The Chatter: Former Gov. Fletcher’s aides become fodder in GOP primary

Pointed elbows in this year’s race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination stayed sharp on Saturday as Agriculture Commissioner James Comer conjured memories of a

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Comcast-Time Warner merger collapses under federal scrutiny

Comcast and Time Warner Cable’s proposed $45 billion merger is no more as the companies announced publicly Friday that the deal was aborted.

The deal...

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Scott proposes different prison path for low-level felons with drug addictions

LA GRANGE — Republican gubernatorial candidate Will T. Scott proposed a sizable shift in Kentucky’s corrections system on Friday, suggesting the state build more...

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Neville Blakemore running away from Democratic treasurer's field in fundraising with $340k raised in the race

Of the five Democrats vying for the open office of state treasurer, one candidate is far and away winning the fundraising battle.

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Caught in the middle: Heiner fielding attacks from Bevin, Comer in GOP primary

From polls testing potential hits against him to a website titled “What’s Hal Hiding?” to persistent insinuations that he’s illegally coordinating with an outside spending...

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N. Ky. football coach looks to tackle school bullying starting with his team

DRY RIDGE — Grant County Head Football Coach Kevin Siple thinks that training his players how to treat other students in the school...

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The Chatter: Former Gov. Fletcher’s aides become fodder in GOP primary

04/26/2015 03:50 PM

Pointed elbows in this year’s race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination stayed sharp on Saturday as Agriculture Commissioner James Comer conjured memories of a GOP hiring scandal that paved the way for two-term Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear’s first election in 2007. Comer, who helped former U.S. Rep. Anne Northup’s 2007 primary challenge against then-Gov. Ernie Fletcher, criticized former Louisville Metro Councilman Hal Heiner’s supporters who previously worked under Fletcher during a Jessamine County debate Saturday, according to reports by The Courier-Journal... Read more 

Comcast-Time Warner merger collapses under federal scrutiny

04/24/2015 04:22 PM

Comcast and Time Warner Cable’s proposed $45 billion merger is no more as the companies announced publicly Friday that the deal was aborted. The deal was first proposed 14-months ago, but regulators with the Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission expressed concerns that the combined companies, the two largest national cable providers, would have too much control over the spectrum. “Comcast and Time Warner Cable’s decision to end Comcast’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable is in the best... Read more 

Scott proposes different prison path for low-level felons with drug addictions

04/24/2015 02:50 PM

LA GRANGE — Republican gubernatorial candidate Will T. Scott proposed a sizable shift in Kentucky’s corrections system on Friday, suggesting the state build more minimum-security prisons, enhance partnerships with drug courts and finance involuntary imprisonment for drug addicts. Roederer Correctional Complex in La Grange served as a backdrop for Scott, a former Kentucky Supreme Court justice, as he unveiled his criminal-justice plan. “This is where every felony inmate starts out in Kentucky, and this is where their prison paths are assigned,”... Read more 

Neville Blakemore running away from Democratic treasurer's field in fundraising with $340k raised in the race

04/23/2015 09:51 PM

Of the five Democrats vying for the open office of state treasurer, one candidate is far and away winning the fundraising battle. Neville Blakemore leads the Democratic field for treasurer in the quest for cash, bringing in more than $136,000 in the latest 32-day pre-primary report. The fundraising haul brings Blakemore just over $340,000 raised during the race, according to his campaign. The Louisville Democrat gave his own campaign more than $50,000 plus more than $1,000 in additional in-kind contributions during... Read more 

Caught in the middle: Heiner fielding attacks from Bevin, Comer in GOP primary

04/23/2015 07:04 PM

From polls testing potential hits against him to a website titled “What’s Hal Hiding?” to persistent insinuations that he’s illegally coordinating with an outside spending group, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Hal Heiner finds himself squarely in Matt Bevin’s and James Comer’s crosshairs less than four weeks before GOP voters pick their nominee. Heiner, who has led the four-way Republican primary in the most recent public polling, dismissed his opponents’, particularly Bevin’s, latest round of attacks as hypocritical given their insistence that he... Read more 

N. Ky. football coach looks to tackle school bullying starting with his team

04/23/2015 02:21 PM

DRY RIDGE — Grant County Head Football Coach Kevin Siple thinks that training his players how to treat other students in the school with kindness could be an effective way to combat bullying. Bullying is one of the less desirable aspects of students attending school. The act leaves targeted students feeling helpless, depressed, and out of touch, which leads to a number of things such as poor grades, low self-esteem and, in some extreme cases, suicide. Siple believes that,... Read more 

GOP gubernatorial candidates clash at NKU debate

04/23/2015 01:33 PM

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS – With less than a month before the primary election, the GOP candidates for governor are beginning to mix it up more and more in public appearances. The latest example came late Wednesday when former Louisville metro councilman Hal Heiner, investment manager Matt Bevin, and state Sen. Chris McDaniel — who was pinch-hitting for running mate James Comer, took part in a one hour forum at Northern Kentucky University. The fourth GOP candidate, former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will... Read more 

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