Bevin's closing pitch to GOP primary voters: Pick me because McConnell won't win in November

CARROLLTON — Matt Bevin is continuing to crisscross Kentucky trying to convince Republican voters a dozen at time that he is their only hope...

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NY Times poll shows close Ky. Senate race, but are respondents representative of '14 voters?

The latest national media poll shows Kentucky U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes still neck-and-neck.

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In 1st TV ad, Chris Harris slams Rep. W. Keith Hall for using tax dollars 'to line his pockets'

In what is shaping up to be one of the most intense legislative primaries of the spring, 93rd House District challenger Chris Harris took to...

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Leaders see need for heroin special session -- but not without agreement first

Lawmakers from areas most affected by the infestation of heroin want to return to Frankfort once an agreement can be reached on myriad provisions regarding...

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Beshear doubles down on embracing Affordable Care Act in Ky. as 413,000 have signed up for insurance

Gov. Steve Beshear offered his latest deflection of criticisms and offered state Democrats a campaign strategy heading into the fall elections in Tuesday’s pep-rally of...

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Bevin's closing pitch to GOP primary voters: Pick me because McConnell won't win in November

04/23/2014 06:45 PM

CARROLLTON — Matt Bevin is continuing to crisscross Kentucky trying to convince Republican voters a dozen at time that he is their only hope to keep the U.S. Senate seat from Democrats. U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, Bevin says, has “no chance of winning in November.” “It’s why I’ve got to win this nomination in the primary,” Bevin said. “We will lose this seat in the General Election if Mitch McConnell is the nominee. There is such a weariness for him. There is... Read more 

Judge-Executive candidates who showed up at debate call for Boone Co. to take larger role in Cincy airport

04/23/2014 06:31 PM

FLORENCE – It’s tough to have a meaningful debate of the issues when one of the two major primary candidates is absent, as was the case in Florence Wednesday at the Boone County Judge-Executive debate sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Business PAC. Judge-Executive Gary Moore showed up to defend his record and ask voters for a fifth term. But Boone County Commissioner Matt Dedden, who is challenging Moore in the May 20 primary, skipped the debate because of a scheduling conflict.... Read more 

NY Times poll shows close Ky. Senate race, but are respondents representative of '14 voters?

04/23/2014 11:15 AM

The latest national media poll shows Kentucky U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes still neck-and-neck. The New York Times Upshot/Kaiser Family Foundation poll of the 891 registered Kentucky voters shows McConnell leading Grimes by one point, 44 percent to 43 percent with eight percent undecided. Grimes does beat Republican candidate Matt Bevin in a hypothetical match up by six percentage points. But as Aaron Blake of the Washington Post first pointed out in a tweet , the... Read more 

In 1st TV ad, Chris Harris slams Rep. W. Keith Hall for using tax dollars 'to line his pockets'

04/22/2014 07:53 PM

In what is shaping up to be one of the most intense legislative primaries of the spring, 93rd House District challenger Chris Harris took to television Tuesday calling on Pike County voters to stop Rep. W. Keith Hall’s tenure of using “tax dollars to line his pockets.” The ad sets up Harris’ campaign theme of sweeping out the incumbent by using a metaphor of his SUV whisking one of Hall’s old campaign sign off a tree as it goes by. The... Read more 

Leaders see need for heroin special session -- but not without agreement first

04/22/2014 07:23 PM

Lawmakers from areas most affected by the infestation of heroin want to return to Frankfort once an agreement can be reached on myriad provisions regarding the prosecution of dealers and the creation of a needle exchange. Democratic Rep. Kevin Sinnette of Ashland said he hopes lawmakers can come together soon to hammer something out because he wants a measure to pass before the next General Assembly begins in January. Heroin has seeped into Sinnette’s region in northeast Kentucky just as... Read more 

Beshear doubles down on embracing Affordable Care Act in Ky. as 413,000 have signed up for insurance

04/22/2014 07:22 PM

Gov. Steve Beshear offered his latest deflection of criticisms and offered state Democrats a campaign strategy heading into the fall elections in Tuesday’s pep-rally of sorts for Kentucky’s health exchange. Beshear unveiled the tally of 413,410 Kentuckians who have received health insurance through Kentucky’s health care exchange, which was created by the Affordable Care Act. At a press conference in the state Capitol, Beshear announced the latest enrollment numbers and said they would only climb as the Commonwealth draws into... Read more 

Campbell County judge-executive candidates disagree on tolls for new bridge

04/22/2014 07:14 PM

WILDER — In some primaries, it’s hard to find differences between candidates on major issues. The May 20 race for Campbell County judge-executive is not one of those. Incumbent Steve Pendery and challenger Kevin Sell offered voters Tuesday different approaches to making progress on a new bridge to carry interstate traffic across the Ohio River, as well as different philosophies toward economic development competition. The two candidates debated Monday in Wilder in the first of three Northern Kentucky Judge-Executive debates... Read more 

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