Congressman Guthrie endorses Ryan Quarles in primary for ag commissioner

U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, is adding his name to the list of prominent Republicans backing Rep. Ryan Quarles, R-Georgetown, in his bid for...

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Attorney General Jack Conway shuts down political action committee as outside spenders eye governor's race

As outside spending groups prepare to ramp up their efforts in this year’s gubernatorial election, Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway quietly shuttered his Justice and...

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Seminar helps law enforcement and prosecutors focus on 'drug driving'

COVINGTON – The Kentucky Office of the Attorney General is hosting a regional seminar this week in Covington to train police officers and prosecutors...

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Obama commutes sentences of 22 drug offenders including Kentucky member of the 'Cornbread Mafia'

Francis Darrell Hayden of Loretto joined a small group of Americans Tuesday when President Barack Obama commuted his and 22 other individuals’ prison sentences.

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Dept. of Education Commissioner Terry Holliday announces retirement

UPDATED WITH REACTION FROM GOV. BESHEAR — After nearly six years on the job Department of Education, Commissioner Terry...

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Beshear dismisses political backlash of Obama visit; Edelen, Conway not planning to attend

With President Barack Obama making his first presidential visit to Kentucky since 2011, Democrats on the ballot in 2015 are seeking geographical distance when Air...

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Congressman Guthrie endorses Ryan Quarles in primary for ag commissioner

04/01/2015 03:53 PM

U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, is adding his name to the list of prominent Republicans backing Rep. Ryan Quarles, R-Georgetown, in his bid for state agriculture commissioner. With Quarles facing fellow Republican Rep. Richard Heath, R-Mayfield, in the May 19 primary, Kentucky’s GOP congressmen are slowly moving behind Quarles’ campaign. Just one week ago Quarles’ campaign announced the endorsement of U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Lexington. Now Guthrie is giving Quarles his nod, saying the family farming roots give Quarles the... Read more 

Attorney General Jack Conway shuts down political action committee as outside spenders eye governor's race

04/01/2015 03:15 PM

As outside spending groups prepare to ramp up their efforts in this year’s gubernatorial election, Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway quietly shuttered his Justice and Action for the Commonwealth of Kentucky political action committee, or JACK PAC, last month. Termination paperwork for JACK PAC was filed with the Federal Election Commission March 11. Records show the group sold its email list to Conway’s gubernatorial campaign for $1,959 in its final receipt March 6 and, after covering expenses like website hosting and... Read more 

Seminar helps law enforcement and prosecutors focus on 'drug driving'

04/01/2015 02:39 PM

COVINGTON – The Kentucky Office of the Attorney General is hosting a regional seminar this week in Covington to train police officers and prosecutors about the effective prosecution of a growing problem in the Commonwealth of Kentucky – DUI cases involving drugs. Results of a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2013/2014 survey showed an increase in drug-positive drivers using medications (from 3.9% in 2007 to 4.9% in 2013–2014), and a larger increase in the prevalence of illegal drugs (from 12.4%... Read more 

Obama commutes sentences of 22 drug offenders including Kentucky member of the 'Cornbread Mafia'

04/01/2015 12:01 PM

Francis Darrell Hayden of Loretto joined a small group of Americans Tuesday when President Barack Obama commuted his and 22 other individuals’ prison sentences. Hayden had been sentenced to life behind bars in 2002 following a third arrest for marijuana offenses in Michigan. With two prior marijuana convictions in 1980 and 1990, Hayden received a life sentence in 2002 after being caught growing nearly 19,000 marijuana plants in Michigan. With a stroke from Obama’s pen, Hayden’s days behind bars are... Read more 

Dept. of Education Commissioner Terry Holliday announces retirement

04/01/2015 10:03 AM

UPDATED WITH REACTION FROM GOV. BESHEAR — After nearly six years on the job Department of Education, Commissioner Terry Holliday has announced he will be retiring effective Aug. 31. Holliday announced his retirement on Wednesday at the Kentucky Board of Education’s meeting in Frankfort in a letter read by Board of Education Chair Roger Marcum. “I am humbled and very proud to end my 43 years in public education by serving the Commonwealth of Kentucky,” Holliday wrote. “For the last six... Read more 

Beshear dismisses political backlash of Obama visit; Edelen, Conway not planning to attend

03/31/2015 09:33 PM

With President Barack Obama making his first presidential visit to Kentucky since 2011, Democrats on the ballot in 2015 are seeking geographical distance when Air Force One touches down. As Obama wraps up his second term in office, politicians seeking to make their own mark on the Kentucky political landscape find themselves with busy schedules this week. Democratic Auditor Adam Edelen, who is running for a second term in office, said Tuesday that he has plans to be in eastern... Read more 

Nearly $794K raised for domestic violence shelters in first lady's final Shop and Share Day

03/31/2015 05:49 PM

FRANKFORT – First lady Jane Beshear’s final Shop and Share Day netted more than $793,000, a sum that will help the bottom lines of Kentucky’s 15 domestic violence shelters, Beshear announced Tuesday. Gov. Steve Beshear had been set to sign House Bill 8, legislation granting domestic violence protections for dating partners, and dovetail the two matters, but a scheduling error pushed Shop and Share solely into the limelight. Jane Beshear, who launched the initiative after her husband took office in December... Read more 

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