Democratic candidate in W. Ky. House race indicted for failing to report sexual abuse against a minor

A Democratic candidate for state House has been indicted for failing to report sexual abuse against a child while serving as director of the Bluegrass...

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As bourbon booms in the bluegrass distillers' assoc. seeks additional tweaks to the laws

Bourbon producers around the state continue to announce new ventures and expansions totaling hundreds of millions in infrastructure and bringing with it new jobs and...

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McConnell campaign questions Grimes' attendance record as secretary of state in new ad

Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign is hammering his Democratic opponent for skipping work as secretary of state in a new television ad released Tuesday.

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Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate David Patterson sues KET over debate criteria

Citing a first amendment violation the campaign for Libertarian candidate David Patterson along with the state and national Libertarian Party filed a federal lawsuit...

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New McConnell ad seeks to highlight experience and humanize Senator with personal story of constituent

Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell puts his influence on display in a new TV ad released Monday telling the personal story of a Kentucky mother’s...

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E. Ky. group responds to New York Times article asking, 'What's wrong with Eastern Kentucky?'

“What’s the matter with Eastern Kentucky?” — that’s the headline staring back at the nation in June from the New York Times. While residents...

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Democratic candidate in W. Ky. House race indicted for failing to report sexual abuse against a minor

09/30/2014 03:19 PM

A Democratic candidate for state House has been indicted for failing to report sexual abuse against a child while serving as director of the Bluegrass ChalleNGe Academy at Fort Knox. A federal grand jury indicted John Wayne Smith, who’s running against Rep. Michael Meredith in the 19th House District, and six other employees at the academy Sept. 25, one of whom was charged with sexual misconduct with three female students between Feb. 8, 2013, and Aug. 7, 2013, and threatening one... Read more 

As bourbon booms in the bluegrass distillers' assoc. seeks additional tweaks to the laws

09/30/2014 03:13 PM

Bourbon producers around the state continue to announce new ventures and expansions totaling hundreds of millions in infrastructure and bringing with it new jobs and more tax revenue, and the Kentucky Distillers’ Association says the future will continue to be bright for Kentucky bourbon, but by tweaking some hospitality laws the industry could soon become the Napa Valley of the South. In September alone several distillery’s announced new locations and additions on to their already existing gift centers designed to... Read more 

McConnell campaign questions Grimes' attendance record as secretary of state in new ad

09/30/2014 01:07 PM

Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign is hammering his Democratic opponent for skipping work as secretary of state in a new television ad released Tuesday. The spot, titled “Absences,” is scheduled to air statewide and further ingrains a common theme for McConnell by linking Alison Lundergan Grimes with Democratic President Barack Obama, a highly unpopular figure in Kentucky. The ad features video of Grimes telling The Courier-Journal’s editorial board in 2011 that she would serve her four-year term if elected secretary of... Read more 

Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate David Patterson sues KET over debate criteria

09/29/2014 06:02 PM

Citing a first amendment violation the campaign for Libertarian candidate David Patterson along with the state and national Libertarian Party filed a federal lawsuit against public television provider Kentucky Educational Television over debate criteria. The suit was filed Tuesday afternoon in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and “stems from its new exclusionary policy regarding public debates, eliminating Libertarian participation” according to a press release. Patterson spoke to Pure Politics about being excluded from the October... Read more 

New McConnell ad seeks to highlight experience and humanize Senator with personal story of constituent

09/29/2014 02:57 PM

Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell puts his influence on display in a new TV ad released Monday telling the personal story of a Kentucky mother’s mission to get her daughter back after she was taken by her ex-husband. Dr. Noelle Hunter is the focus of the ad titled “Home” which will air statewide and tells the story of Hunter whose daughter, Muna, was abducted and taken to Africa by her ex-husband. Hunter explains in the ad that she did not know where... Read more 

E. Ky. group responds to New York Times article asking, 'What's wrong with Eastern Kentucky?'

09/29/2014 01:52 PM

“What’s the matter with Eastern Kentucky?” — that’s the headline staring back at the nation in June from the New York Times. While residents of Appalachia have seen the story written before it didn’t sting any less, and this time they decided to strike back with their own PR campaign. The group of Eastern Kentuckians launched an initiative aimed at looking past the problems and towards the progress of the area’s entrepreneurs in an effort to tell the story national... Read more 

Grimes campaign launches initiative aimed at online demographic with ad from her husband

09/29/2014 11:22 AM

The campaign of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is reaching out to the online community to show the support behind her campaign through social media and other outlets. The Grimes campaign released a statement Monday morning about the new initiative called “#AlisonCares” which is aimed at encouraging voters of all political affiliations to show their support for the candidate by “submitting letters to the editor, sharing photos and videos online and using the hashtag #AlisonCares on Facebook and Twitter.” The... Read more 

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