Massie and Yarmuth disagree on U.S. military actions in middle east

As President Barack Obama approves U.S. spy flights over Syria to identify Islamic militant forces which have been plaguing Iraq and have beheaded an American...

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KSU president's acts of kindness get worldwide attention

Dr. Raymond Burse just began serving as the interim president of Kentucky State University in July, but he’s already brought international notoriety to the school....

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Fairgoers take center stage with Nick Storm

The 2014 Kentucky State Fair is now in the books and the annual event wrapped up with cn|2 Day at the Fair. Pure Politics’ Nick...

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Heiner says Frankfort leaders not paying attention when it comes to pensions

Equating the financially struggling public pension system to an ocean liner heading towards an iceberg, Republican primary candidate for governor Hal Heiner says the state...

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Fmr. FBI analyst Max Wise says local police have benefited from federal military programs, but for some towns it is "too excessive"

After a week of images coming from Missouri on national television of heavily armed and armored police clashing with American protesters outside of St. Louis,...

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GOP primary candidates in governor’s race agree on blame for decline in coal industry, disagree on approach to fixing it

The Republican candidates in the 2015 governor’s race agree on the idea that the coal industry is in decline in large part to the regulations...

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Massie and Yarmuth disagree on U.S. military actions in middle east

08/26/2014 05:57 PM

As President Barack Obama approves U.S. spy flights over Syria to identify Islamic militant forces which have been plaguing Iraq and have beheaded an American journalist in the region, two Kentucky congressmen disagree on the need for military action — and the authority to take the action. U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Vanceburg, and U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, have a different view on what rights the president can take to bomb targets in Iraq — which has been on-going over... Read more 

KSU president's acts of kindness get worldwide attention

08/26/2014 05:33 PM

Dr. Raymond Burse just began serving as the interim president of Kentucky State University in July, but he’s already brought international notoriety to the school. The KSU Board of Regents named Burse to take over as interim president of Kentucky State University on July 1 after the retirement of Mary Evans Sias. Burse, previously served as president at KSU from 1982 to 1989. Later, he was an executive at General Electric for 17 years before retiring from that company in 2012. However,... Read more 

Fairgoers take center stage with Nick Storm

08/26/2014 01:46 PM

The 2014 Kentucky State Fair is now in the books and the annual event wrapped up with cn|2 Day at the Fair. Pure Politics’ Nick Storm was there and took some time to chat with viewers.  Read more 

Heiner says Frankfort leaders not paying attention when it comes to pensions

08/26/2014 08:15 AM

Equating the financially struggling public pension system to an ocean liner heading towards an iceberg, Republican primary candidate for governor Hal Heiner says the state needs to come up with an overall plan to deal with the pension system. Heiner said his campaign would have a “holistic plan” to deal with the pension systems in the state which are ranked among the worst funded in the nation. “If it was a liner a — ocean liner it’s an ocean liner... Read more 

Fmr. FBI analyst Max Wise says local police have benefited from federal military programs, but for some towns it is "too excessive"

08/25/2014 04:07 PM

After a week of images coming from Missouri on national television of heavily armed and armored police clashing with American protesters outside of St. Louis, President Barack Obama has ordered a White House review of the federal government’s strategy of sending military grade equipment to local police departments. Kentucky national security expert and former FBI analyst Max Wise, who won the Republican 16th District Senate primary in May, says local police departments have benefited from counter terrorism efforts after the September... Read more 

GOP primary candidates in governor’s race agree on blame for decline in coal industry, disagree on approach to fixing it

08/25/2014 02:31 PM

The Republican candidates in the 2015 governor’s race agree on the idea that the coal industry is in decline in large part to the regulations put in place by President Barack Obama. But while one candidate is looking at other ways to help the region beyond coal, the other says it is time to take some of the harmful federal regulations to court. After recent comments from state Rep. Tom Burch, D-Louisville, about the state needing to “get coal out... Read more 

Barr defends spending on mail to constituents saying it comes with cuts of other spending in office

08/25/2014 09:29 AM

Spending more taxpayer dollars on mailing in his first term in office than most other members of Congress, Kentucky U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Lexington, says he will not apologize for communicating with his constituents and defends his office’s fiscal record of cutting other wasteful spending. Barr’s use of franked communications, where members of Congress use their signature as postage on mail, has totaled a $190,000 in taxpayer money to send mail and conduct other constituent services during his first term in... Read more 

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