Koenig lays out his challenge to Hoover for top GOP spot in the House

Rep. Adam Koenig, R-Erlanger, has only been internally mounting a challenge to House Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown, for a little over a week,...

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Comer hires new campaign manger to replace Holly Harris-Von Luehrte

The campaign for GOP Gubernatorial primary contender James Comer announced late Friday that senior strategist Holly Harris-Von Luehrte was leaving the campaign and she...

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Local-option sales tax top priority for House in 2015

House leadership says giving voters in local communities the power to vote on temporary tax increases to fund local projects will be their priority piece...

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Warren County goes 'right to work'; Louisville passes minimum wage increase

Local governments in Kentucky took major steps by enacting legislation at the county and metro level which has divided state lawmakers for years.

In Bowling Green...

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Yarmuth: Sony Pictures made the right call to pull 'The Interview'

Filmmakers and Sony Pictures knew the risk to make a movie about the assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, said U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth,...

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Attorney General Jack Conway unveils four key pieces to heroin bill but doesn't back specific proposal

FRANKFORT — Rather than backing a specific proposal to curb the state’s growing heroin issue before the 2015 legislative session, Attorney General Jack Conway...

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Koenig lays out his challenge to Hoover for top GOP spot in the House

12/20/2014 10:42 AM

Rep. Adam Koenig, R-Erlanger, has only been internally mounting a challenge to House Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown, for a little over a week, but he’s “having fun” campaigning — something he says he looks forward to doing against Democrats if given the opportunity by his caucus. Koenig said he’s not worried about possible retribution for challenging Hoover because he “plans to win” and it’s Hoover who perhaps should have something to fear. The 8-year incumbent is... Read more 

Comer hires new campaign manger to replace Holly Harris-Von Luehrte

12/19/2014 08:45 PM

The campaign for GOP Gubernatorial primary contender James Comer announced late Friday that senior strategist Holly Harris-Von Luehrte was leaving the campaign and she would be replaced by U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s former field representative, Edwin King. King will take over day-to-day operations of the campaign including Campaign Director and spokesman, something Harris-Von Luehrte had been doing. Harris said the decision to step aside came with family considerations. “[I] Just need to spend time with my 3 yr old and enjoy... Read more 

Local-option sales tax top priority for House in 2015

12/19/2014 06:48 PM

House leadership says giving voters in local communities the power to vote on temporary tax increases to fund local projects will be their priority piece of legislation for the upcoming 2015 session. House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, House Majority Whip Tommy Thompson, D-Philpot, House Minority Leader Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown, along with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and Daviess County Judge-Executive Al Mattingly were on hand on Friday for the announcement. The local-option sales-tax, known as LIFT, which stands for... Read more 

Warren County goes 'right to work'; Louisville passes minimum wage increase

12/19/2014 06:38 PM

Local governments in Kentucky took major steps by enacting legislation at the county and metro level which has divided state lawmakers for years. In Bowling Green Friday the Warren County Fiscal Court became the first county in the nation to enact a right to work law with a 6-1 vote, and on Thursday night Louisville Metro government became the first city in the south to increase the minimum wage. Both actions from local government officials will likely land the governments in court... Read more 

Yarmuth: Sony Pictures made the right call to pull 'The Interview'

12/18/2014 09:18 PM

Filmmakers and Sony Pictures knew the risk to make a movie about the assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, said U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, but they made the right choice to not release the film after threats of terrorism. Yarmuth’s remarks to Pure Politics Thursday come one day after major theaters pulled the comedy due out Christmas day, leaving Sony to ultimately not distribute the film on any platform. “I questioned their decision initially to make the movie,”... Read more 

Attorney General Jack Conway unveils four key pieces to heroin bill but doesn't back specific proposal

12/18/2014 07:39 PM

FRANKFORT — Rather than backing a specific proposal to curb the state’s growing heroin issue before the 2015 legislative session, Attorney General Jack Conway laid out on Thursday four essential pieces the law enforcement community believes are critical in taming Kentucky’s latest drug problem. Conway, flanked by about a dozen law enforcement professionals, said any bill addressing the heroin epidemic must strengthen penalties against traffickers, allow police and first responders to administer Naloxone during overdoses, create a “limited but workable” Good... Read more 

Kentucky's November unemployment rate hits lowest mark since April 2008

12/18/2014 12:06 PM

Kentucky’s jobless rate hit a six-and-a-half-year low last month, dropping to 6 percent and nearly matching the U.S. unemployment rate of 5.8 percent, the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet announced Thursday. November’s unemployment numbers in the state are the lowest since April 2008 when the jobless rate was 5.9 percent and 2.1 percent lower than last November’s 8.1 percent unemployment, according to a news release from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet’s Office of Employment and Training. Manoj Shanker, an... Read more 

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