckians now have health insurance. Dr. Terry Brooks, the executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, said the numbers are really powerful as health insurance rates continue to be on the rise. “We all have to hit the pause button... Read more 

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